Tractor seat lumbar support

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Tractor seat lumbar support

Post by Barbosa » Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:47 pm

I was muckin' around town today looking for something to attach to the ring handle to keep the point of the back seat from cramming into my lower back. Things were either too squishy or wrong colour or whatever. As I was leaving Target, I walked past the bicycle area and just happened to glance down and saw a gel seat cover for bicycles.

So I'm checking them out and thinkin'...I think this will work. For $10.50, I bought a Back Trails Adult Double Gel seat cover.
The cover has a draw string and it fits perfectly over the ring. I folded the point of the seat cover into the back of the cover against itself to give it added support and zip-tied it to the ring bracket. It doesn't move at all. And it feels really good.

Here's a couple pics:
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Now all I have to do is ride it around and see what happens.
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Post by Bural » Fri Feb 08, 2008 4:02 pm

Great idea. Where did you buy it?
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Post by Barbosa » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:46 pm

I got it at Target. I just got in from a 65 mile run and it works pretty good. You still know that seat is there behind you, but the blows are softened up pretty good. On the big bumps, you still have to lean forward though. Still, it ain't bad for $10.
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Post by jerbunch » Fri Feb 08, 2008 8:55 pm

That looks like a great, inexpensive solution to a problem. I had a Tombstone Luggage bag laying around from my old 95 Harley, and tried it on the Patrol. The ring on the rear seat fits right up under the backrest on the bag, and it works great as well. Downside: the bag retails for around 150 USD :(

In the pic it looks brown, but in reality is indeed black!
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Post by Barbosa » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:29 pm

Well, one thing ya'll have to remember, it's not a back support. I should have retitled the thread. All this does is soften the point of the back seat a bit.
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Post by propwash » Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:35 pm

what comes around...
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Post by pigdog » Sat Feb 09, 2008 11:29 pm

Those seat covers are pretty nice. Occasionally, I actually use one on my bicycle. I also like to use one when I'm sighting in one of my larger caliber rifles. I need to re-mount the scope on my .300 WinMag one of these days. The pad will definitely come out for that!
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Lower back support

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Post by Barbosa » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:39 am

It was your idea, a1930ford, that made me come up with what I did. I remember when you first did it, but just now getting around to it. I went to Big Lots, but they weren't helpful at all. How's things in Abilene?
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Post by eisenmann » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:22 pm

holy shite! There's more than two texans with Urals!! :cheers:
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Post by Barbosa » Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:49 pm

Soon to be 5 that I know of, and that includes you. Let's get together and burn some blacktop.

Well....warm it a bit at least.
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Back suport

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Post by uraldog » Sat Feb 16, 2008 7:16 pm

next time put it in gear when the wind is at your back :lol: :lol:

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Post by Tin Man » Sat Feb 16, 2008 10:02 pm

Is that another TEXAS voice that I hear in the wilderness? :party:
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Post by QBall » Sat Feb 23, 2008 7:02 pm

Here is a lumbar support I designed.
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