Aluminum seat pan?

We got our first batch of these cast aluminum seat pans in, and of course I had to snag the first one for my race bike. Someone had to mount one for some good pictures right?! We will be adding these this week to our website, but act quick if you want one, these are made in low run batches of ten!
The bosses on the bottom of the pan come un-drilled so you can drill and tap them to whatever spacing you need for mounting.
I used a polished stainless steel Biltwell seat pivot and a set of our 4" seat springs , I would have liked to use some shorter springs but I needed to build to the tech requirements for Bonneville Speed Week. I spent a bit of time making some cool little aluminum spring retainers to mount them. I swiped the idea from Jay Roche over at Special 79, hope you don't mind man, worked great!
I decided to take this little project a bit further since it's for my land speed bike and drill some lightening holes in it. Every ounce counts right? And it looks killer!
I think this is getting sanded down and sent off to the polisher! A good days work I'd say. Let me know what you think! Cheers, Kyle

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Commented on 6-13-2010 At 03:14 pm

The threaded base on the seat hinge. It threads into the hole on the frame. Where did you get that? Its a good option other then welding a hinge on.

Commented on 6-13-2010 At 06:17 pm

I made it I was going to throw a tech article up on our website. I just cut the end end of the bracket off, drilled it and welded a piece of 3/8" roundstock in it and threaded it. Then used the existing hole in the downtube casting and tapped that. I thought it was pretty slick and worked just right for the height I had to mount my seat.

Commented on 6-13-2010 At 06:23 pm

That looks great, it looks like it has a real nice shape to it too.

Commented on 6-15-2010 At 06:42 pm

When polished; that seat is gunna heat the fuck up in the sun! haha, watch your ass!

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