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Has anyone else's stock seat taken on an odd shape? I've had my seat for about 6 years (bought used off E-bay, I believe it's the stock seat pan w/ custom brown leather) and it started looking a little funny in the past year or so. As if both ends of the seat are reaching for the sky. It might be the way the plastic responds to the elements over time (I don't have a garage, live in LA). The suction cup device at the front end is about an inch above the tank and the rear is also bowing upward. Is there any way to correct this?
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If it was mine, I'd take the seat off the bike, apply liberal amounts of leather conditioner, turn the seat upside-down on a hard surface, apply some weight, and see if the ends can be stretched back to original.
 

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The leather is getting tighter as it gets older and pulling up both ends of the plastic pan.
 

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Thank you all for the thoughtful replies. Seems like the leather is indeed pulling up the seat pan.
 
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