Variation on the seat mod with pictures, for the lower position

Joined
Jul 16, 2015
Messages
181
Likes
0
Location
Hereford
#1
This is what I have done to reduce the angle at which the seat slopes forward whilst in the low position.

Parts needed:
2 off Short Bumper pt no: 22W-24741-00-00
Can be found here: https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/search/part/22W-24741-00
1 off 2.5mm(0.1") thick washer or multiple washers

Instructions:
1. Remove the 2 rear bumpers and the 2 middle bumpers
Then fit the 2 new short bumpers to the rear holes
2. Remove the 2nd rectangular bumper
Then take one of the original bumpers and fit it to the vacant hole
3. Remove the latch bracket
Place the washer under the latch bracket and then fix back in place

The new bumper arrangement allows the seat to fit snugly. A slight downward pressure is required to close it and release it when operating the key in the lock.
 

Attachments

Joined
Nov 20, 2015
Messages
11
Likes
0
Location
Canada
#3
It is a simple fix and makes a good difference. I use the seat on the higher position, so I had to replace only two pads (middle ones). I also used a 3rd one in the bracket.
I've seen suggestions of drilling the bracket, but I preferred instead to cut the pin in this last pad and use a heavy-duty double tape instead.
 

Attachments

Joined
Jun 26, 2016
Messages
277
Likes
10
Location
New York
#4
Nissbird said:
This is what I have done to reduce the angle at which the seat slopes forward whilst in the low position.

Parts needed:
2 off Short Bumper pt no: 22W-24741-00-00
Can be found here: https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/search/part/22W-24741-00
1 off 2.5mm(0.1") thick washer or multiple washers

Instructions:
1. Remove the 2 rear bumpers and the 2 middle bumpers
Then fit the 2 new short bumpers to the rear holes
2. Remove the 2nd rectangular bumper
Then take one of the original bumpers and fit it to the vacant hole
3. Remove the latch bracket
Place the washer under the latch bracket and then fix back in place

The new bumper arrangement allows the seat to fit snugly. A slight downward pressure is required to close it and release it when operating the key in the lock.

Nice! I will try this on mine as the forward lean is starting to get to me. How do you like it now that you've had it this way for a bit?
 
Joined
Jul 16, 2015
Messages
181
Likes
0
Location
Hereford
#5
ADKsuper10 said:
Nice! I will try this on mine as the forward lean is starting to get to me. How do you like it now that you've had it this way for a bit?
With the original standard "tilt" angle, my buttocks would start to ache after about 1/2 - 1 HRS of being in the saddle, since the mod I have ridden about 500 miles with time in the saddle extending well past the hour without problem. In fact my backside as not ached since the mod.

Note: I did not fit a spacer/bumper to the tang at the rear of the seat because the replaced bumper at the front holds the seat firmly in place.

Hope this helps
 
Joined
Jan 31, 2014
Messages
129
Likes
12
Location
Cambridge, Ontario Canada
#6
I completed this seat modification today. Ordered the smaller bumpers a couple of weeks ago but wanted to wait for a milder day to work in it. As mentioned in a previous post, I removed the seat receiver that bolts to the frame so I could drill it from underneath and not at an angle. It looks like the seat angle is way better but I couldn't sit on the bike as there are no wheels on the bike right now. Can't wait for spring to try it out.

Thanks to all who posted pictures and part numbers to make this a really simple project.

10éréRider
 

Bryce

Ya, Whatever!
Joined
Apr 14, 2015
Messages
414
Likes
21
Location
Acworth, GA
#7
I hate to say it, but this did not work out for me.
It did level the seat as advertised.
However, it put the seat in a position I was just not comfortable in, especially commuting.
I'm back to the stock low position. at least it was a cheap experiment.
 
Joined
Jun 26, 2016
Messages
277
Likes
10
Location
New York
#8
Bryce said:
I hate to say it, but this did not work out for me.
It did level the seat as advertised.
However, it put the seat in a position I was just not comfortable in, especially commuting.
I'm back to the stock low position. at least it was a cheap experiment.
For me the flat seat mod mostly cured the sliding into the gas tank sensation while riding. The stock seat is horrible for me in general after about an hour so the mod fixed one issue but not the major one (sore ass after an hour).

I did drill the seat stay in both places and inserted rubber bumpers so I can move my seat from high to low and still maintain the flat seat mod in both positions.
 

Rob180

New Member
Joined
May 31, 2017
Messages
2
Likes
0
Location
Northern California
#9
Nissbird said:
This is what I have done to reduce the angle at which the seat slopes forward whilst in the low position.

Parts needed:
2 off Short Bumper pt no: 22W-24741-00-00
Can be found here: https://www.fowlersparts.co.uk/search/part/22W-24741-00
1 off 2.5mm(0.1") thick washer or multiple washers

Instructions:
1. Remove the 2 rear bumpers and the 2 middle bumpers
Then fit the 2 new short bumpers to the rear holes
2. Remove the 2nd rectangular bumper
Then take one of the original bumpers and fit it to the vacant hole
3. Remove the latch bracket
Place the washer under the latch bracket and then fix back in place

The new bumper arrangement allows the seat to fit snugly. A slight downward pressure is required to close it and release it when operating the key in the lock.
As an alternative to lowering the latch, I used a heat gun on the tang on the seat base. Heated it, bent it just slightly, then cooled it off. That eliminated any play in the seat.
 

bmsouls

New Member
Joined
Mar 28, 2016
Messages
11
Likes
0
Location
northumberland
#10
Hi,if anybody can tell me how to cure the seat problem please let me know :mad: :mad: after years of gss i bought an s10 brill bike in all areas but the worst seat i have ever had. I have tried all the mods even had a local lad very kindly lend me a touratech comfort seat (worse than the standard one) .Prob is i cant work out what i need to alter?? i can only get 60,70 miles before i am standing up or looking for a cafe as an excuse to get off. please help as i am now thinking about another gs, noooooo.
 
Joined
Jun 22, 2016
Messages
165
Likes
3
Location
London
#11
I have the seat concepts that you fit yourself. Is the cheapest way for us in the UK and they are really good. The Touratechs are kind of duel use so not the best for long days on road. You should find it easy to move on if you don't like it as well.
 
Top Bottom