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jbrooks26

Seat hurting my ***!!!!! New foam?

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Ok, the Yamaha seat has to go. I am getting a little used to it now, but when I first started riding my YZ400F, and now my WR426F my rear was taking a beating. Tailbone was still sore after several days of not riding and I don't even use the seat much. I am wondering if anyone has tried using a Honda seat foam and carving it to fit the yamaha seat frame? I know the frames are different but I think I could trim the foam to fit and get a seat cover back over it. Just wondered if anyone else had tried to make the paper thin Yamahammer seat a little more arse friendly. Any input is welcome. Thanks

Josh

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The Guts tall foam seat has saved my @#$ for more than 8 months now.

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I support the guts foam seat. It is tall which helps sitting to standing and is waaaaaay comfy. KTM pals cry when they try my ride!!

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A good pair of Bike riding shorts under your riding pants puts the padding where you need it to prevent Monkey butt :)

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Any of you guys know where I could get some more info on the Guts seat foam? Thanks for all of the input.

Josh

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My riding pal Dale had to go through 3 different foam pads from Guts. He weighs about 150 lbs. He finally settled on the medium hard pad. He started with soft and then went to medium and he could still feel the bike rails. :)

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I purchased the Ceet foam last year. Maybe it's just me, however I didn't see much of a difference.

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Just another vote for the Guts seat foam. I have a tall/soft with the gripper cover and I love it. :)

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I'd really like a softer seat, but I don't want tall foam. The damn bike is too tall as it is!!

Any suggestions??

Jimbo

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Mate,

Just buy yourself a decent pair of cycling shorts. I did and i can now sit down on the way home with no but ache :):D

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Can anyone tell me what the difference in height will be with the different seat foams? VS the stock seat, how much are we talking to go with the tall foam, wide foam? Thanks

Josh

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Can anyone tell me what the difference in height will be with the different seat foams? VS the stock seat, how much are we talking to go with the tall foam, wide foam? Thanks

Josh

josh,

with the "wide top" foam that i referenced in this post:

http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showflat.php?Cat=0&Board=UBB10&Number=629961

there is no difference in seat height. in fact it might even be a *tiny* bit lower. but there is definitely 1000000% improvement in comfort, no doubt about that. when i did the six days of michigan in 2003 (see sig) with the GUTS seat it was a pleasure compared to the 2002 version when i did it with an SDG seat.

jim aka the wrooster

'01 wr250f

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Thanks for the info Jim, just one more question. I don't have a YZ seat on this bike, so I ordered the WR stock height soft foam from Guts yesterday. It should ship this evening, I am hoping to have it by Monday or so. Anyway, is the wide guts foam a huge improvement over the stock width soft foam? Or do you even have any experience to compare the two? I am sure I will be happy after talking to the sales person, I just hope that it doesn't leave me with the feeling that I should have ordered the tall foam. I was worried that it would be too tall, I am only a measley 5'7"tall with my boots on. And you have to kick the 426 pretty hard in my opinion compared the the red bikes I have ridden. Or in comparison to the 86 yz250 I have been riding for years. I don't know if I could kick it hard enough on the trail if it stalls out and I am on an incline. Anyway, thanks again for your input.

Josh

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