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    Nickmoto,

    I ground down the welds and painted over using the the VHT chassis paint. I don't have any close-up pictures at the moment but I can take a couple tomorrow after work to show you how it came out, and the idea I have for how to mount the seat if you're interested!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MechEngr67 View Post
    Nickmoto,

    I ground down the welds and painted over using the the VHT chassis paint. I don't have any close-up pictures at the moment but I can take a couple tomorrow after work to show you how it came out, and the idea I have for how to mount the seat if you're interested!
    yeah, the more ideas and pictures the better. thanks for reaching out.
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    Here's what I did.Name:  2014-08-17 14.37.14.jpg
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    The round piece closing off the frame is the big chrome Hbox clamp cut in half, fits perfect.
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    Hey nickmoto

    this is how the rear end came out. I plan on creating a piece of metal on the bottom as a electronics tray/fender eliminator as well



    as for the seat I plan on having two bolts drop down here.


    and welding another spacer here (in red) and having two bolts come up through the cross bar here.
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    this type of welding doesn't need to be pretty. I bought a $98 cable feed welder. You can afford to weld fat and ugly and then grind smooth for these types of welds being non structural. I bought a $5 paddle sander attachment for my angle grinder that knocks these welds down in seconds.
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    5 minutes of work, very little welding experience
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    Quote Originally Posted by MechEngr67 View Post
    and welding another spacer here (in red) and having two bolts come up through the cross bar here.
    You may want to use studs here, too. If a nut comes off, at least the stud will remain to give some lateral stability to the seat. A missing bolt can't do that.

    If you're concerned about the studs protruding toward the tire, you could use a clip at the rear mount, like the stock seat has at the front. Either way, you'll need some other means to limit wheel travel than the tire rubbing on the frame.


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    Mech, Thanks for that! I have the same exact plans except I think I may plug these LEDs into each "plug" Seems straightforward. Famous last words right? I took a MIG welding class last night just to get the basics down. That was after my TIG welding class was a failure. Whole new respect for those guys.
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    "and welding another spacer here (in red) and having two bolts come up through the cross bar here."

    I was planning to weld my cross bar to the top (flanges) rather than in the recessed area so that my seat pan wouls sit flush with the cross bar. Is there any reason you didn't do that?
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    "this is how the rear end came out. I plan on creating a piece of metal on the bottom as a electronics tray/fender eliminator as well"

    I have the same plan. Instead of welding it to the bike, I planned to bolt the front of that to the bottom of the CDI mounts and the back of it to the cross bar. Thoughts?
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