Yamaha is once again hosting a custom sportbike competition for both amateur and professional builders. Up for grabs are MotoGP tickets, cash, trophies and bragging rights. For amateur builders the competition begins in the digital world by submitting your entry at yamaha-motor.com/customshowdown. Yamaha will select 150 entrants and award them with 3-day passes to either […]
Rich’s Custom Motorcycle Seats [video]
Fits like a glove, for your butt
Rich O’Connor is the owner of Rich’s Custom Seats in Kingston, WA, which is about 1 hour North of Seattle. O’Connor’s specialty is motorcycle seats and has been creating them for over twenty years and on average he does about 2,700 of them per year, he has built a great reputation and is considered a true artist by many.
Being a motorcycle enthusiast himself, O’Connor has been riding for forty years with hundreds of thousands of miles under his belt he has a good understanding of what it takes to create a perfect seat. O’Connor thinks of his shop more like an art studio because every seat is a one-off design and fit, requiring every customer to test-drive the new custom seat.
I can make a seat any shape in the world, but the one thing I can’t do is be their body down the road. So after someone test rides the seat, they can give me input so I can adjust it perfectly. And there’s no better place to test ride motorcycles than over here.
Check out some of Rich’s work after the jump.