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Old 12-11-2012, 04:39 PM   #76
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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 ?
I'm using some Ace Hardware sourced bolts that have plastic knobs on top and will be welding nuts on the bottom...

Going to fab up some new, more respectable "L" brackets this winter as well.. BMW used to sell these, but they NLA about four years ago

17 46 54 1 453 929 SHACKLE - LEFT0.08 1 NA
17 46 54 1 453 930 SHACKLE - RIGHT0.08 1 NA
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:13 PM   #77
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Here is a solo seat on my R90 cafe made from a BMW S seat cowl and a piece of aluminum for the base. Simple and clean.

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Old 12-11-2012, 07:06 PM   #78
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i wish I could just pop my seat off....but then it would pop off as soon as I did some nasty off roading.

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Mine are much uglier that SOLO's....this is the 3rd set i've had on this year, so I don't really spend too much time making them pretty.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:51 PM   #79
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I did it the other way around, I welded some bolts facing up, using threaded knobs to hold down the seat/rack. That way if I lost a knob or it vibrated off during a ride, the seat would still be pinned and not slip off.



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I'm using some Ace Hardware sourced bolts that have plastic knobs on top and will be welding nuts on the bottom...
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:58 AM   #80
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Here is a solo seat on my R90 cafe made from a BMW S seat cowl and a piece of aluminum for the base. Simple and clean.

That looks awesome, Chris. It's one of my favorite seats I've seen on an airhead. Any more photos?
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:27 AM   #81
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Old 12-12-2012, 01:02 PM   #82
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Here is a couple more of the seat.



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Old 12-13-2012, 02:14 PM   #83
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Sorry, I just have to add a caption ... "Does my bum look big on this?"

Beautiful bike and model, and very sexy seat.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:50 PM   #84
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Here's mine ...

I started with a donated front half of a G/S seat, added some s/s framing ...



Added some more foam to the original ...



And sewed up a vinyl cover ...





It's very comfy and being lower means I can get both feet flat on the ground.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:12 PM   #85
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Ooo ... I like that. The flat black looks gooood ..
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:35 AM   #86
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It is not for everyone but I took the stock R100RT tail and sectioned 8 inches out of the middle

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Old 12-14-2012, 06:25 AM   #87
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That is Sweeet!!! I like it alot!
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Old 12-14-2012, 01:44 PM   #88
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It is not for everyone but I took the stock R100RT tail and sectioned 8 inches out of the middle

looks good boss, what are you doing for foam?
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Old 12-15-2012, 09:09 PM   #89
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looks good boss, what are you doing for foam?
Letting a professional do it,

I tried, it was a huge huge fail

I think I said "it looks like pickled eggs and oatmeal in a plastic shopping bag"

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Old 12-16-2012, 02:28 PM   #90
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I built my brackets this afternoon - not quite done as I'm planning on using Dzus connectors to button down the seat. Need to do some measuring and get an order in but progress none the less. I had some 1/4" angle laying around so that's what I used. Heavy duty. Fastened to bike with a pair of 6mm SS bolts.

Once I get my Dzus, I'll drill out my brackets and finish fit by rounding corners and rattle can for rust stop.

Thanks for your help and ideas.

Some pics for fun:

I love sparks, and yes, the propane tank is full.



Clamped for hole markings.



WD40 lube and cool during drilling.



Nearly done

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