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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-05-2010, 01:00 PM Thread Starter
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seat shave

are there any good threads on this?

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lots of good thread on shaving the seat... check out my sig for a home made seat... also check out my scribd docs, there are several seat documents there as well.
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Its actually pretty easy. I shaved mine down and was riding in just a few hours. Made a small backrest from a peice of 3/4" pine board with foam and coverd in leather.

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Modified seat and backrest
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ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
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Pick-up coils at .020
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is the hair on yours too long??

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Yes it got so long it looked like tastles. Beside I wanted it to look like me. Bald on top. lol

01' VN750
Jardine cross over exaust
Kyriakin grips and foot pegs
Modified seat and backrest
Windshield
Luggage rack
Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
Kumho 758 165/80-15 CT rear Dunlop 404 110/90-19 front
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

93' VN750 getting TLC
Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
Duro 110-90-19 front 150-90-15 rear
Pick-up coils at .020
Spline lube
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Kawabengie did a good write up on his as well!!!!

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There are a couple of "progress" threads but no updates.. I personally picked a used one up of Ebay and plan on modifcations, but have been waiting on some of the others to see how it goes. I may just ahve to 'wing it" if i do I will post.
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There are a couple of "progress" threads but no updates.. I personally picked a used one up of Ebay and plan on modifcations, but have been waiting on some of the others to see how it goes. I may just ahve to 'wing it" if i do I will post.
here is how I did mine ,but no pics
no problem,first you take the old cover off, trim the seat padding to the shape you want,I used a marker and drew a line along the both sides of the foam and used a drywall saw to take a slice off of it horizontally following the lines you just drew,if you want to lose the backrest you will have to saw the plastic seat pan off where it ,turns up and when you do this you have to make tabs to mount it to the fender Bolts.I completely removed the side rails on mine.trim the seat foam with a sharp kitchen Knife an electric one is even better and then use a vibrating sander to smooth it up as slick as you can,Go to a fabric shop and get a yard of vinyl,it's more than you need and if you mess up you have more.Start at the lowest point of the seat and staple the vinyl to the pan ,working side to side and toward each end of the seat like the factory cover was attached and remember as you get close to the ends to fold the vinyl neatly and work it down smooth,if you leave the backrest where it turns up pull it very tight across the seat and continue to the top.You will need a staple gun,1/4 and 3/16 staples and the other small tools and patience more than skill,I'll try to find some pictures of the mounting setup if you are removing the backrest,good luck,Denny
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The way I did my seat was. Took the cover off only half way, removed some foam (save this foam for filler!) using a sharp knife. Cut the foam so it was basically strieght with the rest of the passanger seat, cut off the backrest part using a hacksaw and fine tuned for looks and fit. Partialy reattached the material and checked for fit. You will have to trim the seat material off but leave a little extra in case you want to add more foam. When fit and looks were good, on the underside of the seat near the back is 3 holes. drill a 3/8" hole in front (towards the tank) of the larger middle one. Get a 1.5" x 3/8" bolt, 2 flat washers, 2 lock washers, a nut, and a wingnut. Put 1 flat washer on the bolt and utilizing the larger hole put the bolt through the 3/8" hole, add the other flat washer, lock washer and nut (you could also use a 3/8" lock nut) in that order and tighten. Place the seat on the bike and making sure it is even side to side and all the way forward, press down to make a mark on the fender where the hole has to be. Drill a slightly bigger (next size up from 3/8") hole in the fender being careful NOT to hit the tire. Put a little clear nail polish on the hole you drilled in the fender. Get a hollow gromet to put over the nut on the bolt (this keeps from scratching the paint) and put the seat back on. Reach up under the fender and put the lock washer and wing nut on tight. Presto it is quick and easy take off no wrenches involved.

01' VN750
Jardine cross over exaust
Kyriakin grips and foot pegs
Modified seat and backrest
Windshield
Luggage rack
Crash bar with Kyriakin pegs and extensions
Kumho 758 165/80-15 CT rear Dunlop 404 110/90-19 front
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
Spline lube

93' VN750 getting TLC
Decals and mirrors
Coastered and air/fuel screws at 2.5 turns
ACCTs to MCCTs
Degoated with Harley mufflers
Duro 110-90-19 front 150-90-15 rear
Pick-up coils at .020
Spline lube

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yeah im removing the back rest i wanna find a sissy bar or make one

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Custom Switch Panels
Harley Turn Signals(Coming UPS)
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Removed Tach
Removed Speedometer
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