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malloy
03-08-2010, 7:25 PM
anyone running one of those tasty looking biltwell seats. I'm starting to piece together my next project and I really like the white seat. I just need to know if my ass is going to stay planted and not come off the back i have narrowed it down to either the biltwell or the redtailleather.

philbey
03-09-2010, 10:04 PM
I know they're about 11 inches wide vs a 9 inch for West Eagle, more specific to Malloy's question, does anyone have pics of the biltwells on real skinny bikes like XS's or Triumph twins etc?

billdozer
03-09-2010, 11:22 PM
I've seen a few on smaller/skinnier bikes that looked good, but seen an equal number that looked awkward. Kit's Triumph looks tidy. In my opinion it's all in the mounting and wether you choose the right springs, etc. I tend to think they fit better on a wider frame like a swingarm HD, especially mounted low or flat. Also keep in mind you can buy the pan bare and narrow/bend/tweak, etc. I did this on a panhead a couple years ago and really liked the seat with a little more kick.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2603/4135044072_ec92c5c167_o.jpg

noah
03-10-2010, 6:49 AM
heres my xs just got the new shinko mounted so ican put the fender and p pad on. my springs were a little short but i kind of like the seat following the frame lines and i am thinking of using the p pad to catch me

NITRO
03-10-2010, 7:09 AM
http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/86/l_33d5adda859f4a91a78dfb1b56b262e8.jpg
My old bike I thought the seat looked great on it

lang
03-10-2010, 11:17 AM
here's mine - it's definitely not a small seat. Unless you curl the pan more, I wouldn't want it angling down. That's the stock 18"x4" rim on the rear

http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/lang93/Emma/emma-rt-1-8-01.jpg
http://i28.photobucket.com/albums/c237/lang93/Emma/emma-left2-1-8-10.jpg

philbey
03-15-2010, 7:16 PM
that biltwell looks really good on Noah's XS. Definitely an option for future builds~!

Gent
03-16-2010, 11:29 AM
I've got a white one for sale, rode it once.