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Old 01-16-2015, 10:13 PM   #1
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R80G/S solo seat & rack

With the euro falling against to A$ I'm reconsidering a solo seat & rack. In Qld solo configuration saves around $200 pa in registration and CTP insurance. The question is; who supplies the best aftermarket version, boxersupplies, boxerparts or someone else ?
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:23 PM   #2
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check the price with Meyer bikes
http://www.meyer-bikes.de
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:47 PM   #3
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check the price with Meyer bikes
http://www.meyer-bikes.de
Yes I looked at those before and one inmate had quite some modifications to make them fit. I also note there is no kit for mounting the rack.
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:02 AM   #4
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I just emailed them last week and comes complete with all hardware
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:15 AM   #5
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How about some of the UK based vendors like Motorworks or Moto-Bins ?
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Old 01-17-2015, 01:24 AM   #6
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How about some of the UK based vendors like Motorworks or Moto-Bins ?
I have looked at them all and Meyer. De is cheaper by 95 euros
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Old 01-17-2015, 06:50 AM   #7
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I can swap out seats & tank in minutes.
No fitment issues. At least not with the seat. There is a gap between the seat & R100 tank. S.Meyer has a solo for the R100GS also that would accommodate the gap. And yes, S.Meyer had the best prices a year ago when I bought mine.


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Old 01-17-2015, 08:37 AM   #8
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I just emailed them last week and comes complete with all hardware
my seat did not come with the angle brackets nor the thumb screws that are needed. made my own.
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:22 AM   #9
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my seat did not come with the angle brackets nor the thumb screws that are needed. made my own.
Where are angle brackets & thumbscrews used? Mine was for a '81 R80g/s. I bought the seat with the rack and the rack came with the tab that fit into the existing latch. So the new solo seat & rack were an easy swap for the stock dual seat.
I know the R100GS is different, and maybe that goes for the later R80GS.
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Old 01-17-2015, 10:58 AM   #10
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You'll have much better braking if you loosen the wing nut on the end of the rod, loosen the bolt that hold the arm/lever on, remove said arm androtate clockwise a few teeth then re attach everything. Don't want to be teaching anyone how to suck eggs but looks like you aren't getting much pull on the rear brake.
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Old 01-17-2015, 12:51 PM   #11
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Where are angle brackets & thumbscrews used? Mine was for a '81 R80g/s. I bought the seat with the rack and the rack came with the tab that fit into the existing latch. So the new solo seat & rack were an easy swap for the stock dual seat.
I know the R100GS is different, and maybe that goes for the later R80GS.
Angle brackets On both side of the latch. Attached at blinker mounts and come up to the rack to support the weight and keep it from lifting up. That latch is not strong, if you put anything on that rack and go over a significant bump, and you are standing it is likely the seat, rack and load will pull out of the latch. I have had this happen even with a Corbin seat on my GS... It is quite a bit heavier than the stock one.
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Old 01-17-2015, 07:34 PM   #12
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Angle brackets On both side of the latch. Attached at blinker mounts and come up to the rack to support the weight and keep it from lifting up. That latch is not strong, if you put anything on that rack and go over a significant bump, and you are standing it is likely the seat, rack and load will pull out of the latch. I have had this happen even with a Corbin seat on my GS... It is quite a bit heavier than the stock one.
Where did you obtain your solo seat & rack ?
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Old 01-18-2015, 06:37 AM   #13
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I hand carried it from s meyer in Germany

I would also consider http://www.siebenrock.com/en/

Mine is soft and am looking to rework it with firm foam... I hear siebenrock is not much harder, but they might fit better and they also sell the adapter angles separate, actually I never asked s meyer and they never offered. They have many more items than what is on their site... Might be worth asking
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Old 01-18-2015, 07:35 AM   #14
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here is a picture of my setup.

I ground off the tab on the rack and removed the lock. I found that with the latch I could not get all the support points of the seat to go low enough to the frame to properly support the seat. With the latch removed it worked out quite well.

Couple of other observations of the S Meyer seat... it was not drop in. I had to adjust the front post(slight bends) and as I recall I had to change a fastener from a socket head cap to a flat head not to interfere with the frame. One of the rubber support bumpers was installed in a incorrect hole, a simple move.

During maintenance this winter I found the rack rubs the sub frame in a few places so I put some protection in those areas. This might be my setup only because I have the rack sitting lower ensure support to seat.

Those thumbs screws are 6mmx1.0 and found them in a common home hardware store in Germany, bigger than the OEM version but worked out quite well.

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Old 01-18-2015, 09:36 PM   #15
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I bought my sponge of solo seat from Siebenrock and it is hard enough, the lock should be fitted for solo rear rack perfectly so you can keep it. I made the bracket by myself it is easy to bent it as L shape then drilled for screw or you can buy it from Siebenrock via following linkhttp://shop.siebenrock.com/Seats/Seats-G/S-PD/Fixing-bracket-left-for-G-S-PD-and-BASIC-rack::35416.html

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