Stainless Steel Solo Seat Springs

All solo seat springs that I know of are sold with quite shoddy chrome plating. Most are too soft to endure a heavy passenger and or bumpy roads. And as far as I know, none seem to be manufactured in the USA.

Remedy? Bare Knuckle Choppers is launching 3″ stainless steel seat springs (no more worry about chrome), 20% stiffer than the run of the mill springs out there (no more bottoming out) and made here in the USA (feel good factor)

Electropolished version will be available soon, and will run you a couple extra bucks. Price? Only $15. Call Paul Wideman on my behalf at 1-888-240-NUKL. Bare Knuckle Choppers.

8 Responses to “Stainless Steel Solo Seat Springs”

  1. 1 Boss Hawg Dec 4th, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Nice, very nice for the applications needed.

    All the best.

    Boss Hawg

  2. 2 zyon Dec 4th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    At 220 lbs, I go through at least one set a year due to breaking. I’ll be checking out these when mu current set breaks

  3. 3 Kirk Perry Dec 4th, 2011 at 2:43 pm

    Wish someone would collect a huge amount of outer knuckle and panhead valve springs…….
    and cad. plate them….. and sell ’em to people that want to slide them over their seat post, for extra spine-protection, when bottoming-out the weak spring replica version’s under a saddle load. Miy spring is parkered, but that will eventually bleed rust.
    The valve spring helps.
    I start my motor standing astride the machine, left foot on the ground, and push the kick-pedal through from a 7 or 8 o’clock position.
    One time, the pedal pushed back during a mis-fire, and catapulted me up in the air, both legs above my head. It seemed like I was in mid-air for a long time, because I remember looking around the environs and “waiting” to land, and when happening, I felt the valve spring compress, but never completely “bottom-out” with the jolt that a weak-spring post would produce.

    There’s plenty of spent-springs in shops across the country, all waiting for a home. 🙂

  4. 4 golfish Dec 4th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I always thought SS “work hardend” faster then most metals…doesn’t seem to me these would last very long.

  5. 5 Larry R Dec 5th, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I agree with Golfish. Old valve springs work better and never wear out. Seen them on other bikes and they are great. Land R.

  6. 6 Paul Dec 5th, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    That is the beauty of stainless steel in this application; these springs actually take advantage of the high work hardening rate of austenitic stainless steel. The forming process delivers incredible tensile and yield strengths. Trust me, I know many materials are overused, and often in the wrong application. This however, is not one.

    Thanks all, Paul

  7. 7 Darren Dec 6th, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I haven’t spent alot of time with Paul, but the short time i have spent, i know that he is a genius when it comes to mfg…he puts his all into to an entire build and these springs are nothing short of amazing as well…i was able to see them first hand in his shop a few wks ago…i can assure you, these springs are the best…nice work Paul

  8. 8 Bob king May 2nd, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    How about a 280 pound rider. Cheap torsion ones last me about 2500 miles.

    They are more than 15, but if they hold up worth it.

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