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    Hyosung gt650 cafe build

    Got this 2008 Hyosung gt650 and converted it onto a sought of cafe racer want to raise the front of the seat a little just wanna know what would look better the black that's on the seat now or go brown?
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    Ya I can see that jamming your junk into the tank a lot
    would look great in shit brown.
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    Yea I'd stick with the theme, maybe a nice swollen balls purple.

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    given there's nothing else brown on it, i think that'd look pretty stupid. unless you went some of those brown grips. brown it out, as roy and hg would say.

    maybe you could use that seat base as a guide, and extend the front of it up into the tank reliefs and over the frame to cover that shit you can see under it. make it a proper job. and that way you can lift the front of it to make it a bit less balls aching.

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    Yeah I'm planning to raise the seat and cover up all the battery and shit under the seat those alloy triangle are going to be covered as well and paint the rest of the frame but I will probably go black on the seat

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    here is what you need to do:

    1. Take that shitty seat off.
    2. cover the bike in a sheet (so it doesn't see when you shoot it in the head - I'm just kidding)
    3. Cover the seat area in a plastic sheet, then spray mould release on the plastic sheet
    4. Lay some fiberglass mat down over the area where you want your seat pan to go. Pour some epoxy over it and mat it in with a brush
    5. repeat 2-3 more times. install mounting hardware.
    6. remove your rough new seat pan, trim with a whizz wheel so it has clean edges
    7. Take it to a local upholstery shop, have them make foam and cover in the shape you want. (this is the expensive step).
    8. install on bike.

    if you need to see someone do what I described, that's what youtube is for:

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    Thanks I must just do that but I'm fine with doing the upholstery myself so this might be the best option

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    that humped tank which is needed for the airbox is tough to work with
    if you can develop a more near level subframe in the seat base zone you will be more apt to form a seat that works
    right now the downward slant and much lower frontal area is a huge fail
    focus on making the seating position at least as high as it was stock \in fact the stock tail and seat look quite nice
    the modern supersport type design you are working with will never look like a cafe racer though
    unless you are a magician

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    Yeah I know real hard to work with and won't be able to get that classic cafe look with the flat seat but the downward slope is sort of needed on these to handle properly so I just want to get it as close as I can

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