The anal­y­sis of angst!

Classic Motorcycle Mechanics - - WORKSHOP -

If I’d looked much harder I would have spot­ted the sup­pos­edly ob­vi­ous prob­lem of the Amer­i­can foam be­ing too big. Trou­ble was, the is­sue wasn’t eas­ily dis­cernible. Foams by their very na­ture bend and con­tort and this is what had hap­pened when I tried but failed to fit the seat cover. The over length foam was quite happy be­ing com­pressed end to end un­til I tried to pull the sides of the cover down. At this point the pres­sure was too much and the ends jumped out as the sides were clipped in place. Quite sim­ply I was try­ing to get far too much foam into too small a place. As Phil Turner pointed out, if I’d have stood back and laid the foam on top of the cover mi­nus the seat base I’d prob­a­bly have spot­ted the is­sue and stopped there and then. Still it’s a les­son learnt and one I’ll not for­get. Ev­ery day is a school day as the say, which is just as well be­cause I’ve a Yamaha AS1 twin seat to sort out at some point! Thanks Phil Turner for dig­ging me out of the mire. If you want a seat sorted give the man a call, you’re un­likely go else­where ever again!

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