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pbarmy 07-30-2012 02:34 PM

Solo seats on Airheads.
 
I'm liking the solo seat look on 'heads.I'd like to put one on my naked R100 R/T.Any pics out there,and sources?Did you make your own,or adapt?Many thanks in advance.

rufusswan 07-30-2012 03:43 PM

I think you'll find that everyone went every which way. Some became concerned of showing a 'naked butt' in the newly uncovered area behind a solo and did other stuff :evil

I cut down a worn out king/queen seat pan and ended with this.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8282/7...a6c57ae8c4.jpg

Mista Vern 07-30-2012 04:57 PM

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Originally Posted by rufusswan (Post 19248533)
I think you'll find that everyone went every which way. Some became concerned of showing a 'naked butt' in the newly uncovered area behind a solo and did other stuff :evil

I cut down a worn out king/queen seat pan and ended with this.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8282/7...a6c57ae8c4.jpg

At my age I don't often just break out in a smile at a photo (women's photos notwithstanding) but I sure did at that one - what a cool set up!

Airhead Wrangler 07-30-2012 05:28 PM

I kinda like the denfield police seats. I've never sat on one, so can't comment on the comfort, but I like the fact that they're a little longer than most solo seats and give you a little more scooting around space. Kind of a solo-and-a-half seat.

http://i1049.photobucket.com/albums/...scrambler1.jpg

ontic 07-30-2012 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Airhead Wrangler (Post 19249271)
I kinda like the denfield police seats. I've never sat on one, so can't comment on the comfort, but I like the fact that they're a little longer than most solo seats and give you a little more scooting around space. Kind of a solo-and-a-half seat.

I've got one on my 90/6. I love it. Touring seat par excellence. They definitely are a solo-and-a-bit seat allowing a bit of a shift around on long rides. Compared to the solo seat on my G/S, the denfield seat is more a a seat you sit in, rather than something you straddle over- but being nice and flat you can slide around a bit and don't get locked into position or anything.
Comfortable and look just right to my eyes.

I wish someone made a foam moulding for it though. I re-foamed mine myself and although it is comfortable still for me, it is pretty clapped out already- I used foam that just isn't going to last too long. Next time I might try buying one of the G/S single seat foam mouldings from siebenrock, and then trim it and add on to it in order to get it to fit the denfield pan and cover.

pbarmy 07-30-2012 06:52 PM

Nice!I like em both.Kinda like these too.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f.../5575098_g.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...05121836-1.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...bmw-r100rs.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...e/img4164z.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f.../WP_000159.jpg

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/f...e/IMG_0838.jpg

MOLAHS 07-30-2012 08:20 PM

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Originally Posted by pbarmy (Post 19248146)
I'm liking the solo seat look on 'heads.I'd like to put one on my naked R100 R/T.Any pics out ther,and sources?Did you make your own,or adapt?Mant thanks in advance.

There are a number of European sites doinmg seats and racks for airheads. Motobins and 2 cos. in Germany whose name I can't recall. But I bought a single seat & frame from one of them and they were both cheaper than Siebenbock. Sorry I can't help more.

villageidiot 07-30-2012 09:56 PM

i made my own seat pan and seat. Can find a build thread on it here in this very forum. So far I have about 600 miles on the seat and I'm still happy with it. Leaves me about 6 inches of scoot back room. My ass gets a bit sore after about the 2 hr mark, but that's about normal.

Have fun

Beater 07-31-2012 08:40 AM

Here's one I had on my naked /7. I thoroughly enjoyed that bike ... and I still have the seat. I just sold the bike to a guy in Hoboken, NJ. He got a great deal ...

http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/a...762_062410.jpg

pbarmy 07-31-2012 09:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Beater (Post 19253380)
Here's one I had on my naked /7. I thoroughly enjoyed that bike ... and I still have the seat. I just sold the bike to a guy in Hoboken, NJ. He got a great deal ...

http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/a...762_062410.jpg

Man that's what I had in mind,I'd like to adapt ammo cans while keeping the Krauser type mounts to be able to use my luggage also.Cool bike!

Beater 07-31-2012 09:54 AM

Thanks! Here's a few more pics of it:
http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/a...763_062410.jpg

http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/a...764_062410.jpg

http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/a...767_062410.jpg

http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/a...765_062410.jpg

http://i868.photobucket.com/albums/a...762_062410.jpg

yellowbirdrs 07-31-2012 12:37 PM

my ritmo-sereno branded ritmo-albero custom made 1 1/2 long good looking hard as hell :lol3
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/9374/dsc06683f.jpg

pbarmy 07-31-2012 01:14 PM

Cool stuff,all.I see you left the goofy supports from the fairing,and did a nice adaptation of the windshield.My buddy wants me to put horns(animal type)on mine!:huh:lol3I got headlight ears:earand will be installing them soon.

villageidiot 07-31-2012 06:07 PM

http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ictures186.jpg

this is my custom fab'd solo seat.

Chobro 07-31-2012 09:58 PM

This seat is off a HD Sportster, a work in progress, it's currently attached with a gate hinge and flips up toward the back..:puke1 I need to fab a slick latching system and a better hinge/sub frame interface.

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_0944.jpg


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