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Weekend Wigglin'



I've had a plan to build me a custom king and queen seat for my motorbike for awhile now, but couldn't seem to find the time to do it. It's a pain in the ass. I got tired of having a seat bungee corded to my frame like some clown. That said, I consulted my adviser of chemical reaction, Danny and my adviser in terms of technical proficiency, Josh and got to stepping. I planned on mounting the seat to my existing seat hinge up front, to allow me to switch back to my solo seat if I ever got the urge. So I cut some 16 gauge steel for the front section where it mounts to the hinge. Wasn't sure how strong the fiberglas was going to be. Drilled some holes in the pan to allow it to rest on the seat spring spud jams. Also, at Josh's request, drilled some 3/8 holes randomly in the pan so the resin could flow through and bond to the other side. Covered everything up with masking tape, then saran wrap so the fiberglass would pop off once hard. Fiberglass is nasty and stinks. But quite enjoyable. I built it up a layer at a time until I had it about 1/4" thick. Then sanded and trimmed it down. Turned out pretty good, I think and it's pretty damn hard. I realized I need to trim the front section down a bit so it follows the line of the rails. I'm going on vacation for a couple weeks, so the plan is to drop it off at the upholsterer and hopefully it'll be done when I get back. Party scene. Out.















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2016 Progressive International Motorcycle Show - Part 1

The 2016 Progressive International Motorcycle Show was this weekend (2/5-2/7) in Minneapolis.  This was my 10th consecutive year attending and it was the first year that I applied for and received a press pass.  That got me free admission all weekend.

I went on both Friday and Saturday.  As you might imagine, it was much busier on Saturday.  Here are some crowd shots from Friday:

...and here are some on Saturday:

I like the mix of things to see at this show and it's why I come back year after year.  All the major manufacturers have their latest bikes on display that you can check out and most of the bikes you can sit on to get a feel for.

Some of the fancy ones are off limits.

Some manufacturers have custom bikes on display like this Bolt with cool Frankenstein paint. Frankenstein... bolt... clever.

I really liked this Yamaha DT-07 Dirt Tracker concept.

Harley-Davidson debuted their brand new 2016 CVO Pro Street Breakout on Saturday.  It drew a big crowd.  On the plus side, it has a 110 Screamin' Eagle motor and the bike sits very low so it feels fast standing still.  On the down side... well... maybe everything else.  I'm not a fan of the style.  It has a big fat 240mm rear tire and all I can think is... seriously?!?

In addition to bikes, there was a custom helmet display...

Progressive had a cool slot car track set up...

School of Rock played live music...

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100 pages, full color gloss perfect bound, 100% ad freeeeeee.... because (like I've said a couple hundred times before) ads suck. Nothing else, they suck. "But that's the name of the game." Well, good luck with that, these aren't like the others. I completely understand you might need to supplement declining sales with more and more advertisements within your pages, but eventually, everything becomes marginalized (like most major motorcycle events these days) and then it's just a copy of a copy of a copy... like most major motorcycle events these day. Wait. Did I just say that?

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