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Gday Guys,

Being a shorty, i am having my seat base modified so it is easier to touch the ground.

Has anyone got any sugestions and pics of how much foam can be removed from the origianl seat with out looking odd or loosing to much comfort.

Cheers Kris



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I did my seat as im short.  Best thing i did. 



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The photos are of what i started to do with the foam. I got worried when the cut was going all over the place so i let a shop finish it. 



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From what I had added back into to my seat I'd say an absolute maximum of some 5cm removal.....


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My advise would be not to take much out of the seat at once. I swapped bikes TTR,once on a ride to one that had a lowering link fitted and also foam cut out. I could flat foot both feet but it felt awful and I was glad to get back on my TTR even if I am on tip toes.

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colin13846 wrote:

My advise would be not to take much out of the seat at once. I swapped bikes TTR,once on a ride to one that had a lowering link fitted and also foam cut out. I could flat foot both feet but it felt awful and I was glad to get back on my TTR even if I am on tip toes.


 This is why I would never cut the TTR250 seat. It is so comfortable, I call it the ''lounge chair'' and would not touch it in a million years.

Although, at 5 foot 11 (just off 6 foot) I hardly need to. wink

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Ive had my trimmer take a little of it, so it should still remain fairly comfy. ill post up the results.
I bought a second hand seat to modify, so i still have the "lounge chair" if needed.

What brand frame gaurds have you guys found fit the best

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Done

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Very tidy job!



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Thanks brian.
Was a top job.done gripper style vinyl same as the gytr stuff . I'll try post a better picture when I get a chance.

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Ok guys. Seat done. lowering link done.
How far can we safetly run the forks thru the clamps. Without any drama's.
Kris

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Unless you have risers fitted, or have reversed the handlebar mountings, you will be limited as the fork legs will only drop through as far as the mounts.

I reckon about an inch is a sensible amount but try riding with the forks at different heights to check how it affects the steering and only go as far as is comfortable for you.

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Hi brian.
Thanks.ive got 6mm bar risers. I recon the the forks are just touching the bars.is there any room for bigger risers

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The 30mm bar risers make riding standing up, and particularly going down steep hills, a lot more comfortable - see here for examples.

They will also allow you to drop the forks through a further 30mm if that's what you need.

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Wow. Thats a fair way thru.
Is that on standard cables
It thought I read somewhere u could bottom the wheel on the front gaurd if u went to far.
How much extra is gained by flip the clamp.
Thanks for your help Brian

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Hi brian. Can I use the 30mm risers on standard cables.cheers kris

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Hi Kris

If you check its routing is as good as it can get then the clutch cable is usually OK unless you are using wider than standard bars.

The throttle cables are usually a bit tighter and, if they are overstretched on full lock after fitting the spacers, disconnect the throttle cable housing from the brake master cylinder and flip it through 180 degrees so that the cables exit underneath the bars. This gives quite a bit of extra cable length.

If you flip the clamps then there is no obstruction to dropping the forks up through by however much you need but check the TTR still steers safely and comfortably!

I usually fit new longer cables when fitting Dakar bars and/or spacers so don't have much more data on what is or isn't possible.

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Thanks brian.
Im just trying to compensate for the lowering link I fitted at the rear . Front just feels a bit high. Cheers Kris

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so if the bike is fitted with a lowering link what would you recommend he fork drop to be to 'balance' the bike?

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Thanks widge.thats what I was trying to find out.

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I guess its too late now but the only way to replicate the "balance" reasonably accurately would be to sit on the TTR before mods and measure height of rear mudguard and bars off the ground. Fit lowering link and see what the difference is in height and then drop the forks through to match the reduction?

If someone has a lowering link that they haven't fitted yet, could they do the measurements for us please?

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I have a lowering link and then dropped the forks 10mm in the end. Tried a bunch of heights (up to 25mm) as was not happy with the handling.

Biggest change was fitting a 100/100 rear tyre. Sorting the turning issues etc that I was having.

Felt 10mm gave good stability and turning. But I'm no expert.

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mine is lowered too,

the old guy I purchased from ordered a custom GEL seat

I hope it keeps shape well and it is nice to my bottom too

custom made GEL seat in Hungary   goo.gl/tHDnvp



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I cut mine down a tiny bit at the back but quite a lot at the front.  This brings c of g down and forward, similarly legs, which all makes for much easier and better low speed sharp turns.  All other turns I'm stood up anyway and on Tarmac it's still quite comfortable.  It came with a lowering link which I took out and it was miles better without it.  My main solution is push forward, left foot on left peg and vault right leg over, plan where you're going to stop and if getting off learn to jump off beside the bike as you come to a halt.  After a little practice this becomes really easy and you retain a properly handling bike!

The standard exhaust weighs a ton so replacing that and junking the huge indicators and steel grab handles makes the bike quite noticeably easier to turn.



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The standard exhaust is a mighty thing! I have just been to my shorty header supplier and he is getting me a quote for making a stainless aftermarket one for me.

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