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I bought a rocket after having a Harley Davidson Sportster Roadster and all the plastic wasn't for me. So I'm making it mine. I have always love cafe racers so I looked into that option and decided to start. I take a ton of pictures so that if anyone wants to follow in my footsteps they are welcome to do so.
So I like the cafe style but know women like to ride on the back so I'm putting the whole seat unit on industrial strength drawer sliders with locks on both ends to secure it with a second seat where the first would slide away from. To my knowledge this is the first of it's kind.
Let me know if you have some points as I am all ears!

Here is the journey from this:

To how it currently sits:
 

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Re: 2000 Yamaha R6 turned Cafe (with sliding seat)


So far, let me know what your thoughts are.
Also, I'm leaving the frame brushed like it is, paint the rest white, with brown leather, looking to get some vinyl "1856" for the year of my fraternity's founding to put on the flap that hangs down. most likely a rustic red color
 

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Re: 2000 Yamaha R6 turned Cafe (with sliding seat)

ALSO: I am looking for a good way to cover up the tank hinge, keep in mind it cant be a part of the main seat pan as that has to remain flat as to look normal when it slides back to act as the passenger seat.
thinking about making the pan for the alternative seat pan curve up and cover that, gonna try and draw that up tomorrow. suggestions welcome!
 

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Re: 2000 Yamaha R6 turned Cafe (with sliding seat)

Can you give a little more info on this drawer slider idea. It doesn't sound safe at all but maybe you found some crazy strong ones. How are you going to prevent side to side flex?
 

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Re: 2000 Yamaha R6 turned Cafe (with sliding seat)

The seat will use the original rear seat key lock to lock into the two mounts that will be welded to the frame.
the entire weight of the seat and pan will be on the frame as the sliders are recessed into the body. They are solely there to give it more mounting points and tracks to slide with. And I'm not sure what you are referring to with side flex. If you could explain that a little more?
 

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Re: 2000 Yamaha R6 turned Cafe (with sliding seat)

If you plan on somehow having the tail slide off the subframe I think by side flex I think He means any motion left to right on the tail, causing stress on the sliding components. I love how much of the stock subby youre retaining for this. Could be an excellent resource for others with this subframe, though I think due to how rounded the tail lump is it lmight look kinda goofy. I think it would look better more squared off on the sides and front.
 

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Re: 2000 Yamaha R6 turned Cafe (with sliding seat)

What about using over sized tubing that can slide back and forward over your existing subframe post and use pins and r clips to hold it in place using pre drilled holes? So it's still adjustable just has no component that can wear out
 

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Re: 2000 Yamaha R6 turned Cafe (with sliding seat)

Not trying to knock your sliding seat idea. But why would you want it in the first place? Your seat pan now goes back to almost the passenger pad area, there is a lot of area for your ass to move around as is...

Subscribed like a mofo anyways man, you got my attention!
 

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Re: 2000 Yamaha R6 turned Cafe (with sliding seat)

interesting build, looking forward to more pics.
 

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Re: 2000 Yamaha R6 turned Cafe (with sliding seat)

quick fix to make me less likely to get pulled over-- no officer, just ignore that i have 0 turn signals, brake lights or head light..

here is the rails shaved down a little better and the sliders height

and a few with both rails resting on it

who would have guessed they would not sit still for the picture.. zip ties to the rescue
 

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Re: 2000 Yamaha R6 turned Cafe (with sliding seat)

If you plan on somehow having the tail slide off the subframe I think by side flex I think He means any motion left to right on the tail, causing stress on the sliding components. I love how much of the stock subby youre retaining for this. Could be an excellent resource for others with this subframe, though I think due to how rounded the tail lump is it lmight look kinda goofy. I think it would look better more squared off on the sides and front.
I have been looking into ones of this nature as well



Tha what you mean? cause I would agree that that has potential to look sick
 
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