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ElDudo 01-31-2019 11:24 AM

How to rig a stock seat for a bobber?
 
I'm doing a bobber conversion in several stages for financial reasons. Eventually, I am going to end up with the BCB bobber seat kit. I need to replace dry rotted tires...not normally an issue, but I am fitting tires that won't work with the stock fenders, so for a short while I need to run the stock seat until I have $$ for the BCB kit.

I've seen pics of stock seats mounted to bobbers, just wanted to get a better idea of how to fab up a basic bracket to mount it to the bike without the stock rear fender as support.

I haven't taken the rear fender off yet, but it looks like it would be possible to remove the bracket from the seat, flip it the opposite direction then mount it to a bar/angle iron of some kind bridging the gap in the frame.

Any pics of homemade brackets would be awesome.

Shadow Shack 01-31-2019 07:39 PM

Since it's only temporary, look for a temporary solution: stick some velcro to the frame & seat pan.

ElDudo 02-01-2019 10:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Shadow Shack (Post 1229681)
Since it's only temporary, look for a temporary solution: stick some velcro to the frame & seat pan.

Will that be enough to hold the seat in place for short rides?

Shadow Shack 02-01-2019 08:59 PM

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Originally Posted by ElDudo (Post 1229747)
Will that be enough to hold the seat in place for short rides?

I used velcro on my 85 seat before I chopped it, and since it wasn't registered/insured I was offroading it for the most part before I chopped it (including one decent jump with a fair bit of air time). Let's just say the velcro held up better than the top motor mount did in those riding conditions. ;)

http://village.photos/images/user/22...df75079040.jpg

Having restored the bodywork after I had the frame work knocked out, the upper motor mount was replaced. :thumb:

http://village.photos/images/user/22...463b33b518.jpg

ElDudo 02-02-2019 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Shadow Shack (Post 1229807)
I used velcro on my 85 seat before I chopped it, and since it wasn't registered/insured I was offroading it for the most part before I chopped it (including one decent jump with a fair bit of air time). Let's just say the velcro held up better than the top motor mount did in those riding conditions. ;)

That’s good enough for me. Did you do all 3 contact patches with the frame or just the rear cross bar?

ElDudo 02-02-2019 09:01 PM

3 Attachment(s)
Here’s my incredibly low-tech “around-the-block-for-tuning-purposes” solution until I can get a real bobber seat.

Shadow Shack 02-04-2019 07:58 PM

That'll work too.

I honestly don't recall how many contact points I used for the velcro, it was over a decade ago.

burrpenick 04-03-2019 08:40 PM

Just dont let 'temporary' turn into LONGER than planned. It would be easy to have a piece of steel welded in where you want it- but I suggest you FIND the piece you want and cut it how it needs to be- THEN take it by a shop that will weld it on.

RJ64 04-18-2019 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Shadow Shack (Post 1229807)

Wow, that looks almost like what I want to do with my Rebel. The front end anyway. If you don't mind, would you please tell me where you got the forks and handlebars? And I'm guessing new cables will be needed as well. That would really look nice and fit me so much better.

ElDudo 04-18-2019 04:05 PM

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Originally Posted by burrpenick (Post 1232749)
Just dont let 'temporary' turn into LONGER than planned. It would be easy to have a piece of steel welded in where you want it- but I suggest you FIND the piece you want and cut it how it needs to be- THEN take it by a shop that will weld it on.

It's already got the BCB bobber seat kit on it.


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