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Raised seat?

Have not seen this anywhere on here, if I missed, well, I will gladly go there and look..Anyway, has anyone simply tried raising the front of the seat to keep from sliding forward all the time?? Seems like if you lowered the hooks on the seat, and raised the clip up front, it might solve some of our problems - especially for those of us that can't afford a new seat!
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-08-2010, 02:20 AM
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Yip, I raised the front latch..and stuffed the front. Made it much more comfortable.

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Stlee29 has done some raised up seat mode. Send a PM over to him and hope it solves you problem or see the below link.

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...m+light&page=9



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I raised the front of my seat 9/16" by making a piece that 'bridged' the 2 bolts at the rear of the tank and 'shimming' it with several washers. Works fine for cheap. Try looking for threads from a couple of years ago....

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Having read this thread, I have just lifted the front of my seat on my week old 2010 V. Ive done 380 miles and have been getting knee and hip problems from being pushed forward to the tank. Its been like riding a Moto X bike.
I will go for a ride in the morning and see how it feels. If it doesnt work, it was only 3 for a couple of bolts and washers
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Here's the thread from a couple years back that introduced this idea:

http://www.kawasakiversys.com/forums...+modifications

Everyone seems to have had good results, here's a shot from invader:



He used a 1/8" spacer. Others used 3/16", 1/4", or greater. But it sounds like if your spacer is much more than 1/4" the seat may wobble side to side.
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I was looking at doing this a few weeks ago. When I looked at the seat though, it appeared to be supported by the bracket at both sides of the latch, not just by the plate at the latch. So that's why folks get wobbles.
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I have raised it a half inch or so, and dropped the hooks with washers. I am about to add two small pieces of wood to the two plastic posts which support the seat on cross bar of the frame. Probably tomorrow. Should eliminate the wobbles!
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