Racer Bum Stop and Seat Pan
Here is an alternative way to produce a tail section for your bike with a minimal amount of tools and about $50 worth of material.
Materials needed: Epoxy Resin, Fiberglass resin, Fiberglass cloth, Sandpaper in varying grits, Paint and Primer, Painters tape, Aluminum tape or Tin foil (The tape is better and more expensive. Don’t let the Jankeys see it, or they’ll scrap it!), Drop cloth, and Floor wax, Cardboard, and Something to create the overall shape of your tail. i.e. shapeable foam, clay, the rear section of a gas tank, an old KZ tail, a salad bowl, or a mailbox.
Here is the site I used to get a better understanding of what is involved. It has pictures and step by steps to build yourself a killer custom chopper seat pan. http://www.jeffreyphipps.com/seat_pans.htm
Do the glassing neatly, in that I mean, no bumps or air bubbles. This will make your sanding and filling time later less annoying.
For the true grit hicksters
If you have any questions email me. Next up…Upholstery
11 responses to “Racer Bum Stop and Seat Pan”
Published - Mar 8, 2010
This isn’t the biggest update but it shows what I’m working towards. I’m using the back half of a rusted out 500t tank to make my seat cowl. I wanted to slim it down so I cut out a 1 3/4″ section and welded it back together. Mock up.