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post #41 of 46 (permalink) Old 04-24-2019, 03:38 PM
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low seat on ATAS modded to have softer materials

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Wondering also if anyone has tried the Low Seat 08R01-MJP-G50ZB on a 2018 Africa Twin Adventure Sports Edition? I believe it will work fine but would love to hear it “absolutely fits” before buying it.
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The low seat fits perfectly on my ATAS
its a honda part so no problem

but it is really hard foam .. its a plank !!!
so much so I has mine modified
after an hour riding the stock low seat my backside is just numb
as its so bloody uncomfortable

picture three is stock = plank !!

picture 1 & 2 are modded seat with orthopaedic memory foam

much much better …. bliss

super job done by Sussex Motorcycles

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The low seat fits perfectly on my ATAS
its a honda part so no problem

but it is really hard foam .. its a plank !!!
so much so I has mine modified
after an hour riding the stock low seat my backside is just numb
as its so bloody uncomfortable

picture three is stock = plank !!

picture 1 & 2 are modded seat with orthopaedic memory foam

much much better . bliss

super job done by Sussex Motorcycles

WW

where did you get the orthopaedic memory foam from?

I'd like to add a little bit to mine.

Cheers!
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Local seat customiser
he mods and rebuilds bike seats
google sussexmotorcycles elite-comfort-motorcycle-seats
so Chris and his magic foam worked

you could look up 1" orthopaedic foam
see who supplies it in the USA

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Local seat customiser
he mods and rebuilds bike seats
google sussexmotorcycles elite-comfort-motorcycle-seats
so Chris and his magic foam worked

you could look up 1" orthopaedic foam
see who supplies it in the USA

WW
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I tried to position the seat to the low position using this guy's instruction vid but it didn't feel any different:
https://youtu.be/H6dCge9J6_8

Then yesterday I came across this pic and noticed the seat was positioned differently. I immediately knew the instruction vid above was incorrect.

Searched on youtube again and came across the same vid Petey posted.
https://youtu.be/XOr5IwH7p2w

Ran into the garage and....holy moly, toes on both feet are now touching the ground!!!

I could not tell you just how happy I was!

Goes to show...do your research guys! There are plenty of bad info out there! LOL
So true! That first video is nuts. (I've watched some of his other videos; he's not a bad guy and has some useful stuff, but here, he's really off-base). He plainly replaces the seat in the very same position - the high position. And it's so obvious.

And eltel62 is spot on... It is indisputable when the seat is in the low position. There is a huge and unmistakable gap between the front of the seat and the tank and at the back, there is the very noticeable tier... the pillion tiers over the main seat.

The other (correct?) video seems to have disappeared.

Happily, I can easily flat foot both sides with the seat in the high position, so I don't have to worry about it. But I did play around with the seat when I first got the bike and although it can be tricky to get the seat low, it is doable and one of those things that you just know it when you get it right.

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Actually getting the stock seat to the lower position is EASY... The first couple of times I moved my stock seat I made the same mistake a lot of people do. But after taking it off and on a couple of times I quickly realized my problem..
The problem is not getting the back part of the seat, for better word, seated. Firstly the stock seat in low position does not set in the same place as high, it’s about 3/8” back further (as you guys pointed out).
The how to: Use your fingers to kinda pull up and roll back the front edge of the BACK seat and push the front seat back and under the back. You can also use the palm or fist to kinda punch down and back on the front seat. After a bit of doing this I actually got to good at it and the seat will go back to far lol, then i’d Have to wiggle the seat forward to catch that top hook. Bottom line is; if the seat is actually in the right place you can just drop the front of the seat and it will catch the right hook on the tank and the right place on the latch...

And interesting side note, as some might already know, IF the seat is not latched your ‘check engine” light will come on, I found this out when staring my bike with out the seat on, with out it the engine light came on put it on and back off it went, did it a couple of times with the same results... Just food for thought...

That guys video is kinda funny tho...

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