Aftermarket Seat to help lower 2015 WR450F


8 replies to this topic
  • Mcflyz450f

Posted July 20, 2015 - 06:40 PM

#1

I have a 15 WR450f that I want to get a shaved aftermarket seat for it. Is there any good companies out there for this? I don't want to shave my seat as I want to save comfort on it. I would like to get one that lowers the bike and is still a soft ride or softer like a gel insert. 

 

Always open to opinions on this, I was just informed that if you shave your own it's like riding on the frame.

 

Thanks for the info, Marty. 



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted July 20, 2015 - 06:53 PM

#2

Seat Concepts

Guts Racing

Fisher Saddle

ebay generic

 

...all have finished seats or seat kits

 

Gel is not a great it displaces too much and causes chafing.

 

A good quality seat (Seat concepts) will have gradiated foam for good comfort



  • Andrew Puetz

Posted July 21, 2015 - 06:02 PM

#3

Not sure but would you be better off getting like a regular comfort seat from seat concepts and lowering the bike?  That would maximize comfort.  Just my $0.02



  • Krannie McKranface

Posted July 21, 2015 - 07:50 PM

#4

Lowering the bike changes the handing substantially, making the bike less stable, and much less fun.



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  • rah7777777

Posted July 22, 2015 - 07:21 AM

#5

I chopped over 2 inches off my foam and added a 3/4" gel pad from eBay. Low and comfy.

  • Chaconne

Posted July 22, 2015 - 11:21 AM

#6

I had a seat done by Fisher for my 2014wr. They lowered it by an inch and widened it just a bit. It is way more comfortable than the stock 2x4. Fisher is pricey but they do great work.



  • Mcflyz450f

Posted July 22, 2015 - 12:34 PM

#7

Thanks for the replies, I will check into the seats today.

 

I didn't realize that about the gel seats, thanks for that.

 

I have never lowered a bike due to handling issues, I have always just ignored that I can't touch the ground until I fall over lol.



  • Chaconne

Posted July 22, 2015 - 05:18 PM

#8


 

I have never lowered a bike due to handling issues, I have always just ignored that I can't touch the ground until I fall over lol.

Yep same here, lowering links are not worth it. Some extra practice, fitness/weight lifting, and some quick action pre-planning for those difficult situations has always helped me.



  • Mcflyz450f

Posted July 22, 2015 - 06:36 PM

#9

Yep same here, lowering links are not worth it. Some extra practice, fitness/weight lifting, and some quick action pre-planning for those difficult situations has always helped me.

I have been riding for over 35 years and done my fair share of racing and I guess the older I get the more I'm looking for comfort. 

 

Years ago I got a chance to sit on ricky carmichael's bike when he was with honda. He is also a small guy and his bike was custom made for his size (I was told) and when I sat on it I could touch the ground.

 

If I had the money it would sure be nice to have a dirt bike built just for you.






 
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