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”

  1. scott says:

    Great job and the photo of the finished product looks fantastic. I definitely want to see it in the flesh.

  2. admin says:

    cool man. i’m going to do a new seat on the cb650 at some point this summer.
    not sure if I wanna go with metal or fiberglass.
    if I go with fiberglass i might need some input from you.

  3. Adam says:

    Really like that the line of the tank flow into the seat hump. good stuff ricky

  4. John says:

    Looks nice! Weyermann malt 55lb sack? What’re you brewing up? I too am a fan of the homemade fermentables, and I ride the same bike in red.

  5. Tom says:

    nice work! looks real pro. cant wait to see the finished product.

  6. mick says:

    clean stuff ricky, flows real well.

  7. Patrick says:

    Great stuff buddy, looks fantastic.

  8. Richard says:

    Thanks Team.
    @John – I haven’t been brewing as of late. The malt bag was one that I brought home from my days brewing for the Sly Fox. I plan on having the home brewery setup by the end of the summer. Then I can heat my house with boiling wort all winter.

  9. john boswell says:

    Shit if you want to screw around, I’ve got a regular 10 gallon cooler setup.

  10. aaron says:

    Id be interested in going in on a colab with you on a seat in the future with leather upholstering.. Ive been apprenticing at our local cobbler/ leather shop and would love to talk to you about that someday.

    that thing looks awesome man, i heard rumors about this from devyn a while back and im psyched to see it. you did a great job

  11. john boswell says:

    I’m a slow kid rich, we’ve met, and it didn’t even occur to me. Sorry dude. Stop through again, new bottle list, best in town far’s i’m concerned.

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