XR 650L...is there a sweet spot on the seat?

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  • gabriel

Posted June 30, 2007 - 01:35 AM


I usually sip up front with my crotch up against the gas tank but recently I found a "sweet spot" which is about 3 inches back...do any of you guys feel that spot? It seems like the foward/rear balance is perfect there and my posture automaticaly goes to straight up...i love siting there. Any thoughts?

  • Huffa 2

Posted June 30, 2007 - 03:27 AM


No matter where you sit, it will eventually get to you if you ride a long enough distance.

I know exactly where your talkin though :thumbsup:

There are two things I'd like to improve on seat

1) slice some padding off and install a gel slab where the sweet spot area is

2) build the front higher, ever so slightly, so I'm not constantly sliding forward all the time.

3) :thumbsup: may need a custom cover then ?

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  • Bibleman

Posted June 30, 2007 - 05:29 AM


I agree 100% with Huffa and it's one of my upcoming projects. I haven't been able to find a piece of gel to shape myself though. Anyone know of a source? There's a guy who is always selling black XRL seat covers on ebay. I bought one and have it sitting here right now. I think the biggest problem with the seat is the slight forward slope. It does all kinds of nasty things to one's hiney area:prof:

  • Huffa 2

Posted June 30, 2007 - 07:05 AM


It does all kinds of nasty things to one's hiney area:prof:

:cheers: So true! :thumbsup:

I really like :thumbsup: :busted: what this member did here, I may go this route too, be a great "I did it myself " project and something I'm capable of.

http://www.thumperta...hlight=seat gel

Hey bibleman, where in Jersey are you? We have to hook up and go for a long haul someday?

  • Bibleman

Posted June 30, 2007 - 06:10 PM


Central Jersey right by Great Adventure in Jackson. Give me a holler and we'll meet somewhere:thumbsup:
PS Good link!

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