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post #1 of 7 Old 04-29-2007, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Question Single seats?

Has anyone seen a way to change the seats on the Strom to a single-seat variation? I doubt that I'll ever have a second person on the bike, and would like to do something to get rid of the second seat. I faintly remember seeing a setup that placed a storage case in back of the driver's seat, but that it cost an arm and a good part of one leg. Any ideas?

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You may want to start here http://www.day-long.com/new_pages/suzuki.html

See what they can do for the rear section or make you own.
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solo seat

i have been thinking about this for some time now.

the best i can find,,is to do it your self.
if you wanted a rack on the rear of the seat,,get some fiberglass and epoxy and do some reading. i dont think it would be all that hard,,just have to work it out.

i want to be able to slide my trunk up behind me so i can lean on it,,but also be able to slide it back,for the time i might have a passenger.

i have had some ideas as to how to do this,,but i dont weld,,and untill i have the thing worked out,i cant see a reason to bug the local welder guy.

im probly 80% of the way to get this idea all drawn out.

but then agaion,,i dont have much money to try this more than once,,if it didnt work,,id be broker and have nothing to show for it..lol

i know of nothing out there that will let you do this at this time.
i have given this some thought,,if you have any questions,,e-me and ask

a copy of the thing that i have seen for the back of the seat turned into a mini trunk,,i think that its useless,but some might find that is all they need. recover the seat,cutting it behind the driver,,and recover. then,,with the fiberglass and epoxy,, try and cover the rear of the seat pan,, maybe the easiest is to make it a rack to tie stuff on top of. rather than a opening thing.

i havent given that mini-trunk idea much thought ,,it seemed to hard,and it wasent what i wanted or needed.
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This is the one I've seen from Corbin, but nearly $800 seems a little steep. I may see if I can talk to someone here on base and see if one of the Harrier body-guys can come up with something. Still have to have a seat made, but I'd think it'd still be cheaper.

www.corbin.com/suzuki/svstrmfr.shtml

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I think that's a great idea but I can't see how you could do the sliding rack without permanent mounting at the front. This could interfere with a pillion when the case is slid back.
You could use the forward mounting part of the stock rack and use some kind of quick disconnect.
How about instead of using your top box for the forward position get a second box for solo rideing which is the combined length you want, one big one.
Givi sells back rests which you could mount.
http://www.giviusa.com/caschi_borse_...asp?CO_ID=9609

The hardest part would be mounting it using your existing top box hardware. At the seat end you could strap it.
It would be nice to still be able to take the seat off without to much fuss.

Price wise it's hard to beat these http://www.mec.ca/Products/product_d...=1179109630544

I have one, there cheap and work well. Buy a few and you have your back rest.

Someone on this sight uses one of these
http://www.aerostich.com/catalog/US/...e-p-16405.html

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-15-2007, 01:22 PM
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The Corbin Smuggler looks good but is high dollar and you end up with a Corbin seat (Like sitting on a country ham to me) IMO. Contact Rick Mayer Saddles, Beutiful work and garanteed.
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Was just reading this and thought "what about a 180 degree pivot?". Basically the pivot point would be at the back of the rear seat. Then attach a plate to the front of the top case and just rotate it to bring it forward.

Depending on the depth of the case it could work.

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