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Hello all, glad to be a new member today and even more glad to have just taken ownership of my first motorcycle a beaut. 1967 BMW R60/2.

So my question is I am replacing the bench seat with a denfeld solo seat. I was smart enough to figure out how the longer bracket bolts under the tank, but I have no idea where/how the rest of the brackets and seat go together. If anyone could please assist and perhaps point me in the direction of examples with pictures, I'd greatly appreciate it. THANK YOU!!

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Take a look at this fiche

Take a look at this fiche pictures from RealOEM:

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts.do?model=0223&mospid=48038&btnr=52_...

This ought to give you a start. There is a bit of an adjust, if you want to call it. There are three sets of holes, a set in the t-bar and a set on the frame plate that the silent block bolts to. By mounting it forward or aft, you can change the forces involved and make it stiff or not so stiff. Probably not much difference no matter where you put it. Try the middle holes and see how you like it.

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That looks like a pretty good

That looks like a pretty good diagram to go by, I'll try it out. Thanks for your help!

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Denfeld seat replacement

I ordered new rubber seat for my 1957 R69 figuring I could surly replace using old seat frame. After finally getting frame out of the old rubber and get it it back into new rubber (about 2 hours of hard labor) I decided there was no way I could ever get the two frame pieces together, so I resorted to google. Found article by Duane Ausherman, went and bought two ratchet tie downs with 500 pound capacity, found some dish soap, latched the tie downs to the trailer hitches of two trucks and started ratcheting. IT WORKED. My wife didn’t fully appreciate my accomplishment, but I now have new rubber on my ‘56 R69.

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I struggled with a new rubber

I struggled with a new rubber installation for the Pagusa seat on my R25/2. I had to employ the help of a friend. I build this frame and used a threaded rod to stretch the rubber so the internal frame pieces could be slipped together. I found this to be very difficult. But it's done. It's a shame that the lousy 65 year old original rubber gave up so soon!!

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New rubber

I used rubbing alcohol and this to install mine
Yes a real pain
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Rubbing alcohol? I wouldn't

Rubbing alcohol? I wouldn't have thought that would provide the slipperiness needed...plus it evaporates, doesn't it? I used Dawn dish soap. At least my seat is now clean!! Big Grin

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Alcohol

It works better than soap
I was surprized how well it works
Old timer suggested I try it
I use it for snowmobile carb intake couplings hand grips foot pegs air tube connection to carb anything rubber

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Thanks!

Thanks for reminding me why I got rid of my Denfeld solo a dozen years ago and never looked back! I still have the fender-mounted pillon version, but it's buried very deep in my basement and will probably never again see the light of day. OH! the pain!

Was it Roland Slabon who advised taking the seat with you into a warm, soapy bath?

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Rubbing Alcohol

Rubbing alcohol works quite well. I have used it cut with water 50-50 and seen it recommended from other MC manufacturers for installing rubber items. The other advantage is that it dose evaporate leaving the rubber item where you want it without any lubricating residue left behind. Which helps the rubber item remain in position.

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Doing the same thing on my bike

I am also changing my narrow bench seat to a Pagusa solo saddle. I did not realize this would be that difficult. Thought it was pretty much just bolt on. If I am not changing the rubber but installing the whole assembly do I need to go buy another truck with trailer hitch? (I already have one).

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Vech no longer sells just the

Vech no longer sells just the rubber saddle...he buys completely assembled units from his supplier. So, if you have a complete assembly, then it should be just bolt on. There are a few other parts to the assembly...T-bar, silent block, nuts/bolts.

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Most Guys

Vech gave up trying to sell just covers since it is so difficult to install them and he really had no better way to do it than mentioned above. You save maybe $100 buying just the cover (if you already have the frame), but you have to decide what the aggravation of installing one is worth. It beat me - I gave up.

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Changing the height of the solo saddle?

Before this thread turned to new rubber on frame, a poster made the comment below. I am thinking that not only might fore/aft adjustment via the three holes change the feel, but it may also adjust the height of the saddle. That is, by moving the "wedge" that is the rubber with vulcanized plates inward towards the tank using the three holes, you are more likely to move the lever that retains the saddle further up. Does this make sense? Does anyone know of additional adjustments that can be made on the solo saddle, either up, or fore and aft?

"This ought to give you a start. There is a bit of an adjust, if you want to call it. There are three sets of holes, a set in the t-bar and a set on the frame plate that the silent block bolts to. By mounting it forward or aft, you can change the forces involved and make it stiff or not so stiff. Probably not much difference no matter where you put it. Try the middle holes and see how you like it."

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