Fitting a panseat to an airhead

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by maverick, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. maverick

    maverick Lost South-African..

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    Hi guys and gals,

    I am after a few pictures where some of you may have gone down the route fitting a pan seat to a later style airhead.

    Thing is this I want a single seat and I can either mod my existing seat OR use the pan seat I have floating about for the last three years in my garage after a bidding under the influence fleabay moment :freaky

    Seat is something like this with the double spring setup at the back...

    [​IMG]

    Fair enough I can hear some purist cringing in the back BUT would appreciate some pictures and possibly mounting positions. What I essentialy want to avoid is ending up with a beemer that looks like a wannabe harley (not that I have anything against Harley's - love them too :wink:) It will go onto my R100T 1978 beemer :D
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  2. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    I did it ... and I did it without harming / molesting / drilling the frame. I'll get you a few pics when I get home ...

    Version 2.0 of my 'home build' would have a spring on it ... but I can show youhow that would happen.
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  3. maverick

    maverick Lost South-African..

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    Excellent thanks Beater, looking forward to the pics :clap
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    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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  5. maverick

    maverick Lost South-African..

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    Ahhh I see, so you basically used U-clamps with some square tubing very clever :D

    I was looking at somehow incorporating the central tube under the tank somehow as a fixing point without drilling it. Will sit and stare at it again this weekend for a while until inspiration springs to mind.

    Thanks this gives me a good starting point and if I don't like the setup can always go down the chopping my double seat later on.

    As for princess's my little prince is still young enough to think it is much cooler up front with daddy where it is all happening :D

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    :freaky
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    goatroper Been here awhile

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    maverick Lost South-African..

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    I was thinking in those lines initially goatroper but have the pan seat floating about and like to try different things sometimes.

    Like the look of your bike, personally I want to get rid of the big indicators and taillight. Those parts just don't do it for me.
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  8. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    OK ... Took some 'close ups' of the seat. Enjoy:

    From the top:
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    From underneath:
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    Rear underneath:
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    Underneath side:
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    Sitting on the Dobber:
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    Close ups on the Dobber, Front mount ... here you can see how the 'U' bolt will attach the front to the frame:
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    And the rear mount:
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    I figure it took me about 3 hours and ~$20 in angle iron and bolts and such. The seat and t-bar are available several places ... I got mine through an inmate here ... I *think* his handle is 'jimbosidecar'. He was good to work with ... shipping was fast. I thought the quality was good. The seat wasn't cheap though. But all in all, It lived up to what I wanted.

    Hope that helps. Enjoy the ride!
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  9. maverick

    maverick Lost South-African..

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    Excellent thanks for taking the time to get the pics up Beater. I will post some pics once I have the seat fitted :thumbup
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