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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by sfarson, Nov 13, 2004.

  1. NHADV

    NHADV Been here awhile

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    Nice bike hhkiwi and Welcome!
  2. harfooz

    harfooz FJR1300 / FLHX

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    Throw up a picture of the whole bike! I like that paint job a lot -- is it pewter or silver?
  3. TINGLER

    TINGLER Swamp lips

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    What seat is that and where did you get it? That looks awesome.
  4. hhkiwi

    hhkiwi Been here awhile

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    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.
  5. TINGLER

    TINGLER Swamp lips

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    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. :evil
  6. hhkiwi

    hhkiwi Been here awhile

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    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...
  7. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Congrats and welcome aboard! Beautiful bike.


    Do tell, what seat is that? :ear
  8. Laromonster

    Laromonster Vesperado !

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    It really is a nice seat though :)
  9. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    Haha!! When will I learn? NEVER type before coffee kicks in!! :deal :lol3
  10. BadKarma

    BadKarma Long timer

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    The Biltwell is shorter tho' no good for two up...You do nice work!
  11. wannabe1

    wannabe1 Been here awhile

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    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.

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  12. Laromonster

    Laromonster Vesperado !

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    Ready to rock
  13. sixspeed

    sixspeed 15 under Adventurer

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    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.

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    Looking forward to many more smiles. :D
  14. 1858Remington

    1858Remington Adventurer

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    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.
  15. 996DL

    996DL Buell me

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    finally back in paradise...
    :cry :lol3

    996DL
  16. roadstar

    roadstar Been here awhile

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    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.
  17. Ginger Beard

    Ginger Beard I have no soul

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    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. :lol3 I am sure that the weight will come down if you hardtail it and ditch other unnecessary items. :deal Have fun with the build process and post pics of your progress....Maybe in the Go Sportsters thread. :D
  18. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    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.
  19. scooterspirit

    scooterspirit Ilovekitty

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    Brother, that looks good, I'm going to put one of those on my dream list!:D
  20. troutwhisperer

    troutwhisperer Adventurer

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    Here's a couple pics of my 05 fxdx.

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