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Old 08-12-2017, 06:42 PM
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I truly like my Hammock seat but it is a little higher than I would like. I went online an did some research on shaping seats and what the objective is. I realized my stock SG seat is round the wrong way as it isn't shaped to support my butt. So I pulled my seat cover back and marked where I need added padding, where my legs needed support, where my legs were restricted from reaching the ground and lastly, where my butt's pressure points needed relieving.

Then I used an old electric carving knife, grinder and sanding block to remove what I wanted and cut, glued and shaped where I wanted extra padding.

Then I added a few layers of thin batting and put the cover back on. You can't tell I shaped it and the ride height didn't really change.
Cost: $0. Time: about 3 hours which half of that was messing with the contact cement.
Went for a nice ride. I now have more support on my thighs and my tail isn't nearly as sore after a couple of hours. I am happy.
 
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Originally Posted by Ian1007 View Post
Question for the crowd, internally wiring a set of handlebars on the 2014 street glide. Question is can I cut the connectors off and splice them back together or are these coaxial cable's?

Yes, just did mine. Look up, wrench it, ride it on Youtube
 
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Old post. I imagine the bars were done a long time ago..... Late model bikes with wiring harnesses should be similar to my 2011. Whether deciding to splice by soldering or mechanical connectors, you add girth to each wire. I staggered mine so to not overly increase the harness diameter which would make it difficult to install. If you are going to go with reaper style apes, it may just be worth buying a longer harness.
 
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This is one of my favorite threads! I done the Tank Lift, GDO, and Alarm on my last 2 bikes - can't wait to keep going.


Keep 'em coming! (sts)
 
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Saw somewhere in here that someone used p-clamps on the bolts for holding the saddlebags on to hold their glasses. I wasn't able to use the clamps cuz I have big ***** and it interfered with the clamp. So I found the quick clam ones with 3m tape on the back. Works good!





I also couldn't find a good lid organizer for the 14+ bags so I took a pencil bag (from my kids school supplies) and safety pinned it to the lid tether. Walla. Easy access to smaller items like keys, glasses, can koozie, etc.

 
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Awesome thread
 
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Originally Posted by heiner921 View Post


I also couldn't find a good lid organizer for the 14+ bags so I took a pencil bag (from my kids school supplies) and safety pinned it to the lid tether. viola. Easy access to smaller items like keys, glasses, can koozie, etc.
there fixed it for ya.
 
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Lots of great info here. Thanks for the write-ups.
 
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there fixed it for ya.
I think you meant "Voila"?
 
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lol.I'm only half french...the irish half musta took over ......
 
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