Where can I find a minibike-type seat???

Discussion in 'Spare Parts, Tools & Product Developement' started by Sketch, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. Sketch

    Sketch Member

    Since I put on cruiser bars, I am now happy that I am more upright, but I'm sitting to far forward to be comfortable.

    I would like to find a long seat of some kind, that uses supports from the back like a rack does.

    Can anyone point me in the right direction?

    Thanks.
     

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  2. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    All of the seats on the mini bikes that I have ever had were homemade out of plywood, nagahyde or old Levi's, foam cut out of an old couch cushion, and stapled together to the plywood from underneath. Easy to make and if you look hard enough, the parts are free!
     
  3. Sketch

    Sketch Member

    That's what I figured, already having visions of the wood and metal involved. I've done it before. I just need to find some nice looking vinyl. I have the cushion material.
     
  4. Sketch

    Sketch Member

    oh yeah, and the metal supports, that's the part I'm concerned about. I think punting means just buying a sturdy rack to start from...
     
  5. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

    You could modify a rack, or stronger yet, use a couple of eye bolts throgh the seat pan and some flat stock or tubing flattened on the ends. Bicycle luggage racks are not designed to support the weight of a person.
     
  6. arkives1

    arkives1 Member

    find a mini-bike seat

    You can find them at most atv,mini, go cart suppliers. I found a wide selection of seats at rustyriders. Don't have the link but type rustyriders in your search bar and you'll find it.
    Woody
     
  7. Alaskavan

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  8. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    Sketch....Why not just get a "banana seat" and a short sissy bar. Both available from Choppers US and Bicycle Designer.com or a myriad of other bicycle parts sites. Sure would be better than cobbled up plywood and levis.
     
  9. Sketch

    Sketch Member

    checking these suggestions out...thanks
     
  10. Huntington

    Huntington Member

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  12. Sketch

    Sketch Member

  13. GearNut

    GearNut Active Member

  14. Youngbird

    Youngbird Member

    Man, check out the big "tractor seat" at SpookyTooth. Just right for my big ol' butt!
     
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