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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-31-2008, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Leveling The Seat

I raised the front of my stock seat approximately 9/16" to eliminate the sliding forward while braking. It is a variation of a mod I already saw on this forum. I purchased two 6 x 35 mm bolts to replace the stock seat bracket bolts since the stock ones were not long enough. I placed two washers between the top plate and the bottom of the seat bracket so you don't have to remove any material from the seat tongue. The seat tongue fits between the top of the upper plate, and the bottom of the seat bracket. I could have just stacked washers under the top plate to increase the height but since I already had the second plate, I just used it. This mod really made a difference. The drawback is the gap you can see now between the bottom of the seat and the trim piece but I didn't think it was that big of a deal. You should try this out since it only costs a few bucks. You will have to increase the thickness of the foam piece under the seat which serves as the battery hold down since the foam will no longer rest on top of the battery.
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I raised by the same method but only half as much. After riding it that way for a while, I think I'll go back and raise again. I hope the plastic tray on which the seat is built will stand the additional flexing over the long haul.
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I raised by the same method but only half as much. After riding it that way for a while, I think I'll go back and raise again. I hope the plastic tray on which the seat is built will stand the additional flexing over the long haul.
I believe it will.

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Another way to skin the cat...

I wanted to see how high I had to go before the seat became comfortable, and found the seat was unstable when supported by the tougue only. The holes for the posts are threaded so you can spin them out to any height.

Turns out you can't get it high enough, but it does get better and better.
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