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Discussion Starter · #61 ·
the top mount is just tacked on just now, it needs seriously beefed up

the subject of a seat has been niggling away at me, i don't want a big mudguard wrapping around the wheel, but the subframe as it was would end up with me sliding off the seat and have an instant bollock'ectomy from the tyre . what to do?

well i started by mocking up a seat with a piece of skybond

little bit of scribbling



and a bit of chopping



and we have a seat base , way too flimsy for use, but a good template
 

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Discussion Starter · #63 ·
with the die cast on the seat style i could then remove the rest of the unnecessary remains of the original subframe



and draw up a template for the seat mount



once these are cut out and welded up i think the whole kit and caboodle will be torn down and the frame kinda finished off....up to a point
 

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welded a couple of bits of plate together and started grinding



then split them in half once they were all shaped



then stuck them on here







and had a wee trial fit of the mock up seat



i'll get it stripped down and proper welded , then get some 40mmx 6mm strapping to finish the seat mount
 

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How's that going to flow with the front fairing?
 

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Yup got confused looking badass yan can't wait to see the finished project .
 

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pulled it apart to remove a bit of the extra bracketry





bit smoother



i finished welding the top shock mount in place , and then made up a mount for the seat base

 

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found me a bit of steel , so time to made a seat base

i made a paper template from the mock up seat , and folded it in half to check symmetry




then copied it onto the steel



and with nothing fancier than a 6" angle grinder i chopped it out, changed to a sanding disc and dressed the edges and then drilled the mounting holes



there is a little flex in the back of it, but i'll sort that later, i have a big job arriving on Friday for a friend
 

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i think the front of the seat is too wide and squared off, i'll reshape it later
I like it, it's like a cup for ur sack
 

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been a while, but it'll still get done, its my TT2019 build, so the deadlines a fair way off


got a deal on a set of forks and wheel I couldn't pass up, the calipers I took off the twin turbo bike years ago



thats another set of yokes to add to the to do list
 

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Discussion Starter · #76 ·
who knew, old gsxr slingy yokes fit R1 forks..... the blade stem is too short, but it has it on it's feet for the shed re vamp after the blade moves out



 

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got bored last Sunday

don't need the linkage on the bottom of the swingarm, but don't have the tool to remove it ...... well..... not the recommended tool....



but I do have an angle grinder and a big hammer



The bottom shock mount is now secured by more than a pair of M6 screws



suppose I should sort this ugly chopped bit



weldy weldy , grindy grindy , painty painty





and since we're chopping things up I'll remove the centre stand brackets along with the other ones i have no idea what their original purpose was



be nice to get this as a rolling chassis and out the shed
 

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Discussion Starter · #78 ·
measuring for swingarm spacers today, one of the bearing sleeves was a bit on the stuck side , not surprising really as this is what it took to remove it



I'll make up a nylon bush to use until it's powdercoated
 

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Discussion Starter · #79 ·
change of tack here, someone gave me a motor today , CB1000 engine, with a full loom.... sounds like a plan







it lived in a manky corner of a car garage for years, it'll clean

have B12 carbs, which don't fit, but i'll either sort that or swap for carbs that do

 
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