Anyone got a tall seat?
Posted December 11, 2004 - 04:44 AM
I'm about 6'3" and feel that the taller seat would aid in the transition from sitting to standing. If anyone has a tall seat I'd like to know what you think,
Posted December 11, 2004 - 05:32 AM
Posted December 11, 2004 - 07:32 AM
Love it. I don't notice the extra height much, but I sure do notice the extra comfort!
Posted December 11, 2004 - 12:30 PM
Unfortunately the OZ importer reckons mid Jan till they have stock
If there are on Oz memeber that know of any bike shops that have stock of this seat pls let me know..thanx
Posted December 11, 2004 - 06:01 PM
I reckond you'd need one on an XR to stop your kneees dragging on the ground.
Posted December 11, 2004 - 10:11 PM
yep, thats right. If I could get one before christmas it'd be great. Ballards list them at $169. The local Yamaha stealer quoted me $200, but thats normal as Ballards give SFA trade discount.
Just noticed your post about the seats being out of stock. I presume the supplier you mention is Ballards? I'll make a few calls at work Monday, but I recall the guys at work waiting a couple of weeks for their SDG's
Posted December 12, 2004 - 01:48 AM
Got my YZ tank the other day, sat it up against the bike and it looked the same as the tank on my bike. Took my tank off to do the valves and noticed they were both exactly the same.. "&%$#@!??"
So I drain the tank, get the 10litre gerry can and fill the tank. With the tank full I still had about 1 litre in the jerry can. Looks like my bike had a YZ tank all along. Never could quite understand what all the fuss was about being able to get forward. Not to worry , my old tank had a small crack in it and needed replacing anyway.
The new tank I have is a 98/99 tank and doesnt have the white plastic insert in the filler like the other tank did. Doesnt leak without it, but was wondering if anyone else had an early model tank that did or didnt have the plastic insert. Attempts to remove the insert from the new tank were unsucessful.
Posted December 12, 2004 - 10:58 AM
This makes me laugh! Here in the middle of the US, I ended up with a European version of the WR. When I first start reading this site, I couldn't figure all the fuss about the seat, getting forward, gray wire, throttle stop.... Then someone had posted a pic of their WR and I looked at it and it didn't look at all like mine. Mine had this weird exhaust, YZ tank, flat seat... Found out later by looking on the European Yamaha site that is how the non-US models come!
I replaced the stock seat with the Guts Racing Tall seat foam, soft. It is one of my best mods ever. I'm also 6-3.
Posted December 13, 2004 - 06:49 AM