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I researched seat shaving. Found this link.

http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=223293

Took off OEM seat which pushed me too far forward and felt like a board. Followed link instructions. Took 1+ 1/2 hours total. Stock seat is now perfect. I'm 6'1" and 200 lbs, frequently carry my wife 2up.

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1. Leave "front" of seat vinyl stapled to plastic seat.
2. Even though there is little adhesive around rear screw hole and front of seat, go very slow when seperating foam from seat.
2a. Once foam is removed and upside down you will clearly see the small area that needs to be removed, use my photo as a template.
3. Take your time cutting out foam, it goes by quickly. Don't cut too deep. I made grids so if i had to replace it it would fit perfect. Foam is very forgiving.
3a. Remember you're removing foam from the underside of the seat, where it attaches to the plastic.
4. I only took max 3/4" depth worth of foam from middle, then tapered sides as in my two photos.
5. I used new staples and had to force each one in the hard plastic with pliers, and it still went quick.
6. Don't use too much spray adhesive when putting foam back on plastic seat.



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AaupVk266k0/StimBaqq0qI/AAAAAAAAAfc/Cui8qlkIKFI/s1600-h/seat2.JPG



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AaupVk266k0/StimAyK_jnI/AAAAAAAAAfU/AL9hpUPf7TQ/s1600-h/seat.JPG

The finished seat looks stock and untouched however when I sit on it both cheeks sink in the void that was made by removing the foam. It feels like air cushioning. I can't imagine a more comfortable, practical, affordable mod. Difficulty level 2 of 4.
 

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Nice to see some different ways of working with the seat. Some others posted their seat mods, but most worked from the top down, I think.

This is a great mod for my ride to South Mexico from Florida. Thanks for sharing the idea.
So would a Kawasaki Concours 14.



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Zoiks!!

You know, I wasn't going to read this thread, but now, I'm really glad I did...

Thanks Axe.
 

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I researched seat shaving. Found this link.

http://www.gixxer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=223293

Took off OEM seat which pushed me too far forward and felt like a board. Followed link instructions. Took 1+ 1/2 hours total. Stock seat is now perfect. I'm 6'1" and 200 lbs, frequently carry my wife 2up.

Note
1. Leave "front" of seat vinyl stapled to plastic seat.
2. Even though there is little adhesive around rear screw hole and front of seat, go very slow when seperating foam from seat.
2a. Once foam is removed and upside down you will clearly see the small area that needs to be removed, use my photo as a template.
3. Take your time cutting out foam, it goes by quickly. Don't cut too deep. I made grids so if i had to replace it it would fit perfect. Foam is very forgiving.
3a. Remember you're removing foam from the underside of the seat, where it attaches to the plastic.
4. I only took max 3/4" depth worth of foam from middle, then tapered sides as in my two photos.
5. I used new staples and had to force each one in the hard plastic with pliers, and it still went quick.
6. Don't use too much spray adhesive when putting foam back on plastic seat.



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_AaupVk266k0/StimBaqq0qI/AAAAAAAAAfc/Cui8qlkIKFI/s1600-h/seat2.JPG



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_AaupVk266k0/StimAyK_jnI/AAAAAAAAAfU/AL9hpUPf7TQ/s1600-h/seat.JPG

The finished seat looks stock and untouched however when I sit on it both cheeks sink in the void that was made by removing the foam. It feels like air cushioning. I can't imagine a more comfortable, practical, affordable mod. Difficulty level 2 of 4.
Well since AXE brought it up with his post, or should I say I was reminded by the gel inserts in his post... does anyone know what the "gel" is that they put in the comfort seat? Seems to me Sargent talks about "gel" in their seats as well. Is it some kind of foam? Or perhaps it's something along the line of the "gellin" commercial.
 

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Glad I found this old thread, starting this project today, wish me luck!

My goal is to get to get the seat low enough that I can at least tip toe.
 
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