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Seat conversion, what does it take ?
« on: 12.08. 2008 12:44 »
Hi again,
I'm considering to change my dual-set to a single sadle, it is on a 53 Golden Flash (plunger).

Dealers , like BAS motor  in Sweden, are supplying sadles in various sizes with chromed springs, so I guess that part is alright, but do I need any other brackets , fasteners etc .

What was the original size of the sadle ? There seem to be a "large" and "small" versions, I guess the large one will fit my backside, but will it fit and look right on the bike ?


Anyone that knows ?

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Re: Seat conversion, what does it take ?
« Reply #1 on: 12.08. 2008 13:04 »
Hi, on a plunger it should be no problem, agree it looks good, and with the (weak) brakes, with 2 persons on it's not the safest anyway! Your frame surely has the lugs above the horn \ tool box to fit the springs, and the front should fit the same as the dual seat, finding some spacers or bolts as needed should not be a problem. I suggest the largest, comfort and support is important. I padded with extra foam, helped a lot.
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Re: Seat conversion, what does it take ?
« Reply #2 on: 13.08. 2008 09:33 »
Thanks for the info, I will rush off today to get a sadle.
Good comment you made on the brakes, as you perhaps remember, I also have a sidecar attached, so 3 persons with additional 100 kg for a sidecar is quite interesting in terms of retardation  ;)

By the way, you mentioned once that you had a couple of new silencers for a plunger laying around, is that still the case ?

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Re: Seat conversion, what does it take ?
« Reply #3 on: 13.08. 2008 12:36 »
Hello, I have one silencer as spare, which I want to keep. But if you should have big trouble finding anything I could help you out. BAS should have them. Good luck with the seat job. btw, I am very happy with the dealings I have had with BAS in the past.
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Re: Seat conversion, what does it take ?
« Reply #4 on: 13.08. 2008 13:09 »
Thanks for the quick reply and offer to assist.
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I also use BAS motor as my main source, and I am also very happy with them.
I will go there tonight to pick up the sadle, they are only 10 km away from home , so I'm lucky.

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Re: Seat conversion, what does it take ?
« Reply #5 on: 13.08. 2008 18:15 »
You will need:  Seat (Large Lycett type or similar), a set of springs (I found 6" seat springs from JP cycles in the US), some long 5/16" BSF bolts, nuts and washers, and some 1/8" steel to make spring brackets and front attachment bracket out of.

I can take some pics of mine if you need them.
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Re: Seat conversion, what does it take ?
« Reply #6 on: 14.08. 2008 09:15 »
Thanks everyone,
now I have all the bits and pieces !
The weekend will be spent swapping the seats, and admiring the result.

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Re: Seat conversion, what does it take ?
« Reply #7 on: 14.08. 2008 09:37 »
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The weekend will be spent swapping the seats, and admiring the result.

... and taking photographs for all of us to see! Hope it turns out well Nitti.  :)
Ride Safely Lads! LJ.
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