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    • #45804
      Ed Chappee
      Participant

      Does anyone here have any experience with trimming or re-profiling a Ribtec XLT seat?  If so, what did you use to cut down the seat?  How did you determine where to cut it down or trim it?

      Thanks,

      Ed Chappee

    • #45846
      Randy McKee
      Participant

      Where is it causing interference?  Example: it’s hitting motor on right near front right or it’s too tall and crunching my armpit. Nah, forget that… call Ribtect, explain the situation and get the right answer.  877-RIBTECT

    • #45892
      Ed Chappee
      Participant

      Randy, too tall and digging in the armpits – impossible to use as is.  Will give Ribtec a call to see what they say.

    • #45900
      Walt Gifford
      Participant

      All you do is cut 3/4″ off the top and round it off in the front to blend it into the wings. If it’s not enough trim a little more. I use a saber saw and dust mask. If it has any edging glued on you’ll have to take that off and re-glue it.

      Gif

      FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
      Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
      Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
      41 years karting experience

    • #45983
      Ed Chappee
      Participant

      Thanks Walt – going for it!  Will post photos when we get to it.

    • #46086
      Tim Koyen
      Participant

      That’s the way we trim the DeepSeat as well.  A fine toothed jig saw blade, and then a file to clean it up.

      KartLift Kart Stands
      DeepSeat Kart Seats
      877-777-8020
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      Don't bother PMing me, it doesn't work. Email is best: tim@kartlift.com.

    • #46101
      Ed Chappee
      Participant

      Walt & Tim,

      Thanks for the help – will be going for it as soon as we get the chance!

    • #48509
      Ed Chappee
      Participant

      Here is a link to the finished product.  Came out great.

      http://bit.ly/1BaXFmf

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