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kwebbel
02-08-2007, 06:36 PM
Being in need off a saddle I did some research on the costs for a new saddle made by some professional firm.
Prices offered were all around a solid 300-350 euro.(about 375$-440$), so I decided to make it myself.
I bought some polyurethane, a meter off purfoam, a meter off strong skai-"leather" and a sheet off allumunium 3mm thick for about 40 euro (50 buck)

the victim.
http://members.lycos.nl/thernastaff/hpbimg/zadel/seat.jpg

made a template out off cardboard.
http://members.lycos.nl/thernastaff/hpbimg/zadel/mal.jpg

made the saddlebase using the aluminium and polyurethane
http://members.lycos.nl/thernastaff/hpbimg/zadel/grondplaat.jpg

cut the foam
http://members.lycos.nl/thernastaff/hpbimg/zadel/foam-cut.jpg

attached the skaileather with a staplegun.
http://members.lycos.nl/thernastaff/hpbimg/zadel/start.jpg
http://members.lycos.nl/thernastaff/hpbimg/zadel/start2.jpg
http://members.lycos.nl/thernastaff/hpbimg/zadel/start3.jpg

And here you are. :-D
http://members.lycos.nl/thernastaff/hpbimg/zadel/klaar.jpg

took me about 4 hours to fab the whole thing....

soccerlawn
02-08-2007, 06:38 PM
nice job

suzukisportrider2004
02-08-2007, 06:39 PM
looks great!

chinto
02-08-2007, 06:44 PM
looks good. I have an extra seat for my bike so I'm going to attempt to make my own gel seat with it. know of any gel pad suppliers?

Waltari
02-08-2007, 06:55 PM
Nice...looks great Roger!

Spedee
02-08-2007, 07:06 PM
Looks great.

The CyberPoet
02-08-2007, 07:43 PM
You have so much skill that I wouldn't be surprised if I sent you to your room for a month, you'd turn out a new bike that would put the big-4 to shame...

Really nice!

Cheers,
=-= The CyberPoet

KatanaSoldier
02-08-2007, 09:22 PM
Amazing.

kwebbel
02-09-2007, 12:59 PM
You have so much skill that I wouldn't be surprised if I sent you to your room for a month, you'd turn out a new bike that would put the big-4 to shame...

Really nice!

Cheers,
=-= The CyberPoet

Thanks Dad :-D , thought I had dealt with my youth-traumas :shock: , but after reading this I feel :( I need to contact my shrink again :lol:

kwebbel
02-09-2007, 01:02 PM
looks good. I have an extra seat for my bike so I'm going to attempt to make my own gel seat with it. know of any gel pad suppliers?

Yes I do know some, but they are overhere in Belgium, guess that's no option for you....

gsxrluver
02-09-2007, 04:39 PM
looks really good

tzortn
02-09-2007, 05:06 PM
looks good. I have an extra seat for my bike so I'm going to attempt to make my own gel seat with it. know of any gel pad suppliers?

http://www.saddlemen.com/gelpads.html

kwebbel
02-21-2007, 06:17 AM
A little update...

During the last week I've been busy making a complete new (custommized) harness for the bike, since the CDI, fusebox, regulator aso will be housed in the tail.
It's got extra cables for alarm, pro-oiler, temp-sensors, dash aso integrated, so no ugly possibly_trouble_causing connectors anymore :-D

The bike is completely stripped down to the frame now, allmost forgot to weld a new batterybox, so I made that "on the fly" will bring the frame in tomorrow for PC-ing (gun-metal grey)
Next step will be repairing some minor "fairing-damages", welding the tank-indents and after that a new paintjob for the bike (still playing with some ideas, however the colorscheme will be the same anyway, still got plenty off those paints sitting on the shelf)
Guess I will find myself rebuilding the bike by the end off March, just in time for the new ridingseason overhere. :D