Alternate seat, softer seat?

12 replies to this topic
  • wizbangdoodle

Posted February 22, 2015 - 07:34 PM


I'm an old guy. I have had knee surgery. When I ride a full day, my knee will start to ache. Not enough to make me stop riding, but enough to keep me seated more than I should. That being said, my 2012 WR450 seat is killin' me. After a day of riding it feels like I've been in prison.


So the question is, does anyone run a different seat and are you satisfied with it. All input is greatly appreciated.

Edited by wizbangdoodle, February 22, 2015 - 07:54 PM.

  • Crmikeyb151

Posted February 22, 2015 - 07:37 PM


Yeah I run a different eat. Haha look up something softer or even taller or lower that helps

  • wizbangdoodle

Posted February 22, 2015 - 07:56 PM


Yeah I run a different eat. Haha look up something softer or even taller or lower that helps



That's what I get for not pre-reading my post.

  • BushPig

Posted February 22, 2015 - 08:08 PM


That's what I get for not pre-reading my post.

I have a seat concepts seat. I am very happy with it:


Edited by grayracer513, February 23, 2015 - 09:06 AM.

  • Arctic Pride

Posted February 23, 2015 - 06:20 AM


start by wearing a quality pair of cycling shorts as a base layer...a lot cheaper than a new seat

  • BushPig

Posted February 23, 2015 - 06:33 AM


Even Hedonist figured me out. Life's too short to run around feeling butt hurt.


I understand most of your comments are either sarcastic, or passive aggressive. I guessed that when I started posting on TT again.


I wanted to ask a simple question, I guess I got the answer.

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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 23, 2015 - 06:56 AM


Both my knees are trashed. They ache all the time. A long sitting ride makes it worse. I stand up as much as possible.


Put on a taller  seat for a less-sore knee; it will reduce the bending.


Seat concepts is fine, but man does it chafe if you stand up and down a lot. I can't do a 100 mile desert ride with mine, on my KTM. It's murder on the thighs.

  • JMundy

Posted February 23, 2015 - 09:21 AM


I absolutely love my seat concepts seat.  Really makes a big difference if you cruise trails alot and do sit down from time to time, or on those long 100 mile desert races.  If you are tall, get a tall seat.  My standard height seat is perfect for me, 5'10".


  • thomas liles

Posted February 23, 2015 - 11:46 AM


Guts racing. Tall soft foam is great!

  • flyandride

Posted February 23, 2015 - 12:45 PM


I got a Seat Concepts seat and am happy with it.  It's wider on top than the stock ass hatchet.  

I've also taken the foam out of stock seats and replaced the top inch or so with a softer foam.  

  • Ride-n-Hard

Posted February 23, 2015 - 03:04 PM


I too like my seat concepts. This is now my 4th bike over the years with one.

Here is my '12wr450.IMG_0292.JPG

  • ZZ4Blazer

Posted February 26, 2015 - 06:05 PM


I just did a seat concepts seat on my 08 2 weeks ago. Spent like $20 or something on a harbor freight stapler. Super easy, came out great.


I havent ridden with it yet though as its been super cold.  Seems comfortable enough.

  • toten

Posted February 26, 2015 - 06:13 PM


Just curious, what years are compatible for seats? I have an 03 and might like to change it out. I'm thinking of changing out the tank/shrouds too if it matters. 


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