Published – Apr 22, 2011

Author – admin

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Comments – 11

Here is an alternative way to produce a tail section for your bikewith a minimal amount of tools and about $50 worth of material.

Materials needed: Epoxy Resin, Fiberglass resin, Fiberglass cloth,Sandpaper in varying grits, Paint and Primer, Painters tape,Aluminum tape or Tin foil (The tape is better and more expensive.Don’t let the Jankeys see it, or they’ll scrap it!), Drop cloth,and Floor wax, Cardboard, and Something to create the overall shapeof your tail. i.e. shapeable foam, clay, the rear section of a gastank, an old KZ tail, a salad bowl, or a mailbox.

Here is the site I used to get a better understanding of what isinvolved.  It has pictures and step by steps to build yourselfa killer custom chopper seat pan.  http://www.jeffreyphipps.com/seat_pans.htm

Do the glassing neatly, in that I mean, no bumps or air bubbles. This will make your sanding and filling time later lessannoying.

For the true grit hicksters

If you have any questions email me. Next up…Upholstery

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  1. scott says:

    04/22/2011 at 7:16 am

    Great job and the photo of the finished product looks fantastic. Idefinitely want to see it in the flesh.

  2. admin says:

    04/22/2011 at 7:51 am

    cool man. i’m going to do a new seat on the cb650 at some pointthis summer.

    not sure if I wanna go with metal or fiberglass.

    if I go with fiberglass i might need some input from you.


  3. Adam says:

    04/22/2011 at 8:20 am

    Really like that the line of the tank flow into the seat hump. goodstuff ricky

  4. John says:

    04/22/2011 at 12:16 pm

    Looks nice! Weyermann malt 55lb sack? What’re you brewing up? I tooam a fan of the homemade fermentables, and I ride the same bike inred.

  5. Tom says:

    04/22/2011 at 2:15 pm

    nice work! looks real pro. cant wait to see the finishedproduct.

  6. mick says:

    04/22/2011 at 3:33 pm

    clean stuff ricky, flows real well.

  7. Patrick says:

    04/22/2011 at 6:44 pm

    Great stuff buddy, looks fantastic.

  8. Richard says:

    04/22/2011 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks Team.

    @John – I haven’t been brewing as of late. The malt bag was onethat I brought home from my days brewing for the Sly Fox. I plan onhaving the home brewery setup by the end of the summer. Then I canheat my house with boiling wort all winter.

  9. john boswell says:

    04/23/2011 at 8:48 am

    Shit if you want to screw around, I’ve got a regular 10 galloncooler setup.

  10. aaron says:

    04/23/2011 at 1:06 pm

    Id be interested in going in on a colab with you on a seat in thefuture with leather upholstering.. Ive been apprenticing at ourlocal cobbler/ leather shop and would love to talk to you aboutthat someday.

    that thing looks awesome man, i heard rumors about this from devyna while back and im psyched to see it. you did a great job

  11. john boswell says:

    04/24/2011 at 7:13 pm

    I’m a slow kid rich, we’ve met, and it didn’t even occur to me.Sorry dude. Stop through again, new bottle list, best in town far’si’m concerned.