I think im going to use your idea for the uni filter mod. My air box is completely trashed and man is it a pain to get out of its hole. Do you have any jetting issues with the uni?
motorman45 said:mostly finished the seat. used layers of neoprene foam and a sander to shape the seat. then tried sewing my own pleated cover. took a few tries to get the seams right. this was my first seat cover.
next i have to decide how to attach the cover to the pan
NakedWing82 said:sounds easy enough.....I'll get a full day off Sunday so I'll probably tackle that then. Gotta start early to finish enough in a day i can put it back on for the ride in to work Monday morning. I've got some air tools on the way from my pop (a long time diesel mechanic that now teaches at a tech school so doesnt need them) so I can cut the extra length off the back of the frame cleanly.
Im guessing the wing is now about 125 lbs down from when i picked it up and that 1100 makes for a screamer..... The baffle free exhale of the bike sounds like "a pissed off porsche" (read that in another thread, wish I could find it to give him credit for it). I wear ear plugs on the freeway to save my ears from the wind but i assure you, as soon as i'm off in town those things go in my pocket, I LOVE THE NOISE!!!! You may still want one of these old wings for your next build, they are sweet bikes
Maritime said:I had almost the same seat on my GL1000 and I just took the cover off, carved the foam with a serrated kitchen knife smoothed it and covered it in leather horsehide. I need to redo the cover as I did it on a budget but it has lasted 40K miles so wasn't a waste.
Glad to hear someone else has done this successfully. Did you have to use any adhesive under the cover or just stretch and fasten?