Wider WR seat, opinions please

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  • mightymart

Posted February 09, 2009 - 08:33 AM


I have sent my seat off for a new foam & seat cover.
After given the option of a tall or standard foam he has now asked me if I want it more comfty then make it wider :) by adding half or quarter inch each side ? also the foam that is being fitted is to suit my weight to !
I have kept the seat at standard height because even though I am tall i only have a 30 inch inside leg ,but to be honest the lowered seat that was orginally on the bike was a good height but killed my @rse because there was lack of foam.
So folks i am asking your opinion......... go wide or will it look to out of place ?or Keep it standard width & be thankfull I have more padding under my @rse than before.


Posted February 09, 2009 - 02:17 PM


Wider seats are typically found on dualsports, if you sit down all the time a wider seat will aid in preventing monkey butt... if you don't dual sport and stand while riding for the most part, I would keep the standard width.

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  • Krannie McKranface

Posted February 09, 2009 - 03:49 PM


Wider seats cause more chafing, which is worse than ass pain. You need to change the durometer of the foam, so it is softer. Make the seat 1-1.5" taller, but use softer foam, and you will have what you need.

  • Baja trail Rider

Posted February 09, 2009 - 06:51 PM


We ride here in baja for 4-6 days.The only thing that works for long riding,(you cant stand on the pegs for 6 days) Cut the foam sides off a xr seat glued it to the wr seat now in the back 7 inches.Works perfect have used the other seats ,good for another hour but thats about it.


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