1. scratchbuilder

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    Picked up a snowboard at a swap meet for a dollar. Gonna try my hand a a spring seat. Has a nice curled back and wider than the ole skateboard. The springs are 2" diameter, so I'll find four 2 1/8 old hole saws(swap meet) to use as cups to hold springs. How to mount the rear of the saddle is the head scratcher.
     

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    ultralight01 New Member

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    It's all in the engineering and tinkering aspect of building MBs. Since your name is "scratchbuilder" I don't think you'll have much trouble with that. Hehe
     
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    welcome to my Big Test

    welcome to my Big Test

    i'm planning to do Big Test for can check how it can work
     
  4. Nishiki

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    Looking good already
     
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    I've seen some Harley sites for DIY spring seats. HD front hinge with inserts to avoid wear, and a tab to affix to seat bottom. They also have radiused bases with tips for springs that weld to frame. You may have to use some tome of spring to dampen the "bounce return" from a big bump, so the seat won't shoot you off the bike.
     
  6. scratchbuilder

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    Good point, about the rebound, that would have been a rude, oh s***! I'm gonna check out those sites, thx
     
  7. ZipTie

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    Good Idea for a seat base for sure...got me thinking.
     
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    Cool idea Scratch!

    Maybe this helps maybe not. I had a bobber seat for a M/C build I didn't use. Added it to one of my ebikes simply by reversing the mount and bolting it to a seat clamp and moving one spring to the front which is bolted to the frame. My road is ROUGH and this really helped. Its double suspended now. Seat is very nice too!

    http://motorbicycling.com/showpost.php?p=649135&postcount=9
     
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    Do you have any close ups of seat modification? I was considering potentially of doing something similar to the seat of new build I'm having done that will be ready soon? Where did you get that large seat saddle?
     
  10. scratchbuilder

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    Hey CB, I might have to use the type spring you used. The bracket to support the rear springs might look out of sorts with the rest of the bike.
     
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    Making this work, will get me off the 'rear suspension' train. I get a second attempt at the pan shape with the other end of the snowboard....
     
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  13. scratchbuilder

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    Hey CB, amazon(eBay too) has a front seat mount w/ the 3" springs ill be ordering for mounting the 'snowboard saddle'...but, I suppose I have build a bike for it...
     
  14. scratchbuilder

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    Scratch this thread...its not going to work. Ok hold on. I'm going to use a shock instead of springs.
     
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    Nooo!! Why?
     
  16. scratchbuilder

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    Well, I thought of all I have to do, fab a mount for attaching springs to seat,mount for attaching springs to frame, a front hinge mount, then pad and seat cushion....and the ease of just slipping a cloud 9 on was the easier softer way to go. Hey where you at on your bike??
     
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    Haha yea. Well that whole paragraph that you wrote there is where I'm at! Except I'm gonna do it with a shock. been riding a lot.
     
  18. scratchbuilder

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    Yeah, I have thought about a shock. I agree that's the way to do it. So not off the table yet.
     
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    New plan for seat. What concerns me is the width of the seat and mounting in such a way as not to wobble. I suppose a 2 or 2 1/2" wide hinge strap??
     

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    Finishing the seat under'choppin n weldin another junk yard frame'
     

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