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    Custom made fiberglass seatpan.

    Has anyone on here built themselves a custom fiberglass (or other) seatpan. I'm in the long slow and sometimes painful process of making her look different and am not that happy with my seat choice at the moment.

    I'd like to build my own but was maybe looking for a little inspiration.

    "Stay tuned..........You never know what other stupid shit I might do." -Motorpsycho
    ARRH Don't mind me, that's just the scurvy talkin!

    #2
    I think you could make a piece that looks great! I've seen the stuff you've done already from the Hawkgt.com website, you have an eye for design. what about sheet metal?
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      #3
      I wanted to keep the look of the original Hawk and it was this link that
      convinced me of the look I wanted to get. (contender for HOTM)
      http://users.starpower.net/jgum/HAWK%20GTR%20PAGE.htm

      but that seat was made by an ex racer Kevin Greer who doesn't make them anymore. Therefore it was either a Sharkskinz or a Hiperperform.

      Then I found this:-

      And this is what it will look like on the bike:-
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      • Ohlins Rear Shock
      • F2 front wheel
      • VFR750 rear wheel
      • Hiperform seat&headers
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      • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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        #4
        the cowl above is still available with htem guys from italy I guess
        http://www.motoforza.de/shop.php?detail=193&novinka=

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          #5
          Isn't that German? How much is it?
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            #6
            Thanks Guys

            I am looking to make my own custom seat pan though as I am shooting for a very unique look. I've allready started with the monster seat conversion but Am not 100% pleased with the way the monster seat is looking, and riding. I am after something that basically just comes up off the subframe.

            I did find this

            http://www.jeffreyphipps.com/seat_pans.htm

            as a kind of step by step of making a pan. Then I can take it down to my local upholstery shop. Just wondering if anyone else on here has tried it.

            My only concern is how trong this this will be.

            Thanks
            ARRH Don't mind me, that's just the scurvy talkin!

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              #7
              I've never done glass before, but can't you lay pieces of flat aluminum inbetween layers of glass to add strength? Fiberglass running boards on trucks have wood layed in the glass where the steps are, just do the same thing with flat aluminum, maybe even pre-drill holes for mounting purposes. Anyone know more about this?
              -NEVER LET YOUR FEARS STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR DREAMS-
              Most of the pics I have of my Hawk/Mods: http://gallery.me.com/stevenhowell

              "Arseing about with my bikes will end in tears." -Keno04

              "Dress for the slide, not the ride" - ParcNHawk

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                #8
                here's mine.

                Fibreglass over foam. The guy I bought the bike from made it up. I ended up drilling holes for bushings and bolting it directly to the subframe.

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