seat foam mod

2 replies to this topic
  • Jim_M

Posted June 28, 2002 - 06:47 AM


I seem to remember reading a post on having your seat recovered and new softer/higher foam installed. If I recall right the cost was approx 100 bucks. As I have just bought my bike and used all funds on bike, oilchange, helmet (old one was trashed) and whatnot, I chose to go for it and see what I could do low/no cost.
After pulling the front half of the staples from my stock cover, I used a cheese grater to slowly remove the curved center portion of the foam thereby creating a flat area much more comfy than the original shape. (after one short ride) While it doesnt do a thing for hardness, the new shape should make the seat bearable until I can save the cash to do it "right". Who knows I may be happy enough with it to save the 100 bucks for other stuff. Barkbusters would be great!
I will update the comfort issue after the holiday, I am sure to have a definite opinion after 5 days in the woods!

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  • Tim_in_WA

Posted June 29, 2002 - 02:47 AM


I softened my seat by poking some holes in the foam. You can read my original post here: http://www.thumperta...f=3&t=004428&p=

Best of all, it's a free mod!!! :)

  • Dan_YZF

Posted June 29, 2002 - 05:14 AM


I agree,

I've done it myself and it's good effective way to soften you seat and as a bonus absolutely free (rare mod)

my 2 cent


[ June 29, 2002: Message edited by: Dan_YZF ]


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