|10-15-2012, 09:13 AM||#1|
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Garden City, Michigan
KLR Seat Concepts install
I ordered a Seat concepts seat kit for my 2008 KLR in the firmer than standard foam.So I figured I would share some pics and info in case anyone is interested.
The new foam is much much nicer.It is not only wider but much denser and of high quality.
After removing the 70 or so staples and removing the old cover and foam you want to smooth any sharp edges on the pan.
I also smoothed all the little dimples from the old staples.
Now is also a good time to check your pan for any clearace issues against your tank,especially if you have a aftermarket tank.
I have a IMS 10 gallon tank and the left side is tight so I shaved a little off of the pan on that side which helps on installing the seat because the 2008 also has the little bolt on the tongue of the seat.
Then I used a little 3m adhesive spray in a few areas to hold the foam on the pan before stapling on the cover.
Here are a few shots of the foam on the pan before I put on the cover.
I followed the instructions and stapled the cover on.It is kind of hard to get all the wrinkles out of the front area.Even after I get them out ,a few seem to come back after sitting on the seat.But overall I am happy with it for my first time .
I chose the EMBOSSED cover with the small dimpling in it.
Then I put the alaskan leather sheepskin over it.
In the instructions they tell you they use a staple gun from Harbor freight tools.So I went and bought one on sale for $21.99
and let me tell you It works nicely.
It is the small body 20 gauge wide crown gun and it shoots the arrow T50 staples just like the traditional silver hand stapler.
You go to Home Depot to buy the staples.I used 1/4 inch staples for most of it and 5/16 in a few areas where the material overlapped.
I have only went for a short ride so far but am impressed with the seat.
It is the same shape and angle as stock but wider and firmer and that is what they advertise.It is a huge improvement over stock,but I think they should also offer a FLAT seat option also.
I prefer a flat seat and in the future I may take the cover off and take a taper cut off of the seat to flatten it more but for now I am going to ride it as is .
I hope this helps anyone interested in this seat.
2008 KLR 705
2001 GAS GAS 321
IBA # 23,716
|10-15-2012, 12:13 PM||#2|
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Looks nice. Good job.
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|10-15-2012, 01:16 PM||#3|
Joined: Feb 2010
Mine has 20,000 miles on it, still nice and firm. I did use stainless staples and a hefty trash bag as a waterproof barrier. Nice work.
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