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post #1 of 3 Old 11-09-2019, 11:46 PM Thread Starter
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I'm curious about seat modifications to the rebel. I don't mean like height adjustments. I mean seat foam modifications additions, and alterations. This is one thing most people fail to mention about their motorbikes. Its a mod lots of people make but never seem to mention.

I'm looking for seat modification ideas that will improve ergonomics of the Rebel seat.

I can't ride more than 40 miles without becoming completely worn out. I think others probably feel the pain, literally. My seat seems like it doesn't offer much cushion. I would like to be able to spend the day riding without fatigue.

I'm completely stumped on this one. I think my Rebel may be fitted with an older style seat because it doesn't have the four buttons. Riding ends up being a pain in the rear. I had the same problem with my last rebel. Its like after a certain number of miles its just no fun anymore. I haven't run into this problem on other bikes, only the Rebels. I don't know what to do about it.

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post #2 of 3 Old 11-10-2019, 01:49 PM
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The problem is too soft foam. Check out Great Day to Ride for Spencer's (inexpensive) seat mod.
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Nobody mentions? My guess is you haven't tried the forum's search feature yet, because it has been mentioned numerous times. You might even find my comparisons of the stock 250 seat to medieval torture devices or my other mentioning of how the frame tubes & airbox provide more long distance comfort than the seat which mounts on top of those bits.

Originally Posted by flitecontrol View Post
The problem is too soft foam.
Another contributor is that metallic lip on the seat pan under said foam. While many have removed it with positive comfort results, I can't say the same...I removed one and noticed no improvements.

I had a bead rider for a while until someone else felt they needed it more than I did. That worked quite well.

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