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raising seating position?

fgclark123
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Post by fgclark123 on Tue 19 Sep 2017, 11:12 pm

Hi, just wondering how I can get a taller seating position on my 2003 cb500.

Possibly a daft question, but if anyone knows about any fixes - maybe installing a raised seat? and/or raising the handle bars?

Curious to know if anyone's tackled this. Thanks
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Post by Beresford on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 10:26 am

I found the standard seating position much too cramped, so I modified the seat to raise the position about 3" and move rearward about 5". I also fitted dropped footpegs - by about an inch.
Unfortunatly now that photobucket has moved to the dark side I can't post any pictures.
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Post by fgclark123 on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 12:29 pm

How was the seat mod? serious operation?
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Post by Beresford on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 2:12 pm

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This is a pic of a bike owned by Dave500 I seem to remember, and this is what mine looks like (the seat, that is) I did it using layers of rubber foam cut from a camping mattress bought in Decathlon. The cover is good quality stretchy vinyl stapled in place using instructions seen on Delboys garage on youtube
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Post by fgclark123 on Wed 20 Sep 2017, 9:15 pm

nice, thanks. Like the windshield too...
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Post by muttley1 on Fri 20 Oct 2017, 12:44 pm

Hi,
I went for a raised seat (looks like the one in the pic) and at 5 ft 9 found it too tall. I'd put on renthal medium high bars too, which did work out well.
Pm me if you are interested in the saddle and come and have a sit if you are close to Banbury,

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Post by ceejay on Sat 21 Oct 2017, 9:41 pm

Had a go at raising seat with sleeping mat foam (pics in link):

http://www.cb500club.net/t2504-upgrading-of-seat

However I've long since put my original seat back on because I found the foam I used didn't return to shape after a while meaning it became really uncomfortable! I still wouldn't mind trying to get the gap filled with proper foam but haven't got round to it...

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