Best way to bend this seat pan

NoRiders

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How are those two yoga mats for comfort?? Have you ridden it like that?

I'm still undecided on the seat foam as well.
I see you've made good progress....I've not ridden on the seat pad....but I've got a smooth pan under it and in trial 'sits' its felt ok. I didn't want a thicker seat and would consider using a removable gel pad for longer times in the saddle. It's the look I was after with some comfort.
 

NoRiders

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This is what I picked up today...very very pleased :)



Had to throw it on....the stainless trims need securing as does the padded centre piece, but the contrast is awesome, even if I do say so myself.
 

NoRiders

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That looks great and very grippy! Nice work there.

What make are those controls? They look awesome as well. Got a link to those?
Thank you...it's lush.

The rightside start/run/kill switch is a Honda Dominator part.. that's what the fella who sold it me said. Neat n tidy. The left side is an ebay item, and while not the finest quality works well enough.
 
A lady was selling some carpet underlay for $20 so I picked up the roll ..... um, it turned out to be a little bit bigger than I thought.

I had to ask her for a knife to cut it in half so I can fit it into my car. Embarassing. Shouldve just taken my truck to pick it up. Lol

Its 3/8" or 10mm or something like that. Never worked with this before. But for $20 I'll give it a go.

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Jimbonaut

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You could pad your entire garage with that. Walls, ceiling, floor - the lot. Your very own asylum, with tools.
 

NoRiders

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Excellent, rattlecan/spray glue layers to get the thickness/form right, then shave it with an electric carving knife and finally smooth it using an electric sander with 60grit paper. You could skin it with 3mm yoga mat as it's closed cell and waterproof whereas I think the underlay won't be.
 
Got the seat foam glued up. I dont have access to an electric knife and the second hand stores around me are only good for used clothes it seems.

Gonna be a hell of a mess but I'm going to try it with a coarse flapdisc on the grinder sometime this week or weekend.
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Jimbonaut

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Shaping up nicely Charlie. If you can get hold of an electric carving knife I think that's your best bet (from what I've heard)
 

Maritime

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Check walmart. I got one for like 19.99 also an analog serraded bread knife will work as well. Just need to be careful. Shaping up well.
 

sav0r

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A belt sander can be surprisingly good on seat foam, so I bet that flapper wheel will work great too.
 
so i made a big mistake, which i did not catch over the course of several weeks ..... *shakes head*

I measured seat/tank clearance while tank was sitting on the frame at the back. I forgot to place the rubber mount UNDER the tank! d'oh!!!!!!!!!!

Now i need to figure out a vibration-free mount that doesn't raise the back of the tank much.
Thinking some thinner rubber between frame & tank, and a low profile bolt on top and ditch the stock rubber mount, as much as i'd like to use that.
 

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