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Old 30-Aug-2009, 07:45 PM
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Mono Bip seat swap

Hi guys I'm just looking for a little advice regarding a seat swap.

I have just bought a 749 (2003) with a genuine mono seat (previously a BiP)

but want a BiP unit. Does this just mean swapping the seat unit or do I also need a subframe?

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Old 30-Aug-2009, 08:14 PM
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Hi guys I'm just looking for a little advice regarding a seat swap.

I have just bought a 749 (2003) with a genuine mono seat (previously a BiP)

but want a BiP unit. Does this just mean swapping the seat unit or do I also need a subframe?

Cheers,

Wes

If the rear foot rest positions are still there it will be a bip subframe.
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Old 30-Aug-2009, 08:43 PM
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Cheers Phil,

I shall see tomorrow
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Old 30-Aug-2009, 08:48 PM
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From this Pic I'm guessing I might need a subframe too?
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Old 30-Aug-2009, 09:06 PM
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Mmm I think you are right Wes, here is a side pic of mine and you can clearly see the peg locations.

But there could be the possibility of adding the brackets yourself. If the mono frame is strong enough to cope with a pillion. It would need looking at side by side to determine.

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Old 30-Aug-2009, 09:10 PM
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can a mono seat be fitted to a bip subframe without to much trouble then ??
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Old 30-Aug-2009, 10:08 PM
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Sounds like a mono will go on a BiP no problem but maybe not the other way.

Will give you a call in the week anyway Phil.

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Old 30-Aug-2009, 10:49 PM
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can a mono seat be fitted to a bip subframe without to much trouble then ??


Mine went straight on. Wes we could possibly swap subframes, as mine will never go back to a bip. Call me to discuss.
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Old 30-Aug-2009, 11:49 PM
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But there could be the possibility of adding the brackets yourself. If the mono frame is strong enough to cope with a pillion.
Noooo!
The alloy mono subframe is very lightweight and made out of Swiss cheese.There have been loads of them snapping as mono's,so no way will it cope with a passenger weight.
The genuine mono seat unit will only fit the mono subframe.The bip subframe is a lot higher at the back.I have seen a few where the owner has sawn the rear subframe loop off but the mono seat still does'nt sit right.
Nah,swap subframes,its a dead easy swap and should'nt take any more than an hour with a tea break.
For bip owners wanting the mono look there are alternatives,... like a MotoGP inspired seat unit that bolts straight on,....or a clip on cover that goes in place of the pillion pad.

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Old 31-Aug-2009, 12:14 AM
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This was my DP seat unit and went straight onto my bip frame with no probs. I wasn't aware that the monos were all ally subframes.


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