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Re: Seat (again)
Reply #10 on: 23 May 20, 01:50:15
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Re: Seat (again)
Reply #11 on: 23 May 20, 01:51:17
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Re: Seat (again)
Reply #12 on: 23 May 20, 01:52:39
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Re: Seat (again)
Reply #13 on: 23 May 20, 04:40:17
Nice one  :028: :028:

And you've saved me the hassle of trying to work out how to upload photo's  :001:

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Re: Seat (again)
Reply #14 on: 24 May 20, 07:38:16
Spent an hour on the bike today. Totally forgot about the seat. That's how much improved it is. Once I did remember I was convinced it was a good move. Not sure it has 100% symmetry though. But good enough I think.

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Re: Seat (again)
Reply #15 on: 24 May 20, 07:42:49
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See how small things do have an influence! Good job!

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Re: Seat (again)
Reply #16 on: 25 May 20, 08:57:03
*Originally Posted by vanquishride [+]
Not sure it has 100% symmetry though.

Ha, that's where I'm at with mine. Not re-stapled the cover on yet as I keep looking at it and thinking "just a bit more off there to make it equal".
I'm sure I'll end up with no foam eventally  :008:

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Re: Seat (again)
Reply #17 on: 25 May 20, 09:07:59
Sit it on your lap and close your eyes and run your hands down the length of it (the seat that is)  :745:

It really works for gauging the symmetry.

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Re: Seat (again)
Reply #18 on: 29 May 20, 10:54:08
I went for roughly a 60 mile ride and stopped at Helmsley.NYorkshire. When i got off I had an ache inbetween my legs. the bit between your scrotum and you know what.It was then i decided, sod this, a near perfect bike, perfect ride,and glorious weather, (nearly) ruined by this ache.After walking around a bit it subsided along with the other muscle aches and i resumed riding. The next day, I dug out an old touratech gel seat pad I'd bought for a previous bike. I rummaged around and found some spare seat cloth I'd bought ages ago.Dug out my trusty staple gun,and went to work. I did NOT remove the OEM cover but put the pad on the seat (NOT like in the picture- mine was put on transverse- with the ridges going across the bike) There are webbing straps on the Touratech and I used self tapping screws to secure it, underneath the seat- drilled into the plastic seat base.(you only need a small hole- small screws). Then I had fun and games fitting the new seat material over both the seat and the touratech cushion. Its fiddly yes, but perservere, and in the end i have a reasonable looking job, not perfect but an inprovement in comfort.Putting the pad on transverse as opposed to longitudenal(as in the photo) created a slight dip at the back of the seat, which sort of cups me backside.




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Re: Seat (again)
Reply #19 on: 29 May 20, 10:58:08
Whoever designed the shape and padding of the original seat should be nailed to a wall and stoned with all the seats that have been swapped by Z1000SX riders.