I was riding my sled last weekend and was looking at the riding position when sitting. My knees are above my hips and this makes it hard on sitting up a little to absorb big bumps. I switched and rode my friends t-cat same year and your hips are aligned with my knees just fees more comfortable riding position. I am only 5-10 so its not like I am 7ft tall or anything. So I took my leather coat and folded it up and sat on it for a couple of miles wow what a diffrance. Know I need ideas on how to raise the seat a inch or so. I know this sounds crazy but give me some Ideas
I have been thinking of making something out of alum that goes from flat at the tunnel buy the gas tank and slopes upward toward the rear of the sled arround a inch to inch and a half. That way the seat would still fit arround the gas tank well. Or I have seen in the past a company that makes a two up seat that snaps over the trunk area. If we could make a molded seat cover in leather that would snap over the seat and raise it some.
First of all if you raise the seat will it interfer with the handlebars when turning? Just something to check before going any further. If I were to raise my seat I would want something light, something that would not soak up water and ,most importantly, something that will not rub through the tunnel or seat bottom. High density styrofoam comes to my mind. It comes in different thicknesses, light and easy to work with. But if you put something between the seat and tunnel, how are you to attach the front of the seat to its clips? Don't think you can raise the fuel tank any either as it is molded around the steering stem and steering brace. Sounds like something that can be done..... as a summer project.