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Offline Teapot68

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Seat issue
on: November 10, 2019, 09:15:39 PM
Hi guys, my seat is as slippery as a diesel spillage on a wet road. Does anyone have a solution for this. Also is there any height adjustments? I have a 2012 model. Thanks in advance.

Offline Kiwi49

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Re: Seat issue
Reply #1 on: November 10, 2019, 10:07:28 PM
I've got a 2011 CR and it doesn't appear to have a vertical adjustment for seat height.
Also, I either wear padded jeans, leather racing trousers  :008: or wet weather material (not plastic), trousers if it's cold or wet.
Haven't noticed a seat 'slippage' problem.
Wondering if your trousers might be a challenge  :016:
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Offline Teapot68

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Re: Seat issue
Reply #2 on: November 10, 2019, 10:15:43 PM
It's far to cold to wear jeans.  :190: i wear rev'it textile trousers. Currently it's 4°. Please don't tell me it's 28° down there.  :008:

Offline Si Click

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Re: Seat issue
Reply #3 on: November 10, 2019, 11:29:21 PM
No height adjustment on a Mk1 CR and the stock seat is crap.
The good news is that aftermarket seats are available and can be customised to your preference.  Speak to Tony Archer and ask him to quote for what you want.
https://tonyarcher.co.uk/home/
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Re: Seat issue
Reply #4 on: November 11, 2019, 06:48:08 AM
*Originally Posted by Teapot68 [+]
It's far to cold to wear jeans.  :190: i wear rev'it textile trousers. Currently it's 4°. Please don't tell me it's 28° down there.  :008:

OK - it's not 28C down here YET!
Today was cooler - 14C  :047:
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Offline Mamamali

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Re: Seat issue
Reply #5 on: November 14, 2019, 10:18:23 PM
Hi, I found that cleaning the seat with a rubbing alcohol (Isopropol) removed some the slipperiness when riding in my leathers, still spilled around with my waterproof over trousers on but have done that on every bike I've had.

Cheers  Rob

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Re: Seat issue
Reply #6 on: November 18, 2019, 06:02:54 AM
*Originally Posted by Teapot68 [+]
Hi guys, my seat is as slippery as a diesel spillage on a wet road. Does anyone have a solution for this. Also is there any height adjustments? I have a 2012 model. Thanks in advance.

The '15+ model is the same. I considered replacing the seat cover but decided to get some tank pads for my knees to hold onto. Works perfectly, as long as you remember to grip with yr knees when you start braking.

I used TechSpec Snakeskin universal pads and cut them to shape.
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Offline stubax

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Re: Seat issue
Reply #7 on: November 18, 2019, 08:52:54 AM
I have found that having the seat on the high setting at the front and low setting at the back makes a big difference, no more slipping around as the seat doesn't slope.

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Re: Seat issue
Reply #8 on: December 31, 2019, 11:41:23 AM
My 2014 Xcross was a bit on the low side to my height (184 cm). I ordred a new one at Top Sellerie. You can design almost everything at their site. An advice. Don't send your saddle for refurbishing, it's almost same price than ordering a complete new.
Another little trick. The front flaps on the saddle is notorious famous for slipping the attachment to the tank. The remedy is a little piece of metal. It is doubled and bended over the tap on the tank then a rivet through:




 



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