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bradgross71

Yamaha seats

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Why does yamaha make there seats so damn hard?

I found my 2014 the hardest of any bike I've ever rode. I ended up buy new soft seat foam from Gutsracing.com. I just took the cover off my seat and pulled the old foam off, spray glued the new foam on and recovered the seat. HUGE difference! I don't sit too much, but when I do, it's awesome! Haha

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I thought the granite seats from my 2 strokes killed all the nerves in my ass, my 14 is just as bad.

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I think the seat on my 14 feels pretty good, actually a little softer than my honda. The seat cover cover on the yamaha though is super grippy it always feels like it is gonna pull my pants down.lol

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Coincidentally, the Chinese national equivalent of AmTrak has high class seats, "coach" seats, and a really cheap category called the "Ying Xi".  The "Xi" is pronounced the same as "Z" in English, and the seats typically go by the acronym, "YZ".

 

It means "hard seat".

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gotta break em in dude!

 

Yamaha seats actually break in??  I've a YZ seat on my WR with hundreds of hours and it (8000 miles maybe??) is still like a 2x4.  A friend who rides a KTM525 rode the bike up to the general store a few years ago and thought it was the hardest seat he ever had ridden.  He only took it for 3 miles each way on a dirt road and thought it bruised his tailbone.

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The seat on my '09 is crazy plush. I compared it to my buddies '10 CRF450 and a '14 KTM450 and both are harder than mine. Maybe the new ones are not as soft as the foam from a few years ago......

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