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Ta2edShady
04-07-2012, 10:55 AM
I really need a 2up seat solution and I'm not stoked about using a P-pad. I thought about getting the biltwell banana but I wanted to see if I could come up with something of my own. First attempt at fiberglass but I talked with the local fiberglass shop down here and this is what I've got going so far. One layer down, I'll let this set up and then do maybe one two more. The cloth I got has two crossed layers of strand and one layer of weave all laminated together. I'm trusting the fiberglass guy knows his stuff.


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Slayer63
04-07-2012, 11:15 AM
You're gonna want a few more layers than that. I used 5 layers of mat sandwiched between two layers of weave.

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Just need to trim it up a bit and cover it.

Ta2edShady
04-07-2012, 11:22 AM
Really? I was thinking 2-3 layers of this total. this is what I used:

STITCH BONDED FABRIC. COMBINES THE HIGH TENSILE STRENGTH OF UNI-DIRECTIONAL (NON WOVEN) ROVING ORIENTED IN A +/- 45 DEGREES FOR MAXIMUM MECHANICAL PROPERTIES. RESULTS IN MORE EFFICIENT USE OF RESIN DUE TO FEWER VOIDS BETWEEN FIBERS WHERE RESIN CAN POOL. DOES NOT UNRAVEL WHEN CUT OR HANDLED. COMBINES 17 OZ/SQ YD ROVING WITH 0.75 OZ/SQ FT CS MAT ON BACK

Ta2edShady
04-07-2012, 5:03 PM
This is two layers in, trimmed it a bit to fit nicely. Think I'm going to add one more layer of some strips to add some torsional strength even though it probably isnt needed. I'll have to trim it more ofter I get all the tape off the bike and the sissy bar back on.

Question for everyone, how should I deal with the factory tab that comes up? I notched a hole for it to slide through but I started to think about padding in that area. Should I glass a couple of strips over to make a small hump that I can just pad over?:

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Slayer63
04-07-2012, 5:31 PM
Maybe the stuff you used is stronger but at three layers my pan was not very sturdy. Of course i like to over build shit and i beat the crap out of my bike as well.

I would glass some steel into the pan where the latch hits then glass a hump over it. Fiberglass bonds really well to raw steel.

Ta2edShady
04-07-2012, 6:12 PM
Here's what I did, for better or worse only time will tell:

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Ta2edShady
04-07-2012, 6:16 PM
ad the wife pick up one of the $7 camping mats from WallyWorld while she was out. After this thing dries and I have it trimmed out I'll throw some foam on it.

Ta2edShady
04-07-2012, 7:41 PM
Here's where I'm stopping for the day. Need to glue/form each layer down and cut a few pieces to build up the butt end of the main pad a bit.
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Thunderhead1990
04-07-2012, 9:39 PM
coolass idea digg the MM glue weight, lol

Ta2edShady
04-07-2012, 9:42 PM
coolass idea digg the MM glue weight, lol

Yeah, but my "glue weights" seem to keep getting lighter and lighter.

Ta2edShady
04-09-2012, 9:38 PM
Here's what I knocked out today:

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I need to trim a bunch more off and maybe add another layer in the butt area then smooth it all out. I think I've decided on doing some pleated marine grade vinyl to cover it vice leather. I'll save leather for something with less curves.

Ta2edShady
04-11-2012, 9:02 PM
Redid the profile in the back end of the seat and smoothed a few areas out. Sending it down to TJ to get covered(tuck/roll) if it's the right price. If not, I'll go to the fabric outlet and buy some vinyl and give it a go:

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