has anyone shaved their seat foam?


9 replies to this topic
  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted October 15, 2006 - 11:19 PM

#1

Has anyone had any good result with shaving their seat foam. I am considering doing so.

I am a desert rider. There are times when I simply need to get a foot (or two) on the ground.

Has anyone had any success with shaving the seat down. An inch would make a big difference in tough terrain.

I do not plan to have the suspension lowered. I ride standing up most of the time and only need to get a foot down during difficult situations.

  • gspy4u

Posted October 16, 2006 - 12:37 AM

#2

Did mine a few weeks ago. Got sick of the tippie toe shuffle I was doing.

Used a saw blade and then a rasper to smooth it all out. Worked a treat. Could feel the rails a little (I thought) but after a few long rides both on and off road I didn't really have a sore backside.

Still thinking about a Guts seat though at standard height but soft compound. Not sure if it will sag enough to feel as low as the cut one though.

Just used a staple gun to refix the cover and it looks like oem.

  • Audun

Posted October 16, 2006 - 02:52 AM

#3

Im 185cm tall, but the previous ovner was close to 120cm or something!:devil: So yes, my seat is shaved.. Looks bad, but its ok for riding SuperMoto, and when Ive got my motocross wheels on I almost cant reach the ground, so in the dunes I would guess its a good idea.

The downside is that the seat gets pretty darn hard, and for me everything closer than 5m gets kind of blury because of the viberations..

  • 642MX

Posted October 16, 2006 - 06:46 AM

#4

We had a automotive trim shop shave my wifes seat down. They Replaced the foam with softer stuff and replaced the cover for $70.

  • kobernik

Posted October 16, 2006 - 12:14 PM

#5

My friend shaved the foam for better leg reach. Worked well for him. Says the seat rails feel hard and are a bit annoying.

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  • Punisher660

Posted October 16, 2006 - 02:30 PM

#6

DONT DO IT!
Mine was shaved before I got the bike (Used 04WR)

It is like a rock now and after long rides it hurts to sit.
I'm too cheap (and broke) to replace it and figured it keeps me standing more anyway, but oh man, what I would give for even a stock seat!

  • Birdy426

Posted October 16, 2006 - 09:50 PM

#7

I have both a shaved seat and a stock seat for my WR. I run the stock seat for desert, and the shaved seat for tight stuff like Kennedy Meadows. I can't tell a whole lot of difference in the hardness department...my butt's sore after a full weekend of riding in either case. Where I find a difference is in how much I stand. It's more work to transition fro sitting to standing with the shaved seat, and the seat to footpeg distance is noticeably shorter when seated.

I much prefer the stock seat, but when I know the terrain is going to be nasty, I run the cut seat.

  • Just_a_trail_rider

Posted October 16, 2006 - 11:01 PM

#8

I have both a shaved seat and a stock seat for my WR. I run the stock seat for desert, and the shaved seat for tight stuff like Kennedy Meadows. I can't tell a whole lot of difference in the hardness department...my butt's sore after a full weekend of riding in either case. Where I find a difference is in how much I stand. It's more work to transition fro sitting to standing with the shaved seat, and the seat to footpeg distance is noticeably shorter when seated.

I much prefer the stock seat, but when I know the terrain is going to be nasty, I run the cut seat.


so maybe that's the answer. Two seats.... hmmmm

  • billygoat

Posted October 17, 2006 - 08:26 PM

#9

I hated my shaved down seat I had to buy another one. I'll sell you the blasted thing for $15 bucks if you want to try it. I paid too much money having a custom seat cover made for it, too. Learn from me - don't cut your only seat.

  • Birdy426

Posted October 17, 2006 - 09:13 PM

#10

so maybe that's the answer. Two seats.... hmmmm

Yup...it works for me. Watch eBay, and you can find that second seat to cut pretty darn cheap!




 
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