Here some pics of my stock 03 seat shaved. Very easy to do. I used red RTV to fill in the gouges. It's a little lumpy in some places but hardly noticeable - should have been more careful. I like this seat better than the gel seat that was on it. Bike turns in a lot easier, less pressure on the wrists (more upright seating), lowered wind resistance and a lot more confidence inspiring. At 5'11", I did have to remove my rear set plates to give my legs more room.