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 :)

    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,
    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

    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 :)
    one from the rear, on the bike
    finally a full side shot of how the bike looks with it installed
  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!!