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The FZ-09 seat is sub standard ... For the bike we got at the price I really can't complain much... But the seat has a slight incline that seems to push me forward.. Is also very loose, but thats a secondary priority to me.

I'm thinking there may be a way to level the seat out a little better. Maybe some type of gasket/spacer lining the front. I'll take a closer look when i get home.

If you guys have any make shift ideas... Lets hear em.
 

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There is a member here (fizzerpilot) that has created a small kit to tighten up the seat. He calls it the seat snuggy kit I believe.
I don't think the incline of the seat can be corrected thru simple mount modifications. But there is a thread on a very cheap seat mod. (The cost of a grout sponge). Search grout sponge or seat mod..

Edit.. I see fizzer chimed in while I was posting..
 

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Fizzers kit does not raise the front of the seat; it snugs it down all the way in the front. There is a mod on here that uses 3/4" furniture sliders where the rubber seat stoppers rest on the frame on either side of the rear tank mount on the cross member. It snugs the front and raises the seat at the same time. I have another solution for the rear. I am using rubber washer jet hose on the rear tabs and I am going going to put door edge guard on the top edge of the square slot the seat hooks go onto.
 

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I don't know that there is enough play in the seat, to rectify the issue of level, by just reducing the up/down play. It's annoying, but minimal.
 

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I simply added 1/4" felt chair leg pads to the nubs near the tank, so I guess the front of my seat is raised by 1/4".

I must be the only person on this forum that really doesn't mind the stock seat. I agree that it could use better foam, but as for the shape, I like it. It allows me to sit wherever I want depending on the current ride. I can sit forward like on a dirt bike and slide side to side easily for corner carving, or I can sit back a bit for more long term comfort.

I also wear cycling shorts with the ass pad when I ride. I started wearing them at the track several years ago and for the past few years on the street also. Maybe that makes the difference for me with this crappy seat. The only time I don't wear cycling shorts is on my commute to work, and I do notice the seat is substandard but still not horrible. Jeans and underwear makes any seat feel terrible, because it's not the seat making your ass sore. LOL
 

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........I must be the only person on this forum that really doesn't mind the stock seat. I agree that it could use better foam, but as for the shape, I like it. It allows me to sit wherever I want depending on the current ride. I can sit forward like on a dirt bike and slide side to side easily for corner carving, or I can sit back a bit for more long term comfort......
I have no issues with the stock seat either.
 

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I used the felt on front tabs, it snugged it up nicely in front and raises it slightly... It is more level, eliminating upward play to snug but fizz is right... Not enough play to conpletely rectify, but i am happier with it.

My apologies for a repetetive thread that has already been covered. Thank you for responding gentlemen.

Kaiser
 

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I must be the only person on this forum that really doesn't mind the stock seat. I agree that it could use better foam, but as for the shape, I like it. It allows me to sit wherever I want depending on the current ride. I can sit forward like on a dirt bike and slide side to side easily for corner carving, or I can sit back a bit for more long term comfort.
Okay, I think I have to partly take back this statement. haha... After reading all about the seat, I was paying closer attention to, er, my ass yesterday on a 200+km ride. Yeah, the seat does slowly make me slide forward, and the slope bothers my tail bone a bit. Still not terrible, but it's not great.

I was reading last night about the Street Rally seat and I think I'm going to look into getting one of those here in Canada.
 

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I did the same thing. Used small self adhesive furniture pads near fuel tank where rubber seat pan grommets contact. It raised the seat and eliminated some of the free play. There was a guy on the forum that used a grout sponge installed under the cover to build up the front. Go with the seat concepts!
 

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That last one is pretty cool. I used adhesive furniture pads fore and aft to reduce shake and lift the front end a tad. It did not fix the "cut in" at the thigh area though, my only real complaint about the stock seat.
 

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Raises it the 1/4" that the sliders are, and completely takes the slop out of the front of the seat. I tried sticking pads to the frame, but they always slid or got crushed. These stay put, especially taking the seat off and on.
 

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Hey Mcmann,
The seat mod looks nice and pretty simple. Have you got a photo looking straight down at it or how about a view from right angle to show the difference in the slope to the tank. Have you put many miles on it? Is the sponge firm enough? I really want to modify my Seat Concepts seat. It is better than the stock, but not much IMHO.
 

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I did my mod in Feb. works great . . . Keeps its shape and is more comfortable. This may be a better angle:

 

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Just had my seat remodeled by a shop down the street - added foam to make it a bit wider at the front, flatter at front to get rid of the slide forward, and a little built up at the back. Really happy with the end results. Plus the stitching matches the wheels.:cool:

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I used the McMann grout sponge and Furniture sliders on the frame under where the seat pads make contact. No more looseness and less slope more cushion at the front of the seat. Easy and cheap.
 
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