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Offline KJA2110

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Question about Dual Seat
« on: 02 Sep 2020 at 11:43 »
The seat in the photos was on my Douglas 80 Plus when I bought it.

I now have a single saddle fitted and I'm looking to sell the dual seat.

I have been informed that this is, probably, not an original Douglas seat.

Can anyone shed any more light on this?

Thanks.

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Re: Question about Dual Seat
« Reply #1 on: 02 Sep 2020 at 15:24 »
Looks like it may have started life on a plunger frame BSA A7/A10/B31/B33. Later swinging arm frame models had a similar seat, but with a broader nose.

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Re: Question about Dual Seat
« Reply #2 on: 02 Sep 2020 at 15:52 »
Thanks Eddie,

It would have been nice if it was a Douglas seat but I'll feel less attachment when it goes!

Keith

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Re: Question about Dual Seat
« Reply #3 on: 03 Sep 2020 at 08:28 »
Prior to the introduction of the Dragonfly, I think the only dualseat Douglas offered was the Feridax dualseat for use on the Plus machines - a single seat and separate pillion seat were the only ones listed for the Mark series machines - dualseats were usually owner-fitted, and the preference seemed to be the BSA style seat.

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Re: Question about Dual Seat
« Reply #4 on: 03 Sep 2020 at 09:07 »
Eddie,

I bought a Douglas because my father had them in the 50's.

Amongst the many photos I have of his bikes, there is one with the engine out but showing that he had a dual seat fitted.

It's an unusual looking seat and not one that I would wish to replicate!




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Re: Question about Dual Seat
« Reply #5 on: 03 Sep 2020 at 09:39 »
Hi Keith,
               That looks very much like a Feridax seat. They had a plywood base, so most have now rotted to the point of being unusable!

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Re: Question about Dual Seat
« Reply #6 on: 03 Sep 2020 at 17:22 »
Ah, but not as ugly as this:



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Re: Question about Dual Seat
« Reply #7 on: 04 Sep 2020 at 09:43 »
I found another photo of the same bike which looks like it has a single saddle and separate pillion. As this was my mother and father's only means of transport at the time, I'm sure my mum would have had some say in what seat was on the bike.

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Re: Question about Dual Seat
« Reply #8 on: 04 Sep 2020 at 13:10 »
This is the dual seat which was on my 80 Plus when it was taken off the road in 1959. It's a Lycett, which I have had recovered.

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Re: Question about Dual Seat
« Reply #9 on: 04 Sep 2020 at 13:11 »
This is it now.
« Last Edit: 04 Sep 2020 at 13:19 by isettaman »

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Re: Question about Dual Seat
« Reply #10 on: 04 Sep 2020 at 15:05 »
I've seen the photos of your bike - it's look fantastic!

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Re: Question about Dual Seat
« Reply #11 on: 04 Sep 2020 at 18:01 »
Thanks, Keith
A tribute to Ralph who had it for nearly 60 years in bits, buying new parts etc along the way and when I bought it from him it was 96% complete!
Dave