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Old 04-08-2017, 09:25 PM
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Quick Question About Seat For My Chopper

HI Guys.... I'm new to the thread. I've been riding for about 5 years and I just recently bought a chopper. It was initially a 1988 Harley Davidson Sportster 1200. It was then chopped and put on a custom frame. The frame itself is at an extreme downward angle from front to back. My apologies if I don't no all the proper terminology. Anyway when I sit on the bike it is extremely unomfortable to ride because of the angle that the seat sits. There's no lumbar support. When I take the seat off and place it on the table it literally is formed in a 90 degree angle. My question is has anyone ever welded onto the rear fender mount to raise the rear end of the seat to make it so that the seat sits at less of an extreme angle, therefore will be more comfortable to ride? Is this possible? I've attached a few pics for everyone's reference. Any help you guys could give me or ideas to make the seat more comfortable would be greatly appreciate.


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Old 04-09-2017, 08:31 AM
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That is a tough one. The frame design is really strange for the seating area. The builder only cared about how low to the ground he could get the seat I guess. I would consider the idea of adding an airbag under the seat, thereby raising it off the fender and providing a much softer ride as well.
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I've never even hesrd of adding an airbag under the seat. What companies manufacturer airbags for seats ? And thanks for taking the time to respond, it's greatly appreciated !!!
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Here are 2 more pics: one overhead shot of the frame where the seat sits and one of a side view with the seat installed on the bike. Thanks again so much for your help!!!
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Old 04-09-2017, 09:40 AM
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I know it's your bike and not trying to piss you off , but that is one mega ugly frame,... it gives you very little choice in what you can do with the bike.
personally I'd get a new frame and start from the basics and build something that both looks good and is rideable.
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Old 04-09-2017, 09:48 AM
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I hear ya brother. I have a 78 Ironhead Sportster that's stretched out thats my daily rider. But I've wanted a chopper as well so I bought this one on the cheap. I was thinking about buying a whole new frame, but realistically I don't have the mechanical skills to be tearing down one bike and building another!!!

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I think its a Redneck engineering frame, What i would reccomend is Gel insert and make a larger (puffier) seat.
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My seat on mine is uncomfortable too..when you accelerate, you slide right off the back..I made a
butt saver out of a half inflated lawn mower tube, and covered it with leather..I never ride with out it..It's round ..so it keeps your tail bone off of the seat, and it does give you some lower back support..you are riding on air..
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Hey brother.......check out Paul Cox Rigidaire set up. Even if you don't run that exact set up it should give you a good idea on how you can run an air ride system with that seat. It may cost a little to install an have the air bag bracket welded in where the cross bar is located, but it'll certainly be cheaper than trying to do a whole new frame swap.
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Running these bad lads due to a bad back on my Panhead, will be making another fitement for my Flattie too ........ around 8 so around $12 a pop with shraeder valves 6 ib of pressure and run real fine ...hope this helps . good fortune on the road man
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some people were using some off of vette's they bought cheap, you can build that man.
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