Drill holes in seat foam


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  • Blackmax

Posted January 06, 2008 - 04:34 PM

#1

My widdle legs barely reach the ground . I don't want to do suspension mods. Has anyone tried the hole saw into seatfoam trick ?

  • dazzabb

Posted January 07, 2008 - 04:48 AM

#2

I've not tried it but you have got me thinking about it.

I was looking at getting a softer seat, but maybe this is another route to less monkey butt.

  • Jeff_Steckline

Posted January 07, 2008 - 06:50 AM

#3

The only thing that helps monkey butt is seat time. I've tried not sitting down but then my legs get tired. Jeff S

  • chambers

Posted January 07, 2008 - 09:09 AM

#4

Call me stupid but what is this mod, I nhave the larger tank and the different seat to fit it but the seat seems more padded than the standard, this makes it more comfy but it is still a bit too high

Istructions/details would be great

thanks

  • kskyles

Posted January 07, 2008 - 01:15 PM

#5

Call me stupid but what is this mod, I nhave the larger tank and the different seat to fit it but the seat seems more padded than the standard, this makes it more comfy but it is still a bit too high

Istructions/details would be great

thanks


the DRZ guys do this alot.

http://www.thumperta...ad.php?t=489610

it's in the technical articles section of TT.

  • spidennis

Posted January 07, 2008 - 04:00 PM

#6

I cut out most of my seat foam ......
it went from a narrower seat to a wider seat ....
I don't find it all that bad really ...
but don't know if my butt can keep up with my new range!

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  • kskyles

Posted January 08, 2008 - 10:13 AM

#7

I cut out most of my seat foam ......
it went from a narrower seat to a wider seat ....
I don't find it all that bad really ...
but don't know if my butt can keep up with my new range!

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dude - you could drive across texas without stopping for gas with those tanks :banghead:

  • chambers

Posted January 08, 2008 - 11:27 AM

#8

What sort of rear rack is that on the back?

  • spidennis

Posted January 08, 2008 - 11:36 AM

#9

What sort of rear rack is that on the back?


cycleracks.com

  • GCannon

Posted January 08, 2008 - 11:51 AM

#10

I cut out most of my seat foam ......
it went from a narrower seat to a wider seat ....
I don't find it all that bad really ...
but don't know if my butt can keep up with my new range!

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WOW! you are going to need an oil change before you run out of gas::banghead:

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  • spidennis

Posted January 08, 2008 - 12:10 PM

#11

WOW! you are going to need an oil change before you run out of gas::banghead:


that's pretty funny, but sadly true!
My butt will need a rest too ......
though the rear tank would be mostly for my buddies
with small tanks ... like the 05WR450F .....
What was yamaha thinking when they fitted that tank?
but back to seats ........
I mostly don't use mine, on the pegs a lot ....

  • byggd

Posted January 08, 2008 - 12:45 PM

#12

My buddy drilled holes in the seat of his KTM (which is even harder than the yami seat if you can believe that) and he said it didn't help at all.

  • Blackmax

Posted January 09, 2008 - 05:54 PM

#13

I took the plunge! I bought a 3/4 inch hole saw designed for drilling ceramic tile. I measured out a 1 inch apart grid pattern on the bottom of the foam and drilled 1/2 inch shy of the seat top. Put the cover back on and seat back on the bike and sat my delicate butt on. I was delighted. I only put holes in the thickest part of the foam so now when I sink down, there is kind of a step to hold me on. My only concern is the durability of the foam . It may lose its shape etc.

  • redswr

Posted April 03, 2008 - 10:14 PM

#14

ok guys... hows the seats holding up? thinking about doing this on mine cause my last race was 6 hours and i could only stand for the first 2... spent alot of time sitting down.

  • spidennis

Posted April 04, 2008 - 08:14 AM

#15

ride more and condition that soft butt !
just like in martial arts training
or any other sport .....
condition, train, don't lose your edge .....
errr, hard ass-ness in this case!

but what am I saying ......
I just got some "sweet cheeks"
and an Alaska Leather's sheepskin
for my upcoming 2k mile ride in a couple of weeks ....
.... and I don't think my hardened butt,
or my hard head will get though
unless I had some kind of help!
I won't be racing along the way though,
but I hope to do an enduro when I get there!
..... and I'll be taking off my softy seat pads
for that though .....

  • chrispy1202

Posted April 04, 2008 - 02:05 PM

#16

If you take your seat in to an upholstery shop, they can build your seat to whatever size or shape you want. I had my seat made into a wide-a$$ at the back for fire road trips (10" wide), and tapers at the front for trail riding. Sort or pear shaped, now all my buddies want to get theirs done. I have the stock seat foam and cover at home still.

  • Alaska

Posted April 04, 2008 - 02:17 PM

#17

I bought a pair of spandex Bicyclist shorts, for $30. They have a padded area where it counts. I wear them under my ridind pants. works great.

  • strych9

Posted April 04, 2008 - 04:05 PM

#18

Id feel too gay going to a bike shop to buy spandex. Maby online though.lol

  • Gary Murray

Posted April 04, 2008 - 04:49 PM

#19

Can you get them mailed to a P.O. box so nobody will know?

  • strych9

Posted April 04, 2008 - 05:35 PM

#20

do i have to shave my a$$ to make them fit? :prof:

just kidding, I concidered getting a pair of padded shorts from my rockymountian mag. they got tons of protection. check out their website, there is a bunch of different styles. prob cheaper that an redoing the seat and added protection from a fall.




 
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