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Spiritwalker2222

Is this a tall or normal seat?

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I bought a SDG tall YZ426 seat and it looks like a normal seat to me. It's shown in a clarke tank, but looks the same with a YZ stock tank.

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The Bike is a WR, but I figure it'd be best to post here.

I also don't like the way the seat is bunching up (does it with stock YZ seat as well). I'll probably remove the cover and re-staple it. If I keep it that is.

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It was stock. The seam on the cover makes it look bigger. I put a cover on mine and it made it look bigger. The 99-02 seats look taller because of how they touch the airbox vs. newer bikes.

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Edited by Kgmx856

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That doesn't look tall to me either.

Both tall SDG seats I've had didn't have much dish and had a pretty flat profile

Here's a tall seat on my 450:

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And on my old DRZ:

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I have a DRZ too, the seat looks the same.

SDG replied back to me sayint that the YZ426 seat pan cannot support a seat higher than 0.5" than stock. So the tall seat is marginally taller than stock.

There's no way I'm using that low of a seat, I'm returning it. I'm going to see if anyone else makes a "real" tall seat for a YZ426. If not, I'll be sticking with my WR tall seat.

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Found a 426 with the tall seat here:

http://www.thumperta...426-pic-thread/

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that looks like what I'd expect from a tall seat. Unless the clark tank is curling the nose of your seat up too much, I don't think you have a tall.

As far as only being .5" taller, that might not sound like much, but it can make a big difference in the way the bike feels.

*edit:

Just re-read the thread, and was reminded your bike is a WR. I don't know what the all the differences are between the two, but if it has a different subframe, it could explain why the seat looks that way.

Edited by dvs_in10t

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The WR and YZ up to 2002 are interchangeable except for the tank to seat join. So you need to swap the seat and tank together. I have the clarke YZ tank, and a stock YZ tank to go with the YZ seat. The YZ seat looks the same with the stock YZ tank.

That 1/2" is better than stock, but it's 1"+ lower than my WR seat, so it feels like I'm on a pit bike with that seat on.

Edit, Guts racing has tall seat foam that is atually tall!

Edited by Spiritwalker2222

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