Solo seats on Airheads.

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by pbarmy, Jul 30, 2012.

  1. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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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 there,and sources?Did you make your own,or adapt?Many thanks in advance.
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  2. rufusswan

    rufusswan Been here awhile

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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 :evil

    I cut down a worn out king/queen seat pan and ended with this.
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  3. Mista Vern

    Mista Vern Knows all - tells some.

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    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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  4. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Adios Mexico

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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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  5. ontic

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    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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  6. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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

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  7. MOLAHS

    MOLAHS Sisyphus

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    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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  8. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer

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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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  9. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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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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  10. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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    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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  11. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Thanks! Here's a few more pics of it:
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  12. yellowbirdrs

    yellowbirdrs Been here awhile

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    my ritmo-sereno branded ritmo-albero custom made 1 1/2 long good looking hard as hell :lol3
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  13. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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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!:huh:lol3I got headlight ears:earand will be installing them soon.
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  14. villageidiot

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    this is my custom fab'd solo seat.
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  15. Chobro

    Chobro spinning the wheel

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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..:puke1 I need to fab a slick latching system and a better hinge/sub frame interface.

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  16. Chobro

    Chobro spinning the wheel

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    This is also a Sportster seat. The original solo mounts were broken and I need to weld up some new ones. A fellow NM /2 owner/inmate donated his old Steiger solo seat so I have something to work with.

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  17. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    This is a Harley seat too, adapted from an XR750 mould. I don't like sitting where BMW tells me to, I can move around much more with this seat.

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  18. Tobz

    Tobz Ne'er-du-well

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    Here's my R90/6 with a solo.

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    That one Is made by;

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  19. lucky6600

    lucky6600 Been here awhile

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    Got it from a company from German, but can't recall the name at this moment


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  20. mattcfish

    mattcfish R90X

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