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Old 05-13-2012, 08:48 PM   #61
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One foot peg is fully done now.

Bought some long high tensile bolts. Made some spacers up and got drilling and a painting.

There has been some concern expressed to me that these pegs would not be safe. They would collapse as soon as I put any weight on them. This is not so. I have mounted both pegs and stood on them. Moved up and down on them. Used the left one to stand on and swing my leg over. Neither of them have given way at all. This was even before I put the spacers in the left peg.

Just have to cut grooves in the right peg and spray it black too and they are done.



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Old 05-14-2012, 12:50 AM   #62
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My cow hide for the seat pad has arrived. Nice brown with a line of tan running through the fur.

Seat pad template was made this arvo. After work tomorrow I shall start cutting rubber, cow hide and sheet alloy and craft a seat.
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Old 05-17-2012, 06:53 PM   #63
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Slowly working on the seat base and it's padding. Having to go to work gets in the way. Below are shots of how this is shaping up.

The padding is from an old Yoga mat. The cow hide came from a wonderful lady who makes shaman's drums and medicine bags. She gave me some hide. Thank you Vickie.

So far just cutting and shaping.





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Old 05-17-2012, 08:12 PM   #64
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Started on the frame that will go over the hide and then be bolted to the sear base to hold all the padding and hide down. This is only the start of the smoothing and shaping. Cut out of tread plate. May be the only bit of tread plate to go onto this build too. Now the file goes to work.





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Old 05-17-2012, 08:43 PM   #65
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Old 05-20-2012, 09:16 PM   #66
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Lots of filing and smoothing edges down have been done today. What seemed like millions of holes drilled. Coat of Satin Black has been applied. Stainless steel nuts and bolts are being used to bolt the plates together over the hide and padding. I am loving how this is shaping up.





Once all the bolts are in, I am short by 2 bolts D!OH, some brackets will be made to mount this to the "grill" base. Then I have to source some scissor springs and a garden gate hinge. The hinge will allow the seat to move up and down. Keeping with the industrial feel and look with the gate hinge.
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Old 05-20-2012, 10:05 PM   #67
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Very narrow to say the least. I have sat on it. Given that the bike will still have its rear shock fitted and the seat will be sprung it should not be too bad. Short runs should be fine.



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Old 05-21-2012, 03:01 AM   #68
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Not to put a damper on your enterprise... but I would be worried about accidentally ripping my tackle off on that seat. I reckon most seats are curved/rounded for a reason?
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:19 AM   #69
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Not to put a damper on your enterprise... but I would be worried about accidentally ripping my tackle off on that seat. I reckon most seats are curved/rounded for a reason?
Not if it is small. And I will be wearing pants. Well in winter anyway.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:47 AM   #70
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Not if it is small. And I will be wearing pants. Well in winter anyway.
What's small, the seat or the tackle :). Seriously, please re-think the seat design, setting aside appearance those edges look like a great way to sever a femoral artery (running down the inside of both thighs) if you ever went down.
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:54 AM   #71
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What's small, the seat or the tackle :). those edges look like a great way to sever a femoral artery (running down the inside of both thighs) if you ever went down.

we if he rips that open then he won't have much time to worry about the jewels... The seat looks brutal.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:42 PM   #72
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Its so... so... ROADWARRIOR!!!! I love it, For some reason the cow hide really does clash well with the diamond plate and sewer grating. I don't think you'll have to worry about it being stolen, but I'm sure it'll turn some heads. You'll have to practice doing circular burnouts

As for the wedding tackle and your femoral arteries being severed... I don't think that'll happen as long as you rounded off the edges well and I'm sure your hockey pads and tire armor will protect you just fine....
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:08 PM   #73
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:22 PM   #74
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:25 PM   #75
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The cow hide is to add a splash of colour as the bike will be a mix of matt and satin black. The tread plate is to add a bit of texture. There is a bit of art behind this build as well ya know.

The seat is still a work in progress. Seems that everytime I put a photo up some think it is the finale product. So corners are still be rounded etc. All you out there that fear for my safety need but stay calm. Plus I had the op years ago so can't have kids again. So if my tackle gets damaged no great loss there.
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