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Default Solid struts (maybe) and coil spring seat question.

I have a ‘90 and I bought a Mustang seat a few yrs ago (needed the width) and I was thinking of converting (using the existing seat) what I have now to coil springs and remove the air shocks 12” (if need be) for 11” solid mount struts.
Anyone have a lead on a seat pan/conversion that will fit this seat etc.
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Anyway, here’s the bike, been working on the headlight etc today.
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I do not think there are any conversion kits for your seat, however; there are plenty of "wide" springer solo seats, look here https://www.google.com/search?q=wide...ih=666#imgrc=_ take your pick, personally, I would keep the shocks with the sprung seat, the ride would be ultra smooth (my current set up), plus i think the struts could eventually break something on your bike from enough hard impacts, also with the sprung seat you will have to get a "kit" to install or fab a "kit".

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As Lone Rider has said, I don't think there is such a thing as a conversion for the Mustang Seat. Expect a harsh ride. I have a welded on hardtail with a spring seat and it is not enjoyable crossing train tracks, to say the least. If it is your only bike, I'd think twice.
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Lone Rider and Jharback told useful things...
let alone that a bike with struts is far less roadwhorty...
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Ok sounds good thanks and thanks for the link.
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