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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 05-01-2005, 10:34 PM Thread Starter
 
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Shaving the Seat

Well today was the day my GSXR was lowered. Finally, I was able to ride my bike . Rode on a rarely used street for @ 2 hours. S/O was giving me pointers. This road has a few twisty and a great places to learn to take off and stop.

All went well (Dog bones in center hole, front forks lowered) except for the seat shaving Seat is not smooth. The foam is all bumpy .

Any suggestions on the seat, would be greatly appreciated? Thanks
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Take the cover off again & trim the bumps.
If you can find a thin piece off hard plastic and cut smaller than the seat.
Place it over the foam.
It will make it harder but smoothes out the look.
Cardboard will work till it gets wet!
It will never have the factory feel.

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An electric carving knife works good on cutting foam. If you cut too much off, you can get dense foam from an upholstery shop and cut it to your shape.
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An electric carving knife works good on cutting foam. If you cut too much off, you can get dense foam from an upholstery shop and cut it to your shape.
Thats what I used!

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That's what I was going to suggest!




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That's what I was going to suggest!

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Something else you might want to try... Shave even more out of there, like make a square indent, then put one of those gel seat pads for bicycles or HD's right inside the seat.. will make it nice and comfy Also, in the future, you may want to check out one of the aftermarket seat manufacturers custom seat jobs... would be aorund $3-$400 or so, but i'm sure the final outcome would be amazing. Corbin or Sargent are the two largest seat makers/customisers I think.

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Good advice from POD!




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Suzuki has a nice Gel seat.
Its not much if any shorter than stock.
If you have a hard time getting it right, take it to a upholstery shop and don't pay for it till your happy.

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Good suggestion on the app. shop!




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