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Old 11-11-2012, 10:45 AM   #16
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I like the looks of it and want to take the plunge but would rather have someone else be first.
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Old 11-27-2012, 02:42 PM   #17
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Yes please do a write up on this Vietnamese origin seat. I like the looks of it and want to take the plunge but would rather have someone else be first.
Well the seat finally arrived. Looks vaguely like the seat in the Ebay ad. I'm sure somebody has the contoured, corbinesque, seat in the photograph but it isn't me however it is exactly like you'd expect a cheap seat from Vietnam to look like. At least the base is made of steel, The mounting brackets are welded onto the base with some of the worst welding I've ever seen and are roughly in the right position. If I ever get the seat to fit I'll post some pictures.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:18 PM   #18
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Well the seat finally arrived. Looks vaguely like the seat in the Ebay ad. I'm sure somebody has the contoured, corbinesque, seat in the photograph but it isn't me however it is exactly like you'd expect a cheap seat from Vietnam to look like. At least the base is made of steel, The mounting brackets are welded onto the base with some of the worst welding I've ever seen and are roughly in the right position. If I ever get the seat to fit I'll post some pictures.

Oh my. That is too bad because it sure looked good in the pictures. I owe you.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:56 PM   #19
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I know I'm a bit late responding to this thread, but here is a picture of a modern Triumph seat a friend modified to fit a SWB /5. The cowl is off a Thruxton, and I like it more than the usual lunch box shaped cowls seen on most cafe'd BMWs. It's lower and just wide enough to cover the shock mounts, best of both worlds!
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Old 11-27-2012, 09:24 PM   #20
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It's about 1.5inches shorter, it will bolt onto any /5 to /7 but the shocks mounts are closer to the frame (R65 swingarm and rear shocks are shorter).
Basically, the R65 subframe and swingarm are the same dimensions than the early /5 short ones.
Never said thanks for the info, I appreciate it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 11:19 PM   #21
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Oh my. That is too bad because it sure looked good in the pictures. I owe you.
I need to take a hammer to the seat base. The cut out for the rear mudguard starts a couple of inches too far back and prevents the seat from shutting. It's probably fine with a non standard mudguard so may be ok for my cafe bike. I thought I'd try it on my standard 100/7 first.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:34 PM   #22
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I used a stock 1981 R100rt tail and sectioned 8 inches out of the seatpan and tail. If you can weld it is really easy, all you need is a welder, hacksaw and few spare hours. However at 8 inches you will have to relocate 1 seat pivot. You could do less though I wanted the solo look

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