$20 Seat

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$20 Seat

Postby Lechy » Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:52 pm

The seat pan on my 800 collapsed due to corrosion.
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I removed the cover and made up some templates using gasket material. I had some bits of 18 gauge sheet steel shoved in a corner, marked out, welded up, fitted to the bike, a little bit of trimming with the old angle grinder, total cost up to now, nothing but time. Slapped some red oxide on the pan.

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Took it down to a local guy who had done some work for me in the past, 600 Thai Baht to recover, about $20 US.
OK, I wasn't expecting Corbin quality but the finished article was good enough for the old slapper I ride.

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Re: $20 Seat

Postby Fred » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:42 am

They would have cut out the rust and welded in new patches for the same price, maybe cheaper. You would have an original seat with original mountings.

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Re: $20 Seat

Postby Lechy » Sat Sep 30, 2017 1:52 am

No they would not because there was precious little to weld to and I made more substantial. mountings than the original.
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Re: $20 Seat

Postby BRONX INTRUDER » Sat Sep 30, 2017 5:08 am

Looks good brother. [emoji106]
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Re: $20 Seat

Postby Herb » Sat Sep 30, 2017 9:53 am

Good looking seat. Gonna last you a long time.
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Re: $20 Seat

Postby Fred » Sat Sep 30, 2017 6:33 pm

Yes its lovely.

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Re: $20 Seat

Postby Lechy » Sat Sep 30, 2017 10:23 pm

It's a catfish pond.

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Re: $20 Seat

Postby 1sttightwad » Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:35 pm

Sir Lechy.. I do believe that is the best $20 you ever spent. Being a real tightwad you are on the right track for sure. Nice work building the bones for the seat. Dave


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