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”
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Published - Nov 6, 2012
I’ve known Chris for about 4 years now. He loves chopping his shit up. I was bored and looking through a bunch of old pics randomly, and I came across different bikes he’s had the past 4 years, so I thought I’d throw them up here. cb550 cb175 xs650 gs450
Great job and the photo of the finished product looks fantastic. I definitely want to see it in the flesh.
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.
Really like that the line of the tank flow into the seat hump. good stuff ricky
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.
nice work! looks real pro. cant wait to see the finished product.
clean stuff ricky, flows real well.
Great stuff buddy, looks fantastic.
@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.
Shit if you want to screw around, I’ve got a regular 10 gallon cooler setup.
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
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.