Can Long Springs on Seat be adjusted

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by MotoMagz, Jul 15, 2009.

  1. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    I would like to stiffin up the springs on this seat.It bottoms out and hits top of seat post.I did change the seat clamp to fit a new style cruiser,last picture shows original hardware.Any suggestions would be great. Thanx MotoMagz 003.jpg



  2. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    I don't know of any way to adjust the springs on a vintage seat such as that. Especially a long-spring Troxel (as that appears to be). That saddle is too valuable to try to modify, so I personally wouldn't attempt anything beyond changing the clamp over to fit a modern seat post.
    I ran into a similar problem with a Persons Majestic saddle (not a long spring type, though) and ultimately replaced it with a modern-made retro style springer saddle I bought through
    I'm no lightweight, and the springs are plenty stiff enough. I've put that saddle on several of my bikes, including my Whizzer.
  3. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    looks pretty darn easy
    to remove nuts
    go and buy a spring that will slip just over long bolt -- inside other springs
    all the way from top to bottom
    should add a lot to it
    we like those springy dingy THINGS -------------- ???????
  4. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    Thanx for info Kilroy.Moutain M. there are no nuts on that thang,the ends are machined to hold the springs.thanx MotoMagz
  5. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member

    that's a shame -- my mistake

    my mistake
    most have nuts at the ends
    I looked at the picture -- come on eyes

    you could ??
    grind off those ends
    cut some threads
    add some nuts and washers so as to hold all springs
    including the new one if added we mentioned above ??

    it just seems that there should be some fairly easy way to do this ??
    come on now brain !!
    just doesn't work calling it no more !!!

  6. MotoMagz

    MotoMagz Member

    Now thats an idea...but I would hate to mess up that seat.MotoMagz
  7. Mountainman

    Mountainman Active Member


    yes -- I noticed from your pictures
    it's a classic seat ---------------------------for sure
    if done right -----it could just make it ---- the seat of them all
    got a good machine shop close by with a tap and die ??
    they would probably let you use it for this small job

    threads cut pretty darn good into that hardened steel