I often get requests for just a regular side shot of the bike, not on a slant or 3/4 view or all photoshopped, so here it goes. with the new seat and re-trimmed and painted fender.
(I actually never get these requests....but I figured I would post some pictures that I took in front of my garage door anyway)
Overall I'm happy with the seat. I now know that I can hand hammer out a seat pan to my liking, weld on some t-nuts and a front mounting tab, pick the desired padding and bring it to an upholsterer to make my dream a reality. A good learning process indeed.
I'll post more pictures of the seat itself soon, but I just wanted to get it all mounted up so I could go for a ride. Unfortunately, the new seat led me to wanting to change the shape of my rear fender to be a bit more motocross inspired (like my old sporty's rear fender). I started with the rear I was using and just trimmed some material away.
Then I got into painting it and did it sort of right. sanded the surface super smooth, painted it black, did around 7 or 8 coats of clear, wetsanded till she was smooth again, used polishing compound and then waxed its ass.......