i might get some flak for this but i didnt notice much after getting my seat spencer modded.
i did it mainly to trim some off the edges and on top to get a little more of my foot on the pavement. When i got the seat back i popped it in and the ride height and amount of my foot on the ground was practically the same.
i understand there is not much to work with on the 919 seat but i honestly barely noticed a difference. Comfort level was also negligibly effected. That is just my 2 cents, a lot of people really appreciate/notice the difference after the Spencer mod.
What was the cost? Do they put on new fabric or reuse the old stuff?
Spencer is meticulous both in his directions for customers sending him seats and his work on the seats. He is explicit in his FAQ that he does not reupholster seats and prefers to only work with stock upholstered seats. He removes the upholstery, carves up the foam a bit, replaces the carved area with some better comfort type of foam/padding (details on his website) and then restaples/stiches the upholstery back on.
Spencer has a whole form you fill out describing your riding style and what type of modifications you're looking for in the seat. Check it out here:
I was lucky and I worked out a deal with Spencer that I would ship from Toronto to him, and he would ship back to Buffalo NY to a package holding company called CBI and he agreed.. So I just made a trip once received at CBI and picked her up..
Not sure if you have anything available on the boarder with Montana..
yeah if he's ever going to make an exception for international shipping it would be for a Canadian customer. That said he lives in Florida so i imagine shipping would be pretty pricey... for shipping both ways and the mod itself you'll probably spend around $200 i'd guess?
Back to my first post... the difference between my stock seat (i bought a 2nd stock seat to have while i had my original one modded) and the modded seat was small - comfort and ride height wise.
Just got my seat back from Spencer. A++++ service. Shipped to him Monday, came back yesterday. Cover looks better than when I sent it in. Can't wait for the weather to cooperate so I can ride!
I think you'll like the results of the Spencer mods even more when to get to give it a go. I did mine about two years ago and i have nothing but praise for the end result. I was looking to sit a little taller in the saddle and for a solution to the numb-butt. It went from a seat where i would squirm after 10 miles to one where i no longer even give it a thought. The finished seat doesn't look any different though.
If anyone wants a side by side comparison I'm pretty sure I have a picture of a stock seat next to a spencer seat. I doubt I'll remember which one is which in the picture though because there is effectively no difference.
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So far I have been riding with my Spencer mod seat for three months, and so far it has been a big improvement from stock(for me)...
I noticed when I took my seat off and flipped it around, I saw the color of the foam on the front window of the seat is this black material. I am wondering if this is the supracor material he uses?
I bet it is. Spencer seems like a nice and affordable alternative but don't they reuse the stock cover? That has to limit doing much in the way widening and raising the front to level the seat. Or do they change the cover now as well?