The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Suspension, Frame, Forks, Handlebars, Fuel Tank, Oil Tank, Fenders
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Sportster Motorcycle Suspension, Frame, Forks, Handlebars, Fuel Tank, Oil Tank, Fenders Discuss Sportster Motorcycle Suspension, Frame, Forks, Handlebars, Fuel Tank, Oil Tank, Fenders problems, advice, and/or how tos.

Active Threads
0 Surging/lurching at low speed?
Last Post: Hippysmack
Posted On: 10 Minutes Ago
Replies: 70
Views: 2,711
6 73 Sportster Starts, Runs Fine, Dies
Last Post: smilinbrad
Posted On: 32 Minutes Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 70
0 Fat Bob tanks on a 93 Sportster
Last Post: Flame__
Posted On: 48 Minutes Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 267
0 Loud, 'dry' rattle from primary
Last Post: harley506d
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 68
0 ironhead wrist pin bushing size?
Last Post: needspeed
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 5
Views: 88
0 Bike Cuts off while riding.
Last Post: denguy
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 952
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 43,537
Views: 6,800,023
0 1982 XLH 1000 electric start ignition problem
Last Post: bustert
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 132
0 In a crash: Lucky to be alive
Last Post: Four Speed
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 54
Views: 1,327
0 Chasing my tale with electrical issues
Last Post: paulc
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 22
Views: 493
0 4 speed Evo pics, post em if ya got em
Last Post: ebertf
Posted On: 2 Hours Ago
Replies: 142
Views: 28,468
0 Homebuilt 2 into 1
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 67
0 1994 Struts on a 1989 Sportster
Last Post: ebertf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 3
Views: 122
0 Best Bang for your Buck Exhaust option?
Last Post: shanneba
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 318
0 My Patriot Defender Knock-Off
Last Post: Segway
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 26
Views: 1,044
0 Does titanium exhaust exist?
Last Post: quickstang87
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 51
Views: 1,329
0 S&S Super E jets for 74 XLCH
Last Post: 1Scooter
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 205
0 My Sporty's Intro
Last Post: sportsterpaul
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 257
3 Wtb, Wts, Wtt, Wtg (Ironhead)
Last Post: Bwf347
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 153
Views: 224,954
12 Best Hammer Cams/Headwork to work with Short Shots
Last Post: aswracing
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 18
Views: 2,823
5 Do you feel you pay too much for Motorcycle Insurance?
Last Post: Flying Monkey
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 21
Views: 949
0 KT - 2019 - Done Riding - Not Hardly
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 4,608
0 81 XLH fuel tap seal
Last Post: IronMick
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 2
Views: 67
0 Metzeler Cruisetec
Last Post: Four Speed
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 11
Views: 400
0 Tuner Problems on used Bike
Last Post: Lunightas
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 25
Views: 476
0 Can you help me identify this air cleaner
Last Post: Redfro
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 233
0 Do you use premium gas in your Sportster?
Last Post: Toejam503
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,738
Views: 352,219
0 Hot Rods, Rat Rods, and Customs.
Last Post: Stairman
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,299
Views: 373,492
0 Lets see your off season builds
Last Post: Vohnsen
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,303
Views: 167,455
More...
Members Birthdays
Sponsored Links
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 2 Weeks Ago
Rollbar's Avatar
Rollbar Rollbar is offline
Drag Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 360
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 883 Hugger
Sportster/Buell Year: 1990
Reputation: 22264
Rollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to all
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.
Haven’t been able to get to my PC yet to search; using Tapatalk for now.
Anyway, here’s the bike, been working on the headlight etc today.
Thanks again.





Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 1 Week Ago
Lone Rider's Avatar
Lone Rider Lone Rider is offline
Senior Chief Harley Engineer
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,035
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Reputation: 629573
Lone Rider has a reputation beyond reputeLone Rider has a reputation beyond reputeLone Rider has a reputation beyond reputeLone Rider has a reputation beyond reputeLone Rider has a reputation beyond reputeLone Rider has a reputation beyond reputeLone Rider has a reputation beyond reputeLone Rider has a reputation beyond reputeLone Rider has a reputation beyond reputeLone Rider has a reputation beyond reputeLone Rider has a reputation beyond repute
Default

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".

sprung seat with shocks
__________________
"Throw off those chains of reason and your prison disappears" Neil Peart
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 1 Week Ago
jharback's Avatar
jharback jharback is offline
Senior Master Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Sunny Italy
Posts: 21,780
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 1200
Sportster/Buell Year: 1993
Other Motorcycle Model: Moto Guzzi California EV
Other Motorcycle Year: 1998
Reputation: 6289762
jharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond reputejharback has a reputation beyond repute
Default

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.
__________________
Jim in Italy
'93 1200
4"Extended Jaybrake Forward Controls
Wide Wishbone Girder Front End
Super E Carb w/Forcewinder Air Cleaner
WetDreamz Pipes
Holographic Metal Flake Paint Job
Four Piston Jaybrake Calipers front & back
16" Carlini Apes
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 1 Week Ago
Nibelungen's Avatar
Nibelungen Nibelungen is offline
Senior Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Emilia, Italy
Posts: 1,934
Sportster/Buell Model: xl 883 Iron
Sportster/Buell Year: 2017
Sportster/Buell Model #2: xl Hugger (sold)
Sportster/Buell Year #2: 2001
Reputation: 5479647
Nibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond reputeNibelungen has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Lone Rider and Jharback told useful things...
let alone that a bike with struts is far less roadwhorty...
__________________
lesson of history is that it's never really over, not today, certainly not tomorrow...
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 1 Week Ago
Rollbar's Avatar
Rollbar Rollbar is offline
Drag Race Champion
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Florida
Posts: 360
Sportster/Buell Model: XLH 883 Hugger
Sportster/Buell Year: 1990
Reputation: 22264
Rollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to allRollbar is a name known to all
Default

Ok sounds good thanks and thanks for the link.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



Sponsored Links
All times are GMT +1. The time now is 18:01.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC