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Reply #15 - 09/09/13 at 10:24:13
 
and speaking of 'banana seats'....has anyone tried the bitwell banana seat designed for a sportster?

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Reply #16 - 09/09/13 at 16:48:51
 
strang wrote on 09/09/13 at 07:12:39:
Yeh that bonneville seat looks great!
Is the only thing making it stick up a little bit at the back the mounts for the sissy bar? Or is there some other snag making it rise up?
I think I'm hitting the bay as well  Wink


The seat has a bit of plastic under it that can be ground off, that would make it sit a bit lower. Might have to pound down the crown of the fender a bit also. I am reluctant to cut away any of the fender because if I have a passenger I don't want to compromise the strength.
Pounding it down just a bit will help. I might also switch out the chrome sides for the s$) ones, the ones without the backrest.
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Reply #17 - 09/10/13 at 04:33:35
 
would you mind taking measurements of the seats you have?  particularly the length?  i don't have a good local source that i know of for different seats, etc. so i have to play the internet guessing game.
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Reply #18 - 09/17/13 at 04:20:54
 
I think this is what I am going with for now. I will take some measurements and pics today. I am trying to keep it simple.
Eventually I would like to go with a better fender, but I dont want to mess with the lights right now.
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Reply #19 - 09/18/13 at 23:28:18
 
possibly the best looking/simplest mod I've seen on a savage!
KUDOS!!!

I love it.

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Reply #20 - 09/19/13 at 03:50:36
 
Thanks,
Its not finished yet. I have the seat supported with angle aluminum, debating switching to angle steel then fabricating side covers. I had to cut out a section of the top of the fender. It still seems pretty strong.
You can see the support in this photo
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Reply #21 - 09/19/13 at 14:43:14
 
any way you could host your photos somewhere else and we can see the full-res version of them?

i like imgur.com
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Reply #22 - 09/19/13 at 15:09:23
 
I am not sure what you mean. If you click on the paper clip to the top right of the photo, it opens full screen in a new window. At least it does on my computer. Let me know if that is what you mean.
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Reply #23 - 09/19/13 at 16:02:23
 
so sorry...didn't notice that until you mentioned it!  color me stupid.
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Reply #24 - 09/20/13 at 21:19:23
 
This is how i roll
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Reply #25 - 09/23/13 at 03:04:02
 
I like the perf metal as a cover, I am going to look for that
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Reply #26 - 09/24/13 at 08:19:41
 
well....for grins and giggles i bought a 1981 'bench' style seat from an xs650 with a metal seat pan.  will see if i can fab up some way to fit it to the existing structure there without cutting the frame or fender, etc.  also ordered some shocks off a vs800 intruder for $25 to see how i like those.

will work on that, lowering the front a bit and maybe change the bars to something with a little sweep.

why?  because why not.
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Reply #27 - 09/29/13 at 00:24:02
 
Out of curiosity, are you going to be selling that Bonneville seat???  Very interested...
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Reply #28 - 09/29/13 at 04:53:10
 
Yes, I have two for sale, one with the dip, the one in the photo, and another similar but w/o the dip. The one with the dip is practically brand new.
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Reply #29 - 10/07/13 at 12:23:13
 
Were you able to mount the bonnie seat to the stock brackets?
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