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I recently purchased a 1973 cb750k and am planning a cafe theme. Was hoping someone could reccomend a source for a cafe style tail section that will work with a stock tank besides airtech. Im not having much luck.
 

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Unless you want to spend a fair amount of cash on a prefabbed tail you can make your own, or modify one from another bike to fit.

Hey someone pas me the wrench........ Ahh screw it where is the torch
 

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do the guys at this ebay link sell outside of egay??? like the seat.....dont like ebay.....and i was curious, does anyone think this seat would work with the stock hinges and seat pan on a 73 cb450? if not, does anyone know of an alternative seat that would work for my bike??

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ok, how do i post pics?
i dont think they sell outside of e-bay. you'd have to contact em to see.

some people are like slinkies, basically useless but they still make me smile when i push them down the stairs

Edited by - fuzzybutt on Jan 01 2007 5:48:11 PM
 

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They do sell off e-bay. They have a web site but I can't remember it right off. I googled cafe tail sections and these guys came up. They're out there.
 

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I made my own seat pan out of plywood and used the back half of an old tank for the tail...and used the original seat lock and hinges.
 

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Why not use the orginial seat pan, strip the old foam off of it, glue some new foam to it, shape it with a big knife, and recover it with vinyl?

Most of the fiberglass seats I've seen look cheesy on streetbikes.
 

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Although not cheap (and you'll have to add shipping) you could try meadspeed.co.uk over here,they do a lot of stuff such as the dresda seat
 

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Here's my home made seat and cowling from an old tank. I used dense closed cell foam for the pad. It's firmer than carpet foam, doesn't absorb water and cut and glues (with a heat gun) easily. You can even sand it to shape.
http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i5/58duoglide/right2a.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i5/58duoglide/WoodenSeatPan.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i5/58duoglide/Mockupwithtankandcowling.jpg

http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i5/58duoglide/PaintedRearCowling.jpg

Sorry about the links....haven't figured out to put the pic in the post..any hint?
 

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http://www.backallycustoms.com/cafe racer seats.html

I make seats from the rear section of old tanks ,its an old trick but you get a very STEEL seat and you can weld hinges or pans to the bottom.

I have bought fiberglass seats and have made aluminum seat supports for them .

I think the problem for most people is it still takes a bit of fabrication even when you by a pre made fiberglass seat because you really just get an outer skin with no mounts or support.

But you need to get over your ebay phobia ,because like it or not if its out there it IS ON EBAY.

Good luck LiLBull
 

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uhmmm I didnt get any stinkin brackets when I got one from him ,I got robbed....seat was good though

Im so far behind ,that I think Im in first.
 

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were are doing 1980 gs 650 into cafe racer,,the old school way,,my main feature is a all alluminum seat/tail section..my son and i work in the aircraft world and dragracing...we completly stripped it and to the bare metal,,tossed 200lbs of stock stuff and started back with aircraft primer and a swing arm off a 750-about 1-1/2 longer..blasted the wheels with plastic media and new tires,,,rebuilt calipers and polished them,,used stock tank and made the alluminum seat pan and tail section,,havent started on the motor yet,,,,M3 thats us,,will offer these alluminum pieces for sale as soon as we get the production part of it ironed out...have some pics if you e-mail me
 
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