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    Senior Member JS5owner's Avatar
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    I decided that Muley's seat needed some modification. For a long time I used a folded up towel and the Stearns (AKA Walmart) seat cover to give more padding, and more importantly, to prevent my butt from sliding forward.



    Today I decided to take the cover off and modify the foam. The project took about 1 hour+ and I'm quite happy how it turned out. Here are the pictures and descriptions of the process.



    Here is the stock seat without the cover - simply remove the staples (and strap) and the cover lifts off. Also the tool I used to "grind" off the foam is a hand grinder. At high RPMs you just touch the foam and it disappears by the grinder.





    Here are a couple of pictures with the foam removed. You can see what shape I was going after. I chose this shape so that if I go 2-up my passenger has foam equal to my CycleRack height and shape as you'll see in the finished picture.







    Thanks to the internet I learned some tricks to putting the cover back on. After cleaning it, I put it in the dryer until it got nice and pliable. Next I sprayed 3M glue on the back of the cover and top of the seat. I made sure I sprayed the lip/underside where the cover wraps under to give it extra grip by the staples. I then attached the top, then the rear with staples, followed by the middle where my seat now has a "butt lip." Next I went around the sides, stapling as I went. Bingo - all done and most importantly, I don't feel like I'm sliding forward AND my butt has more surface area. There is PLENTY of foam to do this, in my 2 hour test ride I never felt like it was too hard, etc. etc.







    2007 TW "Muley": Cyclerack rear, 55 tooth rear sprocket, Duro Power Grip & Shinko SR241, Clarke tank, Ricochet bash plate, Mule hitch pin quick seat removal, Trail Tech Vapor w/ Dashboard, hardwired Garmin 60csx & 205w, 12vdc adaptor, independent high beam off/on and signal beeper, modified seat.

    2000 Yamaha V-star 650 Custom - [sold]

    2009 Yamaha WR250R - "Willie Boy" the slimmer faster brother of my Muley.

    2009 Hidden Content . Wow, what fun on the highway!

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    That looks great!



    Now why didnt you add more foam?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xdac View Post
    That looks great!



    Now why didnt you add more foam?


    None needed... plus by removing, instead of adding, I was able to keep my seat height low for my short legs! <grin>
    2007 TW "Muley": Cyclerack rear, 55 tooth rear sprocket, Duro Power Grip & Shinko SR241, Clarke tank, Ricochet bash plate, Mule hitch pin quick seat removal, Trail Tech Vapor w/ Dashboard, hardwired Garmin 60csx & 205w, 12vdc adaptor, independent high beam off/on and signal beeper, modified seat.

    2000 Yamaha V-star 650 Custom - [sold]

    2009 Yamaha WR250R - "Willie Boy" the slimmer faster brother of my Muley.

    2009 Hidden Content . Wow, what fun on the highway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JS5owner View Post
    None needed... plus by removing, instead of adding, I was able to keep my seat height low for my short legs! <grin>




    Nice job my friend! What is the black bag on the back?



    Ronnydog

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronnydog View Post
    Nice job my friend! What is the black bag on the back?



    Ronnydog


    It was one of the best buys I've ever seen... now, no longer available. I posted about it.
    2007 TW "Muley": Cyclerack rear, 55 tooth rear sprocket, Duro Power Grip & Shinko SR241, Clarke tank, Ricochet bash plate, Mule hitch pin quick seat removal, Trail Tech Vapor w/ Dashboard, hardwired Garmin 60csx & 205w, 12vdc adaptor, independent high beam off/on and signal beeper, modified seat.

    2000 Yamaha V-star 650 Custom - [sold]

    2009 Yamaha WR250R - "Willie Boy" the slimmer faster brother of my Muley.

    2009 Hidden Content . Wow, what fun on the highway!

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