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So a good job car­ried out on my seat and a les­son learnt. I don’t be­lieve the ebay seller in the USA de­lib­er­ately sold me the wrong foam but it’s been a sober­ing ex­pe­ri­ence none­the­less. Of course the acid test is whether the re-cov­ered seat is com­fort­able and I’m de­lighted to say that the trans­for­ma­tion has been re­mark­able. The P&K foam ab­sorbs bumps as it’s sup­posed to and the ride is vastly im­proved. The next time you get off a bike and com­plain of numb-bum take a look at the foam and see if it’s time it was re­placed. You re­ally won’t be­lieve the trans­for­ma­tion un­til you try it.

12 12/ The cover is slipped on and ma­noeu­vred gen­tly into ap­prox­i­mately the cor­rect po­si­tion be­fore any ad­just­ments are made. 13/ –and un­lucky for some. De­spite pro­tracted fid­dling, faffing and ad­just­ment I can­not po­si­tion the cover cor­rectly. With...

9 9/ Some­time later… the base has been cleaned and painted. The new foam has ar­rived from the USA and I’ve man­aged to buy a high qual­ity pat­tern cover here in the UK. 10/ A vi­tal piece of kit, the orig­i­nal plas­tic edg­ing trim pre­vents the seat cover...

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