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PostSubject: recovered seats   Mon Jun 07, 2010 12:43 pm

just to throw it out there, my old man runs an upolhstery business here from home, 36+ years experience so if anyone wants some seats recovered i can hook up a cash job.
just done mine, nothing flash, just glued down a piece of vinyl over steel haha, but if anyone wants something a little more complex give him a call , 416 6144 just say ben said to give him a ring about a cash job on a bike.
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PostSubject: Re: recovered seats   Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:19 pm

That's cool. We need a good local ulpholsterer. Cam is doing some very cool tooled leather seats as well.

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PostSubject: Re: recovered seats   Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:19 pm

yeah Ben I'd like to find out what sorta budget I'd need if I custom make a cafe race style seat, for him to cover it. It would have a long shape, rounded at the end & I guess would need patterns made from it & some sewing etc. I would shape it outta closed cell foam. bout 600mm long & 260mm wide


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PostSubject: Re: recovered seats   Sun Aug 01, 2010 9:41 am

Yep, whats the base made of? as you need to staple it down, i have a steel seat and my cover is glued down, but to look nice it would be cool to wrap it around and staple it down, you could spend around $200 for a custom made cover, drop down and check out some sample colors, vinyl or leather? give us a ring 416 6144, ask for my old man brett, were just by west gate.
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PostSubject: Re: recovered seats   Sun Aug 01, 2010 10:31 am

Is that you exhaust plan too Brett? be real careful changing the shape and length of the exhaust on 2 smokers, if you get it wrong you will lose all power
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PostSubject: Re: recovered seats   Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:00 pm

Slaytanica wrote:
Is that you exhaust plan too Brett? be real careful changing the shape and length of the exhaust on 2 smokers, if you get it wrong you will lose all power
yeah Shaun Im gonna try chucking a retro muffler on there. A couple of other people mentioned the same thing that you've just said. I asked a guy at the KTL workshop bout it. He said with the more modern jap 2 strokes it's really important, but with an old 197cc villiers copy he thought it wouldn't make much difference.
I dunno much bout the concept - is it something to do with the gases having some room to expand? Is having back pressure quite important?
Hey Ben thanks for the details, I think it's gonna be real simple now - a rectangular slab of closed cell foam - as Im thinkin I'll use one of the invercargill guy's glass csm seat bases/humps, and just plonk a 30mm foam pad on the base.
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PostSubject: Re: recovered seats   Sun Aug 01, 2010 8:17 pm

Yeah expansion and back pressure are a part of it. if you have a short system you get more HP at higher rpm, a longer system gives more torque. but like you say it is an old engine and might not have a big impact but ya never know
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PostSubject: Re: recovered seats   Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:08 pm

Slaytanica wrote:
Yeah expansion and back pressure are a part of it. if you have a short system you get more HP at higher rpm, a longer system gives more torque. but like you say it is an old engine and might not have a big impact but ya never know

will know next week when the pipe arrives Smile
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PostSubject: Re: recovered seats   Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:49 pm

ok if you wanna drop by with it when your finished im sure we'll pull something off much cheaper

my seat was a cup of coffee, i didnt even have to pay for it i just made it
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PostSubject: Re: recovered seats   Mon Aug 02, 2010 9:41 pm

west end rotangs wrote:

my seat was a cup of coffee

what is it like to sit on a cup of coffee Smile
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PostSubject: Re: recovered seats   Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:13 pm

brett7777 wrote:
west end rotangs wrote:

my seat was a cup of coffee

what is it like to sit on a cup of coffee Smile

well ide imagine warm at first then cold and sticky but im no expert clown
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PostSubject: Re: recovered seats   Mon Aug 02, 2010 10:45 pm

haha edit 'payment for my seat...'

we'll leave it at that Cool
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