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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 05-14-2013, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
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vn900 customs seat mod

so I ordered a seat off a 2006 vn900 with less then 150 miles on it from ebay. won the auction at $45, $20 shipping, yeah i stole it! So its been sitting in the garage for about a week and finally got around to the install last night.
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here are the tools I used during the install. cordless drill, staple gun, dremel with router bit and cut-off wheel, ring clip pliers, phillips head screw driver, 5/16 bit and 11/32 bit.
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Hardware used. 1 two inch x 5/16 carriage bolt, 5/16 wingnut, 2 rubber coated washes, 2 11/32 screws, one metal bracket.
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using the ring clip pliers (regular needle nose might be to broad headed) pluck out enough stapels to be able to peel back the seat fabric.
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once th fabric is out of the way take your 5/16 bit and drill a whole through seatpan (directly center of the two holes on the upper seat. while you have that bit also drill a hole through the rear fender in the center of the seat support bracket.
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next im installing the pan bracket. i had to improvise using what i had lying around, so i cut a 3" piece of metal from a ruler/square i had lying around (used dremel for cutting). next find your center and drill your 5/16 hole. switch to your 11/32 bit and drill your 11/32 holes on each side of your 5/16 hole( i didnt drill into the seeatpan with the 11/32, i just used screws). next i used a routing bit to square the 5/16 hole up so the carriage bolt would sink (also square of the hole in the seat pan at this time). feed the 5/16 bolt through bracket and pan, and screw in sides of bracket with 11/32 screws. you should now be able to re-staple your fabric.
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you should now be ready to mount the seat. wedge the tongue in the front of the seat as forward as possible, line your bolt with hole in the fender. feed it through, push on your washers(rubber facin up), and thread on the wingnut and your good to go.
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Check the link in my sig. That's the same installation I wrote up about my bike seat over a year ago
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Hey chuck i havnt really been able to ride it yet. was your seat a huge improvement as far as being comfortable?


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I like the way this seat sits on the 750. Good looking mod and I bet pretty comfortable. I plan on same mod when I get around to my next project bike.
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