GEL or FOAM

Discussion in 'Dyna Models' started by riverman, Jan 19, 2013.

  1. riverman

    riverman Member

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    Hi all
    I am looking at a single seat for my FXDC.For a few extra bucks I can upgrade
    too gel or memory foam.Since I have not tried either before just wondering
    what would be the more comfortable of the two?

    Cheers WAZ...
     
  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Just my opinion but If I we're to pick I'd go with the gel.
     
  3. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I had a Saddleman's gel seat and I hated it.
    Never got comfortable and on colder days it stayed cold way too long
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    In my opinion, that's a tough question. There are many different brands and compositions of gel and memory foam. I have owned and sat on good and bad seats of both types. The worst thing I can think of about gel is that it will absorb a lot of heat and can be quite unpleasant for a while if you leave it parked in direct sun. Keep a towel over the seat and it's no problem. I have a gel pad on my Dyna, and a Mustang seat on my Electra. The Mustang is a bit more comfy for long rides.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    I have a Serta I comfort bed, foam- gel and it is cold all the time, tho it is VERY comfortable, the foam can only crush down as far as the gel:s
     
  6. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Stay focused Jack we're talking motorcycle seats not mattress's!:bigsmiley11:
     
  7. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    :p Mean City Cycles - Custom Seat Modifications wonder if these guys could stuff a seat with foam and gel like my bed:p
     
  8. glazier

    glazier Junior Member

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    On first glance, I thought this was a thread about shaving :p
     
  9. cdyoung29

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    Bawhaaaaa!!!
     
  10. Ratso

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    Buy yourself a Mustang solo touring seat with a backrest and you'll be happy. Why mess around with gimmick seats like gel and memory foam? Geeze.