Teutonic qsl 1000 mile seat spring

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by rusty44, Apr 13, 2012.

  1. Mr. B.

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    They are getting crazy expensive. I advertised for one a couple of years ago, and received a email from someone that had one but wasnt planning on selling. He wanted me to make an offer. I did some research and found that most were selling in the $350 range. I offered him $300 and never heard back from him. I think maybe he was insulted? Anyway I found another one a few months later for $100. A much better price. And thats what they sold for new in the '70s when I bought my first one.
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  2. bmwhacker

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    I paid $100.00 for an EBay one a few years ago with crap upholstery. Paid a $100.00 to get it recovered.
    I've tried numerous types of seats and just can't find one as comfortable (to me anyway) as these.
    I have two of them on bikes and a spare. Guess I'll hang onto the spare for retirement.(?) lol
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  3. Mr. B.

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    Just picked up a QSL seat, passenger seat and rear rack with perfect upholstery for $75. I'm a happy camper! :D
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  4. TomInVt

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    Great deal !
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  5. Bill Harris

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  6. Bar None

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  7. bmwhacker

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    Photos of a freshly refurbished "QSL 1000 Mile Solo Seat":

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  8. Bar None

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    Nice looking seat. What are the width and length measurements?
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  9. bmwhacker

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    Width @ approx. 17" at the widest point....length @ 14.5".

    I have three of them and they are all the same. They also made a rear passenger seat which is a little shorter as the front "knob" is shortened by about 2" - 3" (?). I've seen a few of the "rear" seats mounted as a drivers seat.


    Rear QSL Solo Seat / Rear "Freighter" Rack:
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  10. CafeDude

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    Nice ride! I don't think I've ever seen Henry's floorboards for passengers. I'm assuming those are Henry's. Are they?
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  11. Bar None

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    Thanks for the measurements.
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  12. PhastbyPhillips

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    Hey Guys, I knew there must be a new thread about these seats as I have sold 3 springs today. I Am the one who sells the springs for these seats. And just wanted to give everyone a heads up that I am out of stock once I ship these three, but new ones are ordered and on there way. I also have mounts done for long wheelbase bikes, short wheelbase will be done soon and New complete seats are just about finished just have to finish up the covers. I will put them on my web site the second there complete. And to those who have bought the springs over the past couple years thank you for your support. This process has taken longer than I had hoped but we are getting close to the finish line now. Thanks Brad Phillips
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  13. bmwhacker

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    Yes, they were "Henry's" passenger boards. Sadly I sold that particular bike a few years ago.:cry
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  14. bmwhacker

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    Great! I worked with a fabricator years back to build a similar solo seat.
    The "mouse trap" spring was one of the difficult issues to produce.
    Never did get things off the ground with the production.

    One of my seat springs was repaired / welded years back. I might need a replacement one of these days. Glad to see there are reproductions.
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