8/11/10

Useful Bits



Finally, some cheap, useful stuff! First up, replacement seat hinge mount. This is the part that mounts to your frame and comes with both our cast Stainless hinge or the 4130 Chromoly unit. They both use an identical, cast, weldable chunk that fits seamlessly onto 1.5" tubing, or can be carved up and modified to fit other surfaces. Check this Lowbrow How-To for a good example. I just used one of these things as a front gas tank mount and it worked out real neat. There are a wide variety of applications where this would be handy, so we figured we'd sell them separate from the hinge. Each one also comes with a shoulder bolt that fits the bore perfectly, just like the whole seat bracket set up ships with.



Next are replacement liners. All helmet interiors break down over time, given enough use. Ours can come out and get washed and that helps, but sometimes you just need to freshen up that old stinky lid with a whole new interior. You can also customize this and make it work inside your old Buco or whatever swap meet find you are running. Use a little glue or 2-sided velcro and wal-lah! No more black dust all over your sweaty dome. These are direct replacements for Gen1 and Gen2 Biltwell Novelty lids. Pretty hard to beat for $20. I've got an old original Arthur Fulmer laying around, I'll try this out inside and see how hard it is and post some results next week.

5 comments :

Michael said...

Do the new liners come without the glue under the label that sticks to my bald head when I sweat?

Bill said...

Yep, they come with that glue. I just cut one apart and checked. Never heard that complaint before and I've ridden these things in some pretty intense heat. Must be a bald thing, and I'm not quite there yet. We'll look into getting that glue out of there on the next production run. I know it helps keep the label in position when stitching but there has got to be another way around it. Thanks for the comment Michael.

SUMO said...

yea i get that with the glue in that label too - ive washed my liner a couple of times and it seems to have cleared it up

LunchBox said...

"replacement seat hinge mount", the options are endless...brilliant.

Michael said...

Thanks, Bill. Fine operation ya got going there.