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So I figured I would never ride double on the bike so I decided to shorten the seat and make room to build a rack.



I pulled out all the staples from the seat up to the strap, folded the leather back, and cut off the rear just behind the bolt holes in the seat. Here is a pic:







Next I heated up the seat with a heat gun and stuffed as much stuffing as I could into the seat (cut up one of my wife's pillows).







I then heated and stretched the leather and stapled it. I didn't have short enough staples so I took 1/4" staples and cut them off to around 1/8". I used both sizes depending on where I was stapling.







Here is a pic with it sitting on the bike.







Next I started on the rack.







Here it is with the cross pieces on.







Here it is welded and painted up.







Here it is all put back together.







Here is a close up of the rack.







I've never built a rack before but thought it turned out alright. Now I need to figure out what to do next (besides driving it of course :)
 

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That looks great. Had a dream the other night that I had figured how to put a tractor seat on mine lol. The ongoing obsession to keep the backside happy is a challenge. Yours is the best one I have seen to date. As we most ride single I would think, the extra space back there will be helpful. Next will be a backrest that will incorporate tiedowns for the adventure into the unknown.
 

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That looks great,

Very well done.

I did a 1/2" sq. tube rack to copy cycleracks look.

I have an 80mm motar ammo box and a Kolpin 1.5 gal fuel mounted.

It works very well, even if I endo like Saturday............ man I'm sore today.



VDR



PS are you removing buddy pegs?



Can't seem to get Photobucket to load my pic
 

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Thanks for all the compliments,



The rear pegs are removed. I did it right after the pictures were taken. I went on vacation the day after I finished it so I haven't tried the seat yet but can't wait to get back and try it.
 

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That looks great. It looks like the rack is a perfect place for the hand cuffs too when you are done with them. (I had to be that guy).
 

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That looks great. It looks like the rack is a perfect place for the hand cuffs too when you are done with them. (I had to be that guy).
i noticed those too...... baby got rack?
 

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I had to look again to see what you guys were talking about. My wife is nice and poses for me sometimes
Hopefully she doesn't see this thread
 

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We're just jealous.
 

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So I wanted something to slide in the tool tubes. Something like a sleeve that would go into the tube and hold the tools that I could slide out easily. So I walked around Wal-mart, Home Depot and finally Ace Hardware. What I found was at Ace. It is called HTH Shock 'N Swim in the 32 ounce size. It is a dry chlorine type stuff that is for pools. I just dumped out the stuff and rinsed it out. I liked it because the lid is large enough so tools slide in and out easily. As far as fit goes I was amazed at how well they fit. It was so tight I had to drill an 1/8" hole in the end so the air had somewhere to go when I pushed it in. The can stuck in a little to far and was a little difficult to remove so I wrapped up a 1-1/4" strap and stuffed it to the bottom of the tube and now the bottle sticks out just far enough that the lid holds it in tight. Once I put the tools in I stuffed in some material to hold them solid. Overall I'm happy with the mod and think it will work out great.
 
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