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I came accross this article about lowering a dirt bike seat. I don't know if it has been talked about or not. I'm not tempted - both feet flat on the ground now.

http://www.off-road.com/dirtbike/tech/lowerseat/

i believe a few here have lowered their seat height.

i just finished my 2nd seat last weekend.

for me the lower(to a point)the better as i'm only 5'8".

i didn't use a hacksaw blade, but i'm sure there are many ways of going about it.

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I can touch, but barely get the balls of my feet down and have been thinking another 1"+ would be nice. I have thought about cutting it down, but have been afraid of butchering it. However this makes it sound easy enough even for me:o Does it make the seat a lot less comfy if you take 1"+ off? I mean it's so cushy and plush right now that I would hate to mess it up:rolleyes:

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I shaved off between 1.5 to 2 inches of seat foam height.

To compensate for the thinner foam padding after shaving the seat dow,. I simply glued some similar density foam on the sides where you contact the seat, to widen it by approximately 1.5 inches total. That way, I regain comfort by spreading the pressure across a larger area of my... anatomy :cry:

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Wider sounds good too. Where do you get the foam? or can you just use the pieces that you cut off.

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If you manage to save the pieces cut off, they'll do well; otherwise, contact a local furniture manufactureer or refurbisher, he'll find the same foam density.

Glue the strips, let it set, and carve the seat with a wire wheel grinder; carefully, cause it'll sink in like in butter!

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