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marcelm

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new upgrade
« on: Nov 06, 2012, 03:33:13 AM »
Just finished :

- SAC installed
- New seat, much more confortable than before, with "RAIDER" sewed with gray thread, on the back side.
- EXUP servomotor were removed and replace with the 12 oclocklabs simulator.
- I had to remove the servomotor because I needed that space, to place the brake fluid reservoir; (because of the new seat, the reservoir could not stay in the original position).
- hand made cover, on the back side, just under the seat, to cover/protect the electrical components there (turn signal relay …etc ..)

…..BUT, honestly ..I do not like the look 100%, looks like something is not matching on the rear …..to big space between rear fender and seat, to high the back side of the seat, or maybe the fender to close to the tire, or …..
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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #1 on: Nov 06, 2012, 03:35:24 AM »
looks real good, but i do agree with the space you speak of. Perhaps shortening the rear lip of the seat probably half would make it not stand out so much. the way the seat flips up on the rear kills the flow of the bike. $.02

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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2012, 03:41:44 AM »
looks real good, but i do agree with the space you speak of. Perhaps shortening the rear lip of the seat probably half would make it not stand out so much. the way the seat flips up on the rear kills the flow of the bike. $.02

yes, .....but is so confortable .. ;D
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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #3 on: Nov 06, 2012, 03:42:19 AM »
looks real good, but i do agree with the space you speak of. Perhaps shortening the rear lip of the seat probably half would make it not stand out so much. the way the seat flips up on the rear kills the flow of the bike. $.02

yes, .....but is so confortable .. ;D
but you now must choose between aesthetics or comfort. :)

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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 2012, 03:51:22 AM »
looks real good, but i do agree with the space you speak of. Perhaps shortening the rear lip of the seat probably half would make it not stand out so much. the way the seat flips up on the rear kills the flow of the bike. $.02

yes, .....but is so confortable .. ;D
but you now must choose between aesthetics or comfort. :)

very difficult >:(
maybe a complete different approach ... need to google and see many seat / rear fender styles ..

This is the 3rd seat variant. The first two was not so confortable, you can see them below :
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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #5 on: Nov 06, 2012, 04:00:05 AM »
i like the variant 2, good ibetween. but this is me.  either way you have a nice ride there mang!

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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #6 on: Nov 06, 2012, 07:22:23 AM »
I love the stitching on the seat but agree that the back is too high so that is your dilemma.  Looks or comfort, only you can make that choice.

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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #7 on: Nov 06, 2012, 08:42:33 AM »
I would get a tractor seat like Wolfraider has and put some padding in it and cover it with leather. I bet that would be very confortable.  http://www.roadstarraider.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=12877
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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #8 on: Nov 06, 2012, 09:37:02 AM »
Option 2 looks the best to me, but Buda may be right with the tractor seat.  It's still looking good with what you have.  I'm just wondering when you're going to replace that front fender with a full wrap of some sort.

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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #9 on: Nov 06, 2012, 09:39:32 AM »
I like the raised back....its different. It may even help your lower back....
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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #10 on: Nov 06, 2012, 10:04:30 AM »
I like the raised back....its different. It may even help your lower back....

I could definitely see that.

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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #11 on: Nov 06, 2012, 10:04:46 AM »
No front fender is needed its a bobber you are suppose to be stripping it down to bare minimum O8O
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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #12 on: Nov 06, 2012, 10:06:20 AM »
No front fender is needed its a bobber you are suppose to be stripping it down to bare minimum O8O

That would be fine too, but the existing fender just doesn't fit.

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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #13 on: Nov 06, 2012, 10:12:21 AM »
No front fender is needed its a bobber you are suppose to be stripping it down to bare minimum O8O

That would be fine too, but the existing fender just doesn't fit.


He could get another,stock fender... cut the tail off extend it down. Then it would.... match the high back seat, both tip up....
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Re: new upgrade
« Reply #14 on: Nov 06, 2012, 10:27:55 AM »
No front fender is needed its a bobber you are suppose to be stripping it down to bare minimum O8O

That would be fine too, but the existing fender just doesn't fit.
I agree needs to go
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