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Old 03-01-2012, 02:13 PM   #1
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harley police solo seat on a /5

i read on duane ausherman's site that a harley police solo seat can fit a bmw /5 with no modifications. any details on which harley seat and how it mounts? i've seen several different styles and wasn't sure which he was referencing.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:02 PM   #2
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Old 03-14-2012, 09:33 AM   #3
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nobody's heard or done this? i guess i need to contact duane directly and see what he's talking about.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:34 PM   #4
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Jeebus Blake, with your narrow butt that seat would be like having a sofa under you!
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:52 PM   #5
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not a H-D P solo seat but a Snake Motorcycle on a R65 mono I think you can adapt the seat if you have some craft skills maybe you need to weld some tabs


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Old 03-14-2012, 03:46 PM   #6
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Notice no rear fender. No rear sub-frame. Other changes too.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:06 PM   #7
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Too big. Too thick. Make something. /5 needs something proportional. HD is not it.

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Old 03-14-2012, 05:37 PM   #8
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Too big. Too thick. Make something. /5 needs something proportional. HD is not it.

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There are several after-market suppliers who sell solo seats and go with Airheads perfectly and are comfortable to ride.

Installation isn't that big a deal but you have to have the seat first.
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Old 03-14-2012, 05:56 PM   #9
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i read on duane ausherman's site that a harley police solo seat can fit a bmw /5 with no modifications. any details on which harley seat and how it mounts? i've seen several different styles and wasn't sure which he was referencing.
The knucklehead seats are about the same area but thinner profile than the police solos. On Harley Big Twins they pivot on a mount located between the gas tanks and are sprung with a long pogo stick inserted in a frame tube. Some early Sportsters also used a sprung solo but they have a dual mini-pogo setup. The BT pogo does a great job of dampening out the bumps, even on a rigid frame. Sprung solos using little coil springs don't work too well to kill the bumps. I've seen some air ride setups for sprung solos that look interesting and might even work. All that said, if it's on a swingarm bike, mount it any way you can -- you don't need the seat springs. BTW, that looks like K-model sportster seat on the bike yellowbirds posted.

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Old 03-14-2012, 06:13 PM   #10
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There are several after-market suppliers who sell solo seats and go with Airheads perfectly and are comfortable to ride.
And some of those suppliers might be....?
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Old 03-14-2012, 06:14 PM   #11
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No rear sub-frame.
Sure there is...I see one itty bitty piece of tube holding up the seat.
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:00 PM   #12
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thanks for posting the pic of the seat from snake. that's more of the style that i had in mind. i'm sure i can work something up that will fit a /5 well.

duane's article mentions the harley seat when talking about the old QSL seats. i always liked those.

bob, it's good to know you're still thinking about my butt after all these years. not that there's anything wrong with that.
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Old 03-24-2012, 01:29 AM   #13
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I've ridden the Harley cop bikes with that spring seat and rubber mounted handle bars. I could never figure out where the thing was going. Kind of fun in a jello sort of way. Just lean and hope. Was comfortable tho.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:04 AM   #14
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som em like this?


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Old 03-24-2012, 08:39 AM   #15
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if i look past all of your beverly hillbillies packing job, i think that's what i'm going for.

what seat is it?



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som em like this?


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