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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 10:22 am 
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the Honda 300 at the dealers seens to be a better fit for me if that rear ''cushion''or rear padding could be removed..dealer says he doesn't know....anybody done this ???????


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 12:40 pm 
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You can remove the cushion, and then it looks pretty ugly without it, and you then lack that support.
You can buy modified seats for the Forza that sit back further by as much as 3", but they cost a fair bit.
http://www.mpmotorseat.com/HONDA-FORZA300-SEAT

Or you can just realise that you're too tall for the Forza, like I did... :(


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PostPosted: Thu May 11, 2017 11:40 pm 
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the Honda 300 at the dealers seens to be a better fit for me if that rear ''cushion''or rear padding could be removed..dealer says he doesn't know....anybody done this ???????


Yes! :D 8)

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I have had the seat re-upholstered and it is now light-years better than the OEM seat. I think the OEM seat is designed for much smaller riders than you find in the Australian (and USA) market.

There is a significant problem; the seat base is a solid plastic piece and it is pre-formed with a considerable "hump". This cannot be changed short of making a new seat base. Thus I still have a hump in my seat but it is further back and nowhere as large as the OEM seat.

Have a look at this link http://forzaseat.peter2536.fastmail.net/album/ for some pictures of my seat.

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 Post subject: Re: seat question
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 7:41 am 
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How did they move the hump back further if it is pre formed in the base ??


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PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:49 am 
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I did the same thing as Peter (his seat was my inspiration :))

see my thread here to see the progress of the build
http://www.hondapcx.org/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=7312

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 Post subject: Re: seat question
PostPosted: Fri May 12, 2017 9:22 pm 
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pja2536 wrote:
remida wrote:
the Honda 300 at the dealers seens to be a better fit for me if that rear ''cushion''or rear padding could be removed..dealer says he doesn't know....anybody done this ???????


Yes! :D 8)

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I have had the seat re-upholstered and it is now light-years better than the OEM seat. I think the OEM seat is designed for much smaller riders than you find in the Australian (and USA) market.

There is a significant problem; the seat base is a solid plastic piece and it is pre-formed with a considerable "hump". This cannot be changed short of making a new seat base. Thus I still have a hump in my seat but it is further back and nowhere as large as the OEM seat.

Have a look at this link http://forzaseat.peter2536.fastmail.net/album/ for some pictures of my seat.

Regards,
Peter


Guess that answers my question....wonder if a person took out the hump that is part of the pan would it destroy the integrity of the construction...


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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 4:02 pm 
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Yes it would. Padding can be thinned, but hump cannot be moved in the seat pan.
I'm 6'3", 34 inseam. No issues with the Forza seat. All Asian scoots are fitted to the vast majority of their customers.....Asians.
Gringos and Aussies don't buy scooters in any significant numbers to justify much consideration when designing a scooter.
The Forza is a great scooter....built for Asians....and those few others who can & will appreciate owning one.
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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 3:48 am 
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Atabone wrote:
I did the same thing as Peter (his seat was my inspiration :))

see my thread here to see the progress of the build
http://www.hondapcx.org/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=7312

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NICE SEAT!!!!

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 Post subject: Re: seat question
PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 3:21 am 
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This I made on my seat I can drive hours no problem with my back


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PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 5:58 am 
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Interesting approach, Affeno. It appears that you used the OEM backrest holes, but put on a MUCH thinner (fore and aft, at least) backrest with useful height. Did you weld up the bracket to fit, or did you find something that just bolted on? Did you add/need additional padding after pulling the OEM backrest?

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 Post subject: Re: seat question
PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 4:32 am 
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I weld it from things i find in my garage and take a bit of plastic the kids play with in the pool


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