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so as many of you know i want a seat cowl but cannot afford one, so i thought i would make my own.
Here is what you need to get you started :
Obviously a seat
Fibre glass set (large one)
Card
Painters tape or masking tape
Scissors
News paper

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first thing i did was tape over the seat, i did this trice as i didnt want to risk ruining the seat :p
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My next task was to make a shape out of cardboard as i wanted it to look different from the standard seat. once i had decided on a size and shape i taped this into place (the black lines are measurments and where it will start and end :))
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Once i had finished taping it together it was time for the good part. Putting the fibre glass on ;)
I cut it into strips (2 inches wide) as this was easier to put into place, making sure there was lots of the resin all over, so it would be tough :)
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At the moment i am waiting for it to dry so i can put another layer on top.
This seat cowl that i am making is one that can be taken off and put on, depending on wether im taking a pilion so i am making a little ridge at the bottom so this can happen :)
will upload more as progress goes on :)
 

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You planning to make it replace the seat, or just slip over the top?
 

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Killachipmunk said:
You planning to make it replace the seat, or just slip over the top?
Slip it over the top :) getting it off will be the hardest part, going to let it dry for a hour (as I have just put another layer on top) and then take it off without breaking it (hopefully) then leave it to properly dry overnight :)
Then use filler and stuff to get it level and then sand it down :) just depends how much motivation I have to finish it :) ;)
 

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make it a bit thicker ;) add more layers etc especially when you go to sand down you will be removing some, use some wet and dry too!
 

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make it a bit thicker ;) add more layers etc especially when you go to sand down you will be removing some, use some wet and dry too!
yeah, thats what im going to do, but i need my seat for tonight because im working ;)
but tbh with this weather im going to ask my dad to take me :p
I just want to get the underside properly dry before i do more :) so i have a tough base :)
 

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also what a
make it a bit thicker ;) add more layers etc especially when you go to sand down you will be removing some, use some wet and dry too!
also d, what are those things on your tank where your legs go?
 

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Where is the option for 'Haven't got a clue' ?
 

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Tom Bark said:
Pics of the new layer and clips :)
AHH ****
Just realised to get it off I need to get rid of the clips!!!! To then get rid of the fin inside!!!!!!!!! Urghhhhh :/ going to have to sand the ridge from them off :(
Ah well
 

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So once you are finished this will just slip over the top off the pillion seat rather than replace it?
Yeah, a lot of the bigger bikes actually do this.
Mostly the ones where the rear pillion seat and rider seat are one piece.
 
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