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Author Topic: New Look for my C5 - NOW with Pillion!  (Read 1988 times)

Ducati Scotty

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Re: New Look for my C5 - NOW with Pillion!
« Reply #15 on: September 24, 2010, 09:45:13 PM »
Interesting.  Mine slides easily over the shock mounts.  The part under the seat is a loose fit and I have to really tighten that bolt to pull it together.  Like many things RE, it seems fit and finish are not up to Japanese standards yet.

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Re: New Look for my C5 - NOW with Pillion!
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2010, 03:01:29 AM »
The guys who put the pillion seat on the demo model at Royal Enfield Seattle had a bear of a time.  The rear mounts were too wide and had to be squeezed in a little.

So, Scott, you got lucky.  Having said that, if I could put on the pillion seat I think most any RE owner could do it, and probably in less time.   :D
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Ducati Scotty

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Re: New Look for my C5 - NOW with Pillion!
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2010, 03:45:26 PM »
I guess they all need a little "custom fitting".  And it's pretty thick metal so it would probably take a vice and some serious persuasion to get it moving.  I think it's worth it though, because then install/removal is a piece of cake.

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Re: New Look for my C5 - NOW with Pillion!
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2010, 04:18:16 PM »
Do either of you guys know how hard it would be to remove the pad on that thing? I want to make a luggage rack out of one.
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Re: New Look for my C5 - NOW with Pillion!
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2010, 05:29:22 PM »
Pics of top and bottom coming, give me some time, really busy lately.

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Re: New Look for my C5 - NOW with Pillion!
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2010, 05:43:21 PM »
Scott probably will do it faster.  I think you have to remove the pillion to get the cushion off.  I am not ready to do that, yet.   :D 
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Re: New Look for my C5 - NOW with Pillion!
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2010, 06:50:14 PM »
No prob, it's a winter project.
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Re: New Look for my C5 - NOW with Pillion!
« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2010, 10:58:36 PM »
The vagaries of a handmade motorcycle unfortunately

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Re: New Look for my C5 - NOW with Pillion!
« Reply #23 on: September 26, 2010, 12:03:38 AM »
Ah!  So the parts are perfect it's just the motos that are different.  I thought it was the other way around. :P

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Re: New Look for my C5 - NOW with Pillion!
« Reply #24 on: September 26, 2010, 01:04:42 AM »
The vagaries of a handmade motorcycle, unfortunately.
No, that's the CHARM of the handmade motorcycle!   ;D
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