I sent mine in to kno-place upholstery and had them install their 3/4 inch gel pad plus they put memory foam over that and I have cracked my tailbone 3 times and after riding about a half hour it hurt like hell and my legs would get numb, well with the new padding I rode 150 miles yesterday and felt great, no pain no numbness. They also do covers, it did cost me about $200.00 including shipping there they pay return shipping. If you look on fleabay they also sell covers and kits where you can do the seat yourself if you trust yourself which I don't LOL. If this seats rides like this for the rest of the time I have this bike it'll be the best $200.00 I ever spent. I did once pay $900.00 bucks for a custom seat and would not like to admit this but it was no more comfy than my original Valkyrie seat, a big waste of money for me anyway.How about a source for a new original seat cover so I can repair mine?