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Hello all,

as i mentioned in my introduction i want to show you my seat mod. Its inspired by some other users here on vulcan forums. Thanks to them:handshake:. Because pictures say more than thousand words...:smile: here they are.

Stock Seat Mod VN900 by keeping the genuine lockingsystem.
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Part 2 will follow as soon as possible.

Bye:bye:
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Yes keep us updated!!
 

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Ok, here's the next part...
























The last part will follow as soon as i have the cover for locking finished. I am still working on a aluminium cover which should hide the locking mechanism.

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in the picture are we seeing bolt heads that hold the plate in or nuts I can not tell
 

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Hi Ernie,

there are nuts. But this only temporarily. The cover i am working on shall cover it all. The aluminium cover will be fixed with two carriage bolts. I think this will look not that ugly as it looks now.:D

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After few try and errors at the weekend, here is the actual development. Previosly i made a cover of a stainless steel plate. It was painted in black. But i didn't like it. It was looking not that good to me. It had a lot of scratches before i was even finnised mounting of the cover.

The actual cover is made of aluminium diamond plate and has already an additional plate with slots on the upper part. These slots are destined for mounting a toolbag. This additional cover should cover the backside of the seat. Finally i will paint it in black too.







to be continued...

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Maybe it's just me, but it sure seems like a lot of work and trouble to keep the worst half of the worst seat ever made, on your bike.:confused:
 

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Hi Ron,

i like the geniune seat of vn900 the most. All aviable solo seats are more narrow and have bead behind the seat to cover the lock. Thats why i want to mod the geniune seat to solo (in fact for fun). The only bad thing is the locking system of the vn900. I think the vn900 hast the most unusual seat mount. I am shure it will look better when i paint it to black and put a toolbag on it :).

Just wait until it's done.
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You could also cover it with leather
 

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I agree that once you get a tool bag on, it will look pretty sharp. I do agree with Ron though, hope you sat on it for a while before you decided to put all that work into keeping it. I threw my OEM seat out after the first couple of 1 hour rides. It was the most uncomfortable seat I've ever sat on. After a 1/2 hour my butt was killing me.
 

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Hi Collin.

thank you for your opinion.

But i didnt change the seat form, its still the same. I did even mount a heavy 3mm steel plate (without deforming the seat) to avoid deforming caused by the weight of the driver (me:)). So i think this should be no problem.

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@ErnieC

If i would coat the cover with leather it would look like the other seats which i don't like. The seat seems longer than, this is what i want to prevent. I want my seat big and wide. As a model i have a vulcan drifter seat in mind. There is no seatform on the market (europe) that looks like the one on the foto below.



All available seats here are to long. :(

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Looks good and will be awesome when you get the tool bag covering the hardware. I agree with you on the looks of the stock seat being much nicer than the available solo's. I just wish I didn't find it so darn uncomfortable!
 

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I just wish I didn't find it so darn uncomfortable!
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Thank you.

I have no experience with the seat yet. My longest ride with my vn900 was 50 km till now. But if you look at the pictures of the locking you will see a 5mm rubber plate. This is for additional suspension of the seat and to prevent deformation of the steel plate. A 5mm rubber plate is also mounted between seat frame and the Steel plate which you can't see because i have didnt shot fotos of this part. I hope this will do his job. :eek:

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I think a solo rack would cover the attachment area and finish it off nicely. One like this rack:



You'd have to put a hole in your rear fender for another attachment point. Maybe with a cotter pin to allow quick removal with the seat.

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I think a solo rack would cover the attachment area and finish it off nicely. One like this rack:



You'd have to put a hole in your rear fender for another attachment point. Maybe with a cotter pin to allow quick removal with the seat.

Jim
That's what I was thinking. Haven't found one I like (and cheap enough for me) yet though. I was wondering about using suction cups instead of holes though since I wouldn't be tying anything to it. Purely bling.

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I think a solo rack would cover the attachment area and finish it off nicely. One like this rack:
Hi Jim.
Yes a solo rack is the next step. I had also thought. But if i screw the rack with the seat (as shown on your picture) i always have to remove the rack if i want to remove the seat. This is not practical. It's better if I mount it separatly.

Maybe i'll try to build a solo rack too.:rolleyes: . A piece of aluminium or stainless steel dosen't cost much.

But at first, let's see how others (you) think about my finished solo seat project.:eek:

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