Cruising comfort w a suspension seat

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  1. magna_503

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    I"m building a suspension seat with ideas from lowbrow
    http://www.lowbrowcustoms.com/index.php?l=page_view&p=tech_how_to_mount_a_solo_seat

    Their seat hinge cost a whoopping $49

    with the following parts at your local hardware store
    the door hinge is $22 and a mending braze for $3.49

    There is another spring in the garage somewhere.. These springs came off the Firmstrong chief seat.
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    The seat post will be welded to this and i'll be using the cloud 9 seat
     
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    Great idea. I look forward to seeing the finished product
     
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    awesome idea
    got to watch this see how it comes out............Curt
     
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    curtisfox Well-Known Member

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    I think its kooool and if you trim it like you say it will be a lot better then a regular seat........Curt
     
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    LoL if that's what it takes to be a little more comfy, than so be it.. LoL I do have to reinforce the hinge though.
     
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    redid the seat today, 5" springs are nice....It's a sin not to, since the moped wheel/tires gave me 6" for the 5" springs. hahhaah

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  8. Dan

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    Awesome idea, Magna.

    Been playing with the idea of a "sprung seat" for a good while and always got hung up on how to "hinge" it.

    Really funny that the answer was to use an actual hinge!
    (when I am done laughing at my self, gonna give me a long talking to)
     
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    LOL, I'm just too cheap to buy a real seat pivot these days. but the current hinge on there is much stronger then the one i first started. I'll get pix if it's nice out tomorrow. Been rainny here.
     
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    I've got suspension forks and seat post. Would hate to ride without them.
     

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