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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by sfarson, Nov 13, 2004.
Nice bike hhkiwi and Welcome!
Throw up a picture of the whole bike! I like that paint job a lot -- is it pewter or silver?
What seat is that and where did you get it? That looks awesome.
Thanks, I looked everywhere for a seat similar to the ones found on bikes like the Triumph Bonneville but couldn't find one for the Sportster - so I made that one myself. I stripped the original seat down to the base, added a board suspended above the base by two small bolts, filled the cavity with foam, cut and shaped the foam, protected it against moisture by covering everything in a layer of silicone adhesive, and then had it upholstered.
I am fairly tall and prefer to sit high which is also the reason for the raised suspension.
That's a great job. I wouldn't have guessed it was homemade. It looks great.
There is a seat made by a company called Biltwell that looks somewhat like a Bonneville seat. It's called the bannana seat and looks awesome as well. I saw yours and figured it may be a competitor to Biltwell's or something...
Got any more pics? I'll probably get emotional if you have high pipes on the other side.
Just googled Biltwell and found their Banana seat - it looks great. Beats me how I missed Biltwell because I searched for several weeks before I tore apart my stock seat. Mind you, the Biltwell fits only 86 to 03 Sportsters - mine is a 07 with the ECU under the seat.
My pipes are still the Screaming Eagles that came with the bike. I haven't touched them yet because I am working on adding a sidecar...
Congrats and welcome aboard! Beautiful bike.
Do tell, what seat is that?
It really is a nice seat though :)
Haha!! When will I learn? NEVER type before coffee kicks in!!
The Biltwell is shorter tho' no good for two up...You do nice work!
2006 Electra Glide standard, I have had it about a month now and it has already changed appearance from this 3 week old pic. I went from DR650 to this and loving every minute of it so far.
Ready to rock
Well now since I've been an HD owner for 3 weeks and 300 miles I guess I ought to post.
Finally got the plate on and the copsickle inspected yesterday. Did about 300 miles of warmup in 2 shortened days. Not quite IBA territory but it sure was all smiles.
Looking forward to many more smiles.
Do your posterior a BIG favor, and invest in a Mustang seat for the sporty.
Harley factory seats become rocks in a very short time of riding.
Got to love the riding gear :huh also flag on helmet backwards (shame on him) , on the rear it looks like he took the springs & covers off the stock shocks & let them bottom out (ask the wife how she feels after a long ride on something like that) I`d say change the pipes & leave the rest stock , as yours is a nice looking bike.
Congrats on the new bike man. Your line of thinking seems open minded and centered around just enjoying the fact that you are on a bike...That doesn't always go over so well on ADVR. I am sure that the weight will come down if you hardtail it and ditch other unnecessary items. Have fun with the build process and post pics of your progress....Maybe in the Go Sportsters thread.
It's correct if you're in agreement with military standards, which have the flag worn on the right side as moving forward, flying in the breeze.
Brother, that looks good, I'm going to put one of those on my dream list!
Here's a couple pics of my 05 fxdx.