Mod Advice - Tank/Seat Combo
Posted October 31, 2001 - 06:42 AM
I am also planning on removing my headlight and was wondering if I should pull the whole thing and replace with a YZ number plate?
Posted October 31, 2001 - 06:55 AM
Seat wise, the SDG seat is the best choice, being ready to install, and way cheaper than stock.
If you plan on removing the headlight, you'll need to remove the odometer as well. For weight savings, replacing the rear fender is way better than replacing the front, and is much more streamlined.
Posted October 31, 2001 - 07:10 AM
Posted October 31, 2001 - 08:25 AM
Posted October 31, 2001 - 10:56 PM
I built my own seat, with an IMZ YZ base ($40), Guts racing soft foam (heavenly!!) at about $50-55, then a One industries grippy cover that matches the graphics.
Get a grippy seat cover if you can. These really help to hold you on the bike and actually help your arms stay fresher, longer.
Also, if you're tall, get the tall seat foam-the transition from sitting to standing will be much easier.
Good luck, I've also heard the SGB or whatever seat is very hard! The stock YZ seat is also quite hard! If comfort is an issue, it may make sense to build your own soft foam seat. An electric staple gun and a little patience is required, but the payoff is a comfortable seat that pays your back every time you ride.
Posted November 09, 2001 - 05:21 AM
I had two different ones from Guts on my Husaberg. Nice covers. They have more of a "sheen" to them than the rough gripper covers, look better & don't get the dirt ground in like the rough covers. But, still have directional grip pattern that works. Held up very well!
Posted November 09, 2001 - 05:58 AM
Thanks for the info. I was looking at the Tall seat.
Posted November 10, 2001 - 05:08 PM
Posted November 11, 2001 - 04:05 AM
Thanks for the offer to sell, but at this time I'm not in the market for a seat. I just bought a new exhuast and I need to have my suspension revalved next. I will keep you in mind when I'm ready.Thanks
Posted November 11, 2001 - 11:22 AM
Posted November 19, 2001 - 11:45 AM
i did 4 hours straight off (2 mins for fuel and water) and i was completely ****ed at the end. i came to the conclusion that although i was getting forward for the first bend, if it flowed into another i was slipping down and back and then the bike would handle differently.
i have a '99 and was under the impression that a IMS, Ty Davis or clark tank gave you the 3 gal capacity AND YZ ergo's. not anymore.
for out and out racing and a clear advantage you need the YZ tank. if you're east coast or in europe like me and you don't do any straight 3 hour it's got to be a YZ tank every time.
which brings me back to my old chestnut; WHY CAN'T CLARK COMBINE THE TOP HALF OF A YZ AND THE BOTTOM HALF OF THEIR TANK TO MAKE A 2.5 GALLON TANK.
i can't get my leg down near the front wheel. am i the only person to notice this? am i the only rider who rides in mud and wants a narrow, low top tank that droops to hold more fuel but even lower?