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Recently bought a seat from eBay advertised to fit all 96-up Dynas. I have a 96 FXDS Convertible, and it turns out (after paying - silly me) that the seat is for a 96-up FXDWG Wide Glide. The front and rear mounting points appear to be about an inch further apart on a Wide Glide.

Is there any way of modifying the WG seat to fit the Convertible? The front bracket appears to have been riveted in place, so I can't see you can move or modify it? Any ideas??
 

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Originally posted by Ogri98 Recently bought a seat from eBay advertised to fit all 96-up Dynas. I have a 96 FXDS Convertible, and it turns out (after paying - silly me) that the seat is for a 96-up FXDWG Wide Glide. The front and rear mounting points appear to be about an inch further apart on a Wide Glide.

Is there any way of modifying the WG seat to fit the Convertible? The front bracket appears to have been riveted in place, so I can't see you can move or modify it? Any ideas??
With out seeing it.... in my experience if a part is rivited on, the rivits can be drilled out, new holes drilled, and the part relocated and re-riveted. It sounds like the holes in the seat mounting plates are farther apart (lengthwise on the bike) than you need - if that is true, can you just drill a new mounting hole (closer) and grind down the excess mounting plate?
 
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