Solo seats on Airheads.

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

  1. _cy_

    _cy_ Long timer

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    R80G/S solo seat with rack attaches with front tab into frame and two tabs in rear. with two plastic nuts holding down seat. there's also a locking tab located rear center.

    rack is bolted to seat ... entire seat/rack comes off in one assembly to access tools

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  2. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    This is the Mayer-recovered solo seat on my /5:

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  3. JustinP

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    My seat comes off separate from the rack. Really depends on the design.
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  4. GapRunr

    GapRunr Been here awhile

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    Really? On an R80g/s?
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  5. JustinP

    JustinP Long timer

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    Sorry, mine is a r75/6, not a GS.
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  6. Andy-Gadget

    Andy-Gadget Any bike can go anywere

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    I run a TIC police solo seat as they are wider than the dual seat, and so more comfortable over long distances.

    But another huge advantage is the extra room for SH1T on the back of the bike.
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  7. Airhead Wrangler

    Airhead Wrangler Long timer

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    Extra style points awarded for use of a table cloth. That's a classy camping setup.
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  8. Happy Wanderer

    Happy Wanderer Day Dreaming.. .

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  9. GapRunr

    GapRunr Been here awhile

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    I've been able to source a new OEM pillon rack for the back seat area of my R80g/s. Does anyone know if the aftermarket solo seats from Siebenrock will fit on an OEM baggage rack or does it require the Siebenrock rack as well?
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  10. motog

    motog Been here awhile

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    Wassel seat on my R75/5

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    And after a bit more work

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  11. pbarmy

    pbarmy Long timer

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    Thanks for all your input/photos,some awesome bikes!:clap
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  12. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    This might be just me ... but does this frame look bent? The steer tube? Might be the angle / lens ... Is it just me? :huh

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  13. motog

    motog Been here awhile

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    Nah. It's just the angle of the camera and a pretty poor quality photo i took with a cheap camera. Frame and steering head are fine.
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  14. Kunst

    Kunst Adventurer

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    That's a gorgeous R75 nice work. Lovely clean lines and the shapes look right. Now take her outside and treat her to some decent photography!
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  15. red bud

    red bud alky w/motorcycle problem

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  16. motog

    motog Been here awhile

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    If you insist:

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    Next time I might even clean it before photographing

    (taken on inaugural Distinguished Gentlemen's Ride, Melbourne Australia, 30 September 2012: http://www.facebook.com/Gentlemansride). Thanks to Alvin Wong for the photos.
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  17. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    I am so stealing the fender idea.
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  18. motog

    motog Been here awhile

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    Let me know if you're which you're interested in (front or back) and I'll let you know what I did
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  19. Uncle Pollo

    Uncle Pollo Long timer

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    Both! Por favor ...
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  20. TVtommy

    TVtommy Been here awhile

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    I think I'm going to order a solo from S.Meyer in Germany. Should bolt directly on yes?
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