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    Junior Member josh42177's Avatar
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    I'm planning a trip from NM to Mexico City this summer. I have a 1997 TW200 I picked up a few months back. I find the seat to be insanely uncomfortable for riding more than an hour. I found this photo on the forum with a username that I think is no longer registered. Can anyone tell me the name or where I can find this seat pad?







    I'm also hoping that I can find a brighter headlight. If anyone has any info on this or the seat pad, your help is greatly appreciated.
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    That's the Coleman (formerly sold as "Stearns") seat pad. Available at Walmart.



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    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

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    Piaa super plasma gtx hs1 35w # 70473. I just put one in my 98 and it is alot better than the original bulb. I think i got mine on amazon for about $35 shipped

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    AWESOME! thanks so much for the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by josh42177 View Post
    I find the seat to be insanely uncomfortable......
    And that's being kind.
    "It's more fun going fast on a slow bike than going slow on a fast bike" UK

    1994 TW200, 2009 F800GS loaded,

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    The seat was designed by people who pull the wings from flies during their lunch breaks.



    Worth the twenty bucks to determine whether the cover will improve it for you. Didn't do much for me.



    Getting the seat reworked could be 40 bucks well spent if you're planning a long trip.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

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    Hey lizrd what did you have done to your seat? Use different material or anything? I agree that the seat cover is a long way from solving the problem: just delays it an hour.
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    I just picked that cover up, its awesome, can also get it from Amazon.com
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    The seat pitches most people forward. It needs the "hooptie" in the middle leveled out and a bit of width added in the buttbone area.



    Mine is wider, flatter and thicker. But it's a seat graft of XT350 parts and TW parts. A TW pan could get by with just leveling the curve and "spooning" the seat a bit, as the thicker padding increases seat height.



    A few did a "group buy" on a new d.i.y. seat cover and foam kit awhile back. Seemed reasonably priced and most appeared to be happy. Various high-rent solutions abound from big name seat builders, but I can't speak to those.



    Whatever works. I prefer to take my seats to upholstery shops. Most of these folks already understand what's needed and charge reasonable prices. The going rate for a seat recover/reshape around here is 40-60 bucks or so.



    I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.

    Powdercoated '87 frame, extended swingarm, YZ fork legs, ATV tire, 14/55, XT350 tank, spliced quick-release seat, disc brake conversion, beeg headlight, beeger rack, Lizrdcooler, Lizrdventz and bunch of other stuff all covered in invisible ink.

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