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For me at 183 cm the stock seat is definitively too low, ears between knees :applause:
Riding solo 95% including commute (17000 km now)
Mustang, Sargent and so on for my eye too fat and too wide in the end
Owned and loved once upon a time a Laverda 750 with a Giuliari race single seat

In short: I decided to built my own single racing seat.
I used the stock seat turned around covered with kitchen foil as a mold for fiberglass/epoxy first layer. Added then two layers on the outside. Worked like a charme, some detail mods required for a good fit.

Bought hard foam for cycle seat upholtstery and a cover for a CB500 1970s Giuliari seat.

Cut the foam with a large knife into my preferred shape. For the banana view I had to sew a halfmoon across the cover to make it shorter on the seating area.
Thats how it looks now. No more knee bends! Need to rework/stretch the rear to get the wrinkles out. Any ideas how to get the Ducati letters on the back end vinyl?


 

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Not seeing it, but most folks think my luggage rack and tail bag take away from the looks. To each it's own. The main thing is to enjoy the ride.
 

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That's a little harsh. Yes, it does have some wrinkles, but the lay up of the base was nicely done for a home job.

Suggest OP checks out this thread:

2 upholstery tricks i learned the hard way - FiberGlassics® Forums - fiberglassics.com
Thanks for the link to the tricks! Cover is only fixed provisionally for adjusting the foam height after some test rides. Think I can get the wrinkles out in the final fix. And the seating is super comfy for me, maybe even a tad too high.
 
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