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softtail seat on ridgid

Will a softtail 2 up seat work on a ridgid
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Maybe, depends on a lot of factors. width of fender, curvature, angle of frame to fender, etc. probably have to mock it up to tell for sure.
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Sure, buy it and bend it. It will work...
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I done softy solo seat on bowleg frame .at first I just put the seat on front mount then made the guard brace an slid the guard up to suit the seat and mounted it there hope this helps man
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Maybe can bend.Really it all depends on the size/radius of the rear fender.
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You may get that soft tail seat mounted on a rigid but it will not be very comfortable unless you are 19 years of age.
Even then you would be pounding the discs in your spine.
The discs in your spine are like little rubber doughnuts that protect the vertebrae
in your spine and the nerves that go down through the middle.
If one of the discs gets pounded enough it can split and then push inwards on the nerves and you could get paralyzed.

What would be best is a spring mounted seat like the early Harleys had when roads were not even paved.
The spring mounted seat will be better than ANY foam seat bolted the the rigid frame.
The seat needs to be level to be comfortable.
The behive style springs are best if you weigh around 200 lbs.
The cylindrical springs may work if you are lighter.
The hairpin sale springs do not work very well at all. They are like no springs.
Try the different springs and you will see what works best.

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Thank you Donald, I was just reading thru post and found that very helpful.
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