Bike seat comfort is all about the fitting

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  • Saturday, 13 Jul 2019

It has to be good: Haruzzaidi fixing a cushion seat for one of his customers at his shop in Shah Alam.

SHAH ALAM: Here is a tip from motorcycle cushion maker Haruzzaidi Halim about getting the right fit for your machine.

“A comfortable motorcycle seat is determined by its design, not how soft or hard it is,” he said.

This, he said, was a common misperception among the public.

“Some customers even bring their own cushion design but it is better to modify the existing seat before changing it into the desired design,” he said.

Haruzzaidi, 41, has been running his own business since 2001.

With the help of two employees, he modifies about 300 motorcycle seats a month at his shop in Taman Subang Mas here.

To reshape the seat of a motor­cycle, Haruzzaidi said he needs information such as the height of the motorcyclist, if he is riding alone or with a pillion rider, as well as frequency of usage.

Haruzzaidi also said that the redesigning process starts by taking off the original seat cover and modifying the seat by either cutting or adding to its foam, followed by reshaping it to suit the figure of the customer.

“Once the reshaping of the seat is completed, the customer will be asked to test the new seat by riding the motorcycle out, and the modification process will be repeated until he is satisfied,” he said.

Haruzzaidi said that the customer has the choice of material for the cushion cover.

The demand for customised motorcycle seats is growing, he added. — Bernama

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