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Old 12-17-2012, 04:26 PM   #91
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Letting a professional do it,

I tried, it was a huge huge fail

I think I said "it looks like pickled eggs and oatmeal in a plastic shopping bag"

lol:) I remember reading your thread now (i went back and looked too). I'm getting close to needing to do my foam. FYI - foam from Joann Fabrics doesn't cut it;)
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Old 12-18-2012, 11:45 AM   #92
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It is not for everyone but I took the stock R100RT tail and sectioned 8 inches out of the middle

nice solution-

the angle on the bump just looks right.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #93
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It is not for everyone but I took the stock R100RT tail and sectioned 8 inches out of the middle

How much clearance does the seat/tire have when the shocks are bottomed?

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Old 12-18-2012, 02:40 PM   #94
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How clearance does the seat/tire have when the shocks are bottomed?

the tire has about 1 inch under full compression and the shocks manitain at least 1/4 inch in the mounting pockets and about 3/4 inch for the resiviours
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:01 AM   #95
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Here's mine ...



It's very comfy and being lower means I can get both feet flat on the ground.
Awesome!!! Just great work there!!
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Old 12-21-2012, 08:11 AM   #96
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lol:) I remember reading your thread now (i went back and looked too). I'm getting close to needing to do my foam. FYI - foam from Joann Fabrics doesn't cut it;)

Give these guys a call. http://www.anaheimfoamandfabric.com/

I had a long chat with them a while back and it sounds like they might have foam suitable for motorcycle seat use. I've been planning a visit, just haven't had the time yet. I need to rebuild the foam on my /7 stock seat, the rider's portion is completely sacked out.

digger440. love that seat. Did you have to relocate the rear hinge on the frame/seat base ?
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:10 AM   #97
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Give these guys a call. http://www.anaheimfoamandfabric.com/

I had a long chat with them a while back and it sounds like they might have foam suitable for motorcycle seat use. I've been planning a visit, just haven't had the time yet. I need to rebuild the foam on my /7 stock seat, the rider's portion is completely sacked out.

digger440. love that seat. Did you have to relocate the rear hinge on the frame/seat base ?


I was originally going to use the stock hinge but then I made a whole new rear subframe so now it is bolted down. Click on the link in my signature and there is a whole string of photos showing the mess I made.
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Old 12-21-2012, 01:20 PM   #98
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Give these guys a call. http://www.anaheimfoamandfabric.com/...
I found a local auto upholstery place - Jim's Auto Upholstery - and after chatting them up for a bit, getting prices etc, they just GAVE me a nice hunk of foam to mess around with. I hope to play with it tonight... :)
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Old 01-03-2013, 08:57 PM   #99
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Thought I'd offer up my version of a solo seat. I'll blame Brun for the inspiration to build mine, although I still think his looks better. I'm generally pleased with the look but not quite 100%.. It took a couple tries with changing foam shaping and height to get to this point. I built the steel pan that is located by a thin notched "tongue" to a stud about 1" tall installed into an existing hole at the back of the frame's backbone tube. It also is held into position with a pin into a existing hole (that yet need a grommet for better fit) on the right side, and it latches into the stock seat latch on the left side. Padding and re-padding was done by a upholster friend who then eventually sewed up the cover. I'll get to work now on a small diameter tubing or solid rod luggage rack to extend over the rear fender.

Here 'tis. Cardboard backdrop was used to hide top secret things going on in my personal "skunk works". Ok, actually it's hiding the clutter on the other side of the bike.




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Old 01-04-2013, 06:16 PM   #100
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:17 AM   #101
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That is a nice set (and rack) on BMWHaker's bike. I disremember what brand it is, but they are NLA.

Here is a more recent photo of the Mayer seat in my bike:



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Old 01-07-2013, 01:19 PM   #102
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A couple of options from the UK of differing quality!







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Old 01-07-2013, 01:38 PM   #103
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Did you custom make that front wheel ... or did it come on an ST? Or is it a European thing? Last time I tried a spoked front with a Brembo front end, the spokes interferred with the brakes ...



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Old 01-09-2013, 12:23 PM   #104
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Did you custom make that front wheel ... or did it come on an ST? Or is it a European thing? Last time I tried a spoked front with a Brembo front end, the spokes interferred with the brakes ...

I am no expert but that looks like a whole K-bike front end. I was going to go this route in order to switch my snowflakes for spokes but then I found out Boxermetal.com is very familiar with converting brembo/snowflake-model airheads to spoked wheels. Since those R80ST spoke wheels are almost impossible to find, I think the 2 solutions to choose from are finding a K-bike front end or calling up Chris from Boxer Metal. I didn't want to swap out brakes and master cylinders so I stuck with my stock fork and went with the Boxer Metal solution which is basically mixing and matching older stock parts and using some spacers that he fabricates. Building new spoke wheels is pretty $$$ though.

Back to this bike in the photo- what a nice tastefully done build! I love the seat and custom seat frame now welded to the main frame.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:25 AM   #105
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The front end is new 'K' Showa forks with rebuilt Airhead wheels, there are spacers under the discs which have been redrilled to suit the hubs and the previous holes filled in.There are various other spacers and bushes to make things fit. The calipers have been machined to be central on the discs and then a little bit machined off the back at the same angle as the spokes to give clearance. This is not my bike, it was built for someone else, I'm in the process of doing one for myself but slightly different.
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