shaving the seat???

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  1. Tmullins

    Tmullins Rookie DRN Member

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    i was just wondering how to shave the seat and if it would reduce the comfort while riding?


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    You will have to pull the cover off by removing the staples.

    Mark where you want to cut with a magic marker.

    You can cut the foam using a large serrated knife, or even an electric knife. Roound the edges and smooth any irregular spots with sand paper.

    When re-installing the seat cover, it will stretch easier if it is warm.

    You will need a powerful staper to put the staples back in. A good hand held model will be strong engough. I think you want about 1/4" staples. Warm the seat base with a hair dryer or put it out in the sun to make it easier for the staples to penetrate.

    Will it be worth it? Hard to say - on my old KDX250 it really helped improve the riding position.
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    Tmullins Rookie DRN Member

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    thats to confusing for me to understand
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    oh thanks that helps alot
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    I don't get it.
    What do you need to shave the seat for?
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    Maybe the bike is to tall for him.
    I`m going to do the same with my bike...
  8. Nathan Rubin

    Nathan Rubin Rookie DRN Member

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    But how much can you shave, 5-6 cm at the most ?.
    Does this help?
    I think that problems with motto heigth should be resolved by suspicion tuning.
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    Invest in one of those double bladed carving knives. They make it very easy to cut seat foam with. Its extremely fun as well.

    When your finished , sand it down with some really rough sandpaper. It will look as good as new.
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    I'm gunna Get a YZ250F in a couple days and I was thinking of cutting a step seat. Does anyone have any advice on where to cut it.



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