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Old 02-03-2011, 04:57 PM   #1
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Anyone got any ideas/tips on how to put a solo seat on the 500? There are kits for the 800

http://bluecollarbobbers.com/web/ind...hk=1&Itemid=24

but since the frames are different, this probably would not work without some modifications. I have seen some people mount solo seats on their 500, so post photos or info on how you or your friend mounted it.
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Old 02-03-2011, 07:04 PM   #2
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[QUOTE=ChrisM;102480]Anyone got any ideas/tips on how to put a solo seat on the 500? There are kits for the 800

Hello ChrisM,

checkout this site, alot of mod info
http://www.en500.us/
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:21 PM   #3
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I'm thinking about modding my seat too. I still want the option of having a passenger, so I think I might take it to get reupholstered without the buttons and then have a matte black color. Also have the passenger section shaved off a little on the top so it doesn't look so big. Should be pretty easy to do and cost effective...
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:25 AM   #4
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Not a Vulcan, but I want the seat to come out like this, not just redoing the oem seat.



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Old 02-04-2011, 09:55 PM   #5
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so I have looked at this mod as well. Just so it has been said and opened up for discussion, solo sprung saddle seems odd on a soft tail. second our seat only bolts into the rear fender. third having a plastic seat pan and a fuse panel under it makes the gap created.

so my thought is to try and to cut off the back of seat pan and reshape the back of the foam.
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Old 02-06-2011, 07:45 PM   #6
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I have a solo seat on my 500 would be willing to trade for standard seat.

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Old 02-07-2011, 09:47 AM   #7
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I will take it if it looks good. Post photos of what the seat looks like and I would be willing to trade the stock seat for it. Check your messages.
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:53 PM   #8
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sent pics to the email addy
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:05 PM   #9
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Hi, I have recently purchased an 03 and it came with a solo seat. I am not sure but to me it appears that someone has simply cut down the stock seat and re-worked the material at the back. Given the snow we have on the ground I have not had a chance to ride and can not tell how comfortable it will be. I will try to post some pictures.
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:56 PM   #10
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you can bolt any bobber seat it just takes some thinking. i got one on mine its rough just till i get my stock recovered. check out this site paul anderson shows you how to mod a seat http://www.en500.us/
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