Solo seats on Airheads.

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

  1. pfestus1

    pfestus1 Slasher

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    This solo seat is a copy of a Denfield Police seat. I made it by cutting the original seat pan down, and had a local upholsterer cut foam and cover it.

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    Here is the Denfield seat that we copied on my other R75/5:

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    I find the Police seat a lot more comfortable than the stock seat on my /5. Its softer, even with 40 year old foam.
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  2. testa d'aria

    testa d'aria Adventurer

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  3. supershaft

    supershaft because I can

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    I knew if I looked long enough someone would have something I liked! Finally! Bless you!

    Tell us about it please!
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  4. testa d'aria

    testa d'aria Adventurer

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    Thanks, supershaft.

    I made this from the stock seat, original seat pan and original foam. I trimmed about 10" off the back of the pan following the original curve. I then removed 10" from the middle of the foam - attached the front 1/3 of the foam to the back 1/3 (approx.) Did a little scultpting on the bump stop foam and brought it to the upholsterer for some new vinyl.
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  5. Boxer Metal

    Boxer Metal Mad Scientist

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  6. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    Single solo on my currant ride

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  7. Chadleys1

    Chadleys1 working on it

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  8. adrenal

    adrenal skrunkwerks.com

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    @ testa d'aria: Do u have anymore pics of that R90/6 ?
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  9. motog

    motog Been here awhile

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  10. CurlyMike

    CurlyMike Formerly SaddleSoar

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    My thoughts exactly.
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  11. testa d'aria

    testa d'aria Adventurer

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    Here are a few pictures at different stages, taken last year ....... the one with the black tank tool box cover is current.

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  12. bmwhacker

    bmwhacker Still on 3 wheels

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    I think I'm in love! :eek1
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  13. testa d'aria

    testa d'aria Adventurer

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    Obviously I don't know how to download more than 1 picture per post ...........


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  14. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    R80G/S ... thinking of switching to this... Russel Day Long solo

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  15. Overdog

    Overdog 'Burghherfer.....

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    ....yeah, but you sure know how to put together a beautiful motorcycle!
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  16. brittrunyon

    brittrunyon R 100 GS F 650 GS

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  17. goatroper

    goatroper Been here awhile

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  18. smashomatic

    smashomatic Been here awhile

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  19. JustinP

    JustinP Long timer

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    Here's the one on my hack - Has a little luggage rack.

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  20. GapRunr

    GapRunr Been here awhile

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    I just recently picked up a 1981 R80g/s with the standard bench seat. I'd like to convert to a solo seat with rear rack, but I have yet to see one of these in person.

    How does the seat come off for access to the tool area? Does the seat come off by itself or does the luggage rack come off as well?

    Thanks in advance !
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