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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 6:38 pm 
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Hi all,

Thought I should share a way of making an 'AirHawk' style seat pad on your own at very minimal cost. I double checked with Givi and the cover listed covers 2011-2013 PCX models only. In order for the cover to fit with the added height of the gel insert you do need to remove the driver's "back rest". No worries about sealing out water, the Givi seat cover is waterproof. So the seat can easily be returned to stock. I installed with the "cooling side" of the cover outward as I'm not a fan of my bum sitting on a sun soaked, black vinyl seat :).

What is needed:

10MM wrench or socket
Scissors
Givi Seat Cover SC 231 (I paid $40CAD):
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Elegant Auto Gel Seat Cushion part# 03611-01. I bought mine on clearance for around 5 dollars in the USA about 5 years ago, not sure where to buy them now:
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The whole process takes about 15 minutes and gives a great relief to the behind on rough roads and/or long rides for driver and passenger.

First, remove the two 10MM bolts that fasten the seat to the PCX:
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Then bring the seat to a work surface and remove the two 10mm bolts that fasten the driver backrest to the seat:
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Flip it over and it looks like this:
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Then unzip the Elegant cover and pull out the gel/honeycomb like structure. Put it on the seat so it covers the seat of the driver and passenger. Then Trim to fit:
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Next cut the gel/honeycome to shape in a shape that allows the edges of the seat to be felt by the driver (for proper purchase):
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Put the Givi cover on while keeping the gel in place:
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Then reinstall seat onto the PCX and enjoy:
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Hopefully that will help some people out and I'm sure other padding materials could be used as well.

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2013 Black PCX 150
Mods/accessories:
Honda tall windshield
Honda top box
NCY variator and face with 13gram rollers
LED headlamps & taillight with Backoff indicator
Kawell rectangular lights-fork mounted
Cheeky Seats seat cover (de-humped)
Lots of reflective tape and other accessories


Previously owned:
1969 Honda K50 mini trail (first bike, still runs great and in the family)
1975 Honda CB125
1978 Yamaha DT400 (bored 2 stroke insanity)
1986 Kawasaki Ninja 250r


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2016 9:33 pm 
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Oh, and the reason I did this is because I am planning a 12 hour drive in one day on the PCX very soon.

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2013 Black PCX 150
Mods/accessories:
Honda tall windshield
Honda top box
NCY variator and face with 13gram rollers
LED headlamps & taillight with Backoff indicator
Kawell rectangular lights-fork mounted
Cheeky Seats seat cover (de-humped)
Lots of reflective tape and other accessories


Previously owned:
1969 Honda K50 mini trail (first bike, still runs great and in the family)
1975 Honda CB125
1978 Yamaha DT400 (bored 2 stroke insanity)
1986 Kawasaki Ninja 250r


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:35 am 
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I have a similar gel pad but I put it into a vinyl sleeve that my wife sewed and then I strapped it on top of the seat. That way, if I get caught in the rain the gel squares won't fill up with water. Plus, if it is really hot outside, I can take the whole pad and put it in the refrigerator or freezer for a short time and have a cool seat. (I can't leave it in the freezer very long or it gets hard.) I bought mine at Walmart. It is great for longer rides. Be careful that yours does not shift around while riding. I would put a strap of some sort around it, just in case. I have one of those ROK straps. It works great.
https://www.amazon.com/ROK-Straps-ROK-1 ... =ROK+strap

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2016 10:54 am 
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Thanks Mel. I better pick up those straps. I should not have to worry about water infiltration as the Givi cover is waterproof. Wow, the refrigerator idea is brilliant!

Cheers!

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2013 Black PCX 150
Mods/accessories:
Honda tall windshield
Honda top box
NCY variator and face with 13gram rollers
LED headlamps & taillight with Backoff indicator
Kawell rectangular lights-fork mounted
Cheeky Seats seat cover (de-humped)
Lots of reflective tape and other accessories


Previously owned:
1969 Honda K50 mini trail (first bike, still runs great and in the family)
1975 Honda CB125
1978 Yamaha DT400 (bored 2 stroke insanity)
1986 Kawasaki Ninja 250r


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 10:17 pm 
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Quick update: I bought the Cheeky Seats padded PCX cover and trimmed down my gel pad to fit. I LOVE the quality of materials and customer service from them. Terrific place to deal with and incredibly great shipping rates to Canada. It's much more stable and doesn't just pull up like the above cover did. See the update here: posting.php?mode=post&f=7

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2013 Black PCX 150
Mods/accessories:
Honda tall windshield
Honda top box
NCY variator and face with 13gram rollers
LED headlamps & taillight with Backoff indicator
Kawell rectangular lights-fork mounted
Cheeky Seats seat cover (de-humped)
Lots of reflective tape and other accessories


Previously owned:
1969 Honda K50 mini trail (first bike, still runs great and in the family)
1975 Honda CB125
1978 Yamaha DT400 (bored 2 stroke insanity)
1986 Kawasaki Ninja 250r


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:53 am 
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ScottDR wrote:
Quick update: I bought the Cheeky Seats padded PCX cover and trimmed down my gel pad to fit. I LOVE the quality of materials and customer service from them. Terrific place to deal with and incredibly great shipping rates to Canada. It's much more stable and doesn't just pull up like the above cover did. See the update here: http://hondapcx.org/posting.php?mode=post&f=7


Are you able to post the link for the PCX seat cover? Thanks so much, I'm in Ontario also, and will be looking for one.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:26 am 
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Here is the link: https://scooterseatcovers.net/index.php ... 0&zenid=70

Cheers!

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2013 Black PCX 150
Mods/accessories:
Honda tall windshield
Honda top box
NCY variator and face with 13gram rollers
LED headlamps & taillight with Backoff indicator
Kawell rectangular lights-fork mounted
Cheeky Seats seat cover (de-humped)
Lots of reflective tape and other accessories


Previously owned:
1969 Honda K50 mini trail (first bike, still runs great and in the family)
1975 Honda CB125
1978 Yamaha DT400 (bored 2 stroke insanity)
1986 Kawasaki Ninja 250r


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Awesome....thanks!


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