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Old 04-21-2005, 08:35 PM   #1
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HOW TO: Make Any R1 Seat More Comfortable

I have done this to both my 01 and my 05 and it works. The stock seats have too much slope and throw your wieght forward to your wrists not to mention the parts that are plastered to the tank.
remove seat
remove staples that hold cover on, leave staples at back though.
pull cover back and remove foam.
using hack saw blade or bread knife cut foam protrusion that goes into seat off as seen in pic.
I also put a 1/4" foam piece under the front 3-4 inches of stock foam pad to level it a little more.
put foam and cover on and secure with 1/4 or 3/8" staples.
Seat will appear stock but will level out and sink into pan becoming slightly concave which matches your a$$ better.
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:36 PM   #2
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here is the slice from my 01 seat.
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Old 04-21-2005, 08:45 PM   #3
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Nice how to and something i'm gonna do when i find some foam to add on the front.What did you do glue the quarter inch on the front?

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Old 04-21-2005, 09:43 PM   #4
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Nice how to and something i'm gonna do when i find some foam to add on the front.What did you do glue the quarter inch on the front?
you can just tape it as it is held in place by the stock foam and cover. You can use a gel insert from travelcade or old mouse pad or anything in between. I rode 400mi. in a day to San Fran and Sac. on the both bikes with no butt burn of wrist problems. Seat still looks stock too.
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Old 04-22-2005, 12:49 AM   #5
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awsome im gonna do this to my seat, DAMN that thing is so bad. on your 05 where exactly did you add more padding after you cut that hunk of foam off? could you use a picture if u got it for an example?
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Old 04-22-2005, 08:50 PM   #6
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is this cheesy or what?
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Old 04-23-2005, 07:29 AM   #7
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Dumb question, but why didn't you just use the foam chunk that you cut off and move it forward on the seat instead of using another piece of foam?
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Old 04-23-2005, 12:57 PM   #8
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i'm sure my ass will be thanking you.
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Old 04-23-2005, 08:47 PM   #9
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Dumb question, but why didn't you just use the foam chunk that you cut off and move it forward on the seat instead of using another piece of foam?
it was not level , it is angled like a pyramid and is not wide enough to wrap around the sides. The stock foam is pretty thin in a couple of spots causing pressure points.. This mod really works.
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Old 04-23-2005, 08:47 PM   #10
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i'm sure my ass will be thanking you.
that just does not sound right.
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Old 04-23-2005, 09:56 PM   #11
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Re: make any R1 seat more comfortable

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I have done this to both my 01 and my 05 and it works. The stock seats have too much slope and throw your wieght forward to your wrists not to mention the parts that are plastered to the tank.
remove seat
remove staples that hold cover on, leave staples at back though.
pull cover back and remove foam.
using hack saw blade or bread knife cut foam protrusion that goes into seat off as seen in pic.
I also put a 1/4" foam piece under the front 3-4 inches of stock foam pad to level it a little more.
put foam and cover on and secure with 1/4 or 3/8" staples.
Seat will appear stock but will level out and sink into pan becoming slightly concave which matches your a$$ better.
Ldhr1~ you the man,thx to you i now have a seat instead of a wedgy.I would never have done this without your informative "how to". Thank you from the bottom of my seat.

P.S. Keep 'em comming........

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Old 04-23-2005, 10:38 PM   #12
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Pipes!
Seats!
Wedgie free huh?
Awesome you the man
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Old 04-26-2005, 10:50 PM   #13
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Excellent!!

You should send this mod to Yamaha! Of course that could cut into aftermarket sales/
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Old 04-27-2005, 08:50 AM   #14
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how does this affect hanging off when riding hard?

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Old 04-27-2005, 03:55 PM   #15
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how does this affect hanging off when riding hard?

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It does'nt , you are not sitting in a bowl like a corbin so you are not locked into place.
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Old 04-27-2005, 11:45 PM   #16
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got any ideas on the passenger seat?

not that i sit on it, but i get complaints all the time about how bad it is.
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Old 04-28-2005, 04:52 PM   #17
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got any ideas on the passenger seat?

not that i sit on it, but i get complaints all the time about how bad it is.
I just got an extra from a member here and I will post my results. I put a gel insert on my 01 rear seat and it worked great but the 04-05 will need more than that.
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Old 04-28-2005, 06:45 PM   #18
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got any ideas on the passenger seat?

not that i sit on it, but i get complaints all the time about how bad it is.
You mean you actually have gotten someone to sit back there.
I don't think i will ever need a passenger seat...
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Old 04-28-2005, 09:58 PM   #19
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yeah, my gf gets on the back, but after going to superbikes adn back (2 hours roughly each way, she swore never to get on again for more than about 30 mins. would be nice to go touring on it, but its not feasable now. though i do prefer to go alone, its also nice to get your laydee on the back and take off for a day
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Old 04-29-2005, 11:05 AM   #20
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front seat mod

Ummm well i've tried this mod on my 03 R1 and to be honest, after a week of tryin it out... i have'nt really felt an improvement !!

can't understand it as you guys seem to have noticed a real big difference ????
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