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Author Topic: Luggage Rack and Solo Seat Mount  (Read 1500 times)

Thumper

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Luggage Rack and Solo Seat Mount
« on: December 27, 2007, 07:16:55 PM »
Does anyone know where this luggage rack is sold?

http://www.btinternet.com/~haywards.cambs/haywards/ElectraSoloClassic.jpg

Also, note the clean mounting brackets for the solo saddle as compared to the ones that came with mine:

http://members.verizon.net/allofusmorrows/image016.jpg

Does anyone know what brand seat is in the first photo, or where it is sold?

Thanks,
Matt

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Re: Luggage Rack and Solo Seat Mount
« Reply #1 on: December 27, 2007, 09:01:28 PM »
Think you'll find that the dealer concerned is Haywards of Cambridge UK (clue is in the email address!!!)

http://www.haywards.co.uk/

My solo seat came from Watsonian the UK importer and instead of the usual short springs mounted onto horizontal plates etc like yours, they had longer 'tails' to the bottom of the springs with the fixing holes vertical. This fixing picks up on one of the tool box rear fixing bolts on either side (new overlong bolts/washers and nylocs supplied) and makes for a very clean layout indeed.
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Re: Luggage Rack and Solo Seat Mount
« Reply #2 on: December 27, 2007, 10:46:58 PM »
Think you'll find that the dealer concerned is Haywards of Cambridge UK (clue is in the email address!!!)

http://www.haywards.co.uk/

My solo seat came from Watsonian the UK importer and instead of the usual short springs mounted onto horizontal plates etc like yours, they had longer 'tails' to the bottom of the springs with the fixing holes vertical. This fixing picks up on one of the tool box rear fixing bolts on either side (new overlong bolts/washers and nylocs supplied) and makes for a very clean layout indeed.

Thanks for the info. I've sent them off a few questions. I saw on their site several customs which had replaced the bulky OEM upper rear sub-frame with a neater set of brackets. I went out and peaked at my own bike a bit more closely and see that that sub-frame can easily be removed. If I can't buy a set of brackets, maybe I'll fabricate my own.

I just completed taking a hacksaw and cut-off discs to my own ugly solo seat brackets. The only reason I can see for the brackets as supplied is so that they can also support a luggage rack on the rear section of the brackets (where they mount at the shocks). I cut them off up close to the front where the seat springs mount. After I've touched up the paint, I'll post a before and after set of photos. It's much cleaner looking now.

Matt


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Re: Luggage Rack and Solo Seat Mount
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2007, 12:19:15 AM »
Good idea re. the before and after pics! I'll try and find some too of mine/others I've seen.
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