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    Junior Member Cheap and easy seat mod Gaberloonzie's Avatar
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    Cheap and easy seat mod

    Howdy y'all!

    I'm new here and new to the NC700x but after reading through most of these post I noticed the seat was a sore spot (har! har!) for more than just me. Here's the mod I just completed, cost $16.95 and the cost of staples, took me less than 20 minutes.

    Here's the pad on amazon: Amazon.com: Motorcycle Race Seat Pad for Track Use High Density Neoprene Foam Universal Fit-1: Automotive

    Cheap and easy seat mod-amazon-order-jpg

    Here's a look at the pad once I received it:

    Cheap and easy seat mod-seat9-jpg

    How it compares to the seat:

    Cheap and easy seat mod-seat8-jpg

    Flipped the seat and pulled staples: (I left the staples at the very rear to make it easier to re-install)

    Cheap and easy seat mod-seat7-jpg

    Peeled back the cover and fit the pad, I slit the pad along the sides to make it fit down on the sides easier, the seat pad has an adhesive backing so it stays in place really well:

    Cheap and easy seat mod-seat5-jpg

    Pulled the cover back up over the seat and pad:

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    stapled it down and reinstalled:

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    It took longer to write up than to do the work. I have a little taller ride position and a bit firmer ride. Hope you riders enjoy!

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    Senior Member Rapturee's Avatar
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    Hey Gab, when you get some time on this newly refurbished seat let us know how it rides etc! Thanks :{)
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    Will do! I'm hoping to put a couple hundred on this Saturday!

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    Very nice !
    The biggest problem with standard seats is the angle at the upper surface. One tends to slide forward all the time, which takes it’s toll after a while.
    This looks like a major improvement.

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    Junior Member Cheap and easy seat mod Gaberloonzie's Avatar
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    So far I'm loving it, no major rides yet but even on my commute to work I can tell a huge difference.

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    Junior Member Cheap and easy seat mod Gaberloonzie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapturee View Post
    Hey Gab, when you get some time on this newly refurbished seat let us know how it rides etc! Thanks :{)
    Alright gang, after a month of riding and a few multiple hour rides I'm loving the mod. I had a Seat Concepts commuter saddle on my KLR and while this isn't better than that I honestly think it's as good. No fatigue, no soreness - of course the NC platform is just a smoother ride all around but you can't go wrong with this sub $20 modification.

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    I'm going to try this! I commute and do upwards of 300miles a night.... (I'm a visiting hospice nurse).

    Your wife must be nicer than my ex! Mine would have freaked if I did this in the kitchen...... But it's MY KITCHEN NOW!!!!! HAHAHAAHAHAHAH

    um, so yeah....

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    Junior Member Cheap and easy seat mod Gaberloonzie's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilDogMech View Post
    I'm going to try this! I commute and do upwards of 300miles a night.... (I'm a visiting hospice nurse).

    Your wife must be nicer than my ex! Mine would have freaked if I did this in the kitchen...... But it's MY KITCHEN NOW!!!!! HAHAHAAHAHAHAH

    um, so yeah....
    I did it while she was at work - I subscribe to the easier to ask forgiveness than permission attitude! Plus I'm the cook in the house so.... But yeah, I've had several rides of 200+ miles and so far I'm loving it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaberloonzie View Post
    I did it while she was at work - I subscribe to the easier to ask forgiveness than permission attitude! Plus I'm the cook in the house so.... But yeah, I've had several rides of 200+ miles and so far I'm loving it!
    I'm interested, actually bought the pad already, but one question; what sort of stapler did you use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Madison Sully View Post
    I'm interested, actually bought the pad already, but one question; what sort of stapler did you use?
    Air powdered staple gun is the way to go.........anything else makes for a lot more work. Hand gun has trouble driving the staple into the base. Harbor Freight has gun for about $10 that actually does work well.

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