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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 05-31-2009, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
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Custom Seats?

I recently bought my VN750 at the end of last riding season and I love it! I took it to PA (From Cleve, Ohio) and learned very quickly that the factory seat is not the most comfortable in the world. I have been searching for a new seat that has the passenger and driver as separate seats rather than one long one but I cannot find one anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find a new seat or have one custom made? Thanks!!
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Do a thread search on custom seats and you will more advice then you can read in a week.

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You won't find any aftermarket two piece seats. There were never any made specifically for the 750 Vulcan
Which is pretty lame for a bike that was produced for 20+ years!! But that's how it is (along with many other aftermarket parts)

But as Cliff said, a search will bring up many posts, as there've been more than a few here who have made their own, whether completely fabricating the seat pan, or just cutting up the stock pan and going from there.


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Someone has also retro fit a two piece soft tail or dyna seat to there's too.

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I just mounted a Sportster seat to mine last night. The way that I made my custom seat, it looked really cool but the wife hated riding on it, just very uncomfortable for her. I had no issues on my end of it, supper comfy...lol. I will have to admitt after we went on a 60 mile ride last night the seat worked great for two up riding, she was comfy as was I and for only $25 on Craigs List it was a helluva score.


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Um... shall I be the first to say it? Pics? Did you fabricate mounts? How did you accomplish this? Very cool!!
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Damn you people and their pics...LOL J/K. I am about the worst when doing pics of my mods. Just ask Doug...LOL. Anyways you made me go out and snap a few of the seat already mounted. Yes I had to fab up a new mounting tung for it. It was supper easy to do, pulled out the staples of the front of the seat, rolled back the skin and foam, drilled two holes and cut out a piece of "T" shaped aluminum, bent accordingly, threw bolted it to the seat, drilled another hole into the rear fender and used a bolt and wing nut to fasten down the rear. Re-stapled skin and now I am golden...10min job...LOL... OK closer to an hour cause of my thought process is a bit slower today than 20years ago....damn Booze and Drugs of yesterdays past...LOL...Enjoy


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Anyways you made me go out and snap a few of the seat already mounted.
Looks good on there! Fits the lines just right


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That thing sure looks comfortable, especially for the passenger.

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Looks good on there! Fits the lines just right
Not to bad at least, if I stick to this seat I will have to fab up new side covers tho. If you look closely at the 2nd pic it shows the gap....UNEXCEPTABLE!!!. Back to the garage and try to clear out the drugs and booze from my brain dead head and come up with something......

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