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wr seat is a pain in my butt

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Anybody try an aftermarket seat that doesn't cut you in to two halves? I use my bike on the street some and more than a few miles is killer. My bike must have the worst seat known to man. I looked at Corbins seat for the 2003THRU 2006 WR, but I am not sure I could make it work on my 2000 model.

Any thoughts?

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Stay away form the SDG seats they're even harder than the stock seat. Everyone here recommends Guts Racing seats http://www.gutsracing.com/pages/yamahamain.html

Steve

I swapped out my stocker for an SDG and it was a noticable improvement. Much more comfortable than the stock POS. My only gripe is the cover was installed a little crooked at the front, although every other SDG seat I have seen was straight.

I have no experience with GUTS but I have heard good things about them.

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I swapped out my stocker for an SDG and it was a noticable improvement. Much more comfortable than the stock POS. My only gripe is the cover was installed a little crooked at the front, although every other SDG seat I have seen was straight.

I have no experience with GUTS but I have heard good things about them.

I bought an SDG tall seat for my 04 WR450 and I think a 2x4 would have been softer but other than that it's a nice seat overall.

Steve

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Don`t know if Guts has a seat for a 2000, but I put a Guts racing tall seat and foam on my 04 WR450 and it`s awesome. Rode 60 desert miles at a close to race pace without any monkeybutt. The stock seat sure is a first class POS.

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I have a SDG on my '99 WR. It's standard height and was very comfortable, except I'm 6'5". So, I bought a Gutz tall seat from a fellow rider. If standard height seats work for you, I'll make you a good deal on a SDG. Oh wait, I have a Clarke tank on it so I actually have to use YZ seats. Sorry.

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I found a cheaper option! somewhere on one of the forums I read a mod where you drill holes in the foam of the seat. At the bottom I think, quite a lot of small holes halfway into the foam and it allows the foam to have a bit more "give".Search the forums I'm sure you'll find the article.I will try look for it as well.

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When I bought my '00 WR400, I removed the stock seat and installed an oak 2X4, big improvement.

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When I bought my '00 WR400, I removed the stock seat and installed an oak 2X4, big improvement.

:thumbsup::confused::excuseme:

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i had a moose seat on my last one. really comfy. on the newest bike i have a guts seat and it is mans best friend

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I tried the seat foam modification posted above, and it seems to be considerably softer. I wont be able to tell for sure until I can get out for a good run, which will be at least a month or so. We are still snowmobiling here yet :thumbsup:

The whole process took maybe 40 minutes from seat off the bike to back on the bike. Would have been quicker if I had a proper staple gun. In addition to the regular outer foam there is a narrow section which makes up the base of the seat. This section consists of two seperate thin layers of foam. One is like a memory foam kind of deal, and the other is regular foam but much denser than the outter seat foam. Might be worth while replacing these two sections with a softer foam.

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I agree that the stock WRF seat sucks, before selling my YZ2006 I swapped the foam and placed also half an inch of hard foam under it, which raises the seat height which better suits my riding style (I~m 6 ft 1). The YZ foam is much more gelly feeling. As the WRF has a battery you cannot simply swap the seats, you must keep the base and cut some foam from under the YZ foam, where the WRF~battery is placed. I also put some extra material on the seat cover which was required to compensate for the height increase. My bike is much better now.

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