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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Everyone,

I am thinking about taking my seat to an upholsterer and getting it shaved and lowered a bit. (G310GS)
I know a few of you have the lower seat and said it does not really make a difference. I read that it only lowers the seat by 15mm, but it says it also reduces the inner leg curve by an inch..

The seat is so expensive, that I was thinking to just let someone mod my seat to be the same or even better. The problem I see with the stock seat, is that the plastic frame for the seat is quite wide at the front where the leg curve is.(if that makes sense) Why they made it like that, I don't know.

Do you think the plastic could also be shaved away a bit there to make the actual seat shape a bit narrower so that it actually is more streamline?

Your ideas here would be invaluable!

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-03-2019, 03:10 AM
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I'd try the dealer first, tell them that you want to buy a lower seat, but want to try it first. They should be able to get one into stock for you to try and then you can decide whether it's worthwhile buying the lower seat or getting your seat modified.


Have a look on the forum, I think there may be a user selling a low seat if you're based in the US.

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I asked them... Doesn't seem like they want to order a seat just for me to try

One of the people there suggested I get the seat modified as it would be cheaper and I can shape it to my bum.

I am in Namibia.
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Has anyone on here shaved their seat? If so...did you lose the spot towards the back before the arch that is flat and quite comfy?
What I am basically asking is how much did you take away?
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I'm about to shave the seat. I will be using these tools.
You also need a staple gun or a mechanical one. It doesn't look hard.
There are plenty of youtube videos on how to do this.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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I'm about to shave the seat. I will be using these tools.
You also need a staple gun or a mechanical one. It doesn't look hard.
There are plenty of youtube videos on how to do this.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
I am going to the upholsterer today. He said he will have a look. I just wonder how much one can remove before you impact the comfort.
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I'm about to shave the seat. I will be using these tools.
You also need a staple gun or a mechanical one. It doesn't look hard.
There are plenty of youtube videos on how to do this.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
Maybe you could also post a few pics as you progress? It might be quite handy for anyone else thats wants to DIY?
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original seat is good enough, if it is too high, you got a wrong bike. putting the rear shocker on the lowest setting may help

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original seat is good enough, if it is too high, you got a wrong bike. putting the rear shocker on the lowest setting may help
Kris, I am 5ft4. Not the tallest, 29" inseam. There are not many adventure style small CC bikes that will work for someone my height. Nevermind proper support, etc. I am trying to find a solution that would work for me as I really love the bike.
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Kris, I am 5ft4. Not the tallest, 29" inseam. There are not many adventure style small CC bikes that will work for someone my height. Nevermind proper support, etc. I am trying to find a solution that would work for me as I really love the bike.
is your rear shock on the lowest setting? this might help.

i am not that tall myself. with some of my adventure bikes i can just touch the ground with the tip toes. it is about being careful how to control the bike. and in case that this does not work for you, you can fit a lower rear shock. i believe that hypepro offers this option and RR too:

http://www.rally-raidproducts.co.uk/...low-shock-seat. there are also some other lowering kits.

this one allows to lower the bike up to 35mm.


if you cut the seat too much, i am afraid it may become too hard...

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