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This is a discussion on Seat lowering and customization within the XSR900 Builds forums, part of the Yamaha XSR900 Cafe Racer Forum category; hei guys, as promised my seat is at the workshop. the "artist" has removed 3 layers of foam (3 cms less) see pics below. Also ...

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    hei guys, as promised my seat is at the workshop. the "artist" has removed 3 layers of foam (3 cms less) see pics below. Also he has realized that in the plastic base, there is a sort of a cube shape which is the bloody risponsable of the limited confort of the seat, if removed it, we will gain 1 cms extra also. Great PRO!!!! Will change cover too.

    3 layers of foam removed. 3 cms lowered
    Seat lowering and customization-received_1212084822173006.jpg

    Removing plastic cube shape thing from seat base,which made it unconfortable. another cm gained.

    Seat lowering and customization-received_1212181772163311.jpg
    Seat lowering and customization-received_1212182628829892.jpg

    end job, it will look like this one:
    Seat lowering and customization-15271342_1212268582154630_666359166_o.jpg

    Seat lowering and customization-15216236_1212294512152037_744507310_o.jpg

    so, altogether will allow me, to have a much better seat with gel pad, better looking, and no need to manipulate bike geometry by touching suspension links

    Cheers
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    Seeing this finally made me pull the trigger and shave my seat as well.
    Mine looks so much worse especially since I don't have a foam shaver.
    It does seem to be a similar height to what it was before since I also added a gel for comfort but it's 3/4 inch tall.
    I left the front hole thin on purpose so when I hit a road bump, it wouldn't hurt my balls as much.

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