Rich O'Connor: Master of The Custom Motorcyle Seat

My latest video podcast answers the question, "Why do stock motorcycle seats kick your ass?" I document Rich O'Connor's transformation of my stock BMW R1200R seat into a comfortable masterpiece.

The biggest problem with stock seats is that they are supposed to fit riders who are 5’2” tall as well riders who are 6’4” tall. And they supposed to be comfortable for someone who weighs 120 lbs and for someone who weighs 240 lbs.

Rich explained, "Imagine making a pair of pants that is supposed to fit someone between 5’2” and 6’4”; they would fit absolutely no one."

Rich O'Connor started working in the upholstery business in 1973. Why upholstery? "It's all I know," he claims. He got his first job in the business at age 15. He has successfully combined his love of motorcycles, cars and leather into an incredible operation located on Aurora Avenue North in Seattle. Rich's Web site is

Watch the video and you are guaranteed to learn more than you ever thought possible about motorcycle seats. Enjoy!

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Peckhammer TV is part documentary, part internet news magazine, and part consumer guide. Over its three year history, Peckhammer TV has grown into a multi-faceted resource for the motorcycling community. Peckhammer TV is produced by David Aldrich, a Seattle-based documentary director, cinematographer and independent motorsports journalist.