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Offline sharkoilfield

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Ironhead replacement seat
« on: July 03, 2020, 07:51:42 AM »
Bought two aftermarket seats on ebay so far; neither fit well. The last one was used, apparently off a 1974, and isnít even a close fit. The only new seats available are from Drag Specialties $$, and Le Pera $$$.  Iím looking for a close fit, no gap between seat and frame...any recommendations out there?

Offline JW113

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Re: Ironhead replacement seat
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2020, 08:20:18 PM »
 :missed:

I guess not! I have a solo springer seat on mine, so lots of space between seat and frame. There are not a lot of options anymore for the Ironheads, and from what I've seen, nothing "cheap". Saddlemen have what looks like a nice seat if you have $400 USD laying around collecting dust. If you have a stock seat pan, perhaps have somebody re-foam and rec-over it?

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Offline sharkoilfield

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Re: Ironhead replacement seat
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 07:22:38 AM »
Found a NOS Drag Specialties solo seat for my year on Ebay and bought it. I'm pretty confident this'll work. Cost more than the list price when it was available; guess it's a matter of how bad do I want it...

Offline Racepres

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Re: Ironhead replacement seat
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2020, 07:28:32 AM »
Year model matters... pre 1979 is Mucho different from later....

Offline sharkoilfield

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Re: Ironhead replacement seat
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 08:52:15 AM »
Finally found a decent OEM cobra seat on ebay...suits the bike to a T! Just need to sort out the mounting; according to parts book thereís a pin on the frame lug...can anyone provide a shot of this setup stock? I have the front bracket on the seat underside. Thanks

Offline bobrk1

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Re: Ironhead replacement seat
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2020, 06:31:34 AM »
I  had a solo with  springs too, rode great 

Offline sharkoilfield

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Re: Ironhead replacement seat
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2020, 06:52:55 PM »
Found a NOS Drag Specialties solo seat for my year on Ebay and bought it. I'm pretty confident this'll work. Cost more than the list price when it was available; guess it's a matter of how bad do I want it...

Never got the solo seat; was just a drop-shipper listing and it was discontinued and out of stock. Found a new one in Europe but the price was waaay outta line... I have a good OEM seat and a POS aftermarket