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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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VN900 Seat on my VN700

Sorry some of the pics aren't that great.

I cut this lip off flush to let the tabon the seat slide in further.
I also trimmed the inside of the tab on the seat about 1/4". The pic for this didn't turn out.

I also dropped the rear fender bracket down about 1". This let the seat sit down on the frame, and evened out the gap between the tire & fender.

I used a socket as a spacer to keep the proper gapwhen welding on the fender brackets. I cut the bracket off of the frame and made some spacers out of flat steel to relocate the them. I bolted the brackets to the fender to hold them in the proper location and welded the flat steel to the frame then to the bracket.

This is the bracket I made to mount the rear of the seat. It's a piece of 1/8"x3/4" flat steel with holes in the ends for bolts to go through to the fender mount brackets.

This is a side view. I mounted the turn signals to the fender brackets also. The bolts I used were the ones that held the back rest on. You can see how the fender/tire gap is even all the way around. It also gives the bike a lowered look. I moved the seat forward to close the gap between the seat & tank, But that left a gap between the seat and the frame witch is less noticable

The gap between the seat and taillight is about 3/8".

There it is. The ergos of the seat are different. I'm closer to the bars, and about an 1" taller. Now I'm 5'8" and it fits me pretty good. If you're taller you may want to move the seat back and have the gap between the tank & seat. It's alot more comfy than the stock seat.
I know this isn't the most indepth post, and I'll try to fill in some of the gaps with more pics when I can. Questions or comments welcome.

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VN900 seat on my VN700
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 11:39 PM
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thanks for sharing this cool write up...nice pics too.
I just got a vn900 custom seat as well and was trying to get some ideas.

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Uh Oh, the search for Mustang and Corbin seats may have been replaced by searches for 900 custom seats now!! LOL

Good job Stumpy!!


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I have a bid on a vn900 seat right now.I hope no one TRYS to outbid ,I know someone will give me a run on it.
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Heres a pic of what I did with the side bars.

"DAISY" 85 VN 700 19K
Owned since 09/12/09
Done list
Windshield
Marbled
Metal radiator drain plug
Removed exhaust baffles
TOCMAN. ACCT's
VN900 Seat

TO Do list
To much to list


VN900 seat on my VN700
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12903

Debaffling my stock pipes
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12756
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Not to shabby.
Thanks
I've gotta do something about the empty space between the seat and bar. Possibly a piece of sheet alum just to cover it up.

"DAISY" 85 VN 700 19K
Owned since 09/12/09
Done list
Windshield
Marbled
Metal radiator drain plug
Removed exhaust baffles
TOCMAN. ACCT's
VN900 Seat

TO Do list
To much to list


VN900 seat on my VN700
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12903

Debaffling my stock pipes
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12756
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I've gotta do something about the empty space between the seat and bar. Possibly a piece of sheet alum just to cover it up.
That was the first thing that came to mind. But would you do it black or polished aluminum? That's the question.
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I'm not sure, I think when I finally get saddle bags nobody will be able to see it anyways. Probably wouldn't paint it.

"DAISY" 85 VN 700 19K
Owned since 09/12/09
Done list
Windshield
Marbled
Metal radiator drain plug
Removed exhaust baffles
TOCMAN. ACCT's
VN900 Seat

TO Do list
To much to list


VN900 seat on my VN700
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12903

Debaffling my stock pipes
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12756
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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-06-2009, 09:52 PM
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That looks pretty good.

Kinda of funny though. Cuz everyone who has a 900 hates the stock seat. And replaces it with a Mustang or a Corbin. So I wouldn't worry about them being bought up.

I never rode the 900 stock seat mine came with a Mustang.

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