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    Why are you hesitant to name the supplier? Are...

    Why are you hesitant to name the supplier? Are you saying that all the metal hardware (except for the spoon) was supplied by Standard Rivet Company or some other company?
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    Multiple types of washers were used for Deluxe...

    Multiple types of washers were used for Deluxe Solo Saddle rosettes. I believe that a 5/8 inch (outside diameter) washer may have been used for the earliest version of the Deluxe Solo Saddle...
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    Follow Up (re: possible earlier versions of...

    Follow Up (re: possible earlier versions of rosettes). As to the Deluxe Solo Saddle (Milsco Part No. H031; HD Part No. 3181-47), I believe that, effective April 17, 1947, (a) the housing (aka skirt)...
  4. Same skirt as above. You can see the skirt...

    Same skirt as above. You can see the skirt covering (i.e., thin layer of plastic “imitation leather” material) that was cemented to the skirt and sewn along the edges (with white nylon thread)...
  5. Below is an example of an inside finished white...

    Below is an example of an inside finished white original OEM skirt. Looks like seat was DIY recovered and shell may have been spray painted, but original OEM fillers, binding, and skirt were reused....
  6. Timeline for Production of White Painted Shells and White Painted Skirts

    For model years 1960, 1961, and 1962 (until January 31, 1962), the design and production of the Super Soft Buddy Seat called for the shell assembly (aka pan) to be furnished finished black by HD to...
  7. Thread: Bike or Seat ID?

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    Bike or Seat ID?

    Can anyone identify bikes and/or seats? Photo was captioned 1958, but I don't know if that is correct. Guessing seats may be special order. Maybe for CHP?

    https://i.imgur.com/pYFrtDf.jpg
  8. Example 1: https://i.imgur.com/6Ck3Y4R.jpg ...

    Example 1:
    https://i.imgur.com/6Ck3Y4R.jpg

    Example 2:
    https://i.imgur.com/ltEi7hG.jpg

    Example 3:
    https://i.imgur.com/ahsx1Co.jpg

    Example 4:
  9. Seat Stamps – Steel Date Code, Ink Date Code, and Other Stamps [PHOTOS]

    As to seat stamps, there are: (a) steel date code stamps, ink date code stamps, and ink "patent/trademark" stamps on shells; and (b) patent and other stamps in bindings and seat covers.

    As to the...
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    Steve: Apologies for getting distracted. I...

    Steve: Apologies for getting distracted. I haven't heard much good or bad about Corbin seats. In case it's helpful to you, below are some comments from Michael Paquette as to vintage and modern day...
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    If that is your seat, it is rare. But, I believe...

    If that is your seat, it is rare. But, I believe that it's considered rare because Deluxe Solo Saddles with plastic covers and open seams are rare. More rare for MY1952 than for MY1951. Not much...
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    With "vinyl top, leather skirt"? Did Adam M....

    With "vinyl top, leather skirt"? Did Adam M. recently post some photos of your seat? I thought that seat had a Royalite (ABS type) plastic cover and a Panolene plastic skirt.
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    Can you post or send photos? May be able to...

    Can you post or send photos? May be able to help. Not sure I understand all the correct, technical upholstery terms, but have been researching seats. Generally familiar with some features and can...
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    It would be difficult to take a photo of a...

    It would be difficult to take a photo of a “1947-1954” Deluxe Solo Saddle (DSS) because many different versions of the DSS were used for that time period, including police versions and civilian...
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    Is the cover (a) vinyl or (b) an ABS type plastic...

    Is the cover (a) vinyl or (b) an ABS type plastic composite material? I understand that the terms vinyl and plastic are often used interchangeably and otherwise pretty loosely.

    Is the skirt (a)...
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    As to the “RARE NOS … OEM” ebay seat (currently...

    As to the “RARE NOS … OEM” ebay seat (currently at $2,025 with 34 bids), IMO, contrary to the listing, Milsco wasn’t making rosette-style Deluxe Solo Saddles in the early 1970s.

    IMO, of the...
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    I don't know much about pre-1940 anything. I...

    I don't know much about pre-1940 anything. I believe that linen thread was used for at least some purposes in at least the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s. But, in this particular context, maybe "natural...
  18. Thank you for sharing. No apologies necessary. ...

    Thank you for sharing. No apologies necessary. I appreciate your time and help. Some photo is better than no photo. I apologize for delayed response. Haven't been on for awhile, but have done...
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    Which seats were sewn with natural flax thread?

    Which seats were sewn with natural flax thread?
  20. Nickname - Dash Cover – Alligator Eyes, Cat Eye, Cat’s Eye, Etc.

    Can anyone share a photo of any literature where HD (or anyone else) refers to 1939-1946 style dash cover apertures as “alligator eyes”?

    Anyone happen to know if the alligator eyes nickname was...
  21. Thread: Seat rails help id

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    I almost always start with Palmer. But, I was...

    I almost always start with Palmer. But, I was reminded to be cautious when I got to the discussion of seats. That discussion is probably not the strongest part of Palmer's books. I don't mind...
  22. Thread: Seat rails help id

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    Somehow missed your last posts when I replied...

    Somehow missed your last posts when I replied earlier. I don’t know what you are looking at or why you can’t see any difference, but those part numbers are for two (2) different buddy seat...
  23. Thread: Seat rails help id

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    lrcormier: HD handrails, including the V type...

    lrcormier:

    HD handrails, including the V type (aka Twin Tube or V tube) handrail, are listed in the parts catalogs and addressed by Palmer. I don't know when the V type handrail (91574-58) first...
  24. Indian Chief and/or Warrior Production Numbers for 1937-1951?

    Anyone have Indian Chief and/or Warrior production numbers for any (calendar or fiscal or model) year(s) 1937-1951? Or, know if Indian numbers are controversial/disputed like Harley numbers?

    I...
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    Eric: You are correct. Replied to caimag thread.

    Eric: You are correct. Replied to caimag thread.
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