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Anyone put a single seat tail on a dual seat frame?

Discussion in 'Norton Motorcycles (Modern)' started by GKRyder, Nov 25, 2016.

  1. GKRyder

    GKRyder VIP MEMBER

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    Hi that bracket looks right.
    https://ibb.co/jG4boT

    I had the 2nd gen Omex ECU.(bracket needed to suit that).
    Do recall carefully angling the bracket into the seat hump but after that all went well.

    Bike sold though so getting photos would be slow sorry.

    Will look soooo right when you're done though!
     
  2. Stephen_Spencer

    Stephen_Spencer

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    Really interested in this also. Hate to mention the very contentious carbon fibre single seat unit but I still beleive that would look awesome, matching all the other carbon fibre on the bike.

    Second best would be the standard single seat unit on my duel seat CR. Contacting Norton this weekend to obtain a carbon fibre chain guard. I’ll ask about the availability of the single seat unit.

    I’ll keep you informed.

    Regards.

    Steve
    Sunshine Coast
     
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  3. bpjthornton

    bpjthornton

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    Yer it may be that I have an older ECU. I'll contact the factory.
     
  4. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie VIP MEMBER

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    Cable ties man !
     
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  5. Sdonders

    Sdonders

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    Hi,

    I'm still working on my carbon single seat unit. I made a design, and actually next week the mold will be milled.
    I hope the design fits nicely on the bike.
    The design in on the link below.
    [​IMG]

    I will post some new images when the old has his final shape.
    I planned to have this earlier ready. But I had a broken exhaust valve springs which was the highest priority last weeks.

    I keep you informed

    Sjoerd
     
  6. bpjthornton

    bpjthornton

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    Update on this issue, spoke with the factory. They sent me the incorrect bracket, no dramas, new bracket in the post. Fingers crossed, will post picks once done.
     
  7. Stephen_Spencer

    Stephen_Spencer

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    Hi guys,

    Was at my dealer today looking at a single seat conversion for my Mk 1 dual seat CR. I stopped the parts guy when he quoted almost $1000 for the cowl alone, without seat and ECU bracket.

    Spotted the rather nice seat and embroidered pad on the Mk 2 seat Cowell whilst there - that would be a very nice compromise. The dealer did not have a parts catalogue for the Mk 2 yet so IMhave gone direct to Norton for a price. Anybody else fitted a Mk2 seat and Mk 2 dual seat cowl to a Mk1 yet?

    Thanks.

    Steve
     
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  8. Sdonders

    Sdonders

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    Hi,

    As promised finally the mold for my single seat is milled. Next is the fine shaping and polishing step. Will take a while before it’s ready I guess.
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Sjoerd
     
    Last edited: Jun 17, 2018 at 8:11 AM
  9. Stephen_Spencer

    Stephen_Spencer

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    Hi Sjoerd,

    I for one am very interested in how your carbon fibre single seat unit turns out. Be aware that Norton have stated that a great deal of testing went into the original tail unit and that it is a load bearing component;,no doubt you will need to consider this factor.

    Also, that the weave used for the carbon would need to be very similar/same as the other carbon components if it is to look right. Looking forward to seeing some picture.

    Steve
    Sunshine Coast
     
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