I'm gonna cheap out and add some springs to the back of my exisiting seat and cut the original plastic tabs off. the problem i was having as far as the look and feel of the seat was i secured it at the front and at the original mounts on the sides, which is why the seat looks more like a plank. i pulled off the side mounts and the back sprung up about 1 1/2". i then slid a board under the seat and sat my boney ass down. sits right.
tractor seat sounds kinda cool too. my biggest problem is patience. i hate ordering things online and having to wait for them. i called around to the hd stores to see if they had any seat springs and they are all special order. ebay has some good ones but i want to buy it and then take it home and install it.
yesterday at lunch i went to this little custom shop down the street that i had never heard of but a buddy recommended. place was called Skunk motorcycles. they had the perfect 2" seat springs on the shelf for 10 bucks. took some liberties in our nuts and bolts bin at work and got some fender washers cap nuts and bolts. the gl frame has a cross member right under the seat with 2 1" holes already cut into it. i fished the bolts through some holes already in the factory seat pan, ran the spring around the outside and put a washer above and below the cross member and secured the bolt from the underside with the nut. got one side down but i didn't have washers big enough to do the other, but the side i did is perfect, springs the seat enough so I won't slide off the back and has a complimenting angle of the tank that makes it look like i had this in mind the whole time. a few more liberties got me a few more washers so i'll have it bolted up tonight if the wife is distracted long enough for me to spend 5 minutes in the garage. pictures will follow
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