i just spent $409 to fix mine
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 ...
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.
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.
Ride to work, work to ride.
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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2014 FZ-09: received 9/24/13, Traxxion Dynamics AT20 fork cartridges, Penske shock, R1/R6 master cylinder, SSL lines, custom tail, T-rex frame sliders and case protectors, ThrottleMeister handlebar end weights, G2 Throttle tamer, ECU reflashed by Ivan, custom tank protectors, mirrors with turnsignals built-in, Renthal 828 handlebar, ErMax 25cm screen and ErMax radiator shrouds, raised Sargent seat.
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 )
Last edited by Bucket Jumper; 02-14-2017 at 03:39 PM.
Mankind's ingenuity amazes me! Wadded up electrical tape - wow!