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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-11-2018, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Hi All

I love the look of these seats. My only concern is that obviously these seats are now only held in by the one bolt at the back.

In people's opinion, is this sufficient or not?

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-11-2018, 03:03 PM
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looks like they just copied the Corbin style. that slides in the front channel and only attaches with one bolt in the rear fender. Mine fit great, never had a worry that it would move at all.
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I am only being practical here; I have no expertise. My view is that it is adequate. That is surely so in straight riding, anyway. In a corner, the force acting on a rider is through the body in line with the spine as the bike pushes onto the rider. There is no sideways force affecting the rider that I am aware of....unless you are coming off the bike, of course, when one fixing or two will make little difference. I had a very slippery surface on my seat at one time and the only slippage was under braking, i.e. forward. Few, if any, on here agreed with me when I said that I wanted to use velcro (it was not possible to do that) for seat fixing, so others may be along shortly to refute the above and 'wise me up'. (PS, I do, however, never quite forget the insurance company which may take against some mods). All IMHO, of course.

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I have the seat you posted. Believe me its fine. holds on no problems at all.
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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-11-2018, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the help guys. Awesome stuff
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Has anybody found a replacement seat kit with a bobber spring seat? That one where the seat is elevated on 2 springs in the back.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-12-2018, 11:30 AM
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Here is a seat of the 'Lycette' type. I reckon it could probably be fitted but you would have to design a suitable carrier. I do not kow how high it would be with such a carrier. I have done it before on a different bike:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LYCETTE-C...edirect=mobile

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Has anybody found a replacement seat kit with a bobber spring seat? That one where the seat is elevated on 2 springs in the back.
Has anyone one done this? Bet it would look brilliant
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I would get something like this immediately if it were an exact fit.


I think it would nicely raise the seat.
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I would get something like this immediately if it were an exact fit.


I think it would nicely raise the seat.
It mentions our Honda CMX

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