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Markantenna

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Finally all the power has been restored to the workshop at work and got my seat pan cut out.i also got a delivery 2-1 headers so can start mocking up my exhaust and fab some brakets. Ordered some pipe wrap for when it's done

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Sweet. What made you decide to wrap the pipes?

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There a bit dinged up got them for next to nothing and being a budget build thought it might be the cheapest way of getting them looking ok.

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Got myself some vinyl and foam for my seat gonna get a start on my first attempt at seat making pics to come

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Finally got some time to cut out fit and bend my seat pan today hopefully I can do a bit more on Friday and maybe even get some foam on it by the weekend updates and pics to come as it progresses. I'm really interested to see how it turns out as I've never done anything like this before. I have read a lot and watched plenty of YouTube videos hopefully that's enough.

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Mounted my seat pan and started laying the foam layers hopefully get it covered by the weekend will post pics soon

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A little bit more work done on my seat today the wife is really sick some kind of gastro or stomach bug while she was sleeping I tidied up the foam and glued down the top wadding and marked out my vinyl I need to get some scrim foam so I can sew the pleats and get a nice ridged top like this seat that was my inspiration.

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Time to finish welding and de-tabbing then strip and prime.

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All my pics tend to upload sideways might have to stop being lazy and try to figure it out on the craptop

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Took my seat cover vinyl to my dads house with my home made fabric backed foam(red foam from seat with old shirt glued to it)my old man is a retired Taylor do has various industrial sewing machines but my ghetto scrim foam was to much and would either snap the thread or not sew at all I left it there for now he was gonna try a stronger thread and I was gonna head to an auto upholstery place near my work to see if I could get the correct scrim and possibly some advice on sewing ie machine and foot combo

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Got a bit of welding and grinding done to the rear ends of the seat rails I cut and expanded and tacked on my front tank mounts.

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Well my dads sewing machines were not strong enough to sew a pleated seat cover so opted for a flat vinyl cover instead got it all sewed up today have to make some small adjustments to my seat base and foam and should be all good will post some pics when I have it finished.

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Here is the finished seat I'm quite happy with the end result it's not perfect but I think it's ok for a first attempt .I'm hoping the creases in the top with go with use.

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Quick seat and tank mock up almost finished up the rear end started removing unwanted tabs have to figure out where new tabs going and tack them up. Will do one more full Mock up to figure battery placement and coils placement then I can finally paint this frame.

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Got started on modifying my rear fender 2 stock cb400t guards making 1 custom guard

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I was tossing up wether to post a pic of my guard after I tacked it together and at first I was not going to out of embarrassment but now I think what the hell this whole project for me is to learn new skills and my fab skills are not that good but I think that is the point of this build.

Now I know it looks pretty crap in the pics but I have ground the welds down and with some bracing and some body filler I think it will still turn ok

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Builds on hold me and the family are in Bali not getting home for another few weeks

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Back from lovely sunny Bali to cold winter Australia surprisingly not to cold about 25 degree Celsius. Finally got my frame preped for paint finally feel like I'm making real progress

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