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post #171 of 176 Old 09-01-2019, 09:51 AM Thread Starter
 
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And tank graphics. I'm not 100% sure about them but they will come off if I change my mind.






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post #172 of 176 Old 09-04-2019, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
 
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Fine work, once again.

As much as I liked the look of the contoured seat, I can imagine your spine regularly thanks that sprung seat.

"Ride Safe, Chop Safer" Motorcycles are not unsafe. However; they are extremely unforgiving of inattention, incompetence, ignorance, and stupidity.
Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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Fine work, once again.

As much as I liked the look of the contoured seat, I can imagine your spine regularly thanks that sprung seat.

Thank you. And yes you are right, it took 6 seats to finally get it right. Those mountain bike shocks make great components. You can set your spring rate and damping and they weigh less than a pound. I'd stumbled into them on another build and had to put one under the seat once I saw how well they are suited for the application. There's about 3 inches of travel and I don't think I've bottomed out yet and it's far more comfortable than undamped coil springs or solid foam.

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I'm not into bobbers,, But that is one nice clean build..
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I'm not into bobbers,, But that is one nice clean build..
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