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Author Topic: First build ever  (Read 22041 times)

Offline onefromexile

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First build ever
« Reply #180 on: May 11, 2018, 01:22:50 »
So here is an illustration of the look I want for my seat cushion
Thinking of using a thick canvas material so it can be unsnapped and washed



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Top view is what it would kinda look like
Not attached to cowl but itís like a seat wrap I guess
Iím not a sewer so I have no idea
But Iíve seen the style before


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Offline crazypj

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Re: First build ever
« Reply #181 on: May 11, 2018, 11:00:24 »
Thet were pretty common in 70's but I haven't seen one for a long time
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline onefromexile

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Re: First build ever
« Reply #182 on: May 11, 2018, 12:35:07 »
Thet were pretty common in 70's but I haven't seen one for a long time
Right
I wanted to keep it period looking
But it kinda just wound up being the plan after making the cowl
I have to have some kind of padding
These bikes have been known to rattle teeth



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Offline crazypj

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Re: First build ever
« Reply #183 on: May 11, 2018, 17:01:42 »
Nah, 180 crank makes it buzz rather than rattle.
If you haved any judo/ karate dojo's near you, see if they have any old mats, about 1-1/4" thick high density foam and should be able to find an unworn piece big enough for a motorcycle seat. I've also used camping mats but good ones have gotten way too expensive
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline onefromexile

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Re: First build ever
« Reply #184 on: May 11, 2018, 21:44:46 »
Nah, 180 crank makes it buzz rather than rattle.
If you haved any judo/ karate dojo's near you, see if they have any old mats, about 1-1/4" thick high density foam and should be able to find an unworn piece big enough for a motorcycle seat. I've also used camping mats but good ones have gotten way too expensive
Haha I was looking at mats
Yeah foam doesnít seem right unless itís like three inches thick  and Iím looking for thin but cushy
And wrapped in canvas should be ample
I decided on canvas rather than leather

Offline crazypj

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Re: First build ever
« Reply #185 on: May 12, 2018, 14:48:48 »
You need to find a BMW and check out seat foam. They have been designing long distance bikes longer than anyone and have a lot of experience. Most people think seat is too hard but after a few minutes it 'conforms' without squashing down to seat pan. Soft foam is only Ok for about 3 miles. I've found multiple layers of chopped foam carpet underlay works really well when nothing else4 is easily available (3 ~4 layers of 3/8")
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0

Offline onefromexile

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Re: First build ever
« Reply #186 on: May 12, 2018, 15:53:41 »
You need to find a BMW and check out seat foam. They have been designing long distance bikes longer than anyone and have a lot of experience. Most people think seat is too hard but after a few minutes it 'conforms' without squashing down to seat pan. Soft foam is only Ok for about 3 miles. I've found multiple layers of chopped foam carpet underlay works really well when nothing else4 is easily available (3 ~4 layers of 3/8")
I was thinking play sand itís a small actual pad area keeps the numbs in the material similar to a heat wrap just for the seat pad


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Offline Canuckplumber

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Re: First build ever
« Reply #187 on: Oct 21, 2018, 01:49:05 »
Cool looking project.

Offline crazypj

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Re: First build ever
« Reply #188 on: Oct 21, 2018, 14:38:32 »
New/old Pistons arrived
3 out of 4 very useable very clean
1 piston no good
And gs850 head
Which I don't need and will put up for sale  right away

Bottom line I got my set plus one extra
And two sets of wrist pins and clips

378  here we go



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Block not head  ;)   I took liners out of the 850 block I got few years ago in case I want to bore to 71~72mm in future
'you can take my word for it or argue until you find out I'm right'
Best thing I ever overheard
"yep, PJ's my boss, he taught me everything I know, just didn't teach me everything he knows"
Brian Morgan, 1982

CB360's,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11736.0
XS650,  http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=11922.0