Enduro seat experience.

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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:21 pm

ALL RIGHT.

IN THE INTEREST OF SCIENCE, I have ratchet-strapped my shocks as compressed as I can get them (pretty sure I'm squeezing the bump-stop rubber)...
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And there's still about 7cm / 2.75" clearance.
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I hope we can all sleep peacefully now.
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by Tomcatfixer » Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:35 pm

Also, please note that this is with 18" rims and K28 tires. 19" rims and knobbies will have a little less clearance, but you're still not gonna contact the knurl-knobs.
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by Lofty » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:36 pm

I thank you, and Science thanks you.

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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by jaybird » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:52 pm

For what it’s worth, I went out and looked at my Gear Up last night. With 19” wheels, 307 knobby, rubber bushings in the swing arm, and clapped out shocks, the tire shows evidence of bottoming out on the tail light wire channel. I knew that it was because I could hear and feel it while trail riding. I’m 200 pounds +\-, and I have the old style bench seat that hooks into the brackets, I wouldn’t use those knurled nuts on my off road rig.
I wonder if it’s possible to bend and drill a piece of band iron in a U shape and bolt it to the Seat bottom and the fender stay bolts. To me it would seem easier to remove and reinstall the seat.

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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by ReCycled » Fri Jan 25, 2019 9:04 am

I know the rubber bump stops should be the limiting factor, but I have also experienced knobbies rubbing the wire channel with my old shocks. I haven't experienced it in a few years after replacing the rear shocks with used Sachs.

And now that I've chimed in on this thread... I am a fan of the Enduro seat with the exception of the rear mounts. I have tried MANY different seats on my Urals, and for me it is the most functional and comfortable of the options available. The only seat that exceeded it in comfort was an old Rich Maund café styled bench that he used to offer. But that thing was uglier than sin and limited the ability to slide around.
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:18 pm

Tomcatfixer wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 6:21 pm
And there's still about 7cm / 2.75" clearance.
You know what, I was hoping it might be maybe 2 inches or better. :lol:
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by Mr Wazzock » Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:50 pm

jaybird wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:52 pm
I wonder if it’s possible to bend and drill a piece of band iron in a U shape and bolt it to the Seat bottom and the fender stay bolts.
:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by jaybird » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:42 pm

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:50 pm
jaybird wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:52 pm
I wonder if it’s possible to bend and drill a piece of band iron in a U shape and bolt it to the Seat bottom and the fender stay bolts.
:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
I'm wondering because I don't have an Enduro seat to look at, I'm just visualizing what I think is there.

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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by windmill » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:51 pm

If I had any desire to use my bench seat, I would forgo all the threaded fasteners, and use a remote release latch.
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by Penrod » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:20 pm

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This is what the bottom of the Enduro seat looks like.

jaybird wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:42 pm
Mr Wazzock wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:50 pm
jaybird wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:52 pm
I wonder if it’s possible to bend and drill a piece of band iron in a U shape and bolt it to the Seat bottom and the fender stay bolts.
:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
I'm wondering because I don't have an Enduro seat to look at, I'm just visualizing what I think is there.

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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by jaybird » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:33 am

Penrod wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:20 pm
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This is what the bottom of the Enduro seat looks like.

jaybird wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:42 pm
Mr Wazzock wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 3:50 pm
jaybird wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:52 pm
I wonder if it’s possible to bend and drill a piece of band iron in a U shape and bolt it to the Seat bottom and the fender stay bolts.
:bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:
I'm wondering because I don't have an Enduro seat to look at, I'm just visualizing what I think is there.

Happy trails,
Jatbird
Thanks, that's about what I visualized.

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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:46 am

Yes it has loads of rubber 'feet' so actually all the bracket/strap has to do is hold it down and stop it wriggling sideways. In other words, the bracket doesn't have to bear the riders' weight.
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:48 am

PS, for those that don't know, the Enduro seat base is a plastic moulding.
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by eastbloc » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:12 am

Mr Wazzock wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:46 am
Yes it has loads of rubber 'feet' so actually all the bracket/strap has to do is hold it down and stop it wriggling sideways. In other words, the bracket doesn't have to bear the riders' weight.
Any bracket can't raise the profile of the seat, as that would cause the rubber feet to no longer bear the rider's weight and warp the pan.

That's the main reason I gave up on the bracket idea.
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Re: Enduro seat experience.

Post by Mr Wazzock » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:09 am

But we don't want to raise the seat, we just want to secure it at the back. :D
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