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Old 01-12-2013, 03:23 PM   #106
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Very nice ... That did not look stock ... even for a K bike. Well done. Simple. Clean.
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Old 01-13-2013, 04:41 AM   #107
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A couple of options from the UK of differing quality!
It is beautiful

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Old 01-30-2013, 08:46 AM   #108
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:45 PM   #109
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...does a solo on a GS count?

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:44 AM   #110
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It is beautiful

Steve Scrimiger?

Is your bike the one with dells and side braces?
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:27 AM   #111
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Rigged this up. Not my first pick but it works until I re-shape/cover it.
























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Old 02-12-2013, 06:46 AM   #112
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A couple of options from the UK of differing quality!









These 2 bikes show how to get things right and wrong.

The black bike looks purposeful, the seat and the tank fit as a whole and the striping bring the 2 together. The first bike with the alloy tank just looks a mess, the seat and the tank are at an angle to each other, making it look as if the bike has a hinge in the middle. The stock air filter cover has been removed and the battery relocated under the gear box, but this has left a ruddy great gap in the bike that just emphasizes the spindly nature of an airhead frame. It's all wrong!
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Old 02-13-2013, 05:19 AM   #113
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R75/6 with police solo seat, 2nd try to post pics, sorry

This is a 1976 R75. I tried to install an HD police solo seat with air ride, but was impossible without loosing the toolbox, which I found very handy. So I went with the old school solution of 3" springs. Ride is extremely confortable, but I lost a lot of the butt sensing/feeling too. Will recommend it for 8+ hours of riding. I probably will go with a narrow solo version later, this is too wide for me.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:04 PM   #114
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I warmed this up, so I could post a picture of my bike :-)



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Old 05-12-2013, 11:42 AM   #115
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Police seat & box

Solo police
The linky will not open?

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Tried fitting this solo seat but just would not go on, bike above /7 1977 750


May be for 81+ not sure!
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:12 PM   #116
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Solo police
The linky will not open?

http://www.smugmug.com/photos/i-kcFh...-kcFhgjj-S.jpg

Tried fitting this solo seat but just would not go on, bike above /7 1977 750


May be for 81+ not sure!
This:



But if that one sitting on the deck doesn't satisfy, want to trade it for something...like money and/or airhead parts?
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Old 03-01-2014, 12:39 PM   #117
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Seaswood, do you have a source for that solo saddle pictured ?
Any idea what length is
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Old 03-01-2014, 01:59 PM   #118
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you could get tired of looking and just make your own..
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:56 AM   #119
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Old 03-02-2014, 11:43 AM   #120
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These 2 bikes show how to get things right and wrong.

The black bike looks purposeful, the seat and the tank fit as a whole and the striping bring the 2 together. The first bike with the alloy tank just looks a mess, the seat and the tank are at an angle to each other, making it look as if the bike has a hinge in the middle. The stock air filter cover has been removed and the battery relocated under the gear box, but this has left a ruddy great gap in the bike that just emphasizes the spindly nature of an airhead frame. It's all wrong!

The black bike looks like it was built for looks. A higher seat and subframe??? To hide what? A . . . no. GS type headers on a road bike? A . . . no. An exhaust that looks like it would grind on the pavement on a trip around the block? A road hook for a side stand? Outright dangerous more than likely. Why have a boat battery in a sporty bike? Shortened front fenders? I like them when they work!

The metal bike looks like it was built for looks too but not nearly so blatantly. Building bikes for a look? That's what choppers are for. Building a bike that works AND looks cool? It can be done but the trouble is that that takes very apparently uncommon skill.
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