my motor/bike seat :)

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by azbill, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I got a solo/bobber motorcycle seat for my b-day last month :)
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    I spent a while trying to figure out how to mount it to my bike
    (they normally mount with a swivel at the front and the rear springs get bolted to a perch at the rear)

    while on one of my long stress relief rides the idea came to me !!!

    I removed the t-bracket from the solo seat, and the seat and springs from my stock springer seat,
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    and bolted the new seat to the frame
    the original front hairpin spring from the bike seat bolted to the front bolt of the solo seat, and some large 1 5/8 od fender washers were used to bolt the springs to the bike seat frame
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    it seems to work really well, and the hairpin spring seems to help with the 'action' of the rear springs !!!

    I think it looks pretty cool as well ;)
     

  2. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    a couple of shots of the seat upside down to show more detail of what I did :)
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    one from the rear, on the bike
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    finally a full side shot of how the bike looks with it installed
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  3. darwin

    darwin Well-Known Member

    Nice seat! Ill trade ya for my velo. Looks coool too.
     
  4. azbill

    azbill Active Member

    I broke a velo (web-spring), the plastic frame snapped :(
    very similar to the Micargi stock seat

    the new solo seat has a steel pan and a heavy steel bar for the mount,,,I ain't gonna break this one ;) LOL
     
  5. JTinFL

    JTinFL Member

    That's one smoooooth lookin ride there!!
     
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