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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 07-05-2020, 05:06 PM Thread Starter
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Which seat is correct?



Please ignore the BeadRider and the dirt all over the back seat, but in the picture above, my bike seems to have a front seat and rear seat that don't match. Can anyone confirm they are indeed a mismatch? And if so, which one belongs? The front is smooth and has visible holes, while the rear seat is a bit rougher to the touch. The rear seat is sometimes pretty difficult to remove and put on. If there is a mismatch, is one of them aftermarket, or from a different model year bike?

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back seat is a stock seat
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The rear seat appears to be factory and the front an aftermarket one. No idea which one tho. Are there any tags or markings? Show a pic of the underside of it.

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The rear seat is sometimes pretty difficult to remove and put on.
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Sit on, and maybe bounce up and down on the rear seat, while gently operating the release. Some lubrication of the mechanism may help.


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A pic without the BeadRider might be enough to identify the front seat.
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Here’s the seat without the BeadRider, detached from the bike.


Here’s the bottom. It appears to be the same type pan as the rear seat.


Notice the staples around the perimeter. Did the PO maybe just have the seat recovered?

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The rear is stock. The front is nothing I have seen aftermarket, possibly PO had a mod done.

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I can say that you can see how the bead rider is slowly destroying your seat
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I can say that you can see how the bead rider is slowly destroying your seat
I agree the foam will get damaged over time, I would think you want another layer of memory foam or gel pad for comfort, I don't understand how a bunch of hard balls, (creating many individual pressure points) can provide "comfort"

Probably good to provide some ventilation between your butt and the seat, but not sure about comfort?
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