Wanted : Lycett-type High Back Saddle

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Wanted : Lycett-type High Back Saddle

Postby paul.wirdnam » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:19 am

Anyone got something like this that they do not want?

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Re: Wanted : Lycett-type High Back Saddle

Postby wade.edwards » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:27 pm

Paul, it would be very easy to add that extra rear rail to any seat you already have. It would be unusually rare to find an original not already in use.

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Re: Wanted : Lycett-type High Back Saddle

Postby Steven.Carter » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:33 pm

If your successful getting the metal bit organised Paul, I'll make you a seat cover for you. If that helps.

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Re: Wanted : Lycett-type High Back Saddle

Postby paul.jameson » Sun Dec 03, 2017 7:52 pm

Paul,

You do know that the Square Four saddle with the high back ridge is wider than the standard saddle for the singles don't you? The saddle on my RH500 is a wide Square Four one which I narrowed by some blacksmith work involving the family barbecue and the wife's hair dryer many years ago !
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Re: Wanted : Lycett-type High Back Saddle

Postby paul.wirdnam » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:57 pm

paul.jameson wrote:Paul,

You do know that the Square Four saddle with the high back ridge is wider than the standard saddle for the singles don't you? The saddle on my RH500 is a wide Square Four one which I narrowed by some blacksmith work involving the family barbecue and the wife's hair dryer many years ago !


Sorry for slow reply; I missed these comments.

Paul, I wasn't aware of that but I wonder if there is a difference between pre-war and post-war high back saddles? The photo at the top of this topic is from a friend's unrestored '47 4G and the widest width measures 15 1/4 "...which is about the size of a standard saddle and same as the Wassell one below. But another friend owns a 1935 BSA G14 1000cc V-twin and that has a high back saddle that is approx 17" across widest part.

I took another look at what saddles I have and came across this rather strange one. Does anyone know what make it is and what it might have come off. This is also very wide at 17" and the dish-shaped back looks like it could be quite comfortable, although not strictly correct.

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Re: Wanted : Lycett-type High Back Saddle

Postby paul.wirdnam » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:59 pm

Steven.Carter wrote:If your successful getting the metal bit organised Paul, I'll make you a seat cover for you. If that helps.

Steve

Steve,

I'd like to take you up on that. Would you be able to make a cover for the saddle above with the dished back? I'd bring the saddle to you...
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Re: Wanted : Lycett-type High Back Saddle

Postby Steven.Carter » Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:03 am

We'll l sort something out Paul. I'll send you a pm

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Re: Wanted : Lycett-type High Back Saddle

Postby paul.wirdnam » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:30 am

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Re: Wanted : Lycett-type High Back Saddle

Postby paul.wirdnam » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:32 am

paul.wirdnam wrote:Does anyone know what make it is and what it might have come off. This is also very wide at 17" and the dish-shaped back looks like it could be quite comfortable, although not strictly correct.

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Someone has suggested a Sunbeam S7...and they could well be right. The search continues. :|
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Re: Wanted : Lycett-type High Back Saddle

Postby Bram » Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:43 pm

Hi Paul,
Can this be of use for you?
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