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kerny 05 December 2012 22:29

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 :(

mister p 05 December 2012 22:36

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.
:thumbs:

A.C. 06 December 2012 00:51

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.

Paul Cannell 06 December 2012 12:49

Any good ??
 
CoastalPro Shock Mitigation Seats

Is someone looking to buy you a chrimbo pressy ;)

kerny 06 December 2012 13:30

Quote:

Originally Posted by Paul Cannell (Post 503699)
CoastalPro Shock Mitigation Seats

Is someone looking to buy you a chrimbo pressy ;)

Now that looks very nice... BUT!! expensive :thumbs:

Paul Cannell 06 December 2012 13:32

Less money than time off work & visits to the Osteopath.........:thumbs:

kerny 06 December 2012 13:35

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Originally Posted by A.C. (Post 503656)
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 :thumbs: I might even have a go at making one myself it looks simple enough. :)

willk 06 December 2012 14:00

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Originally Posted by kerny (Post 503707)
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...

willk 06 December 2012 14:01

Have you actually priced the basic Coastal Pro seat, or the OEM mechanism?

kerny 06 December 2012 14:11

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Originally Posted by willk (Post 503712)
Have you actually priced the basic Coastal Pro seat, or the OEM mechanism?

:nonono: just by looking at it I know I can't afford it :(

I'm just a poor council waller remember :rolleyes:

Andy B 06 December 2012 17:15

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! :whistling:

kerny 06 December 2012 20:20

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 :whistling:

falcon0310 06 December 2012 20:27

what is the price ? cant see it on website, and i do think you can make them

kerny 06 December 2012 20:32

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Originally Posted by falcon0310 (Post 503771)
what is the price ? cant see it on website, and i do think you can make them



Wavesoft Buy Now

mister p 06 December 2012 20:35

Quote:

Originally Posted by kerny (Post 503768)
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 :whistling:

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.

:)

kerny 06 December 2012 20:37

Quote:

Originally Posted by mister p (Post 503776)
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 ;)

mister p 06 December 2012 20:40

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.

willk 06 December 2012 21:12

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Originally Posted by kerny (Post 503777)
scrap defender

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...

mick 06 December 2012 21:23

https://www.rib.net/forum/f8/new-affo...ats-38202.html

mick 06 December 2012 21:33

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Steve just bolt this down its even got drain holes won't rust


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