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This is a discussion on Seat mod (reduce the forward slope) within the FZ-09 General Discussion forums, part of the Yamaha FZ-09 Forums category; Originally Posted by mcmann I notice the front seat rubber grommet is only 1/8" thick . . . There is 1/4" play in the front. ...

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    Seat mod (reduce the forward slope)

    Quote Originally Posted by mcmann
    I notice the front seat rubber grommet is only 1/8" thick . . . There is 1/4" play in the front. I added 3/8" rubber grommets to raise the front of the seat a bit and eliminate the play. I had the grommets from a rear rack.

    The seat does slope forward. It looks like there is enough cover material to unstaple the front and add padding between the seat pan and the seat foam . . . to flatten the seat out.

    Phase II to flatten out the seat (grout sponge seat pan mod), there is a cut out in the seat pan . . . Cut a grout sponge to fit the cutout:



    For comparison with the stock sloped seat:



    This mod makes a big difference to me. I do not like sliding forward due to the stock sloping seat. It does not change the seat lines and allows you to slide back bit for more leg room.

    Remove the passenger strap for more comfort. There is extra seat material for this mod (use 1/4" staples . . . stapled in between the original staple holes:

    Last edited by Mcmann; 02-18-2014 at 08:46 AM.
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    Nice write up and a great idea....I probably need to do the same thing, the seat slopes just a bit too much forward for me too.
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    Yep, slide forward too much also. Thanks, nice post. I've recovered my own pool tables so this looks somewhat similar so I think I'll give it a try.

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    Ya, I wish it would have come like this stock.

    Did you hand staple or Pneumatic stapler? I bet that seat base is hard to hand staple.
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    sweet vstrom shield.

    will try the seat mod soon.
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    Hand stapled . . . 1/4" staples go in very easy by hand.
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    To level the slope on my MT-03, I skimmed off some foam. As an alternative, I do not know if the 09 seat has enough foam to do that, or if lowering a bit is needed. (I inserted a gel pad too to help comfort).

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    This sounds like exactly what I need, how thick was the grout sponge and did you need to taper it at the rear to blend in a bit?
    I am hoping to do this this weekend, I bet it will be the last thing I need to di if it goes well. I just got the ECU reflash and it is nice and smooth.
    Once the seat is fixed Highway 1 here I come!

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    Dang! I know what I'll be doing this weekend!! Thank you!! Wahoooooo


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    One of the first changes I made but I didn't notice the slope at first I just did it to make the seat fit better so it was a win win. RR

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