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Old Aug 20th 2016, 05:02 PM   #1
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Modify stock seat

I find the stock seat really slippery. Any large bumps and I go sliding towards the tank. I bought a comfort seat and find I don't slide anymore, heat feels less on my legs and is...well, more comfortable.

I tried my stock seat again the other day after months of the comfort and felt like the bike was more nimble in direction changes with the stock seat. Heat was more, but comfort wasn't horrible...so now I'm thinking of modifying the stock seat. Perhaps re-upholstering it with a stickier material but wanted to see if:

1) anyone else has noticed an easier/more nimble handling on stock seat vs comfort

2) what kind of material I should be looking into to make the seat stickier and slide less

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Old Aug 20th 2016, 10:07 PM   #3
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Just get the stock 899 seat. Similar stock height and far better grip than the original 1199 vinyl covered seat.
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Old Aug 21st 2016, 06:46 AM   #4
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Just get the stock 899 seat. Similar stock height and far better grip than the original 1199 vinyl covered seat.


I've got an 899, so that's the stock seat I'm referring to. Just looking for more grip without the height of the comfort seat!


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Old Aug 21st 2016, 06:47 AM   #5
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I was reading reviews saying the luimoto is just as slippery as stock


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Oh wow. If you feel the 899 stock seat is slippery, wonder what you'd think about the original 1199 seats lol.

899 seat is extremely grippy in comparison. I don't slide off anywhere on this seat....jeans or leathers.
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Originally Posted by oracle462 View Post
I was reading reviews saying the luimoto is just as slippery as stock


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I have one here for the 2015 R and you would have to grease up pretty well to slide on it.
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Originally Posted by Wallaroo View Post
I have one here for the 2015 R and you would have to grease up pretty well to slide on it.


Which model dos you get? Veloce?


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I have one here for the 2015 R and you would have to grease up pretty well to slide on it.
Question.

R and 899 seat height difference. same or thinner (lower)
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