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Rear seat cover project

Discussion in 'R1200RS Appearance Mods' started by Allan "redfox", Feb 4, 2017.

  1. Allan "redfox"

    Allan "redfox" Active Member

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    Hi all,
    now that i'm busy with my lowering the handlebars job I'll take the time to design and make a cover for the rear seat so the bike'll look like a clean solo-seater " sporty style" bike.
    I have posted on Marketpace here on this forum that i'm in search for a rear seat for this project.
    Any help to get started in this search would be appreciated.

    Before the project, bike looks like:

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  2. oscarguitar

    oscarguitar Well-Known Member

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    First thing I would do is ditch the pannier supports, replace rear rack with the grab bars and get a tail tidy. That will sharpen up the rear end in a big way.
     
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  4. Allan "redfox"

    Allan "redfox" Active Member

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  5. PeTe T

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    Yes it's a shocker. This is more along the lines of what I've been looking for but so far only available for R9T. A better example that is not so much of the cafe racer-style bump would be the cowling that is available for the current (2015 I think) VFR800F. It seems to simply clip over the seat (I'm guessing) and conforms closely to the shape of the passenger seat which is probably more in keeping with what would suit the lines of the R1200RS.
    [​IMG]

    Apart from that the next best thing seems to be soft luggage such as the small seat bag from BMW.
     
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    Grumpy Goat Well-Known Member Contributor

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    :D
    I kill you again! :D
    It is indeed fugly.
     
  7. Grumpy Goat

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    Hehehe ... this one is only slightly less terrible, to my eyes. :confused:
     
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  8. Allan "redfox"

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    My "cover" is not going to cover the seat actually, am going to use the baseplate from the seat to fix a glasfiber cover in style of the bike all the way up to the taillight. I want to use the lines and design from the fueltank as an example for the rear, it's going to take some time but afterwards as always worth it.
     
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    Hi Allan, I realised that after reading your post in Marketplace. That's a much better approach. Looking forward to seeing it take shape.
     
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    I think that you have a good vision for the design, since you said that you will use cues from the fuel tank. If that is done then it will look much better than the roundish designs that exist presently.
     
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    Tailbag looks nice. Was never a fan of those panniers. :(
     
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  15. Allan "redfox"

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    I do not want the seat to look like it was added to the bike, it must blend in.....
    Hope do not disappoint you, now you all might have high expectations hahaha
     
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  17. Allan "redfox"

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    Hi all, removed pannier support and rear rack and made some photo's from all sides with the rear seat on it so we can compare afterwards.
    Looking at the photos the design is getting clearer to me....

    Side r.jpg

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    Top.jpg
     
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    Looks good. Tail tidy and a smaller can needed now. :)
     
  19. Allan "redfox"

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    r11.jpg
    This is going to be the one!!!
     
  20. Robert the Brews

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    Can't wait until the moment you suprise us with the first teaserphoto of the final result, Alan! ;)

    By the way: is the purpose of your project only for aesthetic reasons or also to carry something in it?
     
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