Looking for a WIDER seat for my 99 YZ400


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  • whalerboy

Posted February 29, 2008 - 12:19 PM

#1

Well, I've been looking around everywhere, and having no luck, I've decided to throw my question to the masses, here goes.

I have a 99 YZ400 that I have converted into a street legal supermoto, and while the bike is a blast to ride, it is a real pain in the butt, literally. The stock seat is hard and narrow, a painful combination for my backside. I ordered an SGD Tall seat, and it has helped, but I think the problem is the narrow width. I've checked with SDG, and GUTS racing and I still haven't been able to find anybody who make a wider seat, everything seemd to be just taller.

I saw the light when I rode a buddy's RMZ450, that seat is at least 1.5" wider than mine and it seemed to make all the difference in the world.

So anybody know where I could find such a seat? I'm not adverse to getting foam and doing it myself, but I would think that finding the right seat cover to go over the wider foam would be an issue. Before I just say "screw it" and take it to an automotive upholstery place and get soaked making it the way I want.

Thanks!!



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  • jayh300

Posted February 29, 2008 - 12:30 PM

#2

i took mine to an upholstery shop and had mine re done.. best thing i have done to my 400. he took 1 inch of the hard foam out and put 2 inchs of a softer foam in it and wow..... you can actually set on it and it is pretty nice.
click on my garage and look at the seat with the white tank , you really cant tell that much diff..
jay

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  • whalerboy

Posted February 29, 2008 - 12:34 PM

#3

i took mine to an upholstery shop and had mine re done.. best thing i have done to my 400. he took 1 inch of the hard foam out and put 2 inchs of a softer foam in it and wow..... you can actually set on it and it is pretty nice.
click on my garage and look at the seat with the white tank , you really cant tell that much diff..
jay

Seat looks great. I you don't mind me asking, what did the guy charge you?? Just wondering (ballpark) what I'm gonna be looking at to make this bike easier on the ass!!

Thanks!

  • jayh300

Posted February 29, 2008 - 12:49 PM

#4

well..... he is a friend of mine an actually did not charge me at all. it is way better that the 2x4 ish seat it came with.
i would think you could get it done in the 30 - 40 dollar range
but that would be a guess. he did mine while i was there on my lunch hour, so it was not that time consuming.
good luck
jay

  • Speedracer747-400

Posted February 29, 2008 - 09:41 PM

#5

Try giving Corbin a call. Maybe they can custom make you something. They make a wider seat for the 03-06 WR250/450F.

http://www.corbin.co...ha/wr250f.shtml





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