Got my seat customised today by MJM Custom seats in Goulburn NSW. Two hour ride from Sydney but Mick did the job while I waited. He is a true craftsman and magician. Important thing was he looked at my 190cm height (6’4”) and the padding I had been using to attain a half reasonable height. But more importantly the position of the back support was too far forward resulting in me, like many others, sliding down and forward into the tank.
The end result is nothing short of miraculous. I rode back for 2 1/2 hours non stop without any but pain. It also looks a treat.
Seat is much flatter and about 4cm higher plus the back support has been moved back about 5cm. Also wider at the point of contact so feels like a seat rather than a bicycle but crack device. Pillion seat is therefore a bit smaller but a necessary compromise. Firm but lots of give and moulds nicely to the derrier.
Can’t speak strongly enough about the benefits of custom mods verses another aftermarket seat. They cost about the same here, in fact the custom is a bit cheaper The standard seat is awful for lots of reasons no matter how tall or short you are. Horrible sloping forward shape, no cushioning at all. So to buy another seat in the hope it will correct comfort issues is Russian roulette.
Only problem for anyone in NSW wanting an MJM mod is the lead time is many months. But worth it!!!