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With all the great Advice given to me by you guys I decided to Shave my seat down to remedy my flat-footing problem. The next problem is that Im really not a do-it-yourself kinda person adn almost always end up paying a local shop to get anything done on my bike because I am petrified of screwing somthing up. Shaving a seat down seems simple and I dont think its worth it to pay someone else to do it. So can anyone provide me with some kind of a tutorial for shaving my seat down. It's about the seat on the 00 F4.

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1.Get a industrial strength,or carpenter grade staple gun (of course staples....duh)

2.I used flate head screw driver to take off the seat cover staples.

3.remove the seat cover


4.take off as much seat as you want and test what works best with the bike( I would buy some upholstery foam to add in just in case you shave too much)

I actually added foam to my seat cause I didn't want to spend a bunch of money on a sargeant or corbin seat....I did a pretty good job I think and my seat is really comfy.
 

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I hear an electric turkey carving knife is a preferred tool for this job.

If you take the seat to a car or furniture upholsterer I've heard they can do the job for between $15 and $30.

(I used a steak knife for my seat and it worked well enough. Also, when I reattached the seat cover I made sure to constantly pull the cover tight so that it would wrap the new contour, instead of having loose flappy stuff.)
 

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put the cover in the dryer for a couple minutes before reattaching..

Most shops are robbing you for doing this simple job.. I had one shop want $80 to do mine.. I spent maybe 30 minutes on it.. about 20 minutes of that was removing the old staples.
 

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Just be patient while doing it yourself....go slow and steady so you don't end up with an uneven seat.
 
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