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Byway

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Mystery Seat
« on: February 12, 2008, 11:45:00 PM »
My recently purchased Bullet came with, among other spares, a new, not-yet-upholstered old-fashioned style solo-seat.  It has no identifying markings whatsoever and I believe it is likely of Indian origin.  See pics:

Does anyone know where I might get proper springs and mountings for this?
I plan on having it upholstered in leather if I can get the parts I need...

Thanks!

Al

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Re: Mystery Seat
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2008, 02:20:26 AM »
Looks like a lycette copy minus the leather cover and padding.
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Re: Mystery Seat
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2008, 04:08:18 AM »
Anyone interested in buying a nice Lysette-style seat, minus the padding and cover?  :P *j/k*  (for now).. 

Thanks for the info, CJ.

 Al
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Re: Mystery Seat
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008, 02:45:54 PM »
Heck, man -

Bolt that sucker on and ride it as-is, dude.

That's cool looking.

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Re: Mystery Seat
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2008, 07:02:39 PM »
If it ain't broke-------------------------- fix it 'till it is!

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Re: Mystery Seat
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008, 11:55:58 PM »
That's a terrific lead, LSM!

I'll have to follow-up on this..  :)

Al
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Re: Mystery Seat
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2008, 05:07:51 AM »
  My first soloseat was one of these things.. I believe they patterneed these after some kind of a midieval torture device

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Re: Mystery Seat
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2008, 12:14:22 PM »
Just for accuracy - the name of the saddle-manufacturer wasn't Lycette or Lysette,  it was Lycett.

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Re: Mystery Seat
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2008, 03:41:42 PM »
That frame looks nicer than the one I bought from cmw. However the dimensions are the same and in my opinion way too big for my bullet. I just finished sectioning 3 inches out of the width and 1 inch off the height and welded it back together.The cover, surprisingly doesn't need that much work to still fit.

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Re: Mystery Seat
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2008, 05:27:23 PM »
Thanks for your input, guys.. 

Tom:  I'm glad you mentioned the correct name of the seat style!  This explains why I wasn't able to dig-up a lot of info. about these seats..   ::)

Cyrus B:  Is the underside of your seat frame the same as mine?  Do you have any pics?  I've never seen what the front mounting bits look like...   ???

Thanks,

Al
2001 Royal Enfield Bullet Classic;  1988 Yamaha Virago 535;  1999 Suzuki Katana 600; 2001 Honda CN250 Helix;  1972 Honda CB350SS.