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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:09 pm 
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i'm a little nervous about preforming this mod on my 450, i've been thinking about it for a while because the seat seems to want to push me forward and i'm about 6'1" so the extra inch or so of leg room could help. I'm just afraid that i will screw something up (although seems fairly easy to do the mod with all of the pictures) or more importantly do it and not like it, then be down a perfectly good seat. Any advice?


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prep for the mod, soak the bolts in penetrating oil (not WD-40).

Remove the nuts, remove the plate.

Reassemble.

IF you don't like it, put it back. ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 6:37 pm 
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ha, did not even think about being able to put it back on, well now i HAVE to do it :)


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I really don't understand all the worries about this mod??? It's very straightforward and rewarding if done the way Duke stated. The only thing I would add is to use an impact gun to remove the nuts. The shock will break them loose and not spin those plastic encased nuts.

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Oh, right. The Impact Gun. Darn, don't have one of those. Are you proposing a group buy? :D

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impact guns are cheap arent they ? dont they sell them at harbor freight ?


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so i literally just tried to do this mod, and after taking off the seat, all of the staples and pulling off the seat cover, i could not find a metal plate anywhere, there was no signs of anyone having already taken it out (at least not to my eye) what the hell??? i was looking forward to this mod because everyone talked about how after removing the plate the seat no longer pushed you forward.


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The plate is inside the foam. If you try to bend it, you should feel it. If it has already been removed, there should be some evidence of cuts or tears.

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Here is a photo of the plate after removal. You can see where the foam was cut.

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well there was a slight tear towards the top on the cover side, so i'm guessing the previous owner already did it, so i guess the next thing to do is maybe take a little off the top like miscusi did? has anyone else tried that?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:01 pm 
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Nothing like opening a really old (ancient really) post but I just had to say thanks.....I did this mod and my "backside" is most happy. Some have expressed concern but hey, if a girl can do it, so can you. :teehee1:

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it isnt THAT old ! hehehe


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SKEWTS wrote:
Nothing like opening a really old (ancient really) post but I just had to say thanks.....I did this mod and my "backside" is most happy. Some have expressed concern but hey, if a girl can do it, so can you. :teehee1:


Hah! After 39 years of marriage, I KNOW that isn't always true! :lol: :lol: :lol:
But anyway, Skewts, congratulations on the successful modification. Can we now change your online name to Gladys? ;)
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This is helpful. I just wish I could find a low cost set of seat pans for my '86 450 to experiment with, and keep my original seats whole.

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Bone yard? Jacks?

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Thanks a lot for the idea and complete steps with pics.


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Nice post!


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Cowtipasaurus wrote:
well there was a slight tear towards the top on the cover side, so i'm guessing the previous owner already did it, so i guess the next thing to do is maybe take a little off the top like miscusi did? has anyone else tried that?



How hard is the foam? I learned after putting some effort into the project that the foam eventually hardens beyond usefulness. If you can't feel whether there is a plate in it or not, it may be pretty hard.

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