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This is a discussion on Single seat conversions? within the Australia forums, part of the Honda Grom International Forums category; In Qld we can get cheaper rego if the bike is converted to a one seater. Apparently the seat needs to be less than 50cm ...

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    Single seat conversions?

    In Qld we can get cheaper rego if the bike is converted to a one seater. Apparently the seat needs to be less than 50cm long (as well as rear footpegs removed). I haven't been able to find any aftermarket seats that fit the bill. Has anyone done this? I'd be interested in how you tackled it. Ie: found an aftermarket seat, or how you modded the stock seat.

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    There are cowlings that cover up a large portion of the rear section of the seat. Not sure what the measurement is with them on, though.

    Example: Honda Grom MSX125 Rear Seat Cowl (V2)
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    I quite often find myself sitting on the back seat on a longer ride just to let my legs stretch a little. You'd lose that with a rear cowl. Not sure it's really worth it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a_morti View Post
    I quite often find myself sitting on the back seat on a longer ride just to let my legs stretch a little. You'd lose that with a rear cowl. Not sure it's really worth it?
    Not everyone needs to move back to stretch their legs.
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    Heh, and I'm a shortie anyway. I did look at the cowlings but I'm not sure they meet the requirements for single seat. The motor vehicle department can be picky about this stuff. It has to do with insurance, so they want to make sure you don't ever put an extra person on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew View Post
    Heh, and I'm a shortie anyway. I did look at the cowlings but I'm not sure they meet the requirements for single seat. The motor vehicle department can be picky about this stuff. It has to do with insurance, so they want to make sure you don't ever put an extra person on the bike.
    It might if you do a little surgery and make it a permanent part of the seat.
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    Pull the passenger pegs and add the cowl thing? Hard for someone to ride on it without a place to put their feet to stabilize.

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    Yeah, I think I'll have to hack on the seat itself. Probably shave off all the foam at the back and recover it. I'd prefer a commercial single seat as it would look better, but if one isn't available.. *shrug*

    Although I do like cowlings.
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    Check out tyga seat cowl, its a cover, so you'll be able to take it out whenever needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by obijuanito View Post
    Check out tyga seat cowl, its a cover, so you'll be able to take it out whenever needed.
    That looks really nice. I imagine you have to unbolt it to get under the seat?

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