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harey's sheet

PostAuthor: wambr » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:42 am

hi again! of course, i 'm understand about some of your stream to cafe's style, but i like the choppers... also my old seat sheet is hard (and my butt is not glad) and i want to ask-is harleys sheet can fit to 750's
Why harley? because I know it's so soft and comfortable, and besides I found a pretty cheap option
for example, the same
https://auctions.c.yimg.jp/images.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/image/dr000/auc0111/users/58d8c1d598f0431f20187c3f8569305b6f6e3bc2/i-img600x450-1605580275tmgcxc182.jpg
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Re: harey's sheet

PostAuthor: Flyingdog » Sat Jan 09, 2021 4:54 am

wambr wrote: old seat sheet .... harleys sheet


"Sheet"?

All I can say is, still not entirely sure whether an "over seas" 84' is Gen I or Gen II. As there is not an 84' in the states. They're 81-83..then jumps to 88'. Big different between how either is latched down. Saddles on Gen I latches by hooks either side, bout midway of saddle (operated by a key)...Gen II bolts on the front. That pic doesn't show how, either way. I would almost bet, "no" cuz harley saddles (cept maybe sporters) are wider. Really have no idea. Whenever I don't like a saddle, I take an electric knife to the foam and have the upholstery redone. :bg: Hopefully someone will have some info or has done it. Maybe there's something in the "customs" section. Or....someone who's been around VTF lot longer may remember this come'n up before.
https://www.yamahapartshouse.com/oempar ... 8701c/seat
https://www.yamahapartshouse.com/oempar ... 89eab/seat
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Re: harey's sheet

PostAuthor: Jake » Sat Jan 09, 2021 8:30 am

Flyingdog wrote:
All I can say is, still not entirely sure whether an "over seas" 84' is Gen I or Gen II.


He has a Gen 2, it’s been talked about before.

@ wambr Yes, it’s been done. No, I’m not going to look it up. There are no details on how to do it, if I recall correctly.
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Re: harey's sheet

PostAuthor: Cusstout 1100 » Sat Jan 09, 2021 5:08 pm

I've built a couple of custom seats using sheet metal (salvaged duct work) to make forms on which I then laid up fiberglass/resin to fabricate the seat pans. I use camping sleeping pad foam to cushion the pan, but I also insert gel into the "sit bones" areas. Those can be placed to suit the rider..."custom fitted" as you build the seat. Have it covered by a pro or take it on yourself. "Soft" doesn't necessarily mean comfort on the long run. I've spent many long days in both those saddles and find them to be very comfortable and not tiring; neither seat has more than 30mm of padding.

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Here's a link to the first one I built:
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=30316

And you'll find the second one in here (well, you said you liked the chopper look....)
viewtopic.php?f=61&t=61712&sid=f2780ccf142a99cadb87936562308eb9#p491922
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