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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
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picture request: solo seats "cafe style" custom

i would like to see some of your custom seats.
got some time on my hands this winter and would like to make one.

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Though not a "custom" seat, the Corbin Gunfighter looks right at home on a cafe bike.

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pick up an ugly but comfortable Triumph K&Q,carve it up a bit , make a simple cowl,and...

or just a light re-shaping..

or just bend up some steel and make what you like..

Ruining a perfectly good Bonnie since 2004.
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Here's my 2012 Bonnie SE with a Corbin Gunfighter.
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This seat from Spanish maker 8negro looks good:



http://www.8negro.com/p/8negro-tv.html
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as much as what i am going to show you did not take place on my bonneville, the principles and procedures are the same.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...=village+idiot

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This seat from Spanish maker 8negro looks good:



http://www.8negro.com/p/8negro-tv.html
The black cowl with brown seat is beautiful! Only thing is price, more than $500 US dollars
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A bit of foam, 5 ply and some glue



Airtech cafe seat and Tail




A friend of mine reshaped a stock Bonneville seat for his Thrux



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this is mine on my '71 Bonnie.

started as a 'cafe' seat bought from Vietnam on ebay.

I reshaped the foam to get it closer to what I wanted.

Still not 100% happy with it but getting there. I intend doing a little more shaving here and there to make it exactly right for my eye. Still a little 'fat' at the back:




stumble trip stumble trip
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I got a screaming deal on a Triumph solo seat from Hermy's back in '05. The seat level is a tad lower and the foam is much better than used on the oem seat.

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