DOCTOR GLASS - BUMP PAD
Self adhesive pre-cut Seat Foam for Motorcycle Race Tail
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Doctor Glass Bump Pads are the easy and simple solution to padding up the back of your race tail to stop you from sliding back in the seat under heavy acceleration. And as an added bonus a Bump Pad can help you "set" your position on the bike which helps with a consistent and predictable seating position through feeling the pad behind you while you're on the bike.
Forget buying expensive pieces of foam then cutting to shape and gluing, our pre-cut PRO self-adhesive seat foams take all the work out of making a seat for your race tail and leave you with a good looking, simple and functional seat that takes only minutes to fit.
Our Bump Pads are all cut to the same shape which comfortably fits most bikes, however, some minor shaping may be necessary for certain models and to adjust the overall depth of the pad (see spec pics for exact measurements) to suit the rider. Mods to the Bump Pads can be easily made with a linishing or belt sander. If you check the pics above, the last three images show a pad that we did some minor shaping on the linishing machine that took five minutes of work to shape a nice bevelled edge into the pad for a more ergonomic look.
Fitting requires heating with a heat gun or hair dryer to the race tail and to the Bump Pad to activate the glue for proper adhesion. Then fix in place with tape overnight to allow the adhesive to cure.
- Helps keep you in the saddle whilst under heavy acceleration
- Helps reduce "arm pump"
- Helps you "set" your position on the bike
- Helps with maintaining a consistent rider position
- Self-adhesive peel off sticky back
- Fits to bike in minutes
Bostik Contact Bond that will be less affected by the heat of the exhaust. The self-adhesive layer on our Bump Pads is heat activated and may not remain sticky under excessively hot conditions. If you intend on using our Bump Pad on a bike that has an under tail exhaust that causes excessive heat we advise using some heat shield on the underside of the tail, if this is not effective it is also possible to glue the seat foam on using a contact adhesive such as
Before fitting the foam make sure that the area that you intend to stick it to is clean and free from contaminants such as oil and grease. We do not advise fitting the Bump Pad to the tail until it has been painted, glue from the foam can be very hard to remove if you intend to paint at a later date. Doctor Glass Bump Pads come with a peel-off sticky side that you can use to attach it to the tail. It is important to note that the glue on the foam must be activated with a heat gun for it to adhere correctly to the tail.
Peel away the protective paper then use a heat gun to warm the surface of the tail and the glue on the seat foam. You need to get the glue quite warm but not so hot that you burn the foam or the tail. Once you have it warm enough place the seat foam in position and get someone to help you apply pressure to the foam while you tape it in position. Place some clean rags over the seat foam first so that the tape does not mark it. Make sure the tape you use is strong enough to hold the Bump Pad firmly to the tail and allow it to cure overnight or for at least 12 hours.
If you find that for whatever reason the Bump Pad will not stick then, such as around a tight radius near the edge, then you may need to use additional glue to hold it in place. Also, some bikes have under seat mufflers that can get very hot and melt the glue on the seat foam. If you think you will have this problem then you may need to use extra adhesive. We recommend Bostik Contact Bond - it's a good contact adhesive that will not melt/separate under excessively hot conditions. It's available from most hardware stores.
bump padBy: Jeff Wooldridge on 3 July 2017Top product Quick service & great price.