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Old 10-14-2008, 08:18 PM
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I know some of you will think this project is overengineered, but I do not like wearing a backpack partially because I hate it when I have a jacket on, and this thing fits more in it. This mod keeps your tail from getting scratched by bungee cords, and it allows you super fast change-out for a passenger seat.

I started with a rear seat that I got for like $35 on ebay from a salvaged bike. Then I bought some aluminum stock along with some long carriage bolts from the hardware store. I added some felt pieces on the rear brackets to keep from scratching the tail during the seat change-out.This is what I ended up with.It kind of makes my bike look like a pizza delivery vehicle,but I will tell you that it is very handy, and the pack is expandable, so it will carry way more than my back-pack and will not cut off the circulation to my arms over time.

Also check this thread on making hard storage. https://cbrforum.com/m_726132/tm.htm

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Old 10-14-2008, 08:20 PM
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Here are the rest of the pics. Thanks.

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Lastly, here is a video of the change out procedure.

http://s373.photobucket.com/albums/o...SeatChange.flv
 
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:09 PM
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cool idea, any pics of it on the bike?
 
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:12 PM
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Yeah, I just added a video link to the second post.
 
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:42 PM
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thats awesome bro great work. will have to think about stealing this idea from you muaaahhh.
 
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Old 10-14-2008, 09:57 PM
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Go ahead and steal it, that is why I posted it. Oh, and I was really bored. Oh, and it is raining out.
 
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Old 10-14-2008, 10:35 PM
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never the less your a genius for this one. no matter what everyone else here on the forum says about ya

beside thats what rainy days are good for creativity
 
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:27 PM
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How does the wind affect that thing? Nice creativity. It makes me miss having my bike here with me right now so I can sit around and think of things to do with my old seats. Thanks for the post and once again, good thinking!
 
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Old 10-15-2008, 03:34 PM
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my buddy did this exact thing to his 636 rear seat, found one on ebay for a few bucks, then did exactly what you did, works great and isnt going anywhere!
 
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Old 10-15-2008, 05:30 PM
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The wind is not too bad. I can see it move around a little, but it is on the back of a motorcycle. It is about the same effect of having a hat tucked in to the cross-strap on the rear seat, so the wind just misses it.
 

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