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 Post subject: Legendary Motorcycles cafe racer seat
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:43 pm 
I've been looking for a tail that would fit onto the back of my Ruckus to act as sort of a fender and extend the look a bit. Came across some cafe racer-style seats from Legenday Motorcycles that looked like they might fit the job (http://www.legendary-motorcycles.com/ca ... seats.html) but wasn't sure how they'd fit or look. Really liked the bug-eye seat because I could also fit a tail light in there. Was only around $100 so I figured I'd take a chance on one. Basic plastic one was $89 but I took a chance on the upgraded fiberglass one at $129.

Was VERY pleased with how it looks and fits straight out of the box. So far I've only mocked it up but I took a couple pics. I also purchased the mounting bracket kit which will add a little height to it (not in the pics) and will take some pics when all mounted up. Didn't drop the extra $100ish on the seat cushion, not knowing if I would like it or not but now that I've seen it, and assuming it all mounts up without issue, I'll probably be ordering the seat cushion as well.

I've got the Blade Moto seat frame on there and the new fiberglass seat is a little narrower at the front than the frame so I may try bending the Blade seat frame at the front a little to make everything line up a little better. Hopefully that doesn't drop the height at the front of the seat frame substantially.

Shipping took a couple days before shipping out but arrived in about a week which is typical for most of what I order.

This particular Ruckus is a work-in-progress so it's still a bit rough but you get the idea...

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 Post subject: Re: Legendary Motorcycles cafe racer seat
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:17 pm 
What a super idea! :banger:
If I wasn't running a cargo rack and a milk crate, I'd do that, too.

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 Post subject: Re: Legendary Motorcycles cafe racer seat
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:43 am 
Awesome. I've been looking for new ways to do the seat. This looks really good!

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 Post subject: Re: Legendary Motorcycles cafe racer seat
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:52 am 
It can only get better :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Legendary Motorcycles cafe racer seat
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 6:05 am 
:popcorn: :popcorn: :popcorn:

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 Post subject: Re: Legendary Motorcycles cafe racer seat
PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:17 pm 
Well it was hardly bolt-on straight out of the box but it's a close fit and with some work it can be made to fit. It took me all day to get it fitted and functional. Just needs the seat cushion now.

Took a couple days to decide if I wanted it to be as close to the frame as possible but lose the flip-up seat or raise it about ahalf inch and keep the flip up. Decided to keep the flip up seat with the hinges.

Had to mount the seat frame front on the inside of the brackets and bend the frame inward. Also had to do a lot of dremel work with the seat mounting kit that I bought.

All of it pictured below. Not substantially different looking than the mock up but it's the final product, minus adding the seat cushion which I don't have yet. If I get to starting a build thread I'll put some details in there but in this forum trying to just keep it to the product review and demonstrate this can be fitted with some work and IMO looks pretty good.

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