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So ive been finishing up school this year and actually got to make a new seat for my cx500 as part of a class. here is the pics i took this morning. the tank and seat are just sitting on the bike for now, i had to pull together some portfolio pics and stuff for my final tomorrow, but thought id post a pic to see what you guys think. Am planning on cutting off some of the frame at the end and also putting the brake light in there some how.
 

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So ive been finishing up school this year and actually got to make a new seat for my cx500 as part of a class. here is the pics i took this morning. the tank and seat are just sitting on the bike for now, i had to pull together some portfolio pics and stuff for my final tomorrow, but thought id post a pic to see what you guys think. Am planning on cutting off some of the frame at the end and also putting the brake light in there some how.


I hope that's not a puddle of gas under the bike.
 

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So ive been finishing up school this year and actually got to make a new seat for my cx500 as part of a class. here is the pics i took this morning. the tank and seat are just sitting on the bike for now, i had to pull together some portfolio pics and stuff for my final tomorrow, but thought id post a pic to see what you guys think. Am planning on cutting off some of the frame at the end and also putting the brake light in there some how.
that seat is awesome. lemme know when you start making them for sale.
 

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I really like it. Flows good with that CB tank. I would keep the frame as is, maybe powdercoat it.



Give us more info and pics. I'm interested in material, mounting, etc...




Its fiberglass over a blue foam mold. I actually left the blue foam plug in there for structural integrity and it bc doesnt really add much weight. As for mounting, im plannin on using the two holes above the air box where the rubber mounts for the OG seat sat. Basically drilling holes thru the fiberglass seat and bolting it there. im about 90 percent sure this will work. But if not i could weld two cross members on top of the frame. Cut the blue foam out so they fit over them and bolt through the fiberglass that way. If you wanna see some more pics go to my website link its the first project on the portfolio page.





As for making more and selling them, I didnt use the plug and mold method for fiberglass for some reasons. One bc it was my first time doing anything in glass and it was less intesive and cheaper, and two i wanted this to be a one off, basically id have the only one. But if your interested id be more than happy to help anyone with the process, or since i am graduating and dont have a job, would consider talking about doing another one.
 

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Cool. Im about to have my fiberglass seat painted so I can understand everything you said. Making my seat was fun but working with glass and bondo is some dirty stuff.



I'm planning to use those same mounting spots for my seat. I bought some 1/8" neoprene to stick to the bottom of my seat pan to reduce vibration (everywhere it contacts the frame). Ill post some pics in my build thread in a few days.



Good job.
 

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That's an awsome job, I love the curve of the seat and how it follows the and upward curve...



I think it's curve is very representative of the custom tank...

You could have a steeper curve angle on yours because of the deluxe tank...

( just an idea for those who's going to steel your prototype patten...)



GOOD JOB !
 

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Looking at the pic you posted.......I wonder what a custom tank would look like with that seat.
ill get you a pick of it with my custom tank on there when i go to mount it. bc of the mounting points on the custom there is a large gap between the tank and the seat which i dont like. but i went with this design bc it worked well with both the cb tank and the OG custom tank



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IMHO, I think the deluxe tank looks cafe, but the custom tank really flows. The custom does look a little small, but the lines it takes makes your eyes do a dance, in a cool way.



This is a win / win seat design!
 

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IMHO, I think the deluxe tank looks cafe, but the custom tank really flows. The custom does look a little small, but the lines it takes makes your eyes do a dance, in a cool way.



This is a win / win seat design!


thanks dude, thats what i was going for, the other tank i had on the bike is rusty and not ready for the bike yet so i will be running the custom tank for a little while
 

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im seriously flattered that u guys like my seat design enough to want them. i just graduated and have killed myself finishing school for the last couple months. once i get my bike back on the road and working well talk about making more seats. but i have a lot of work to do on it and i also have to find a big boy job now. for anyone thats interested in making their own, this was my first one and it wasnt to difficult and came out pretty good. actually a great experience if you ask me, the only downside is fiberglass is wicked stuff for your health so proper precautions need to be taken. i would be more than willing to help anyone out, answering questions and giving my limited advice, that wants to take on their own build.



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