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Old 03-27-2012, 09:11 PM   #1
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DRZ: Fat Ass, Tiny Seat

I'm in the process of fabricating a seat widner for my 2006 DRZ 400s. It attaches on each side to the seat bolt and to the frame further forward under the seat.

I was wondering if anyone else has tried this or has another idea besides a seat replacement.
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:50 AM   #2
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I shaved and refoamed my stock seat with wider foam on the bottom. Didn't take long and makes a big difference but I am am curious to see what you come up with.
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Old 03-28-2012, 04:29 PM   #3
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I just bought one of these and am going to install it on my KTM

http://seatconcepts.com/products#ecw...roduct=7268100
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:32 PM   #4
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I have heard very good things about seat concepts seats
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Old 03-29-2012, 02:10 PM   #5
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I just bought one of these and am going to install it on my KTM

http://seatconcepts.com/products#ecw...roduct=7268100
That particular seat fits your KTM?
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Old 04-01-2012, 01:54 PM   #6
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http://www.buttybuddy.com/

Also Sweet Cheeks seat extender (uses 2L soda bottles as outriggers): http://www.sporttour.com/shopexd.asp?id=2917
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:46 AM   #7
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This is the cheapest way I've found to make the DRz seat comfortable.

http://cycle-analyst.com/sweetcheeks.htm

The cool thing is that you can vary the amount of fluid in the bottles to customize the softness to your liking. Throw an airhawk over it, and I can do 500 mile days.

http://www.therohostore.com/Departme...-Cushions.aspx
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Old 04-11-2012, 07:27 AM   #8
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The sweetcheeks thing is the goofiest looking most effective seat widener I've found. I love mine, even if I'm embarassed to ever be seen with it on the bike.
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Old 04-13-2012, 12:00 PM   #9
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Hahaha! Exactly! It pretty massively dorkey..
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:16 AM   #10
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Fisher sadllebags (mc seats) will widen them..not to expensive either..
http://fishersaddlebags.com/seats.html
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:09 PM   #11
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:03 PM   #12
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Update!

I actually finished this awhile back, but I thought better late than never.

1) With a piece of scrap stainless steel sheet metal, I used a rotary saw to cut out the wings with many tabs on the insides. After bending the tabs respectively, I used a drill and rivet gun to mount the wings to the plastic seat core.
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:07 PM   #13
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Old 12-05-2013, 02:08 PM   #14
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2) I then placed the original foam into its spot on the plastic core.
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