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Old 10-02-2008, 08:36 AM   #13
Airhead Wrangler
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Location: Back in Seattle, FINALLY
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Originally Posted by England-Kev
Would you mind telling us how you made the later seat fix the bike? apart from the seat ours could be twins
On my trip up to alaska in June, my subframe cracked as a result of Jesse luggage's crappy mounts. Instead of repairing an already relatively weak subframe and having it break again later on some other trip, I decided it would be best to replace it with one from an r100gs which is significantly sturdier. Since the subframe from the GS is wider it required a new seat, and since I had to buy a new seat anyway, why not a badass solo seat? The subframe was pretty much bolt-on, but one of the mounting holes was about an 1/8" off and required a little tweaking to make it work. I got the idea from this thread:

Don't worry, there were no permanent modifications made anywhere and I saved all the original parts so it can all be put completely back to stock again.

This shot shows it a little better - there's a bit of a gap between the seat and tank, but overall I think it's a huge improvement.
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