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post #1 of 5 Old 06-02-2010, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Seat width - any aftermarket seats thinner?


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Got a new to me Wee and it didn't take long to realize that the seat is way too wide for my comfort. And by wide, I don't mean where my butt goes, I mean where my legs have to splay out uncomfortably to sit on the bike.

What the frack is the deal with the 'widening' of modern bikes like this? I test rode a 990 ADV and it was the exact same way. All my thumpers are narrow. Vee twins should have the same relative width as a thumper - what gives and more importantly, what's the fix?


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post #2 of 5 Old 06-02-2010, 09:52 PM
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Peel the cover off, carve the seat down to what you like, re-staple it.

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-07-2010, 11:46 AM
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Same observation on mine, and my fix was a Sargent seat.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-10-2010, 06:36 PM
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Try this guy :

He can narrow the seat at the "thigh cross", decrease the "crotch hump" and flatten it so you don't slide forward. He can do a few other things as well for a very reasonable price. Good luck.


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post #5 of 5 Old 06-11-2010, 09:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
Same observation on mine, and my fix was a Sargent seat.
I agree. The Sargent seat is narrower at the front, and nice and flat and wider at the buttocks area. MUCH greater comfort than the stock seat, and easy reach to the ground, and no splay of your thighs when riding.

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