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This is a discussion on Fixed my seat in 10 minutes. Why didn't I do this sooner? within the FZ-09 General Discussion forums, part of the Yamaha FZ-09 Forums category; Amongst the numerous things that bother me unless I constantly think about how cheap the FZ-09 was is the stupid loose/rattly/down-sloping seat. So I finally ...

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    Fixed my seat in 10 minutes. Why didn't I do this sooner?

    Amongst the numerous things that bother me unless I constantly think about how cheap the FZ-09 was is the stupid loose/rattly/down-sloping seat. So I finally got irritated enough to do something about it. I know people have used furniture foot pads, but I just used electrical tape. I took about 18" and just kept wrapping about a 3/4" "square" until it was sufficiently thick. Then I did a matching square and I taped them on the frame area where the rubber seat pads sit. It's stinking awesome how much more comfortable the seat is. Best 10 minutes I've spent in a long time.
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    i just spent $409 to fix mine
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    I tried a couple quick fixes as well, but found this was the best long term fix.

    Seat mod (reduce the forward slope)

    The problem with using tape or glue, is the heat of the engine melts the glue into a mess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky_MTN_FZ09 View Post
    I tried a couple quick fixes as well, but found this was the best long term fix.

    Seat mod (reduce the forward slope)

    The problem with using tape or glue, is the heat of the engine melts the glue into a mess.
    I'll have to keep an eye on it, but I'd hope electrical tape won't melt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nimbus View Post
    I'll have to keep an eye on it, but I'd hope electrical tape won't melt.
    The tape won't melt, but the glue will become soft and not hold very well. It's all the heat off the engine that messes up any glue. I find Permatex RTV Silicone works better than glue to help hold things in place.
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    So does your wife's nail polish. Best thing for making electrical tape steadfast. It will NEVER come off unless you force it. Heat, oil, etc. That stuff is tenacious !! even under heat !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bucket Jumper View Post
    So does your wife's nail polish. Best thing for making electrical tape steadfast. It will NEVER come off unless you force it. Heat, oil, etc. That stuff is tenacious !! even under heat !!!
    How does nail polish help electrical tape stay put?
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    I don't the chemistry or physics involved, but it dries HARD. Use clear nail polish. It encapsulates the tape and adhesive. The electrical tape cannot/will not peel, slough,move,slip etc, etc, etc.
    PVC cement works equally well, however is a bit more difficult to work with in delicate situations due to the size of the applicator. But PVC cement works extremely well

    Provided that the piece you are applying it to does not experience excessive movement ( bending, stretching, you get the picture )
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    Mankind's ingenuity amazes me! Wadded up electrical tape - wow!

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