2006 yz450f: Step Seat Question


12 replies to this topic
  • Justin89

Posted June 06, 2007 - 05:42 PM

#1

Hey guys, I recently just got the a 2006 yz450f. The bike is the best bike that I have ever ridden. Anyways, I was just wondering if anybody has used a SDG step seat? I only ask because I find myself riding on the tank a lot. Just wondering how they fit and if anybody likes them or thinks that they help. Thanks.:) :ride: :thumbsup:

  • bleetham

Posted June 07, 2007 - 01:19 PM

#2

I hope that someone has tried this out, I'm only 5'6" and I'm on my tiptoes at the starting gate. Once I'm rolling then it's all good. I've been looking at buying this seat but would like some feedback on it first.

  • grayracer513

Posted June 07, 2007 - 03:26 PM

#3

I'm only 5'6" and I'm on my tiptoes at the starting gate. Once I'm rolling then it's all good.

A "hole shot device" for the forks will help that some, too, if you're not using one.

  • mn519

Posted June 07, 2007 - 06:35 PM

#4

I hope that someone has tried this out, I'm only 5'6" and I'm on my tiptoes at the starting gate. Once I'm rolling then it's all good. I've been looking at buying this seat but would like some feedback on it first.


I am in your boat at 5'7 man. The SGD step seat is not lower then stock in the front part, it is higher then stock in the rear part to make the step. I have a buddy with one on his crf. He also said the foam is pretty hard in it. You could do what I did and shave your seat foam .75''

All you do is take the cover off, mark a line on both sides of the foam where you want to cut, and use an electric fillet knife to cut. Using your lines as a guide makes it very easy. Then just take some sandpaper to the edges to round them and reinstall your seat cover. It took me less then an hour. And cost me a whole $2 for the fillet knife from the used thrift store.

Here is a pic you can kinda tell how much I removed, and it made a little step in the back.

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  • Justin89

Posted June 08, 2007 - 07:45 AM

#5

Yeah, I have also heard that the SDG foam is hard and that the seat doesn't bolt on very well/easy.

  • black_n_blue_thumper

Posted June 08, 2007 - 09:32 PM

#6

I am in your boat at 5'7 man. The SGD step seat is not lower then stock in the front part, it is higher then stock in the rear part to make the step. I have a buddy with one on his crf. He also said the foam is pretty hard in it. You could do what I did and shave your seat foam .75''

All you do is take the cover off, mark a line on both sides of the foam where you want to cut, and use an electric fillet knife to cut. Using your lines as a guide makes it very easy. Then just take some sandpaper to the edges to round them and reinstall your seat cover. It took me less then an hour. And cost me a whole $2 for the fillet knife from the used thrift store.

Here is a pic you can kinda tell how much I removed, and it made a little step in the back.

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Ditto, I have done four seats now, two for me and two for others. They work out really well. I use a stiff hand saw, and do just like the above post says. I make a bit bigger step, but do whatever you like. :thumbsup:

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  • Foxman06

Posted June 09, 2007 - 02:00 PM

#7

instead of the SDG step seat, try making one for yourself. Look online for how. There was an article on how to do it in one of Transworlds newer issues april-june(one of them)

  • warrior04

Posted June 10, 2007 - 08:12 AM

#8

i ordered a seat from sdg and i was really dissapointed about how poorly it bolted on. Now keep in mind this wasnt a step seat but it probably would be just as a pain on the step seat. I would just make one personally i wont get anything else from SDG

  • ThompsonV311

Posted June 10, 2007 - 06:38 PM

#9

No complaints at all here. I love it on my 06. It actually bolts up better than my stocker did. I race OFFROAD, and the step is not too stiff. It is great for holding you in the sweetspot climbing those rutted out rocky silt hills we use out here in Ca. desert. I'm lookin to sell the 06 YZ right now and take the seat with me to put on a new WR450. Along with a steering stabilizer the step seat is going to be on all my bikes.

  • rcmxracing

Posted June 13, 2007 - 10:51 AM

#10

I've seen the seat but haven't ridden with it. The seat itself looked very nice, durable and fit well etc. Here's the issue, I liked it, thought I'de just buy myself one, but GOOD LUCK. They are out of stock everywhere I've tried, even SDG.
If anyone knows a source, spill it!

  • Ga426owner

Posted June 13, 2007 - 01:34 PM

#11

i ordered a seat from sdg and i was really dissapointed about how poorly it bolted on. Now keep in mind this wasnt a step seat but it probably would be just as a pain on the step seat. I would just make one personally i wont get anything else from SDG


I assume you are referring to the rather large gap between the rear of the seat and the subframe/rear fender? This can be fixed easily with a deadweight/sledgehammer. Just pound down on each bracket (not so much force to break it) - top of seat while it is mounted/bolted on. This will fix it every time.....SDG has never got the brackets to fit like a stock seat:banghead:

  • yzfmerf

Posted June 13, 2007 - 07:20 PM

#12

Chalk one more vote up for SDG's poor quality. It did feel like it helped as far as not letting me sit to far back but the brackets were not even close, the foam was very firm and the stiching was starting to come apart after about 2 hours. Add that to the fact i had to basically recover it to get it to look half way decent, wrinkles everywhere! Very disapointing based on how much i liked the MTB stuff.

  • Justin89

Posted June 14, 2007 - 07:30 AM

#13

It sounds like making your own is the way to go these days.





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