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Offline Tommy Transalp

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Softer seat for CRF 230?
« on: November 15, 2012, 08:07:44 pm »
After doing a couple of longer trail rides on the little Red, I've come to the conclusion that the seat on my CRF is too hard and narrow! My ring-piece tends to get  eina and I'm wondering if anyone has done a mod on the standard seat to make it a bit more "user-friendly"?
Been thinking of attaching a Seat-Saint to make it less "coxyx-punishing" :mwink:
 I've done a few longer trails (+- 200k's), and found that my boney backside gets real sore.... do I have it re-padded with softer foam, or is there an optional after-market solution? I believe that there's some kind of insert available, but haven't found anything yet.. :mwink:
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Offline Cave Girl

Re: Softer seat for CRF 230?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 04:22:52 pm »
T you not supposed to be sitting  ;D

Oh wanted to ask - after every trip I do to Rhino Park we have to rewire the 230 - any suggestions .....
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Offline Bappas

Re: Softer seat for CRF 230?
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 04:39:35 pm »
Be aware that softer is not always better!!!!!
Softer seats thatdo not support very often leads to a sore ass!!
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Offline Tommy Transalp

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Re: Softer seat for CRF 230?
« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2012, 08:36:09 am »
T you not supposed to be sitting  ;D

Oh wanted to ask - after every trip I do to Rhino Park we have to rewire the 230 - any suggestions .....
What do you have to re-wire S? (ie Ignition or kill switch)..... check to see if something's not getting mud/water in it , or shaking loose?Haven't had any hassles with mine, and have put on lights, indicators, etc. I'm inclined to think somethings coming loose and not making contact :P The killswitch on these bikes doesn't impress me all that much with its quality, and it might be earthing?
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Offline Cave Girl

Re: Softer seat for CRF 230?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 04:50:16 pm »
Lights / hooter and speedo  :(
My daughter has learnt how to do it so is't not so expensive every time - just taking it on road from Rhino Park is not an option - so long trip if there is going to be some "interesting" riding along the way is a no - go  :'(
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Offline BuRP

Re: Softer seat for CRF 230?
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 08:52:28 pm »
TT,

wear a padded bicycle tights under your pants, works wonders.
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