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Plumber

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Post Mon Oct 01, 2007 8:47 pm

52006-47B Deluxe Leather Solo Saddle & Repop Seat-T

You can still order the solo saddle from the HD dealer. No one seems to make them better.
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The seat-T is from V-Twin. The throat is too fat to allow the seat spring to seat. It takes about 20 or thirty grind and fit sessions, but you can make it fit and work like it should. The holes in the spring steel plate need hogging out to match the seat studs.
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I've used a Foredom cable grinder a lot in kit building.
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An 1/8" diamond-dust cylinder burr expanded the slot holes in the T. You can find burrs in an assorted set cheap from Harbor Freight.
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Chris Haynes

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Post Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:41 pm

Re: 52006-47B Deluxe Leather Solo Saddle & Repop Seat-T

The only bad thing about them is the nylon (?) webbing that replaced the leather a few years ago.
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Plumber

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Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:44 am

Re: 52006-47B Deluxe Leather Solo Saddle & Repop Seat-T

Bad how? The nylon web strip is a replacement for leather that rots. That's where my Knuckles saddle bit the dust. Leather strip tore, but I was able to lace the rear section of the seat with a rawhide strip like a football.
It's too bad the re-pop seat have strange shapes at the saddle horn. The foam pad H-D designs is a key element to the finished shape. The leather is the best.
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Chris Haynes

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Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 8:59 pm

Re: 52006-47B Deluxe Leather Solo Saddle & Repop Seat-T

Plumber. Ya can't use a seat with nylon on it for AMCA judging.
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john HD

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Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:02 pm

Re: 52006-47B Deluxe Leather Solo Saddle & Repop Seat-T

i have both a new and old oem saddle.

i suppose i should keep my old one if i ever want to have my bike judged.

good tip chris.

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Plumber

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Post Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:59 pm

Re: 52006-47B Deluxe Leather Solo Saddle & Repop Seat-T

Plumber. Ya can't use a seat with nylon on it for AMCA judging.

Interesting. Personally, I only care about riding them, not about anyone judging them in a contest. Sad are the repop seats that look weird in the stuffing department, which has made for some strange looking tractor-style seats. Dollar for look, go with Harley-Davidson, if you're having to spend that much money on something anyway, imo.

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