I needed to make a pad because i could not justify buying one for $40. I went to Ax-Man and got 3 sheets of silicon padding with self adhesive backing for $1.35 each. i only needed about 1.3 pads. I cut up pieces of paper until i got them the right size and than cut out the foam and stuck it on. It rides SOO much better. and i dont think it turned out too bad.