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« on: November 13, 2012, 07:07:43 PM »
Well, if I decide to take off the black silicon painted rear pillion, I can replace it with the spare seat pan I upholstered today.

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Re: pillion
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2012, 07:27:19 PM »
You didn't have a standard passenger seat on it before?
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Re: pillion
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2012, 07:34:16 PM »
I do, but it has a hole worn in it from rubbing against ma and my backpack.  I ficed it with black silicone, but Tim makes fun of me when he sees the repair.  I'll probably keep this aside for "dress" occasions.
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Re: pillion
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2012, 07:39:31 PM »
Oh oh now I'm following you. I didn't quite follow the silicone painted part. I thought you had some state of the art silicone coated luggage rack or something.
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Re: pillion
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2013, 02:40:33 PM »
I put my spare pillion on today, took the perforated one to a trim place, they wanted $120 to redo it, so since I have the electric staplegun anyway, I'm ordering a yard of marine vinyl to do it myself.  Basic black again.
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Re: pillion
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2013, 05:08:44 PM »
I put my spare pillion on today, took the perforated one to a trim place, they wanted $120 to redo it, so since I have the electric staplegun anyway, I'm ordering a yard of marine vinyl to do it myself.  Basic black again.

So ... if I'm following this correctly ... after some trouble and effort on your part, you will emerge with two newly (re-)upholstered passenger seats?
 
I'm strongly tempted--but hesitant--to ask why?  (That might be like asking a Harley owner why he wants to chrome-plate his voltage regulator.)   ;)
 
Nice-looking job, in the photo.
 
 
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Re: pillion
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2013, 05:25:34 PM »
I do, but it has a hole worn in it from rubbing against ma and my backpack. 

Count your blessings.  You're lucky your mother still enjoys being taken for a spin.  And on a sportbike, yet!  Many women her age would be pestering you to buy a Gold Wing so they could have a nice armrest and more back support.
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Re: pillion
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2013, 05:36:18 PM »
I figure if my back pack rubbed a hole in one pillion, it will rub a hole in another.  I got the spare pillion for free, so costs  me nothing to be prepared.  The seat base is drilled so that I can bolt something to the back of the bike if I wish, a kayack maybe?
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Re: pillion
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2013, 08:23:41 PM »
The seat base is drilled so that I can bolt something to the back of the bike if I wish, a kayack maybe?

Someone must make a small, 12-volt refrigerator.  (Dang!  I chucked my Cabela's catalogue just yesterday.)  Installing that would make a nice winter project, if you get tired of upholstering.   :)
 
« Last Edit: September 24, 2013, 08:25:29 PM by Ken »
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