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Old 07-30-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 07-30-2012, 03:43 PM   #2
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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

I cut down a worn out king/queen seat pan and ended with this.
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Old 07-30-2012, 04:57 PM   #3
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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

I cut down a worn out king/queen seat pan and ended with this.
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!
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Old 07-30-2012, 05:28 PM   #4
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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.

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Old 07-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 07-30-2012, 06:52 PM   #6
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Nice!I like em both.Kinda like these too.











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Old 07-30-2012, 08:20 PM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:56 PM   #8
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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.

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Old 07-31-2012, 08:40 AM   #9
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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 ...

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Old 07-31-2012, 09:12 AM   #10
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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 ...

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!
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:54 AM   #11
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Thanks! Here's a few more pics of it:








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Old 07-31-2012, 12:37 PM   #12
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my ritmo-sereno branded ritmo-albero custom made 1 1/2 long good looking hard as hell
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Old 07-31-2012, 01:14 PM   #13
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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!I got headlight earsand will be installing them soon.
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Old 07-31-2012, 06:07 PM   #14
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this is my custom fab'd solo seat.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:58 PM   #15
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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.. I need to fab a slick latching system and a better hinge/sub frame interface.

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