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Created on: 05/02/19 11:31 PM

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Yackou



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ZX14 seat
05/02/19 11:31 PM

Hi,

Don't know if anyone else feel the same way, but I find the Gen1 ZX14 seat to be a bit wide and pushing on the inside of my upper leg during long journeys.

From what I hear, the 2nd generation 14R has a slightly narrower seat - thus my question....
Will the 14R seat fit straight onto the 1st Gen ZX14, without any modifications or any wide gaps between the fairing or tank ?

I know about the saddleback and corbin models, but I'm curious to know if someone has tried this as a cheaper option ?

Thanks


* Last updated by: Yackou on 5/2/2019 @ 11:31 PM *

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Rook


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RE: ZX14 seat
05/03/19 8:58 AM

Will the 14R seat fit straight onto the 1st Gen ZX14, without any modifications or any wide gaps between the fairing or tank ?

I believe the seats are interchangeable between the Gens. Ask Hub to be sure.

I doubt there is any difference except the Gen2 seat has the foam beveled on the edges to round them off.



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JimGnitecki



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RE: ZX14 seat
05/03/19 9:01 AM

I have a 2nd generation ZX-14R (2017) and it too feel too wide where I sit which is right up against the tank even!

So, I don't think changing to a Gen 2 seat will help you.

A good automotive upholsterer can remove the vinyl cover, "shave" the upper edges of the foam and then reinstall the vinyl cover, stretching it downward slightly to make up for the removed foam "edges". It is very inexpensive to have this done, and I am thinking about doing it myself, because even though I had the local guy take 1" off the height right after buying the bike brand new 4 months ago, to LOWER it (I have a 29" inseam),I did not realize at the time that the width at the top of the seat would be a problem.

Jim G

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cruderudy


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RE: ZX14 seat
05/03/19 2:39 PM

I think it will but not 100%

I swapped the Sargent seat from my G1 direct onto the G2 with no issues, so theres that



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Rook


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RE: ZX14 seat
05/05/19 2:00 PM

I swapped the Sargent seat from my G1 direct onto the G2 with no issues, so theres that

LOL but the Sargent seats don't even fit perfectly for the bike they were designed for. Think the 14 is a little iffy at the back? You should see the busa. There's a gap at the gas tank and at the hump.



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Hub


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RE: ZX14 seat
05/06/19 3:09 PM

Early fits late or vice verse. Early is wide for the femurs, late brings legs closer to tank.



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RE: ZX14 seat
05/07/19 10:16 PM

I have a Gen 2 (2013) and the stock seat would wear on my upper-inner thighs bad. I bought a Corbin (barely used on this site) which some say are hard and I might agree, but it has solved my issue. I now ride much longer before being uncomfortable, and it's never the upper-inner thigh anymore.



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Badzx14r


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RE: ZX14 seat
05/09/19 7:49 PM

i think the gen 2 seat is worst than a gen 1 was going to try a connie but just haven't found the need



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Yackou



Joined: 04/04/19

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RE: ZX14 seat
05/09/19 9:52 PM

Appreciate the advise guys.

I will try to find an automotive upholsterer to modify the standard seat.

Thanks.

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morgstang


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RE: ZX14 seat
05/14/19 4:44 PM

If anyone has a Gen 1 seat they want to sell let me know. Im not willing to pay top dollar for it since i only need it maybe once a year to carry a passenger. I have a solo Sargent seat on it now.



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KAK



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RE: ZX14 seat
05/22/19 11:48 AM

Sounds like a little trim and re-fit will work for you. Hopefully the seat won't look funny.
Either that or maybe a pair of those "slip on's" I see basketball players wear under their shorts. Maybe those would protect your thighs, cost less than a seat trim ??

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Rook


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RE: ZX14 seat
05/23/19 12:26 PM

Hey what's up, KAK! Long time no hear.



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