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Author Topic: C5's Solo Seat  (Read 402 times)

wildbill

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C5's Solo Seat
« on: April 24, 2013, 08:05:35 PM »
just wondering if it would be possible to fit two softer rear springs to the underside of the c5's solo seat - or would it be a full out custom made job
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Ducati Scotty

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Re: C5's Solo Seat
« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2013, 10:18:51 PM »
Check the chopper parts sites.  You can get taller, shorter, stiffer, and softer springs with mounts.

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Re: C5's Solo Seat
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2013, 12:11:22 AM »
sounds good. i will see if i can find one
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heloego

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Re: C5's Solo Seat
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2013, 08:25:39 PM »
MFG offers a shorter spring set to lower your seat about 2.5", but I don't know if they're any softer.
Since they only lower the seat, I suspect they're just as stiff.
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dougodewitt

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Re: C5's Solo Seat
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2013, 06:13:29 PM »
The springs in the lowering kit are just as stiff. I pulled them off and put the stock springs (and shocks) back on the bike, and it rides a lot smoother--though after 45 minutes in the seat it feels like a rock anyway. I want to get a custom seat that will be comfortable on long rides; but I haven't found one yet. There is a guy in Albany Oregon that makes custom seats, but they are very expensive, and patterned after your own rump--you keep going back to him until the seat fits just right, no extra charge. www.mredsmoto.com . Ask for Don.
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