|02-16-2012, 03:32 AM||#11|
Cant ride for crap
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: Sydney Skunkworks
My Good wife finally made me buy a bike lift, it has been my Christmas present for the last few years, but as January is a quite month and things came up and I spent the $$$ on Bills. So last year she squirreled away a small amount of cash out each week and hid it away and for my birthday with some strict instructions to BUY THE LIFT!!!
Thanks my Love
Well I have been fettling away and have made a number of new additions.
So far I have mounted a rear rack, fitted up the oil cooler (photo to follow)
Rebuilt the Fuel Tap, mounted the coil Brackets . . . .
Anyays the good news today is I have, with the help of Ray Tollhurst out at Camden Airport, made a new single seat base. Thanks so much Ray!!! Legend
I have always built this bike so it could be returned to a stock CB400/4 when it was finished. I didnt want to destroy a perfectly good steel seat base I hade to make a new one.
By fitting a rack on the back from an old Suzuki Ag bike, meant the seat had to be shortened. I could have gone into the process of making a mould but as I just need a simple cope and the steel base was pretty thin I just overlayed the fibreglass over the top.
So here goes a simple description of the process.
I had to remove all the glue, foam etc from the old base then tape any holes so the resin wouldnt run through.
Next we had to make a fence for across the back of the seat and fill all the holes with plasticine so they wouldnt fill with resin. The polish the whole area with mould release wax
Next was the PVA mould release, which is like liquid glad wrap.
Now we have a very nice shiny poliched and PVA'd seat to lay the fibreglass resin on.
Laying up the glass matt, 2 layers of 0.5mm and 2 layers of 1.0mm.
Rolling to get the air out.
While it is still a little damp, trim around the part with a stanley knife ready to come off the seat base
lifted off quite easily, and I can see all the locations for the rubber grommets and seat hinge and seat catch to be drilled and bolted on.
Seat sitting on the bike. really happy with it so now, fit up the spacers and hardware, then off to the trimmers.
I'm not a complete idiot -- Some parts are missing
XR460/4 - http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=497905
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