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post #1 of 13 Old 01-28-2017, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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How difficult is it to install a solo seat?

I want to put replace the stock seat with a sportster solo seat like the one in the picture. Has anyone done this? How difficult was it to do and are there any modifications that I would have to do? I'm new to mods and I'm ready to start tinkering with my 750 street to give it a refreshed/sleek look. Any input would be great!

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It can be done. Just a lot of work involved. It's NOT "bolt on"

This was a custom build by the local dealer.

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Can you give a brief description on where you had to cut the frame and drill/add bolts and was any welding involved? I am going for that exact style without a rear fender. I want to chop my fender off and just run with a solo seat. I think the rear of these bikes and just awkward so I want to chop it and put some side mounts for a license plate and tail light. Also, where'd you order your side license plate mount?
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This was a custom build by the local dealer.

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I don't understand the chopping and cutting of a perfectly great platform... I mean it has its flaws from the factory, no bike is ever perfect... But ape hangers, and that flimsy uncomfortable Enfield seat looks ridiculous, how is that dealership going to sell that thing? Unless a customer ordered that or had the work done by them to that style of their liking... Tomato Tomatoe, to each their own... Sheer customization is great, if you can imagine it you can build it, but because it's unique does it mean its useful?

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I asked a question in my post above. I understand you may not agree with why I would want to or you don't like the looks of it, but I would like to keep the replies on this post relevant to the topic and refrain from opinionated replies. Thanks guys.
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..............how is that dealership going to sell that thing? Unless a customer ordered that or had the work done by them to that style of their liking...
They built that bike, entered it into a contest, and then put it in the showroom with about 60kms on it.

It sold for just slightly above list, so the guy that bought it got a great bike, with thousands and thousands in upgrades, for next to nothing.

The bike sold very quickly off the floor.

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I asked a question in my post above. I understand you may not agree with why I would want to or you don't like the looks of it, but I would like to keep the replies on this post relevant to the topic and refrain from opinionated replies. Thanks guys.
don't be so condescending... I was using subjective and objective thinking, as to why would you and can it be done, obviously it can, but do you have the skill set and knowledge to do it, or do you have deep enough pockets to do so? Think outside the box... Is it worth it?

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They built that bike, entered it into a contest, and then put it in the showroom with about 60kms on it.

It sold for just slightly above list, so the guy that bought it got a great bike, with thousands and thousands in upgrades, for next to nothing.

The bike sold very quickly off the floor.
Exactly my point proven.... Thousands in upgrades? Because the dealer charges hundreds to customize/change parts. You call those upgrades? Opinionated statement right there, so as the thread starter requested, stay on topic... Someone with that specific taste or they wanted a solo cafe/chopper whatever style bought that bike for their taste and needs, doesn't mean they are upgrades, they are customizations at best... I wouldn't call those upgrades at all, just a customized chopped Street model...

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Lol, so does anyone have some insight or has anyone customized their street with a solo seat and taken off the rear portion of their bike? Pictures would be awesome so I can get a good idea and see what you guys have done.
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