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Blur 220i custom seat? Want a lower seat height?

 
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davelhunter
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:10 am    Post subject: Blur 220i custom seat? Want a lower seat height? Reply with quote

I had my seat foam re-shaped at a custom seat shop so my fiancÚ who is 5'2" could ride the bike and be able to touch the ground. They did a beautiful job by keeping the original shape of the seat and lowering about 2" off the front section and also making it narrower. I then had them re-cover the seat with the factory cover. They used stainless steel staples and then painted the staples black. What I did not realize is that she now does not really want to ride the scooter, so I would rather go back to the stock seat height for myself. If anyone is interested in a lower seat height on their Blur 220i, I would be willing to swap seats with a stock seat. Just send me a message if interested. I am 5'10" and can now sit flat footed on the scooter when stopped.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice. I'm about to get me seat redone. (Cut down)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think Davelhunter is offering this one (already cut down) in trade for a stock seat. It sounds like you could save some money if you two talk. Might be something to think about...
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davelhunter
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 5:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is correct. I paid $90.00 for the seat work. I'm willing to do an even swap for the stock Blur 220i seat. It only takes 2 minutes to remove the 2 nuts on the seat hinge. FedEx shipping should probably not be more than $20.00, unless you are local. I am south of San Antonio, Tx at the moment.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i might be interested in the seat. I've been considering a lower seat for myself and the girlfriend. What did you like and not like about the seat when it comes to comfort?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am curious as well. It seems to me being able to have your feet flat on the ground at rest would be an advantage. Why would you want a higher seat? Is there less foam cushion now?
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

chickdr wrote:
I am curious as well. It seems to me being able to have your feet flat on the ground at rest would be an advantage. Why would you want a higher seat? Is there less foam cushion now?


His fiance couldn't reach with the stock seat not him. Since his fiancee decided not to ride it despite the shaved seat he wants to go back to stock since he was comfortable with that to begin with.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just seems strange. If you have a seat that lets your feet rest flat on the ground you will have much better control at red lights, traffic etc.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the seat height being lower, I noticed my knees were higher than with the stock seat. It was not much of a difference but just enough for me to prefer the stock seat since I didn't need it lower than stock to begin with.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

davelhunter wrote:
With the seat height being lower, I noticed my knees were higher than with the stock seat. It was not much of a difference but just enough for me to prefer the stock seat since I didn't need it lower than stock to begin with.


Now I get it. If you are tall- your knees could be just the right height to be annoying with the lower seat.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 3:11 am    Post subject: Just listed it in the for sale section Reply with quote

Just listed the seat in the for sale section if anyone is interested.
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