Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

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Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby chucktuna » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:55 11

Picked up a 2006 Morphous this past week and love everything about it except the seat.
I have the same issue with the TMAX.
My problem is with the movable partition between the driver and passenger.
It doesn't allow me to scoot back far enough for a comfortable reach and mu knees are practically in the dash.

I'm gonna just remove it altogether, but Id like it re-sculpted to a flatter unit.
Any ideas?
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby Marcos » Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:55 10

Hello there,

I do not have any first hand information, but two days ago I was reading TotalRuckus forums and saw this about the seat:

User "Ruckur" posted "Version one of my shaved bench seat" on Jun 14, 2012 and posted this photo:
(photo is to big too display here, please click on the link)
http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh6 ... 170508.jpg


Also, user "HOOKed" posted "HT Moto did my seat" and posted some really cool photos. I do not know HT Moto but the seat looks so cool.

SOURCE: http://totalruckus.com/phpBB3/viewtopic ... &p=1226507

Questions for you... where did you get the Morphous? How many miles? How much was it?
I am interested in buying one! But I am having an impossible time because I am in Canada
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby chucktuna » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:09 11

Thanks Marcos!
I knew I saw a flattened Morph seat somewhere,.
I'm on TR all the time too,

I picked mine up on craigslist right down the road from me.
It has 1500 miles and the previous owner had it 2 years and put 100 miles on it.
Based on the amount of grass and dirt stuck to the bottom of it, it was all in their yard!
I gave $2400
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby ozarkman » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:31 07

I'm wanting to do the same thing Chuck and I've talked with HT MOTO.
I'm looking for something like this but in a different material.

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They will do the seat for about $100 but you have to include the shipping for the real cost.
They look like they do great work but I'll be looking for something closer to home to avoid the shipping expense.
Keep me posted with what your find!
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby chucktuna » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:01 09

Thanks Ozark!
I didnt see that pic before, but I think I'll passon the snakeskin too, but the shape is something I'm looking for.
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby brightcell » Wed Mar 13, 2013 0:13 00

Question for all of you guys (lucky Morphous owners :mrgreen: )....
I would love to get a Morphous but at 5'11", is that scooter (with the OEM seat) too small/short for me to stretch comfortably my legs (32" inseam)?
Also, can the Morphous cruise easily at 65mph?
Thanks for your help.

For aftermarket parts, Japan is the place to go to find seats.
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby chucktuna » Fri Mar 15, 2013 19:33 19

brightcell wrote:Question for all of you guys (lucky Morphous owners :mrgreen: )....
I would love to get a Morphous but at 5'11", is that scooter (with the OEM seat) too small/short for me to stretch comfortably my legs (32" inseam)?
Also, can the Morphous cruise easily at 65mph?
Thanks for your help.

For aftermarket parts, Japan is the place to go to find seats.



I've checked out
http://japan.webike.net/
plenty

:shock:
love all the stuff on there.

As far as the seat height, you are good to go. You are the perfect size
Here is a side by side with a Tmax and Madass..2 of the tallest scoots out there.
I think the specs say the MadAss is almost 10" higher in seat height.

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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby brightcell » Fri Mar 15, 2013 21:41 21

Thanks Chucktuna!
That's the Japanese site I was referring to.
I actually rode a Morphous yesterday and you are right; it felt perfect for my height!
Amazingly comfortable ride!
I read reviews where they mention it's slow but the 2006 model I tested was actually quite fast. I recorded a top speed of 78mph (GPS verified).
Got to find one in good shape now....
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby chucktuna » Mon Apr 01, 2013 14:15 14

No turning back now!
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby chucktuna » Tue Apr 09, 2013 18:11 18

Just got off the phone with HT Moto.
I think there were surprised at how big a seat it is and how big a hole there is :shock:

Anyway, sounds like we've got a plan and I sent him a few pics from this thread.
Its not going to be cheap, but it sounds like they've got their act together and I'm even going with the gel seat insert on top of the foam.
Keep you posted
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby Candoman » Wed Apr 10, 2013 15:28 15

Backisback does custom seats for Burgmans and would probably do a seat for you to your specs. Check out his website at www.burgmanseats.com. Tell him Candoman sent you...
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby ozarkman » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:04 07

chucktuna wrote:Just got off the phone with HT Moto.
I think there were surprised at how big a seat it is and how big a hole there is :shock:

Anyway, sounds like we've got a plan and I sent him a few pics from this thread.
Its not going to be cheap, but it sounds like they've got their act together and I'm even going with the gel seat insert on top of the foam.
Keep you posted

Nice Chuck and can't wait to see the results.
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby chucktuna » Mon May 13, 2013 20:29 20

Got the seat back Friday and put it all back together today.
I have to say that Cory from Hydro-Turf / HTmoto was outstanding to work with:
It is exactly what I needed and allows plenty of legroom.
Took it for a quick spin and much more comfortable. Can't wait for a long ride to test it out!


Anyway here it is:

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Matching rear back rest too!

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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby av8erdunn » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:00 07

That seat looks great!! I am picking up a like new 06 Morph on saturday and will want to modify the seat. May I ask how much they charged you to do the seat? Is it more comfortable on your butt than a stock seat? I always go with Corbin but they do not make a seat for the Morph so I will have to go the custom route. :D
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby chucktuna » Wed Sep 11, 2013 9:14 09

Yes!
The seat is much more comfortable.
I did spring for the extra gel padding that they offer on other seats, so that may be part of it too.
If I remember, it was a bit less than $300 when all was said and done. Well worth it since it was a matter of knee room, not just seat comfort.

Here's a link in case I didnt put it up before:

http://www.htmoto.us/
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby Hip001 » Wed Jan 28, 2015 21:03 21

My buddy Paul here in Melbourne took his seat to the local shop here and they removed the driver back rest hump and custom did his seat for $200. It looks great!! He went with the Cadillac logos and gets looks everywhere he rides! The web site "japanwebike" has multi seats listed.
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby papaballoon » Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:25 08

I was going to mention japan webike too. Finally sprung for the rack. Oh hell! That is a perfect accessory. Going with a seat next. The rack was a perfect fit! About 15-20 min to r and r. I work slow and there are lots of fiddly bits. . Anyone want a grab rail?
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Re: Anyone do a custom seat for a morphous or know a place?

Postby najatuw4646 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:13 01

That seat looks great!!
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