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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2009, 7:13 am Thread Starter
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Sliding forward on seat

I have a 06 1200 gt with stock seats. I have the front seat in the highest position and still find myself sliding forward into the tank. After awhile it gets kinda hard on the arms and the jewels. I slide back and within about twenty minutes I am up front again. I put some bar backs on thinking it would help but I still find myself scruched up front. Is there any mod to raise just the front part of the front seat about an inch or two.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2009, 8:42 am
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Have the front seat rebuilt by a local pro, having them build up the front part a bit or have a custom seat built by one of the mnay purveyors out there. You can also get a set of gripsters that go on the side of the tank and use your knees to "work" with your upper body to stee more effectively in the twisties.
Another option is an airhawk or beads or other pads to put on the seat to prevent sliding. Many options out there.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2009, 11:57 am
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This solved the sliding issues for my wife and I.

http://www.triboseat.com/

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2009, 1:43 pm
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This solved the sliding issues for my wife and I.

http://www.triboseat.com/

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My wife calls it "the hair net". She won't ride without it.

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2009, 1:51 pm
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You can also put rubber pads on the tank sides, Grippers. With these you can apply some clamping with your legs to hold you in place better. It works better that it sounds, really. Someone makes a set for the K12GT that includes a protector for the paint on the back o the tank.

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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2009, 3:59 pm
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This solved the sliding issues for my wife and I.

http://www.triboseat.com/

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So that's where my kitchen shelf liner went to!
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So that's where my kitchen shelf liner went to!
That's pretty much it.

I have it on my rear seat and love the thing. My wife stays in one place (she claims to be back there holding on for dear life and screaming) and as a bonus when the bike is on the side stand I can toss things on the rear seat and they don't slide off.

Oh and on the underneath side I added a couple of wires to help pull it tight. Afterward it hit me that I could stash stuff there.




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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 21st, 2009, 7:28 pm
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I believe someone mentioned either trimming or removing the rubber stoppers from the rear of the front seat. I haven't tried this yet but am going to look into it soon.

I don't know why they didn't set the GT up like the GS where you can raise or lower either the the front or back of the drivers seat. When I took a demo GS out the other day I raised just the front and it made a world of difference.
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2009, 2:47 pm
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+1 on tank grippers

I had the same problem and have installed tank grippers from the Pirate. Work like a charm.

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2009, 5:25 pm
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I also have the tank grippers and they definitely help but the solution that will put the biggest smile on your face will be changing the angle of the seat.
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