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Friday, July 30, 2010

NEW SEAT and FENDER....ready for a beer or 6


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.




shiny fender....ahhhhhh





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.......


4 comments:

Chris said...

Looks great!

nick said...

bike looks rad Matt. that seat is the shit, as well as the fender. nice work man

LandMan said...

thanks dudes. I appreciate the comments!

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