This large double-bucket seat came to us from the owner of a touring bike. He liked the way it felt, but hated the “La-Z-Boy” look. We suggested transforming the bloated seat into a street fighter seat — a complete redesign/rebuild. He liked the idea, so we went to work.
After modifying the existing seat pan and streamlining the foam profile we added a custom gel pad for maximum riding comfort. Then we covered the seat with a smooth, carbon fiber vinyl cover.
As you can see, the changes transformed the chunky “La-Z-Boy” into a lean, mean street fighter. The seat not only looks great, we did it without sacrificing comfort!
When Harley Davidson designed their popular Fat Bob® line of Super Glides, passenger comfort did not seem to be a top priority. It’s a great bike. But, maybe not so great if you’re a passenger. On many models, the passenger perch was about the size of a postage stamp.
There are plenty of ways to customize the bike, but most aftermarket passenger seats are nothing to write home about. What’s the point of spending money on a ho-hum seat?
If you’re going to upgrade the passenger perch, you might as well do it right.
Our Fat Bob® passenger seat is a lot better than any over-the-counter seat because it’s custom-engineered to fit your passenger.
Based on your passenger’s dimensions, we raise and widen the seat. Standard seat foam isn’t sturdy enough to provide the vertical support for this sort of rebuild. Instead of standard foam, we use a stiff, high density foam. High density foam is too rigid for comfort. So, to soften the seat we drape the support foam with a cushy, lower density foam. The double layer provides the necessary support without sacrificing comfort.
To support your passenger’s lower back, we recommend a streamlined backrest. It’s also made to fit. For additional comfort we cut a gel pad for the seat and/or backrest. Our gel pads are manufactured from hospital grade padding material; much better than the standard Butt Buffer.
A custom passenger perch from Mac’s costs a little more. But, it’s worth every penny. Especially on those long Sunday rides.
This p-pad was too short for the passenger. If she looked left or right the view was fine, but facing forward all she could see was the back of the rider’s helmet!
It’s a common problem on some motorcycles fresh from the assembly line. Lowering the rider’s seat wasn’t an option, so short (pun intended) of hopping on one of those old fashioned telephone directories, there was only one way to give the passenger the view she deserved. Raise the p-pad.
The modification was pretty straight forward. We raised the p-pad a couple of inches using high-density upholstery foam, then engineered a custom gel pad to provide increased comfort on those long rides. The seat cover was designed to match the rider’s solo.
Thanks to these modifications, the passenger rides more comfortably. She also enjoys the scenery and not just the rider’s helmet! We can widen, raise, lower and gel-pad your passenger seat so both of you enjoy the ride.