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Author Topic: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"  (Read 12371 times)

Offline aaronbev79

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2013, 21:09:02 »
Covers came out good, i also like the way you made the seat using the stock pan.

Looks like its going to be a bumpy ride tho, i would know because my last bike had 1/2 an inch of foam and then leather to sit on. But as you said, its more than enough for around the town scooting :)

The upholsterer is adding another 1/2" of foam between each of the stitched pleats so that they are more exaggerated--so those should help. And, the spray foam added a lot more cushion than I expected as well. So hopefully it will be comfortable. If not, I may replace the spray foam with more comfortable padding.
Checkout my KZ200 Brat Tracker Build!

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Offline aaronbev79

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2013, 13:27:05 »
Seat is finished! When the rest of the bike is blacked out, this is going to offset the black nicely.


Here's the seat when I picked it up from the shop:




Here it is when I got it home and put it on my bike. I really like how the stock pan goes up in the back almost giving it a slight street fighter look. The thickness is perfect. Thick and comfortable enough that it will be great to ride around on, but about half as thick as the stock seat.


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Offline aaronbev79

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2013, 18:08:17 »
That seat is amazing!!!!

Thanks! I like that he added 1/2" of padding between every ripple. It really helped exaggerate the depth of the ripples, and added more padding without making the seat too tall.

The best part is that I didn't spend more than a day on the seat modification. :)
Checkout my KZ200 Brat Tracker Build!

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2013, 19:03:56 »
It looks perfect. I was checking out the pics of the seat pan, does the back go up like that from the factory or did you bend it up?

Offline aaronbev79

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2013, 19:38:02 »
Yep--that bend in the back is stock. I did nothing to the seat pan besides the spray foam. We are lucking in that the stock KZ200 pan is great for a tracker/street fighter looking seat. I honestly didn't think it would look that good. I'm excited to see how it looks once I attach the brake light/license plate holder. I'm hoping to angle the license plate so that it gives the appearance of a rear fender.

I've also decided to add a slightly taller shock to the rear of the bike. I have a great used bike shop near my house with all sorts of used parts lying around, so I should have pics tomorrow. I'm hoping to raise the back end 1-2" and lower the front 1" to change the way the bike sits. I want more of a levelled look--similar to a motard/dual sport--and right now with the stock height the front end sits a little too high for my taste. 
« Last Edit: May 15, 2013, 22:40:28 by aaronbev79 »
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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2013, 20:00:34 »
Im interested in seeing what you do with the license/light combo. And ya that seat pan is a sweet gift from kawasaki.  I agree with the larger shocks, 1-2"  will get that stance, I just stared looking at beefier tires with an on/off road tread.

Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2013, 20:03:26 »
That white material on the right, whats it called/where would I go to get some just like that?

Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2013, 20:21:16 »
Oh Ya, What are you going to do with the foot pegs and controls? I have left the main pegs off and the bag pegs fit nicely, I think I might design my own foot controls, Have you figured anything out yet or going to use the factory ones?

Offline aaronbev79

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Re: KZ200 Brat Tracker Build -- "Poor Man's Pine"
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2013, 22:00:15 »
That white material on the right, whats it called/where would I go to get some just like that?

It's a fake leather/vinyl. I didn't use real leather on my seat because it would've cost twice as much. The guy at the shop had it lying around, but he said if I didn't like the color that I could go to Joann Fabrics or some other local craft/fabric store to find other colors and patterns. Had I bought the material myself, and not opted for hidden/removable snaps under the seat, I could've had the seat recovered for less than $75.

The material in the right in the photo is actually a taupe/greyish color. I ended up going with the tan/saddle color because I thought it would stand out more against the black bike. 
« Last Edit: May 15, 2013, 22:06:09 by aaronbev79 »
Checkout my KZ200 Brat Tracker Build!

http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=48954.0