seat modification, touring seat shape

Yamaha FZ1

Here is another example of ‘shape’ versus ‘gel’. This seat is from a Yamaha FZ1 that the customer purchased  in addition to the stock seat from Yamaha. Yamaha’s version of a ‘touring’ seat with gel added. After a 1000 mile trip, and a very sore butt, this customer and his seat ended up in my shop. I assessed his issues, hotspots (pain spots) and re-shaped his seat, adding width, saddling from side to side to fit his specific needs. Note that the gel was removed. The customer declared this new shape much more supportive, comfortable and rather sporty looking as well.