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 Post subject: KTM seat improvement - help needed....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:52 pm 
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Hi, I've got a freeride 350 which I do like save for the bloody awful seat. Sure all the hard core dudes don't sit down anyway- but I'm no hardcore dude otherwise I would not have a freeride. Anybody got any tips on seat mods that improve the comfort. ??? Please ...my ass cannot stand it any longer !!!

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 Post subject: Re: KTM seat improvement - help needed....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:16 pm 
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Cycling shorts........stand up more often?

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 Post subject: Re: KTM seat improvement - help needed....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:37 pm 
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Try some bubble packing and tape (on the seat, not your arse). If this wourks then consider a more permanent solution such as an airhawk seat.

If you alter the original seat it might be harder to sell on - lot's of buyers will not want a squidgy seat.

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 Post subject: Re: KTM seat improvement - help needed....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 10:15 pm 
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just learn to stand up more simples ;) but you could try padded mountain bike shorts


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 Post subject: Re: KTM seat improvement - help needed....
PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 12:48 am 
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http://www.fowlers.co.uk/offroad/seat-soft-6650


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 Post subject: Re: KTM seat improvement - help needed....
PostPosted: Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:56 pm 
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Thanks for the advice all. Found some good foam, bought a staple gun on evil bay and some seat vinyl- job done for £15

Sooo much better....even if it does look a bit home made.


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 Post subject: Re: KTM seat improvement - help needed....
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Did you just put the foam on top of the existing seat cover then top it with the new vinyl?


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I have had one on my NX400 trailie for nearly 2 years and have ordered another for my AJP to save swapping it back and forth. ;) They work.... Not stylish, but practical and tough.


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 Post subject: Re: KTM seat improvement - help needed....
PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:13 pm 
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I used to be an upholsterer,we call that effect Pie Crust.... it needs pulling out latteraly ,give it another go put pull the sides to the front and back and start in the middle of the seat


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