I agree about the seat. The decal on the rear of the tank should be scrapped too, it competes for with the other tank decal for title of focal point. Neat exhaust pipe too. Was that modded from stock or as is?
Yeah the seat could be longer and I built the seat pan before I found or put the rear piece on. I was intending to fab the rear section,but I really don't have the tools or knowledge to do it correctly and make it look good. I made the seating area part short as that was the look I was after.
I tried and tried to find something already made(aluminum) that would go on the rear,but all I could find that matched the diameter and shape was an old S.C.U.B.A. tank thats mocked up on there now and as you can see it doesn't stick out very far from the rear of the pan.
I thought about removing the sticker also,but it's a A.H.R.M.A. sticker(the inspection sticker below the Hodaka badge was already removed) that was on the last race bike it was on,so I thought that it would be kind of neat to keep it on there.
The exhaust pipe is 100% stock. The guard should be chrome,but it is very rusty and will be blasted along with the pipe and repainted.
Since it's a high pipe I will probably wrap part or most of it to protect my leg from the heat. It has a factory removable baffle that I will repack with either some Vance & Hines baffle material/kit or with stainless steel mesh depending how it sounds & effects the engine's performance.
I don't like loud bikes,but I don't want to choke any of the power out of it as this little bike needs every tiny bit it can get!
I just got back from a Goodwill store and was able to find a long,black leather coat for $5.00 for use as my seat material. It wasn't all one piece so it will have a couple of seams which I can work around I guess.
They had a really cool dark grayish colored womans coat but it was $99.99!! Holy Crap!