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PostSubject: Awesome upgrade    Awesome upgrade  I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2014 12:54 pm

can you do better?

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now you've seen it - no I didnt do this but if you want the bike its in Orlando Florida!  yee haw
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PostSubject: Re: Awesome upgrade    Awesome upgrade  I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2014 1:04 pm

Now, don't go giving bigtrain ideas.  Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: Awesome upgrade    Awesome upgrade  I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2014 1:20 pm

Not on my things to do list...

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PostSubject: Re: Awesome upgrade    Awesome upgrade  I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2014 1:45 pm

i hadnt been on the forum for the past 3 - 4 weeks i found the bike in the photo and just thought i'd share it - now after reading thru some the recent posts it does appear to solve 2 of the problems bigtrain was having - seat back and ability to haul 'stuff' including his golf clubs....

my view is to each his own (although for safety, i would hope this would not be allowed on public roads in the US or anywhere) - i'm looking forward to John G and Mildrew comments.

i wouldnt want to spend $700 for a new custom seat.....
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PostSubject: Re: Awesome upgrade    Awesome upgrade  I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2014 2:06 pm

Actually that car seat "mod" is a common start for the high mileage, feet forward guys. Quite a few of them started out using Honda Helixes (Helii?) and then modified the body tail for aerodynamics, etc
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PostSubject: Re: Awesome upgrade    Awesome upgrade  I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2014 2:09 pm

Why not buy a car? .  Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Awesome upgrade    Awesome upgrade  I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2014 2:13 pm

Now that is hillbilly style.  Did he leave his coat outside the outhouse?

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PostSubject: Re: Awesome upgrade    Awesome upgrade  I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2014 3:46 pm

If I ever get another Silverwing, I will remember this picture. Probably wouldn't cost more than a grand to remove the bodywork from the back of the front seat forward and mold some fiberglass to create a finished look, then another grand to have custom seats made, like a king and queen setup.

I would lose half the underseat storage space, but with the addition of the top box I'm fine for daily stuff and I can always add saddlebags for long trips.

Could probably lower the front seat height by 4-6 inches this way.
Saves the cost of needing a taller windscreen too, at least for the driver.



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PostSubject: Re: Awesome upgrade    Awesome upgrade  I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2014 8:19 pm

I'm sure it's ultra comfortable, being a Honda Civic seat, but it just looks........ ridiculous.
The joker riding it doesn't even have his helmet strap secured. Might as well not even be wearing a helmet.
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PostSubject: Re: Awesome upgrade    Awesome upgrade  I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 16, 2014 9:45 pm

2002 with 47,000 miles on it for $3700, I can't see it selling to fast.  Question
bigbird know someone who had a low speed wreck wearing his helmet
like that and he broke his collarbone. Rolling Eyes
He found out he would have been safer with no helmet at all.
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PostSubject: Re: Awesome upgrade    Awesome upgrade  I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 17, 2014 3:23 pm

Not all back yard mechanics / fabricators can produce / modify something that Honda engineers spend quite a bit of time making it "pretty darn good."   This reminds me of all the folks who cut the top off their car to make a convertible, or take a Volkswagen bug and make a trike out of it.  These are the same folks who will weld another seat on a bicycle or make a baby buggie into a bicycle trailer.  

This guy ruined a perfectly good Silverwing and now he wants to get his original investment back out of it.  

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PostSubject: Re: Awesome upgrade    Awesome upgrade  I_icon_minitimeFri Jan 17, 2014 3:44 pm

The second pic with bucket seats might be for a drive in theater.lol
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