oh my aching arse.


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  • YLE1KIOT

Posted May 01, 2007 - 01:14 PM

#1

ok only the 3rd ride on the 07wr450 and it had to be the district 37 nationals. after 40+ miles the bike runs fantastic BUT my god is the seat a brick!! don't want to change to a padded riding short for seat hight reasons, and don't tell me to keep my butt off the seat.. tell me who makes a gell insert for under the seat cover (shave some foam) of who makes a softer seat foam.. me and my aching butt thank you.

  • rheynard

Posted May 01, 2007 - 01:43 PM

#2

Guts Racing Products has got the seat you need. I had the same issues and went with the soft one. Doing it again I think I will go medium. GL

  • SJMC_DON

Posted May 01, 2007 - 01:56 PM

#3

ok only the 3rd ride on the 07wr450 and it had to be the district 37 nationals. after 40+ miles the bike runs fantastic BUT my god is the seat a brick!! don't want to change to a padded riding short for seat hight reasons, and don't tell me to keep my butt off the seat.. tell me who makes a gell insert for under the seat cover (shave some foam) of who makes a softer seat foam.. me and my aching butt thank you.


I have always used the GUTS Tall seats as well on all my WR's. I put the "soft" seat on my 07' and might go to the "medium" you can see pics of it on the 07' here - http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=498975

  • eissinger4

Posted May 01, 2007 - 05:12 PM

#4

Guts, all the way!! I bought one, and never looked back. The soft is soft, so if you spend alot of time on the seat like I do, it's the best $55 you'll ever spend. Here's a pic of my 06 WR450 with the tall/soft



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  • MaxPower

Posted May 01, 2007 - 06:43 PM

#5

[COLOR="DarkGreen"]do you know if your seat comes with an all black cover eissinger4? [/COLOR]

  • Jwar1r1t3

Posted May 01, 2007 - 06:51 PM

#6

can you use the stock seat cover?? I like the way the stock one looks, but the one on eissinger4's looks pretty nice.

Oh yeah, how much does it change the seat height??

  • eissinger4

Posted May 02, 2007 - 03:11 AM

#7

The seat cover is actually a stock height Factory Effex cover that I bought on Ebay for like $12 from a MC shop in Calgary BC. FX still makes this cover, but it only comes in all black. It's $80 though.

The seat is noticeably higher, and it has definitely taken some getting used to. I'm 6'1", and if I were any shorter, I wouldn't have a tall seat 'cause I wouldn't be able to touch the ground. I could have stretched the original cover over the tall like I did with this one, but I'm not a big fan of the stock covers. It's a REAL tight fit, but I did it with a T50 stapler and a lot of patience.

Here's the newer version of my cover-


http://www.factoryef...D=7&startpage=0

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  • eissinger4

Posted May 02, 2007 - 03:20 AM

#8

The Guts Racing stock/medium might be the right choice for you, depending on what you weigh. If you go stock/soft, your a$$ is gonna hit the seat pan on every bump if you weigh more than 160lbs or so.

  • YLE1KIOT

Posted May 02, 2007 - 07:14 AM

#9

wow, seems that the consensious is in.. i weigh about 225# so will check their site and buy.. thanks for all the responces..

  • YLE1KIOT

Posted May 02, 2007 - 09:53 AM

#10

ok spoke with GUTS. they recommended the soft??!! their statement below: what are your weights on the soft where you recommend the medium?? thanks

Our hard is a little harder than the stock. Our medium is about the same as a 2007 KXF450.


On 5/2/07 9:10 AM, "Stoll, Ronald" <RStoll@ci.burbank.ca.us> wrote:


Excellent… thanks... just out of curiosity does the stock “rock” hardness equal your hard? Or is your hard “harder or softer than stock? Have 2 other riders, one heavier 6’ 01” 265 lbs and one lighter 5’ 10” 200 lbs. (again old men) What would you recommend for their weights?

Will place an order today, after I check out your seat covers. Thanks again.


Ronald G. Stoll


-----Original Message-----
From: Sales [mailto:guts@jps.net]
Sent: Wednesday, May 02, 2007 8:56 AM
To: Stoll, Ronald
Subject: Re: 2007 wr450 seat foam

We recommend a soft stock height. The soft is about the same firmness as an older Honda XR250 (late 80’s).


On 5/2/07 8:38 AM, "Stoll, Ronald" <RStoll@ci.burbank.ca.us> wrote:
Love the new bike BUT, the stock seat is a rock!!! On Thumper Talk the consensus is your seat foam. I just don’t know which to buy.
I compete in district 37 desert only, I am 5’-10”, 225 lbs, and like to sit whenever possible (yes I am in the senior class). I would like to stay with the stock seat height.
Your recommendation is?? thanks

Ronald G. Stoll

  • BigBelly

Posted May 02, 2007 - 02:21 PM

#11

I had to take off my stock seat after the first 50 miles. Monkey butt for about 3 days. That stock seat is not just uncomfortable, it's frickin painful!

I went with the GutsRacing tall soft and gripper seat cover and it couldn't be better. It's kinda like putting a La-Z-Boy in a Corvette...

  • eissinger4

Posted May 02, 2007 - 05:05 PM

#12

Last comment. With my old stock seat, I could ride for an hour or two before my a$$ started to get sore. With the Guts soft, I frequently go for 100 mile, 6-8 hour rides with no monkey butt. Tremendous difference.

  • jams229

Posted May 02, 2007 - 05:45 PM

#13

FYI - you can ask the guys at GUTS to "customize" your seat foam.
I went with the tall, medium/soft, and I like it a lot.
I have ridden some bikes with their tall, soft foam and thought it
was too soft, so the medium/soft is just right for my boney butt.

  • Jwar1r1t3

Posted May 02, 2007 - 05:47 PM

#14

well according to what the guy said from GUTS in the e-mail, I could go with the soft stock height seat. I'm 185#s so it should work. And if it is as soft as the XR seats, I'll take it. My XR seat is the most comfortable seat I have ever rode on.




 
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