Softer Seat Foam/Stock Height: 2003 WR450

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  • KentuckyWR

Posted November 11, 2003 - 10:41 AM


I've been riding my new WR450 for a few weeks now and coming from an XR600 (leather couch soft) is tough on the rear end. The bike is just the right height and I don't need it to be much taller . . . only softer. The mod of drilling holes does not appeal to me.
Any ideas (besides standing more)?

  • ETP

Posted November 11, 2003 - 12:39 PM


I made the XR to WR transition myself. After installing a new Guts tall foam seat, I lowered my sag about 1 inch in the rear and lowered my forks about 3/4 inch. It made a remarkable difference. The bike now sits low enough and handles alot better on the tight trails. One of the better mods I have done to this WR. Got to be carefull not to lower the forks too much. There is a scribe line on the tubes.

  • KentuckyWR

Posted November 11, 2003 - 01:14 PM


Thanks for the info. I'll check into it immediately! Is it considerably softer??

  • emcdan

Posted November 11, 2003 - 01:36 PM


yes it is considerably more comfortable.

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  • bstanton

Posted November 11, 2003 - 03:41 PM


Where can I look up the softer seat online?

Bstanton :)

  • ETP

Posted November 11, 2003 - 05:45 PM

Monkeybutt busters....... :) :D

  • dale

Posted November 12, 2003 - 02:45 PM


Where can I look up the softer seat online?

Bstanton :)

I don't recommend guts soft in standard height, maybe ok in tall. It is very soft, I sent mine back to get medium foam.
With the soft I sank way down till butt hit base and made it farther to stand up. They do have go service though, and said they would give me a break on price this time. Send the whole seat and they put the cover on for free.

  • wrooster

Posted November 13, 2003 - 09:37 AM



also see the "what worked" section in the writeup in my sig.

jim aka the wrooster
'01 wr250f


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