Last we left off, Brandon was well on his way to making this custom solo seat hinge a reality. Although there are many pre-made hinges available for the Harley Sportster, by deciding to fabricate his own seat hinge, he got the satisfaction of a job well done, and another $50 still in his pocket to spend on the next mod…
I had to gather a bolt, washers and nylon lock nut and assemble and test it before welding. Worked pretty well, but the tabs needed a little shaping, and then it was perfect (for me perfect, NOT perfect). I need to relocate a few electronics under the seat, so using the hinge for access and a place to secure it to, is a huge advantage.
Brandon has plenty of mods in mind for the future of this Harley Sportster, moving it away from the stock look, to a more streamlined Brat Style Bike. The term Brat Bike has become somewhat generic, (like most build genres after they become popular), but Brandon is picking and choosing a few stylistic changes to get this bike on track.