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Sharkskinz superbike seat for use with supersport tail

Quick question: I have some race bodywork with a normal supersport tail (i.e., uses the stock seat)

I talked to someone last race weekend who had the same tail, but had bought a sharkskinz seat base that he then added foam too. So it seemed to have the perks of a superbike tail (i.e., better feel) without the hassle of taking off the entire tail whenever you need to access anything.

I was hoping to confirm that what I want to buy is: "SZ 4151 Optional SS Tail Seat Base"

I can't find pictures online matched up with the model numbers, so was hoping someone might know.
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Re: Sharkskinz superbike seat for use with supersport tail

I have it on my bike. Contact STG and they will get you hooked up with the right one for $154.50. I have pictures of it in the October ROTM thread.

You get the same feedback as the SBK tail.


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I have it on my bike. Contact STG and they will get you hooked up with the right one for $154.50. I have pictures of it in the October ROTM thread.

You get the same feedback as the SBK tail.


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Perfect, I pulled the info off the STG site so I'll place the order now that I know that's the right one. Appreciate it.
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Lesson learned from me. Don't waste your money on the woodcraft R6 seat foam, it doesn't fit. I had to cut the ba back portion off because it was to big. You're better off just getting the $20 square one. Just my .02
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Quick question: I have some race bodywork with a normal supersport tail (i.e., uses the stock seat)

I talked to someone last race weekend who had the same tail, but had bought a sharkskinz seat base that he then added foam too. So it seemed to have the perks of a superbike tail (i.e., better feel) without the hassle of taking off the entire tail whenever you need to access anything.

I was hoping to confirm that what I want to buy is: "SZ 4151 Optional SS Tail Seat Base"

I can't find pictures online matched up with the model numbers, so was hoping someone might know.
Dunno how much different the 3rd gen tail is, but FWIW, the 2nd gen SBK tail comes off as easily as the stock seat. Two hex head bolts, and a few quarter-turn fasteners for the draft pan. Comes on/off faster than the stock seat- no pushing the foam out of the way while trying to get threads started.
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Re: Sharkskinz superbike seat for use with supersport tail

Didn't Andrew make a seat like that using an OEM seat pan?
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Dunno how much different the 3rd gen tail is, but FWIW, the 2nd gen SBK tail comes off as easily as the stock seat. Two hex head bolts, and a few quarter-turn fasteners for the draft pan. Comes on/off faster than the stock seat- no pushing the foam out of the way while trying to get threads started.
Not sure, though I'd rather not take off the tail at all if I can avoid it (draft pan included). Matt was the one I talked to about his tail, he got cheap foam from some OC shop (H2 motors? HG motors? need to google). His setup looked real easy to pull just the seat.

Plus I already have a painted (albeit rattlecan lol) and number-plated SS tail... so it'd be cheaper to just get the seat pan. Plus the seat pan should be near indestructible (/knockonwood...).
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Lesson learned from me. Don't waste your money on the woodcraft R6 seat foam, it doesn't fit. I had to cut the ba back portion off because it was to big. You're better off just getting the $20 square one. Just my .02
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the seat pan saves a lot of time vs. pulling the entire tail section off, and i like the better feel vs the stock seat for sure
I got the graves seat foam, but would get different foam next time. A) it's thicker than some B) it's outrageously expensive C) it is grippy, but turns your leathers dark if they are lighter color

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the seat pan saves a lot of time vs. pulling the entire tail section off, and i like the better feel vs the stock seat for sure
I got the graves seat foam, but would get different foam next time. A) it's thicker than some B) it's outrageously expensive C) it is grippy, but turns your leathers dark if they are lighter color
The outrageously expensive part turned me away from that. I don't mind paying for stuff that I think had some R&D in it (e.g., their throttle tube), but $100 is ridiculous for a seat pad.

I ordered some cheap foam off ebay, though it's thicker than I thought it would be. Seems to defeat the purpose if I have a 3/4" pad... May have to keep looking.
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