Hydarulics for MP3 saddle.. have somebody did mods for this?
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2009 MP3 400ie
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:02 pm quote
Hello guys I'm just wondering if anybody did a mod already on our seat to put on hydraulic damper to make it open when we open up our compartment? I think this will be cool considering our seat is heavy and mine sometimes fall on my arms when I'm fixing something in there.
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:34 pm quote
Do you mean like that ??

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Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:35 pm quote
Hi,

I haven't put one on my Fuoco, but I have used them on home made kitchen cabinets.

They are very cheap, and considering that you will just be holding the saddle vertical when its fully extended rather than holding the weight of it, a small one should do.

Here's some on ebay UK

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cupboard-Furniture-Door-Strut-Close-Lift-Up-Down-Stay-Support-Hinge/263441329352?epid=1554629244&hash=item3d5653acc8:m:mH09nxuJ9ygvQBDSbkwvACA:rk:5:pf:0
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 2:42 pm quote
frcx94 wrote:
Do you mean like that ??
Wow.... Exactly... you done it. I'll try to copy how you position it.. may I ask what size damper did you use? thanks mate
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Sun Dec 16, 2018 11:57 pm quote
envirosolarmate wrote:
may I ask what size damper did you use?
Sorry, this mod is not mine ... I'm trying to find the references

Edit : I Found

" 390 mm cylinders of 100 newton with brake at the end of the race " (Thanks Bruno )
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Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:18 am quote
frcx94 wrote:
envirosolarmate wrote:
may I ask what size damper did you use?
Sorry, this mod is not mine ... I'm trying to find the references

Edit : I Found

" 390 mm cylinders of 100 newton with brake at the end of the race " (Thanks Bruno )
Thank you very much mate.
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Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:05 pm quote
Would it fit on my 2009 MP3 400? Do they have same body and saddle lenght?
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Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:18 am quote
installation would be custom. its not complex as far as customizing goes. you do need a shock suitable for the job. most of these shocks are able to hold a car hood open. which would likely damage a light weight cycle seat.
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Thu Dec 20, 2018 4:46 am quote
I must say that my 2016 gas stay no longer pops up when the lock button is pushed but still holds the seat up in the open position.

Was thinking of replacing as it now takes two hands to open the seat.
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Sat Dec 22, 2018 9:21 am quote
A tip from the old Hillbilly. Take two Cylinders as shown in the Pic.Now take one and mount it first to to your Saddle. Then posission your Saddle in a vertical posisson,then mark the place where you need to mount the other end of the cylinder,then mount the other cylinder on the other side in the same posission.
I would suggest the cylinder to be about 20 centimeters long and have a pressure of somewhere between 35 and 45 newton.
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Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:47 pm quote
Hillbilly Fred wrote:
A tip from the old Hillbilly. Take two Cylinders as shown in the Pic.Now take one and mount it first to to your Saddle. Then posission your Saddle in a vertical posisson,then mark the place where you need to mount the other end of the cylinder,then mount the other cylinder on the other side in the same posission.
I would suggest the cylinder to be about 20 centimeters long and have a pressure of somewhere between 35 and 45 newton.
May I suggest also , that maybe it would help to have a thin sheet of metal to fasten the screws so it wont damage the plastic parts where it is mounted because I think if you directly screw on the plastic parts due to pressure when closing the saddle it will tear the plastic overtime....
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Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:28 pm quote
Damned good idea envirosolarmate. Maybe fashion a hook that fits under the seat gasket to add extra support.
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