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post #1 of 21 Old 02-26-2012, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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The corbin seat "bread loaf" mod.

So i love my corbin seat, but despise the large "bread loaf" passengers seat. I don't ride 2 up, wife has no interest in it. I am thinking i might gut the bread loaf and either reshape/mod the pan and foam into a gunfighter style. Or maybe turn it into a built in tail bag with =some sort of velro or zippered hidden access. I doubt i will be doing the leather work myself.

Pvster.....can you post up some pics of your gunfighter seat. Just need a few references photos to work around.

Also any input or ideas are welcome.
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post #2 of 21 Old 02-26-2012, 12:44 PM
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sure thing buddy. i'll try to get some close ups later this week when i get back home. for now, you can look at the weekend aka progress thread for some pictures to help get you started.

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Here's an idea I saw last Summer:
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pictures as promised. yes the bike is dirty. that's what happens when you ride in the rain. yes i refuse to clean it daily. just too much work. i actually clean it about once every two weeks or so.
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Stage 1 completed. This is not for the faint of heart, once started there is no going back. The cobin has a heavy fiberglass base, with the edges built up to cup the rear foam. Also there is a metal T angle lamented into glass, for the back rest attachment.

So basically....
- drill off rivets and pull back cover, about 50%.
- go crazy with a grinder, remove the glass lip and flush the metal angle.
- Next up hack at seat to shape to desired contor, hack saw blade with duct tape handle works well.
-sacrifice car headrest for additional foam, and rebuild the end where the glass lip/angle used to live.
-continue to shape (hack,grind,cut)
-attempt to stretch leather back over
-rerivet and cut off excess material.


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I can see myself going back in and shaving somemore off, also maybe getting the rear recovered. But for now it works, and looks a little better.

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Looks great! When you go back in for final shaping, I'd suggest using either sandpaper and a woodblock or a shaver (see pic). I picked up one of the shavers at the local hardware store for less than $10 to reshape the seat foam on a dirt bike project. It's really easy to work with, and lets you make very smooth edges.
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Looks great! When you go back in for final shaping, I'd suggest using either sandpaper and a woodblock or a shaver (see pic). I picked up one of the shavers at the local hardware store for less than $10 to reshape the seat foam on a dirt bike project. It's really easy to work with, and lets you make very smooth edges.
That looks handy.......plus any excuse to buy more tools!

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It's basically a small cheese grater with a handle!
I started my seat foam project with a bread knife - which worked great for cutting the foam down. I switched to heavy sandpaper and a wood block for shaping; it was slow, but worked good. Then I found that shaver during a trip to the store and it made shaping the foam SO much quicker and easier. I still used the sandpaper a little bit.

Can't wait to see photos when you get it done!

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I've seen guys use an electric carving knife to cut off excess foam then sandpaper to finish shaping.

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Looks pretty good for DIY. Too bad you couldn't save the backrest....



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Now we know why your got your speeding ticket today. Your seat is more aerodynamic!

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DIYMotorcycleSeat.com - Home Page

Lots of good foam working info on that page

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DIYMotorcycleSeat.com - Home Page

Lots of good foam working info on that page
Great link! Thanks man.

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Now we know why your got your speeding ticket today. Your seat is more aerodynamic!
I was thinking the same thing! Plus it's white the fastest color if you haven't heard.
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See above......

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Great link! Thanks man.


I was thinking the same thing! Plus it's white the fastest color if you haven't heard.

See above......
Well, I'm not going to argue with that. You have evidence.

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Hope this isn't a dead topic. I came across this site when i was looking for ways to modify the seat for less forward tilt...
DIYMotorcycleSeat.com - Home Page
and a video link from that site that shows a guy shaping a seat. (almost all hand tools!)
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