another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Thursday, 15 April 2010


had to change tack this week, checked out petrol tank and the tank sealer kit actually worked, [as a result of this i now have to stand in the market place in derby and expose my arse as dangerous keeps reminding me], so, the rearsets and controls were left so i could mount the seat and get the paintwork sorted by mad john, [paint fumes, thinners, licking tack rags = mad john], so, knock up a subframe for the '04 honda race seat to sit on, can't mount it on the frame rails as the seat to rearset height is too low so the seat hight has to be raised to suit hence the subframe, the back mountings are easy, two pieces of 20mm round stock, drilled and tapped 6mm, drill the cross-bracing on the frame and mount, cardboard template to match the profile of the fibreglass seat milled to shape, right, how do we mount the front of the seat?, nick two 25mm cobra clips from work, clip onto the frame rail, easy, hold on a minute, whats to stop the seat 'yawning' backwards under acceleration or wheelies or sliding forward under braking?, ummm, rethink required.

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