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Old 12-20-2012, 08:35 AM   #6451
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Ill be trying either of those methods...Ive never unglued the foam from the pan so maybe Ill do the knife carving..ive been wanting to do this forever but just scared...

My spare '88 XR600R seat foam pulled right off. I replaced with a taller foam but I cut it down and reshaped it some. I'll take some pictures of the stock foam and the redone seat for you.

I'm kinda bored, maybe I'll cut the old seat foam to show what I would do if I was vertically challanged...

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Old 12-20-2012, 09:23 AM   #6452
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well that would be awesome bud

vertically challenged!!!!!! among other things

yeah thats right
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Old 12-20-2012, 09:52 AM   #6453
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well that would be awesome bud

vertically challenged!!!!!! among other things

yeah thats right

There's a new market... Short people adjusters for the vertically challenged!!!!!!

First product - The ReSizer. A lead filled steel pipe for immediate/emergency adjustments to big dumbasses...

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Old 12-20-2012, 10:32 AM   #6454
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First product - The ReSizer. A lead filled steel pipe for immediate/emergency adjustments to big dumbasses...


No instructions necessary.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:03 AM   #6455
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Don't be afraid to cut your seat, this was so easy. 30 minutes and 90% done cutting and shaping. I used a knife and an 5" air sander

I leave a speed bump in the back to help keep me aboard and since the foam gets thin there. The seat foam is 1 1/2" lower then stock and 3/4" narrower up front. Since the cut is on an angle the seat height is 3/4" lower at the bump.

I would have spent more time if I was going to use it.














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Old 12-20-2012, 11:52 AM   #6456
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mental thanks for the encouragement the pics speak a million...

thanks for showing how easy it really is...

I will definitely be doing this as a project since money is tight for other mods...

this will be my end of the year deal

cant wait to see how straddling up some gnarly hill will be sitting lower...I also love the "speed bump" deal you takk about...kind if a stopper so you dont slide around so much

having said this a ceet gripper seat made such a difference on my ass when comparing to stock well worth the $$

cheers bud and merry christmas to all in advance

christian
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:04 PM   #6457
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Christian,

In case you botch the seat cut down I have a spare foam laying about. Go figure...
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Old 12-20-2012, 02:14 PM   #6458
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sounds good boss! thanks guys
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:18 PM   #6459
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sounds good boss! thanks guys

We want pictures...

It is easier to cut an old aged seat foam then a new one. A knife won't work on a new one. I use two air sanders with 60 grit paper. One is a 5" sander and the other is a angle head diegrinder with a 2" 60 grit 3m disc.

Spend some time with the contours and put the seat pan back on the bike so you can just set the foam on for a test fit.

It's a good beer drinkin' project.


The cover is the interesting part. If you have done a cover that's is the hardest part of this mod. Cutting the foam is the easy part...

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Old 12-20-2012, 05:42 PM   #6460
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I got bored and finished cutting the stock seat foam. The other seat is a custom cut tall seat.

I'm probably going to get a new foam and cut it. The seat is low but still 8" wide where you sit on the road.

This is about the most foam I would want to remove.







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Old 12-20-2012, 06:12 PM   #6461
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This is an old technic that people have been using for a long time.
People have had great success using an electric carving knife.
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Old 12-20-2012, 06:44 PM   #6462
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This is an old technic that people have been using for a long time.
People have had great success using an electric carving knife.

Just doing what I can to help the vertically challenged....

I was bored and figured I would practice on it before I throw it away....

Now I want to see Christian's version...



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Old 12-20-2012, 07:42 PM   #6463
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Hey 22

What's a shifty charactor ???
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:49 AM   #6464
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Hey all, I still have a set of forks for a 600 with the 15mm axle and a wheel with rotor. I also have a drum brake rear complete with rotor and all brake linkage including pedal. It does me no good. Offer me money if you want to. Trade something you don't need if you want to. Or just pay shipping or come by and pick it up. I'm good with any variation of the previous suggestions.
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Old 12-21-2012, 05:34 AM   #6465
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Hey all, I still have a set of forks for a 600 with the 15mm axle and a wheel with rotor. I also have a drum brake rear complete with rotor and all brake linkage including pedal. It does me no good. Offer me money if you want to. Trade something you don't need if you want to. Or just pay shipping or come by and pick it up. I'm good with any variation of the previous suggestions.

a drum brake rear complete with rotor... Huh????


Are the front cartdidge forks or dampers????

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