How to make your hard stock seat soft
Posted 16 June 2007 - 08:01 PM
Also I have seen the seats drilled the opposite of the one described here. They took the seat foam off (carefully) and drilled it from the bottom BUT not all the way through. That left a connective layer on top. Then reglued it.
Not sure which is best. I was going to do that until I started using the bike shorts. BTW the cheap shorts don't do it. You need the ones that are kind of curved for a sitting position.
Posted 18 June 2007 - 01:25 PM
Posted 18 June 2007 - 01:48 PM
Posted 19 June 2007 - 02:22 PM
I paid $299 delivered, but I got a deal when they first came out for sale. It's worth $299 to me and then some. You can't put a price on not having Monkey-Ass three quarters of the way through an all day ride like you do with the stock seat............
Posted 19 June 2007 - 07:03 PM
Posted 25 June 2007 - 08:33 PM
Posted 30 June 2007 - 09:15 PM
Someone here posted I should just ride my new bike rather then spending so much time moding. As I have mentioned countless times I am retired and ride every morning and every evening where my back yard backs up the BLM lands. Incidentally the lead additive made all the difference in the bikes performance, so much so I was able to drop back down to a 165 main with the clip two from the bottom, remove the oring and lean back the pilot to 1 & 3/4 turns. Now it runs better then ever with less heat and the additive's sodium oxides suppressing plasma formation/welding between the valves and seats stopping metal removal on the valves as intended for high compression engines.
One other thing I did I forgot to mention as in a previous post I installed home made filters on the ends of all my breather tubes on the bottom of the bike and on the left side of the carburetor and the mysterious dirt problem that finds its way into the carb slide and needle jet is all gone. I bet this is a contributing factor to the valve ware mystery as dirt is getting sucked into the engine via the drain and vent tubes.
Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:06 PM
Posted 02 June 2012 - 12:52 PM
Could be that its a 5 year old thread and the photo accounts(??) have changed
Edited by crfxer, 02 June 2012 - 12:52 PM.
Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:28 AM
Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:40 AM
Posted 17 September 2012 - 02:48 PM
That’s nice it worked for you. I have a buddy that has a 525 and he tried the same thing and he said it made no difference at all. He ended up buying an aftermarket seat after all. Maybe there is a difference in the foam hardness from a Honda to a KTM.
Noooo Witt, the seat had nothing to do with it! It's a KTM, nothing more and nothing less!