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Default Solo spring seat... without springs?

How does one go about mounting this seat without the spring hardware?
What prevents it from bending out of shape, rubbing excessively, wearing the bottom out prematurely? Haven't been able to find anything on this, and I feel like the extra height from the springs will increase pressure on the back too much with forwards and drag bars.

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Typically you have rubber bumpers instead of the springs. You can get the rubber bumpers in various heights. I tried it with a Rich Philips seat, and hated it. It was extremely uncomfortable!
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Typically you have rubber bumpers instead of the springs. You can get the rubber bumpers in various heights. I tried it with a Rich Philips seat, and hated it. It was extremely uncomfortable!
Asking for my dad. I know he likes the look of that seat, but the added height will exacerbate his back pain from being hunched over too much to reach the drag bars...

Everything beats stock seat I guess. Wonder how a Le Pera Barebones feels compared to Harley's solo spring and stock 48.

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Everything beats stock seat I guess.
Not in my experience: the ‘spring’ solo without springs was far worse.

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Wonder how a Le Pera Barebones feels compared to Harley's ... stock 48.
About the same.
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i put the later seat off a 48 on mine, big difference form the early seat, looks better as well,
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i put the later seat off a 48 on mine, big difference form the early seat, looks better as well,
That looks good!
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Forward controls & drag bars are almost a guarantee for back pain, no matter what seat you use. Unless this is going to be half an hour on & 2 hours off, like a bar hopper or a short commuter. Good luck.
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cheers Folkie, I know its not a true 48 but it'll do.
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removed drag bars of my nightster and went with the standard bars and mid controls ,
much better on the old back
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I have solid mounted several 'spring' seats and had no problems with them, the art is to find a seat that fits YOU not what others like, a lot of nice looking seats actually feel shit after a few miles because there not contoured to fit the rider, also the angle of the seat affects the feel a LOT, every person is built a different shape so whats good for one may not work for another, sit on the bike in the normal riding postion feet on the pegs and have a beer, if you fidgit then its wrong, change the angle by lifting the back or lowering the front, bend a tempory mount, and see the difference
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