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

Friday, 6 March 2015

soot and stars.





need to fab up some brackets to hold the seat on, the fibreglass seat unit is a 'race-only' item, read, very, very thin fibreglass, i'm thinking a couple of ally 't' brackets and a carbon off-cut pad to support my weight. initially roughed out by chain drilling to shape, finished on the miller. miller head turned to get the rad's on the side, counterbored for mounting hardware, fly cut to get a decent finish. fucking fuck, look's like a streetfighter, the seat rising too high at the back, carefully measure, apply masking tape as a guide and gingerley cut off the mounting stubs from the frame with a junior to lessen the angle, dress with a file and re-tap the welded on frame slugs, seat angles now miles out, couple more cuts on the miller to get to a 15 deg. angle, looks ok. result with the shyster's regarding the carbon-fibre seat unit, like my old ma mavis say's 'a kind word and a head-butt will get it sorted' funny how brave you can be behind the anonymity of a phone or a keyboard........