Seat hurting my ***!!!!! New foam?

27 replies to this topic
  • jbrooks26

Posted April 22, 2004 - 01:38 AM


Ok, the Yamaha seat has to go. I am getting a little used to it now, but when I first started riding my YZ400F, and now my WR426F my rear was taking a beating. Tailbone was still sore after several days of not riding and I don't even use the seat much. I am wondering if anyone has tried using a Honda seat foam and carving it to fit the yamaha seat frame? I know the frames are different but I think I could trim the foam to fit and get a seat cover back over it. Just wondered if anyone else had tried to make the paper thin Yamahammer seat a little more arse friendly. Any input is welcome. Thanks


  • ETP

Posted April 22, 2004 - 03:54 AM


The Guts tall foam seat has saved my @#$ for more than 8 months now.

  • Matt96xr6

Posted April 22, 2004 - 04:41 AM


Ceet I believe it is has soft foam in stock and tall heights for the YZs.

I know I saw them in the Parts Unlimited catalog. Check with your local dealer.

  • The_Missile

Posted April 22, 2004 - 05:37 AM


I support the guts foam seat. It is tall which helps sitting to standing and is waaaaaay comfy. KTM pals cry when they try my ride!!

  • Disco

Posted April 22, 2004 - 06:15 AM


Yup- the Guts is a hiney-saver.

  • WR_Jason

Posted April 22, 2004 - 07:26 AM


A good pair of Bike riding shorts under your riding pants puts the padding where you need it to prevent Monkey butt :)

  • jbrooks26

Posted April 22, 2004 - 01:02 PM


Any of you guys know where I could get some more info on the Guts seat foam? Thanks for all of the input.


  • Indy_WR450

Posted April 22, 2004 - 01:50 PM


My riding pal Dale had to go through 3 different foam pads from Guts. He weighs about 150 lbs. He finally settled on the medium hard pad. He started with soft and then went to medium and he could still feel the bike rails. :)

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted April 22, 2004 - 02:14 PM


Any of you guys know where I could get some more info on the Guts seat foam? Thanks for all of the input.



Posted April 23, 2004 - 06:07 AM


I have the stock seat foam from a wr 400 if anyone is interested.

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  • DaveW

Posted April 23, 2004 - 07:45 AM


I purchased the Ceet foam last year. Maybe it's just me, however I didn't see much of a difference.

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted April 23, 2004 - 08:37 AM


I have the guts tall, soft foam now. Very nice on a long ride. :)

  • ddialogue

Posted April 24, 2004 - 05:50 AM


Just another vote for the Guts seat foam. I have a tall/soft with the gripper cover and I love it. :)

  • r1superstar

Posted April 24, 2004 - 06:00 AM


Yeah it is hard, but I don't really notice because I hardly ever sit down. :)

  • Jim_bo

Posted April 25, 2004 - 01:23 PM


I'd really like a softer seat, but I don't want tall foam. The damn bike is too tall as it is!!

Any suggestions??


  • kevs_wr426

Posted April 25, 2004 - 04:55 PM


Just buy yourself a decent pair of cycling shorts. I did and i can now sit down on the way home with no but ache :) :D

  • wrooster

Posted April 25, 2004 - 06:30 PM


i had my seat redone by GUTS -- new foam and cover. i got their "wide" enduro foam and a gripper cover. 100% improvement -- no contest. i can now do "six days" events without my butt threatening mutiny.

my short GUTS seat writeup:
more GUTS seat info:

jim aka the wrooster
'01 wr250f

  • jbrooks26

Posted April 26, 2004 - 02:09 AM


Can anyone tell me what the difference in height will be with the different seat foams? VS the stock seat, how much are we talking to go with the tall foam, wide foam? Thanks


  • wrooster

Posted April 26, 2004 - 06:04 PM


Can anyone tell me what the difference in height will be with the different seat foams? VS the stock seat, how much are we talking to go with the tall foam, wide foam? Thanks



with the "wide top" foam that i referenced in this post:
there is no difference in seat height. in fact it might even be a *tiny* bit lower. but there is definitely 1000000% improvement in comfort, no doubt about that. when i did the six days of michigan in 2003 (see sig) with the GUTS seat it was a pleasure compared to the 2002 version when i did it with an SDG seat.

jim aka the wrooster
'01 wr250f

  • jbrooks26

Posted April 27, 2004 - 01:50 AM


Thanks for the info Jim, just one more question. I don't have a YZ seat on this bike, so I ordered the WR stock height soft foam from Guts yesterday. It should ship this evening, I am hoping to have it by Monday or so. Anyway, is the wide guts foam a huge improvement over the stock width soft foam? Or do you even have any experience to compare the two? I am sure I will be happy after talking to the sales person, I just hope that it doesn't leave me with the feeling that I should have ordered the tall foam. I was worried that it would be too tall, I am only a measley 5'7"tall with my boots on. And you have to kick the 426 pretty hard in my opinion compared the the red bikes I have ridden. Or in comparison to the 86 yz250 I have been riding for years. I don't know if I could kick it hard enough on the trail if it stalls out and I am on an incline. Anyway, thanks again for your input.



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