00' wr400... NEED A SOFTER SEAT!!


6 replies to this topic
  • bluebreadtruck

Posted October 11, 2008 - 10:50 AM

#1

I have my bike set up as a dual sport, and after about 45mins or riding its gets real bad.....

WHat are my options for this bike for a better seat? I dont mind adding a couple of inches of height if need be

  • stev0

Posted October 11, 2008 - 11:09 AM

#2

i have the same problem. after about 50miles or so i start feeling it. its obvious a thicker padded seat will help.

i thought of having extra foam inserted into my seat and having it recovered.

  • CL13579

Posted October 11, 2008 - 11:30 AM

#3

Different approach: Take the seat off the bike and grab a cordless drill with a 1" hole saw. Cut a bunch of holes every few inches all over the underside of the seat and pull out a little of the foam through each hole.

It will soften up the factory seat significantly! I've run a few over the years, and if done carefully, the seat will outlast the bike.

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  • tribalbc

Posted October 11, 2008 - 11:49 AM

#4

On my 450 I added 2" of soft foam and a little material to the outside edge of the seat to make it all fit. Very comfy and works good for me at 6' 3"

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  • buggs bunny

Posted October 11, 2008 - 12:25 PM

#5

or you could look up guts racing and buy one of thier tall soft seats.i think i'm going to after a while.or mabey try the gel shorts sold on TT,they were out of stock when i tried to order them,but did get a pair of six in one brand,that were only padded where your butt would sit on a ten speed bike and pads on your hips and tail bone.:D

  • LILBIT

Posted October 11, 2008 - 03:16 PM

#6

Different approach: Take the seat off the bike and grab a cordless drill with a 1" hole saw. Cut a bunch of holes every few inches all over the underside of the seat and pull out a little of the foam through each hole.

It will soften up the factory seat significantly! I've run a few over the years, and if done carefully, the seat will outlast the bike.


Try this. I did my KTM a year or more ago and it got softer with use. Finally did the WR a couple of weeks ago and it helps. Hopinf it get better as well. If you do blow through the top of the foam glue a 1/8" layer of foam over it and it won't show.

  • taycam

Posted October 12, 2008 - 06:57 PM

#7

Im going to replace my pine bench with a tall/soft seat from Guts racing, my butt can take no more....ya ya im over 40




 
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