Posted September 28, 2001 - 02:19 AM
Are you guys with the SDG seat ginding it any softer than the stock balsa wood seat?
I am expecting mine today or tomorrow to go with a acerbis YZ tank that someone from this site so graciously sent me.
With this combination I should be roosting John Dowd...right??
Posted September 28, 2001 - 03:17 AM
I don't think you'll be roosting him.
Posted September 28, 2001 - 05:50 AM
I love my SDG seat. Its soft enough to avoid the dreaded monkey butt on long rides but still firm enough to feel and control the bike while sitting. You had better not do much sitting if your planning on taking on Dowd.
My only grippes about the seat are very minor and hardly worth mentioning, but what the heck:
1.The mounting brackets need to be "adjusted" slightly before you install it for the first time. I used a hammer.
2.There is a little bit of play at the tank junction.
Other than that, its bitchen. The quality is top notch and the fabric grips just right. Enjoy!
N 33'41.156" W117'59.749"
Posted September 28, 2001 - 06:28 AM
But the interesting thing is that they show a std. and TALL version.
They don’t give prices in the catalog, and don’t sell direct, so “contact your local Parts Unlimited dealer.”
Posted October 03, 2001 - 05:09 AM
I ordered & installed the softer stock hightseat foam from Factory Fx.I dont remember the cost because it was 1 1/2 years ago. but after the trip to the upholstery shop to get it installed correctly it ended up about $70.00 or so w/shipping and all. Much softer than the factory brick and well worth the bucks.
Posted October 03, 2001 - 06:11 AM
Ron, SDG sent out new brackets for customers that already purchased their seats with new brackets. They are suppose to fit much better. I have an extra set if you need them.
Monkey butt? Dude, I raced the Vegas to Reno race this last weekend (3rd place). If you look up the word "Monkey butt" in the dictonary you would find a picture of MY butt!!! Thank god I didnt have a YZ seat on my bike. I ran a WR seat with a gripper cover on it for the 526 mile race which turned out to be a better choice for the long ride.
PS, I think I'll be going riding this weekend with the same ole bunch of guys if you're interested...
Let me know.
Posted October 03, 2001 - 01:09 PM
Thanks for the offer on the brackets. My modified ones have that custom fit thing working. Thanks anyhow.
I would love to ride with you guys again, BUT wouldn't you know - I'm working again. I kind of have a side business that is doing real well. Too well. No kidding - I have not even seen my WR in almost two months! Oh yeah, the $ is a good thing.
Congrats on the Reno ride dude. It makes me tired just thinking about it. Good job!
I am positive that my SDG seat is softer than my stock WR seat was. In fact, it's much softer. I wonder if they changed foams? Their headquarters is only a few miles from me. I think I'll call them and ask…
Posted October 03, 2001 - 04:04 PM