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    ATV adaptive seat for hunting?

    Has anybody seen, or done, an adaptive type seat for an atv?

    I am going on a pheasant hunt in S.D in Oct with 3 of my brothers and a b-i-l. This is the 15th Annual, and my first time back since sci. yeehah!

    My plan is to spend most of the day on an atv as we go from field to field, and it is legal for me to shoot from an atv. I will be a "blocker" at the end of fields as others push the birds thru.

    I want to put a Roho on it, as well as have a backrest. I found when skeet shooting, I need to tie myself off to a backrest, or the gun weight pulls me down frontward.

    Before I just start hitting local custom seat shops to mod one, I thought I would ask if anybody has seen one out there. It will be going on a Honda, but don't know the model offhand.
    "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

    #2
    do you have the ATV already or are you in the market for one as well?

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      #3
      Dad thinks you can if you are disabled, but he will call Monday to make sure.

      This might have the info you are looking for. http://www.sdgfp.info/Wildlife/Disab...ilityIndex.htm

      I do wanna tell you, you are a nutball from coming on opening day. Watch out for Cheney. He comes this way too. At least you are driving. Our little airport is a madhouse that weekend! I feel bad for all the hunting dogs that come down with the luggage. Poor things.

      Hope to get to see you when you are in my area. I won't take you to our strip club. It's just beyond bad.
      "Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today." ~ James Dean
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        #4
        Scott - got the atv already. My brother has 4 of them on his land in Oklahoma, we will be using one of those. Why, you trin' to sell one.

        Kristi - reading that link, seems like what I plan is legal. We will be on private land also, might be a little different. did not know there is a disabled hunter permit, that is good to know, thanks.

        I have flown into Sioux Falls many times on Opening weekend, what a zoo. All kinds of vendors in the halls hawking wear, dogs/guns coming out of luggage area. It kind of revs you up.

        Hope to see you too. Don't worry about a strip club, we will be hitting the lone club in Mitchell, the Kongo Club. They bring in "out of state" ringers for Opening weekend dancing. We found out long ago, there is a "circuit" that girls follow for the various States Opening Days. They make big bucks. I ought to get lots of lap dances in a chair, hope they remember me.
        "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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          #5
          nope, don't own one... I was just thinking a side-by-side rig like a Yamaha Rhino would be better, as those use full seats and can be upgraded w/ more supportive aftermarket automotive seats pretty easily.

          that being said, I don't have the balance of a low para, so I think a little differently.

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            #6
            Do they make four wheeler convertions for quads? Not the side by side. Like for a Blaster?
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              #7
              not that I'm aware of. You've got balance issues to deal with on the Blasters, not to mention how someone w/ limited hand fxn would work the gas/brake.

              if anyone has any ideas, I'm all ears. I don't see it working well or being safe for a quad.

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                #8
                I've seen a back rest like a J2 high back on one. I think that would help balance, but like you said with the hand functions.... I have no idea. I didn't get to be a quad by practicing proper safety.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Chess
                  I've seen a back rest like a J2 high back on one. I think that would help balance, but like you said with the hand functions.... I have no idea.
                  yeah, hand function is a biggie. I was imagining a backrest with side bolsters would be fairly simple to fabricate, but that would make a transfer tricky. Then there's the issue of securing feet. Does the Blaster have an automatic transmission? I don't know much about them, nor made the time to look @ specs.
                  I didn't get to be a quad by practicing proper safety.
                  welcome to the club. hasn't changed much either, huh?

                  McDuff, sorry for the hijack here. I figure it shouldn't be too tough to rip the seat cover off & find a way to get a roho to fit - they're plenty flexible. I don't know how everything on the Hondas is assembled though.

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                    #10
                    McDuff,
                    There are several types of backrest for atvs on the market. Here's a few links with different ideas; hopefully it will help you figure out what would be best for you. One thing I would be aware of is being able to adjust the backrest to allow you a better position closer to the handlebars.

                    Usually the Honda seats are easily removed w/ a lever. Maybe you could take the seat off and then strap your cushion to the seat and put the seat back into place.


                    http://www.denniskirk.com/jsp/tpl/cm...atId=10602&np=

                    http://www.amazon.com/ATV-Mogo-Backr.../dp/B000KBMLPG

                    http://www2.northerntool.com/product-1/200316110.htm

                    Hope it gives you some ideas to think about...and allows you to have some fun!

                    Scott, the Blaster doesn't have an automatic transmission, it has a manual trans and clutch.
                    "Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got." - Janis Joplin

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                      #11
                      I know Ricky james modified a shifter cart seat on his motorcycle.He just cut it down about 3or 4 inches and put foam and upoholsery on it.
                      Thats what Im planing on doing to my Motorcylcles I m not sure but It seems it work great on a atv.
                      "Independent from the rest of the sheep"

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                        #12
                        McD, I have an email out to a friend in Co. He had the perfect setup for bird hunting. It was basically a seat he designed that mounted to the front on the 4-wheeler that you'd hunt from while someone else rove. This allowed to hunt and flush the birds with everyone else. I'll get back to you as soon as I hear back from him.
                        "It is every man's obligation to put back into the world at least the equivalent of what he takes out of it. Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value." - Albert Einstein

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                          #13
                          Scott/Chess - no worries about a hijack, I'm all up for a discussion on/about anything with wheels. And part of my worry is about balance with a 12or20G shotgun, so a low para becomes a high para in a hurry, might get some good insight from y'all.
                          The Honda has a luggage rack on back and the seat just click locks in place I remember, so it should be fairly easy to mod something up.

                          Spider - I've looked at those types. The 2nd seat setup may work, but then I gotta scoot back an forth between seats, might miss a chance at a shot in midstream. I was thinking more of the true backrest style like the Northern Tool link. But like Scott I was thinking of one with a little side bolster to it for swinging side to side, tracking birds. My thought was something along the lines of a motorcycle driver backrest, it clicks into a slot in the seat, so you can remove it, make it easy to get on/off. Also, I will need to attach some type of belt to it. Those Dennis Kirk 2nd seat ones were the best of those I've seen though, thanks.

                          NewPara - not a bad idea, seems like a whole lot of mod'ing though to get your leg position right. Worth a look.

                          Deadeye - that would be cool to be able to "walk" the fields again. Have to bribe somebody to drive instead of hunt though. If you come up with any pics that would be great.


                          I already have an Airhawk(Roho) motorcycle cushion that I use when I ride one now, but not sure it is good enough for all day for my butt. But worst case, I can use it and one of those adjustable backrests, so I do have a fallback plan.

                          http://www.shapefitting.com/images/p...ise_medium.jpg

                          Thanks for input guys.
                          "a T10, who'd Rather be ridin'; than rollin'"

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                            #14
                            I would assume that you will be on a rancher/foreman/rincon. When i was out riding around, I could do it with out a backrest, but then again I had my hands on the handlebars. Could you just make a bracket that clamps onto the back rack? I would try somthing like that before you start cutting up seats and what not, especially if it isn't your quad to begin with. What about finding an old bucket seat out of a car, and cutting off the seat, and just use the back rest. Or maybe goto the farm store and buy a tractor seat, and use the backrest part. They wrap aound you pretty good.

                            I would think a backrest like this one would work really good, just take off the "seat" and use the backrest
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                              #15
                              if you can ride w/o problem yet are concerned about sitting stationary to hunt/etc, why not find a small trailer & drag a chair (and a cooler ) along & transfer when you find a place to stop?

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