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post #1 of 15 Old 06-13-2019, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Removable passenger seat

I have a bobbed 1986 rebel 450. It has a spring saddle, so obviously no room for a passenger. It does still have the rear pegs, but the bike came with a very short bobbed rear fender.



I have seen the suck on seats, basically a pad that sits on the rear fender. But I don't have enough space on the rear fender for one of those.


I wondered if anyone had some suggestions so I could keep my nagging wife happy! Without of course it being a permanent feature!
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post #2 of 15 Old 06-13-2019, 11:10 AM
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Because the supports were removed when the rear fender was bobbed, that fender cannot support a passenger. But you could suggest that she just stand on the rear pegs.......

Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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just spend lots of money on her - most women like that

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Yes on spending money on her. Should work for a while anyway.
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post #5 of 15 Old 06-13-2019, 01:42 PM Thread Starter
 
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She used to ride bikes, it's not gonna work the money trick!


Looks like I might have to do some work on that rear fender, rotate it back and make some supports.

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I really didn't think it would work. Just liked the spending money on her idea. 🙂
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Not sure about 450 parts availability in your area, but you'd probably need a complete fender, set of supports and a seat unless you can fab stuff.

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post #8 of 15 Old 06-15-2019, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm going to see about rotating the rear fender back, enough so that a buddy seat can sit on it. I'll get some support welded on the fender too once it has been located and in place.

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As long as the fender is mounted to the frame you can safely mount a seat. If it gets mounted to the swingarm, then a passenger simply adds more unsprung weight which is not a good idea...more so when you hit bumps and the passenger gets bucked up off the seat with the resulting abrupt wheel/swingarm movement.

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Dismantling, sawzalling, and rattle canning does not make a bobber.
Those are STEPS toward customizing, not customizing unto itself.
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post #10 of 15 Old 06-16-2019, 10:02 AM
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Even without additional support? The fender alone doesn't look strong enough to support a passenger, but then I've never tried to.

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