Originally Posted by dano0827
i am sorry, i did the Rick Mayer calculator thing, it came to 919.00 dollars for just the solo seat for the driver, i am sorry i can not justify spending basically almost 1 thousand dollars for some jackass doing one hour or two hours work on my seat with an airgrinder, where does he get off, i hate to say this, but CHINA is gunna get word of this and do it for 125.00 dollars and put guys like this out of business. It is a shame, i love riding, but i would never spend that much to be comfortable. But that is my opinion.
That's pretty harsh...
Rick makes excellent seats, and I can guarantee you that he doesn't spend an hour with an "air grinder" - and he is definitely not a "jackass". He spends a lot
of time trying to figure out how to make you comfortable and has his own formula which works for just about everyone.
I've personally dissected, inspected, detected and rejected several of his seats and rode them thousands of miles - - I can truthfully say he provides an excellent value for the money - and has thousands of VERY
Russell is another well crafted seat - and for "big" guys it is the simply the only
choice - period.
The steel leaf springs they use - along with the extra width - is the
answer for plus sized guys - and I've recommended them to many clients who need the extra support.
A lot of riders don't want "wings" on their seats - since they can compromise the look of their scoot - and that's exactly why we
keep the OEM look to our seats. That, along with our proprietary air cooled 6 layer design is a big hit with many
Before you start blindly bashing guys who make a living working very hard to help out fellow bikers you may want to explore the possibities. I think you'll find that just about every serious rider that antes up for a custom seat thinks it is well worth the money.
I can guarantee you the all the pads, beads, gel inserts and cheese Chinese crap (that you are so fond of) are not
going to be the answer. You can, and probably will, like many others - find it a futile exercise to go "cheap".
I guess this means that you're not
going to be a customer! Oh well....