Brat style seat options
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    Senior Member Dallen's Avatar
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    Jul 2013
    Phoenix, AZ
    I finally figured out the style of seat I want. The long, simple shaped, ribbed seat. Flat, maybe a tiny but upswept in the back. Brown leather color. Where can I get one? I've seen a few users with them here.
    I like these

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    Senior Member Kameron's Avatar
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    They make them
    If you want to buy one then look at Dime City Cycles as they carry a few
    1983 CX650E will restore

    1981 CX500 Custome Cafe Brat thingy

    1979 CX500 Deluxe (currently being Cafe'd/Brat)

    1973 CB750 K3 (need to restore)

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    Senior Member chilimac's Avatar
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    Apr 2012
    Newport News, Virginia, USA
    Have a look atCafe Racer Seat | Custom Motorcycle Seats | Custom Cafe Racers

    for a number of possibilities.
    1979 CX500 Custom, GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN

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    Senior Member literacybikes's Avatar
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    Lancaster PA
    do some Google research on fiberglass seat pans. I had never worked with glass prior to making my pan.
    My local favorite bike mechanic had a great guy to do the upholstery. All in all it came out about the same price as an aftermarket seat, but its mine, and its what i wanted.
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    78 CX500 Brat/Dirt/Thing
    68 Triumph T100R
    84 Honda Elite 150 (the wife's)
    *SOLD*82 GL500 Silverwing*SOLD*
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    Senior Member chocolatelvis's Avatar
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    Toronto, Canada
    For something as non-complex as a brat seat, you may if you already haven't done so, is compare what the cost would be to bring the final product to a leather upholsterer. Really, if you have the tools and patience, the only work you would have to do yourself is cut your pan or cut your existing, mount brackets (which you're probably going to have to do regardless is you purchase a pre-made seat), get the proper foam, and pick your leather or vinyl from a leather craft store. Done.
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    ~80' CX500c
    ~79' CX500d

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    good pricing and clean look, I plan on snagging one of these myself! Can't beat the price!

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    Senior Member Steve1's Avatar
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    Waynesboro Va.
    1982 Honda GL500 I SilverWing Interstate " Its not the destination but the journey and Ride Safe "

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    Member JasonMW's Avatar
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    Winnipeg, MB
    if you check out my build thread, I built mine out of a skateboard deck. it's not the most beautiful seat out there, but it cost me less than $50, does the job for now and looks way better than stock.
    1980 Cx500 Custom

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    Senior Member spinnanz's Avatar
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    I love the idea of one with a removable rear pod, so you can go between styles

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