Ok, so the last time I posted I mentioned that I would be doing a metal rear cowl...due to bad time management and also to some unexpected extra work on another bike that I bought, the metal cowl fabrication will need to wait for a couple of months, but be assured that it will get done!
Anyway, I bought the seat you see in the photo, but it was way too long for the sub-frame so I cut it about 4 inches.
Photos show how I removed the leatherette back enough for me to cut the plastic seat base.
Started working on a new rear seat cowl for the Honda.
What you see in the photos is simply the pan base where the new seat/cowl will go, in other words, the base where the new seat and cowl will rest on. I've decided to use square tubing as it's easier to work, and yes I know that if I had used round tubing, it would look better, but consider that once the cowl and seat are fitted, that part of the base will not be visible at all. Besides, I already had square tubing so decision was easy.
Took the bike out today and got a few photos as fairly soon I'll start customizing the sub frame to fit a custom fibreglass rear cowl. I've been toying with the idea of buying an aftermarket cowl, but knowing that it will need so many adjustments, I decided to make one myself. I'll start with a timber model, then fibreglass it. I've seen enough YouTube videos to give it a go...
I'll post some images once I start the customizing..:)
I wasn't happy with the way the seat turned out, so decided to completely change it and start again.
You will notice that the entire sub-frame has been "further "customized as well, and this week I'll be creating the support tubes that will support the pillion section.