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    Default Saturday in my shop

    Today I wanted to mount my new seat on my rigid frame Yamaha Road Star.
    I did not like the traditional spring mounted bobber seat.
    I kept feeling like I was going to slide off the back of the seat.
    I looked at all the possible seats and I wanted good back support so I did not have to worry
    about sliding off the back of the seat.
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    The only problem is that my motorcycle rear fender is not like a Harley Davidson and the seat would not have a back support.
    So what I did was I used the seat spring posts to mount a seat support that would slide down over the coil spring posts.
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    So it all worked out very well and the mount is detachable.
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    Now I have the back support that I really wanted.

    If you click on the photos you get a larger version.
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    Excellent! Methinks I'll copy that since I lumbar support is nice to have.

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    Now that changed the looks of the bike......

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    Very nice. A little back support goes a long way.

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    For the seat support bar I used a piece of 2 inch angle iron 1/8 inch thickness. I bought two steel bushings from the hardware store
    and drilled them to fit over the seat spring posts. I welded those bushings onto the angle iron. I will post a better photo tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farmall View Post
    Excellent! Methinks I'll copy that since I lumbar support is nice to have.
    It is very comfortable and gives great support to the lower back.

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    Thats a good looking bike! Bet its super dependable too being its a yamaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Whoremonger View Post
    Thats a good looking bike! Bet its super dependable too being its a yamaha
    It is so dependable I do not think about dependability anymore.

    I do not know if a Harley is dependable. I have not owned one.
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    Photos of seat bracket.
    This bracket mounts on the two seat spring posts that are welded onto the frame.
    The steel bushings have one side sanded flat where they touch the angle iron .
    I got the steel bushings from the hardware store.
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    Below is a detail shot of the bracket slid down over the spring posts.
    This way the entire bracket is removable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post

    I do not know if a Harley is dependable. I have not owned one.
    Only good within tow truck distance of your house, but girls seem to enjoy telling their friends they spent the night with a Harley guy.

    Just kidding, mine has never left me roadside in god knows how many miles and years. I can't speak for the older one's, but evo's are good machines.

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    The quality of your chop means you don't need the massive HD aftermarket which is the main functional reason to own one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    I do not know if a Harley is dependable. I have not owned one.

    I own several and I don't own a trailer.......... So you tell me if they are dependable or not LOL??????????


    LOL Just poking fun luky...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    I own several and I don't own a trailer.......... So you tell me if they are dependable or not LOL??????????


    LOL Just poking fun luky...........
    Tattoo is making fun of me for taking my scratch build bike to the DMV on a trailer.
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    Harleys can also be VERY dependable if properly maintained. I can jump on either of my panheads or my shovelhead rat any time and ride croos country no problem

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    Tattoo is making fun of me for taking my scratch build bike to the DMV on a trailer.

    LOL Yep I sure am!!!!!!!!

    This is my real scratch built Panhead that has never been on a trailer........ I'll bet you started with a bike????????? I started with an idea and started buying parts........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    Now that changed the looks of the bike......
    LOL!!! I think that's the most diplomatic response I've yet seen from Tattooo.

    IMO the new seat doesn't look as nice as the old one but then 'function over form' always wins out in my book and if the new seat keeps your ass from dumping onto the rear fender while riding then it's a win as far as I'm concerned.



    Quote Originally Posted by Whoremonger View Post
    Harleys can also be VERY dependable if properly maintained...
    Absolutely, Evo Sportsters are very reliable which is why I own a few.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skjoll View Post
    LOL!!! I think that's the most diplomatic response I've yet seen from Tattooo.

    LOL Well you know..... LOL

    You know what they say, You mellow out the older you get..... LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    LOL Well you know..... LOL

    You know what they say, You mellow out the older you get..... LOL
    Some of us do! Except for Oscarmayer wiener dude.. .

    I don't like the look of the new seat, but it reminds me of the old joke where a doctor says the same thing about a guy's wife, only for the guy to reply 'hell, neither do I but she's a good cook and...'

    Still is a cool ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tattooo View Post
    LOL Yep I sure am!!!!!!!!

    This is my real scratch built Panhead that has never been on a trailer........ I'll bet you started with a bike????????? I started with an idea and started buying parts........

    I also started from scratch. I designed a frame, Cycle One Manufacturing
    built the frame for me.
    I chose the Yamaha Roadstar engine
    and all of the rest of the parts,
    and it was my 5th build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    I also started from scratch. I designed a frame, Cycle One Manufacturing
    built the frame for me.
    I chose the Yamaha Roadstar engine
    and all of the rest of the parts,
    Awesome................ I remember your build now.......

    The bike looked great with the old seat...................But that new seat looks like hell on there it needs something behind the seat like a bitch pad or something............ The bike doesn't flow anymore like it did..........

    I'm really glad it rides better,,,,,,,,

    But it's your bike leave it like you like it............

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