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Old 05 December 2012, 17:29   #1
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Sprung jockey seat.

It might be a daft idea but I have been looking at making the cushioning on my jockey seat more impact friendly by seeing if I could get it sprung and then re upholstered, I suppose a bit like the old motorbike seats. Has anyone on here tried or done this ?? I know that there would be an issue with salt and the metal springs but if the seat was waterproof then there should be no problem.

I have to look at something because my back can't take this pounding for much longer...... it's me age
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Very good idea, been looking at using motorbike seats on my SR4...........tandem sprung ones.
They'd look strange until you got used to them but they are seriously comfortable. The old BMW ones are genius items although leather, the russian copies are just as good and plastic. Still have metal springs though, massive travel = huge comfort.
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This firm is advertising on Boatmad at the moment which may be of interest. Wavesoft ∑ Home

If it works or not I do not know.
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Any good ??

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Now that looks very nice... BUT!! expensive
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Less money than time off work & visits to the Osteopath.........
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This firm is advertising on Boatmad at the moment which may be of interest. Wavesoft ∑ Home

If it works or not I do not know.
That's the sort of set up I'm looking at I might even have a go at making one myself it looks simple enough.
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I might even have a go at making one myself it looks simple enough.
Watch those big springs K., yer wouldn't want an accident down there...
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Have you actually priced the basic Coastal Pro seat, or the OEM mechanism?
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Have you actually priced the basic Coastal Pro seat, or the OEM mechanism?
just by looking at it I know I can't afford it

I'm just a poor council waller remember
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don't forget to dampen the springs!
you don't want to end up looking at the wrong side of your consol after a big bump!
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I am surprised that someone on here has not done done this before, so it looks like I'm going to be the first, unless mister p beats me to it
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what is the price ? cant see it on website, and i do think you can make them
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what is the price ? cant see it on website, and i do think you can make them


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I am surprised that someone on here has not done done this before, so it looks like I'm going to be the first, unless mister p beats me to it
You can use my attempt as a template of what "to" and what "not to" do.

There's nothing really different to the riding experience twixt a RIB and a motorbike........foot bracing apart.

Thinking about it I see a floating (sprung) jockey seat as a decent upgrade.

I'll get to work.

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You can use my attempt as a template of what "to" and what "not to" do.

There's nothing really different to the riding experience twixt a RIB and a motorbike........foot bracing apart.

Thinking about it I see a floating (sprung) jockey seat as a decent upgrade.

I'll get to work.

Maybe I could get some springs of a scrap defender or won't they be reliable enough
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No such thing as a "scrap Defender', the springs will be worth a fortune and some little tyke will buy them and decide to build another Defender up around them.
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You'll find 'em just between the Hens Teeth and the Rocking Horse poo. Mr P. is right - there's no such thing...

I think that you should give Coastal Pro a ring - just for the laughs. It might not be THAT many Malted Rusty Nails...
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