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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 08:09 PM Thread Starter
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Here's my first try at changing my seat a bit. I will redo the seat again, recovering it and making the passengers part wider. Wide enough to cover the cut edge of the grab bars. I can take more pics when I go to disassemble this first try; if anyone is really interested. For my first attempt all I did was cut the back rest portion of the seat pan off at the bend. Squared my edges and reapplied the cut piece horizontally. I added on to the frame underneath, extending the frame pipes under the backseat by 3-4". I used the same cover & the same padding. I added 2 little pieces(3.5") of aluminum bar stock mounted on each side of the seat. These line up with the grab bars rear screws to hold it all down.



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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 08:43 PM
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Looks really good. Got a photo showing the whole bike from the side?

Now ...perhaps you might want to get rid of those buttons....

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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 08:44 PM
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This is great. I did the exact same mod to my stock seat... but I didnt leave it that way because the tail seemed to angle down too much. Also wasn't sure which way to go regarding a mount. Now, what are you using for support under the tail section? Also, you did a really nice job cutting the grab bars. What did you use? Ban saw with metal cutting blade? Limited shop tools on my end . Nice job tho. Cool to see that someone else did this.
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post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 08:48 PM
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Knifemaker, I hate those buttons. You modded your seat too didn't you, and got rid of them? Probably have to recover it tho due to the holes?
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I fit smaller diameter steel pipes into the open ended pipes of the frame, to extend the frame 3-4". Then leveled the passengers pan. So, no more sloping down in back.

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Viking Saddle bags
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Chrome "Vulcan" oil cap
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Front tire:110/90-19 K673
Back tire:170/80-15 K673
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Also, you did a really nice job cutting the grab bars. What did you use? Ban saw with metal cutting blade?
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Nope, I used a hack saw and did it by hand.
I see I still have some scratches to sand out.
At least my line was straight !

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Highway pegs
Cruise control
Rear turn signal relocation
Viking Saddle bags
Saddle bag supports
Chrome "Vulcan" oil cap
Chrome "K" Brake res. cover
Front tire:110/90-19 K673
Back tire:170/80-15 K673
VN750.com Grille Cover
Spline lube 8/8/10
Hot Grips, Heat-Troller & Relay
Irridium plugs DPR7E1X-9
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post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-04-2011, 10:35 PM
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Awesome. I was thinking of extending those frame tubes. Now one more question (for now lol), what did you come up with for mounting?
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Looks good. I've been kickin' the idea of do that with my Saddlemens seat,then putting an aftermarket passenger backrest on her.
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post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
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"Looks good. I've been kickin' the idea of do that with my Saddlemens seat,then putting an aftermarket passenger backrest on her."
Thanks, that is exactly what I plan on doing.

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"Awesome. I was thinking of extending those frame tubes. Now one more question (for now lol), what did you come up with for mounting?"

"I added 2 little pieces(3.5") of aluminum bar stock mounted on each side of the seat. These line up with the grab bars rear screws to hold it all down."

If you look carefully at the second picture you can see the aluminum piece extending down below the edge of the seat, down to the grab rail mount/bolt. Actually you can see the extended frame pipe in that pic too.

"Ruby" 1994 VN750
Purchased May of 2010 w/576 miles
Highway pegs
Cruise control
Rear turn signal relocation
Viking Saddle bags
Saddle bag supports
Chrome "Vulcan" oil cap
Chrome "K" Brake res. cover
Front tire:110/90-19 K673
Back tire:170/80-15 K673
VN750.com Grille Cover
Spline lube 8/8/10
Hot Grips, Heat-Troller & Relay
Irridium plugs DPR7E1X-9
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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 08-05-2011, 08:47 AM
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Nice! Thanks again.
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