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I am not a pannier man but if I was then the Marcus rear slide in system is the one I would emulate
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Thanks for the advice Bruce, it`s appreciated.We haven't used it yet, but the extra 3.5 inches has to be better for the pillionist.
If you make one, be sure and make the base .75" to 1" narrower than the foam, since the foam shrinks when compressed for attaching the cover to the base. Mine looks like it will rub through after a bit of use.
I have used a Spares Co long seat for over 10 years and covered 48.000 miles. My wife has done many of those miles on the pillion and finds it comfortable.Has anyone used the long seat foam base from the Spares Co ?
Wondered what it was like comfort wise, especially for pillion passenger.
I'm probably only buying the seat foam & cover to have a go myself.I found the long seat higher like a series D seat height I got my tame upholstery to reduce the rider half to my existing seat height of course I was brought up in the forties so am no fifties Amazon or sixties giant
Thanks for the warning Peter.Dave,
If you go for the long seat option, just be aware that, depending on what rear damper you have and the position of the stay drillings in the rear mudguard, you MAY have issues with the lifting handle hitting the back of the seat! I did! First I rotated the lifting handle and re-welded the chainguard tab on t'other side. Still the problem existed. In the end, I cut the handle loop right off and plugged the remaining holes. I have a D stand.
Just something else to watch-out for....
How do you find it regarding fit and comfort? I bought a Velocette seat from them and it looked superb. I needed to "fettle" it to make it fit but just some light tweaking of brackets. It was very comfortable and well made.Got my long seats from R K Leighton in Birmingham.
I've found both the seats comfortable and I no longer crush my delicate bits on the tank when applying the brakes with a pillion on boardHow do you find it regarding fit and comfort? I bought a Velocette seat from them and it looked superb. I needed to "fettle" it to make it fit but just some light tweaking of brackets. It was very comfortable and well made.