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Old 24th May 2018
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Question Did you go back to an OEM plungers seat? Like it?

If I do in fact get this long stored '65 XLCH to run, maybe a 50/50 chance, (OH'd mag came back yesterday!), I'm thinking the 1st change might be to get rid of the seat and go back to the factory spring plunger seat. Has anyone here done the "return to stock" work? Did you like it? maybe a hare-brained idea,...... Just never had one.
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mrmom9r produces those parts, you should contact him...
http://xlforum.net/forums/showthread...readid=1585479
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I went from a 70's cobra seat,i've had several over a 30 some yr. span,to a sprung solo seat using mrmom's assembly.i have zero regrets.looks much more like early '60s.
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I find the solo seat with plungers the most comfortable option. It might be different, though, for someone much over 5'10". Recently I went on a three-hundred mile run and could have easily gone twice that.

Check your frame tubes--the two that support the seat yoke. Often times, these will be broken, modified, or damaged in a way that will not allow you insert the springs and/or bushings.

Mrmom9r's set is not compatible with the stock seat bracket, but they are excellent parts if you aren't aiming for 100% originality. We installed a set on a 69 CH and were well pleased with quality and performance. Additionally, it's a much cheaper alternative to sourcing the original parts.
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Encouraging info! Thanks, and I will get in contact with him.
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Check inside your tubes first. Besides the fact of checking tube condition, it wouldn't be the first time the springs were left in there when owner changed the seat.
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You won't regret it, mine's very comfortable. If you're short it may not be so good.
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my frame had some casting flash inside one of the down tubes.used a 13/16'' drill bit to remove it.iirc.
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They are a bit of a compromise for me. I am 6 foot and the riding position is a bit "cramped" and I think I look a bit "strange" when riding it. Put it this way - I would naturally be sitting a lot farther back on a bike. Farther back and lower actually is a much nicer position.
But the seal looks so good on my bike I can't take it off.

I am considering putting another one on my 58 CH as I have a seat. But I'm missing the plunger setup and would go with MrMom's kit if I do go that way.
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