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Old 10-05-2012, 01:59 AM   #61
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I think I'm going to order a solo from S.Meyer in Germany. Should bolt directly on yes?
I was told yes for my R80gspd but it does not. Going to require welding for proper fit. Other may have had better luck.

I ordered R80 solo seat
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Old 10-05-2012, 04:32 AM   #62
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:55 AM   #63
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Has anyone tried to buy an oem 3/4 seat lately?

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Old 10-05-2012, 07:47 AM   #64
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One went for just under Aus$500 on Ebay UK about 4 weeks ago . Almost went for it .. but I had just bought a 22 litre top box for my RS ... Plus I like the option of being able to put someone on the back ... But YES the 3/4 do look dead sexy
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:00 PM   #65
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I was told yes for my R80gspd but it does not. Going to require welding for proper fit. Other may have had better luck.
Does it require welding for the seat to fit the rack or for the rack to fit the bike? I just bought a new OEM luggage rack and am looking for a seat to fit it.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:31 AM   #66
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Does it require welding for the seat to fit the rack or for the rack to fit the bike? I just bought a new OEM luggage rack and am looking for a seat to fit it.
The welding will be to reposition the lock in tab - needs to move forward 10mm. I'm thinking I'll use some flat bar, machine slots for adjustment. Aggravating to need to do this.

Other disappointment is quality of vinyl. I haven't had the privilege of sitting on it so can't say if quality of materials caries through to foam.

Doesn't seem to interfere with factory racks.

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Old 10-07-2012, 04:02 PM   #67
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Old 10-14-2012, 04:09 PM   #68
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I got motivated.

This is my very first weld project, wish I'd shaken the photo a bit.

Overalll I'd describe the build quality of the S Meyer solo seat as China. I've hopes of some long distance on this bike so seat is going off to Renazco for foam and cover. I'm going to have too big a chunk of change in it, maybe I'll learn not to drink and ebay.

First, detach misplaced prong.



Then learn to weld.



Next, handy chop saw.



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And you will need to custom fit to eliminate massive slop up front. I used closed cell foam and shoe goo.

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Old 12-11-2012, 01:03 PM   #69
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I knew this would happen.

Busted the lock after 4th or 5th ride with solo seat.

The seat has mounting brackets but the bike (84 R80gspd) is missing counterparts.

Ideas on retrofit? Anyone else run across this?



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Old 12-11-2012, 01:14 PM   #70
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Yep, the lock doesn't eliminate the pivoting of the seat. You'll have to run some angle irons off of the bracket that houses the seat lock. I welded the nut on the bottom of the bracket for ease of assembly. I'll take a pic when I get home. I brake the angle brackets about once a year.



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I knew this would happen.

Busted the lock after 4th or 5th ride with solo seat.

The seat has mounting brackets but the bike (84 R80gspd) is missing counterparts.

Ideas on retrofit? Anyone else run across this?



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Old 12-11-2012, 02:42 PM   #71
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for the Giulliari Replica. Looks good as a solo, but still able to take a passenger for short rides.

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Old 12-11-2012, 03:16 PM   #72
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:21 PM   #73
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Ideas on retrofit? Anyone else run across this?
Here's my hack-job solution...


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Old 12-11-2012, 03:33 PM   #74
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Yep, the lock doesn't eliminate the pivoting of the seat. You'll have to run some angle irons off of the bracket that houses the seat lock. I welded the nut on the bottom of the bracket for ease of assembly. I'll take a pic when I get home. I brake the angle brackets about once a year.
Excellent.

This will give me a reason to do some more "welding" .
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:26 PM   #75
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Here's my hack-job solution...


Nice example. Looks like I could do that without melting metal.

Are you guys using fasteners to secure seat supports to your customer brackets or is 'gravity' the retainer. Wondering for seat pop off ease ?
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