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Old 11-04-2019, 04:38 PM
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A comfortable seat for a rigid WITH good back support

I thought I was in a dream. I took my first ride today with my Le Pera 304L seat for rigid.

I mounted the rear of the seat by making a angle bracket for it to sit on and welded two steel bushings from the hardware store to the angle bracket and slid it down over the posts that were previously used for a spring mounted seat.
Then I added a vertical support for the rear of the seat to the angle iron.

The front of the seat had a mount like a spring seat would have so you can flip the seat up to get to electrics.

Photo: The previous seat.

The 5 inch sprigs were tall enough but would bend side to side. Then I went to 4 inch springs but then the seat was too low in back and I felt like I was sliding off the back all the time and there was no back support when accelerating.

Then I ordered a Le Pera rigid seat.
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Very happy!!!!

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Old 11-05-2019, 10:13 AM
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Not a case of I told you so because I made the same mistake
and saw it happening on your build.
Now you won't slip off the back but you have the seat up to far front.
It looks like a Rocker but it's a rigid. If you'tr going for a retro 30's look
then it's perfect.
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Old 11-05-2019, 12:15 PM
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looks nice, i use a rigid mounted seat on the rigid im riding, have a potato chip seat in the house somewhere.



im not a small guy either. You can go this route and just a nice puffy seat.
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Old 11-05-2019, 08:50 PM
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Thanks Spade115, that gas tank on your bike is very good!
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Hey Donald, as I recall you working on some tractor seat in the past, the ends result was very similar I think. What happened to it!?
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SteinBVG- The tractor seat got sold on my last build.

This one.


I was going to build a tractor spring seat for this build but the Le Pera looked good to me and looked like it would have good back support.
After riding it I was very happy about the overall comfort and good back support.

No need to build the tractor spring seat.
The new build:
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it's all about the contour, not the padding!

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Old 11-06-2019, 06:28 PM
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Thanks Spade115, that gas tank on your bike is very good!
PS....Love that Avatar too!
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it's all about the contour, not the padding!

Yes...the contour is what I needed,you are right Poop.
Is the bike in the photo a CB450 or a CB500?
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Yes...the contour is what I needed,you are right Poop.
Is the bike in the photo a CB450 or a CB500?
500. been thinking about swapping to a 450, perhaps. down the road, i mean.
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Thanks, The tank on the rigid is clean BUT....BUT....it has a Rat Fink sticker on the center lol. from a distance it looks clean as you get close and notice it

My uncle wants to strip the paint and redo it in a red. Im leaning torwdes Matte black with pinstripe since its gloss with pinstripe and flames.

granted 1.4 gallon tank. so im not going far on it lol.
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