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post #1 of 11 Old 03-23-2014, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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Pictures of Modified a Seat Bumpers on Underside

Hello all,

I am looking for pictures of mods to the seat on 2013 650. Please post what you have.

Also, What's a clean method for cutting pads?

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post #2 of 11 Old 03-25-2014, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Bump. Cleanest cutting method? Cut all of them? just some? Thanks
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post #3 of 11 Old 03-25-2014, 11:14 PM
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don't cut them

they isolate vibrations

I bought my bike used, without the rubber isolators under the seat

and I replaced them all - much better

Current Bike: 2007 ABS Wee, rebuilt forks with Cogent DDC, Elka rear shock, tapered roller steering stem bearings, fork brace, Admore top box lights, LED side-only turn indicator lights, Powerlet outlet, frame sliders, Givi windscreen, Givi top box.

Prior Bikes: 2003 EX250, 2007 DL650 (non-ABS)
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post #5 of 11 Old 03-27-2014, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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I would like to lower the bike a hair without using lowering links. If I removed them would furniture pads work? I just don't want to remove or cut them and have slop. Has anyone else done this? Thank you for your replies.
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I would like to lower the bike a hair without using lowering links. If I removed them would furniture pads work? I just don't want to remove or cut them and have slop. Has anyone else done this? Thank you for your replies.
I am confident I read (here) that people were removing them to lower the seat. However, I cannot find that thread.
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Removing the pads is mentioned in this video from galevelasco https://www.stromtrooper.com/820127-post2.html

And freyguy17 mentions chopping his down some here: https://www.stromtrooper.com/857664-post1.html
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Thanks for the links and video! I'm going to try removing the bumpers.
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post #9 of 11 Old 03-29-2014, 08:08 AM
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I would'nt bother cutting them , it will gain you bugger all , just remove them , spray a bit of wd40 on them before you either pull them or replace them , takes 2 minuits .

I removed mine theres been no damage to the paint , the seat seems a bit sloppy if you push and pull it , but once sat on it , it does'nt move . If that does'nt work try the lowering links , it does'nt alter the handling of the bike , at least not that you would notice .
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Try removing them and taking some fuel hose or heater hose and splitting it so it will fit over the frame rails and faster with zip ties.
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