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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 04-11-2015, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
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Meanstreak Seat Install

I put on shorter bars (again) and a new seat on my Vulcan. I grabbed the seat from a Meanstreak 1500 (same as the 1600), and with some minor modding, she fits like a champ!

I did do some fiddling to get the tabs where I wanted (instead of having to drill into the tube-frame), but I could not be more pleased. Much cleaner, if you ask me.

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1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
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TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
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Very nice, looks good

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Nice look.

Time to sell the Mustang? (hint hint)

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Nice look.

Time to sell the Mustang? (hint hint)
I have two VNs, so the second gets the Mustang, but I do have a Saddleman in good shape that I may be parting with shortly. Similar shape, but it's studded.

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

1998 Honda VFR800 FI

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1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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What a great job. I'm jealous as hell. The bike looks clean. I love the lines on her now that you changed the contour of the seat.

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I agree, very clean and good looking bike. the different seat really changes the character of the bike. I put a 900 seat on mine, and I love the look (very similar to your seat, but mounts slightly differently)

I have thought about getting some LED's that fit into the ends of the frame rails and connecting them to the turn signal circuits.

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I have thought about getting some LED's that fit into the ends of the frame rails and connecting them to the turn signal circuits.
That is really a keen idea, actually. My plan is just some black plastic end caps, for now. I may re-evaluate that in the future to include LEDs!

I always hated the passenger seat on the VN, so this is like a dream come true. It's a really comfortable seat, too. Not like my Mustang w/ Spensor's LD mod, but still comfortable. It's pretty darn sporty feeling when I want to lean out over the bike during turns (I ride sport bikes mostly so it's habit, reduces the angle the bike needs to lean).

I actually have a spare 900 seat I did not use that I'll put up for super cheap for a member to take advantage of here shortly, too.

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

1998 Honda VFR800 FI

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1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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I have two VNs, so the second gets the Mustang,
I thought that might be the answer.

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...but I do have a Saddleman in good shape that I may be parting with shortly. Similar shape, but it's studded.
Cool, studs match my bags. Think the Saddleman would help with the stock seat problems?

I may go the same route you guys have, could even go with a solo seat. The stock seat is murder for me. really just need a bigger bike, but I don't see that happening any time soon.

Would those jazzy bar ends fit in the frame tubes?

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Cool, studs match my bags. Think the Saddleman would help with the stock seat problems?
It's shaped very similarly to the mustang, and I find it much more comfortable over stock. Studs just didn't match either bike really, so I'd rather part with it than horde it for 10 years. Here is a pic of someone else's, they have the tassels attached, which are removable via velcro. Expect to see the seat in the for sale section later today.



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Would those jazzy bar ends fit in the frame tubes?
The chrome ones on my bars? They're just plastic pieces on the "ProGrip" grips. I think the ID of the tube is 1", so can probably do lots of stuff with it.

1986 Kawasaki Vulcan 750
NGK Iridium Plugs #7803/DPR7EIX-9
Duralast Gold ETX15 AGM Battery
Coastered & Shaved
TOC MCCTs
Metzeler ME880 [110/90-19, 170/80-15]
Balance Dampers Replaced
Tuxedo Mod
Rebuilt Forks w/ Progressive Springs
V&H Cruzers
VN750.com Grill Cover
Meanstreak Seat
Emgo 23-92411 Handlebars
MOSFET FH012AA R/R


1990 Kawasaki Vulcan 750

1998 Honda VFR800 FI

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1989 Pontiac Firebird Formula 350
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