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Post  temporary kiwi on Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:19 am

ive checked out a few different seat remodelling options, then i decided i could do it myself, i got some extra seat foam from my local upholsterer, ive bored holes into the underside of the std seat foam[ 19mm] about halfway thru, reglued it to base, just finished adding & reshaping it , ive dropt it off to get the seat cover widened, ill post a photo as soon as i get it back, trying to replicate what 'seat concepts' do to theirs, ive also whipped up a sheepskin overcover to give it a few more km's duration for my bad back, as im going on a trip down to our south island to attend the burt monroe festival, going on a 3day adventure ride on the way down[ see www.high country trail.co.nz ] then will be riding the 1000km's back home, so ill have a few pic's to post when i get back


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Post  Mad Frosty on Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:25 am

Waiting for the pics waiting 
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Post  Mauser on Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:22 pm

Mad Frosty wrote:Waiting for the pics waiting 
You tell him Frosty.....I just got another set of off-road wheels yesterday.....great condition original tyres still fitted....just need a polish on the spokes Bump oooops off topic my bad lol.

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Post  Mad Frosty on Sat Sep 14, 2013 9:53 pm

Are they the ones from ebay by any chance ?
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Post  Mauser on Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:16 pm

Mad Frosty wrote:Are they the ones from ebay by any chance ?
Yes bargain at £220, just won some new side panels for £50...another bargain they are megga bucks...genunie panels as well Bump 

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Post  Mad Frosty on Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:44 pm

Yes i have seen them , nice set of wheels for reasonable price . I have seen another set few months back , absolutely pristine taken from new bike and never used he wanted 350 for them did not have the money at that time , he never sold them and i have lost his eblay name beat head  , wanted to contact him when i got the funds .
I only want the rear wheel really as the front one is still nice .
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Post  Mauser on Sun Sep 15, 2013 3:26 pm

Mad Frosty wrote:Yes i have seen them ,  nice set of wheels for reasonable price . I have seen another set few months back , absolutely pristine taken from new bike and never used he wanted 350 for them did not have the money at that time , he never sold them and i have lost his eblay name beat head  , wanted to contact him when i got the funds .
I only want the rear wheel really as the front one is still nice .
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I might have a rear wheel for sale shortly, depends on how good you want it....my new set are close to mint but my current rear has a few tiny spots on the spokes which might polish out but not 100% sure as you might just polish through to the steel through the plating....rims are decent but not what I would call mint they have a few tyre lever marks...can always upload a shed load of pictures if needed Smile....OFF TOPIC Bump 

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heres the pics

Post  temporary kiwi on Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:44 am

Mad Frosty wrote:Waiting for the pics waiting 
     [url=http://www.iforce.co.nz/View.aspx?i=fv003ve3.01i.jpg

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Post  ghostrider1964 on Thu Dec 05, 2013 8:24 pm

That looks very plush. Just redid mine using an OEM seat cover and upholstry foam.

We added 2 inches to the heighth and width.
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Post  Mad Frosty on Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:29 pm

Both seats look good 2 thumbs 
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Post  TJE on Fri Feb 14, 2014 9:27 am

I just installed a Seat Concepts seat a few weeks back, and it's absolutely fantastic! Took half a day with a cheap crap stapler, but the result is awesome. It's narrow at the front, so it doesn't get in the way when standing up or when hugging the tank. It's firm but super comfy. It should be said that I couldn't go 45 min on the standard seat without medical attention.








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Post  Mad Frosty on Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:47 pm

The standard seat its the worse seat i have ever placed my noble arse on , .... on my list " to do " jobs for the piggy  rider 
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Post  AURORA on Sat Feb 15, 2014 3:54 am

ghostrider1964 wrote:That looks very plush. Just redid mine using an OEM seat cover and upholstery foam.

We added 2 inches to the height and width.

Ahhhh  affraid  I'm have been blinded. What is that hideous object to the right of the seat?
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Post  Mauser on Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:31 am

That's a mirror Aurora  BRP smile 

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Post  Zoro on Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:23 pm

Just put a Seat Concepts seat on mine and took it for a 300klm round trip, HUGE improvment - money well spent.

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Post  temporary kiwi on Mon Feb 17, 2014 9:44 pm

seat concepts design is what i modeled my seat mod on, it has proved capable of 600k rides, it cost me about $40nz to mod &get recovered, the sheepskin over cover is the key to long periods of transport sections , saves the numb bum setting in so early.

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Post  BuRP on Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:28 pm

AURORA wrote:Ahhhh  affraid  I'm have been blinded. What is that hideous object to the right of the seat?

That's not his girlfriend but the friend of his girl - BIIGGGGG difference!
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Post  Mad Frosty on Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:01 pm

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Post  Mad Frosty on Wed Apr 16, 2014 11:03 pm

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Post  PeteN95 on Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:11 pm

I have a Seat Concepts kit on my Christini AWD 450 and really like it!
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Post  Mad Frosty on Fri Apr 18, 2014 6:04 pm

This is the best mod ever , even for the purists whom like to keep the bike totaly stock/ OEM .
If i was only allowed to change one thing on the XR it would be the seat  trust 
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Post  temporary kiwi on Fri Apr 25, 2014 12:30 am

i hear you on the seat, its made me glad to do long distance rides, before i cringed at the idea!, those seat concepts fellas do a great job

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Post  Mauser on Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:38 am

Well I regulary travel 15-20 miles on my bike and have had no problems at all with stock seat ?...maybe you guys have piles  BRP smile 

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Post  Mad Frosty on Sat Apr 26, 2014 4:42 pm

Mauser wrote:Well I regulary travel 15-20 miles on my bike and have had no problems at all with stock seat ?...maybe you guys have piles  BRP smile 

No but we have cock's over here , that's bad enough  lol! 
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Post  appleseed on Mon Dec 01, 2014 12:42 pm

Mad Frosty wrote:

did you get this from the US or from somewhere local?

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