Author Topic: Working on a new seat  (Read 1015 times)

disco51

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Working on a new seat
« on: May 14, 2014, 05:23:45 PM »
Bought a crappy seat off ebay a while ago.  Finally got the seat pan fairly rust free, primed, and painted with some black.  

Here was the original seat...

disco51

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Re: Working on a new seat
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2014, 05:26:23 PM »
Working on the foam at a local shop who's going to do the upholstery.  This is going to be a second seatů having fun with it.

Thinking of using a dark brown cover.  

Got a spare tank and a front fender as well.  Thinking of going black with the dark brown seat.  Parts should be interchangeable - kind of like a set of clothes for the R65.

disco51

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Re: Working on a new seat
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 11:05:24 AM »
Progress on the seat...
The upholstery guy did a great job.  

Offline montmil

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Re: Working on a new seat
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 11:54:13 AM »
Great design with the seat. Room to move fore & aft but still with the posh bum stop.

My '83 R65 arrived with a butt ugly two-toned seat that some PO thought would tie in with the angle of the seat's tail piece. All I could figure.

The tank and tail piece had several coats of many colors; the last being a roller paint job with results as expected... a lovely orange peel effect.

At least it was mechanically well cared for.

Way back then-



Now then-

Monte Miller
Denton, TEXAS
1978 BMW R100S
1981 BMW R65
1983 BMW R65
1995 Triumph Trophy
1986 VW Cabriolet

clonmore1

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Re: Working on a new seat
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2014, 08:36:49 AM »
Nice seat!

Love the shape and a pro job!!!

disco51

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Re: Working on a new seat
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2014, 10:43:14 AM »
Well, here it is on the bike.  Sets up some more work for me to do.  Since I have a 79 bike, the rear cowl on the newer seat goes up at a more defined angle on the rear frame.  Now my tail lights and license plate holder (rear fender removal kit from boxermetal) sit a bit lower than I would like leaving a less than tidy gap.  Since the paint job doesn't match either, it sticks out a bit as well.  
More to come...  Thoughts appreciated.

jeffcoatfilms

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Re: Working on a new seat
« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2014, 09:59:52 PM »
Nice job.  Definitely like the room to scoot back.  I'm looking at reworking a Corbin solo seat to fit my 79.