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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 06-28-2011, 08:01 PM Thread Starter
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Sachs Madass 125 with solo seat & springs

Just found this on the madassarmy.com website and was in need of some information on parts, prices etc for my own steed.







This is extremely close to what I have in mind. I saw the "Bobber 250cc" bike on the web by Cleveland Cycle Werks and 2 other manufacturers, looks great and is a fun toy indeed at 250cc's. The seat is wicked and uses these rebound dampening springs:



Of course they are out of stock per the website but the information I need is on the actual welding of parts to the sachs seatpan to hook-up the special wide spring comfort seat. If you know Ratfink on the madassarmy.com website have him give this post a shout. Others are welcome to post info as well as information is greatly appreciated.

Here is the sub frame on the Madass:



From the different seats I have seen, the solo seat has a mechanism that attaches to the front and there are various kits on ebay that have the bar across to attach springs. The problem is the piece that sits on top of the subframe, that probably needs to be welded to attach the bottom end of the springs, depending on the width of your seat. My customization would be at the current time to keep the exhaust under the seat.

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It looks cool, but do you really need the springs in the seat?
I.E. - wouldn't it work without them like the stock seat?

I love how people invest time and money into this little thing.
I wish my stupid friend never sold his.

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It looks cool, but do you really need the springs in the seat?
I.E. - wouldn't it work without them like the stock seat?

I love how people invest time and money into this little thing.
I wish my stupid friend never sold his.

Cheers.
Yeah Ivan you actually do, it makes the ride more like a bicycle. On my bicycle I have a wide seat with springs, the ride is very comfortable and when going over bumps you can of course raise off the seat. No such luck with the Madass, the travel is not enough whereas on the V you have rebound dampening and luxurious travel in the shocks, travel in the shocks equals bigger potholes that you don't see, you don't have to feel.

I have thought about a bicycle seat on the thing but not sense I have seen the set-ups of the hardtails did I come across something like this. I think it entails some welding, of course I would have to find the perfect seat and since the V's seat is 13.5" wide I was hoping to find something 4" wider(2" on either side) and incorporate this kind of setup. Of course if I could get a big Vulcan seat on there I would try, those freaking things are really wide to take the strain off your tailbone and incorporate the legs for some needed lift.

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Hepco & Becker engine guard
Hella FF50 Driving lights
Bags Connection "Shorty" tankbag
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