Sunday, June 13, 2010

Aluminum seat pan?

We got our first batch of these cast aluminum seat pans in, and of course I had to snag the first one for my race bike. Someone had to mount one for some good pictures right?! We will be adding these this week to our website, but act quick if you want one, these are made in low run batches of ten!
The bosses on the bottom of the pan come un-drilled so you can drill and tap them to whatever spacing you need for mounting.
I used a polished stainless steel Biltwell seat pivot and a set of our 4" seat springs , I would have liked to use some shorter springs but I needed to build to the tech requirements for Bonneville Speed Week. I spent a bit of time making some cool little aluminum spring retainers to mount them. I swiped the idea from Jay Roche over at Special 79, hope you don't mind man, worked great!
I decided to take this little project a bit further since it's for my land speed bike and drill some lightening holes in it. Every ounce counts right? And it looks killer!
I think this is getting sanded down and sent off to the polisher! A good days work I'd say. Let me know what you think! Cheers, Kyle

7 comments:

special'79 said...

Looking good Kyle, I'm glad the tech helped you out mounting the seat!

ModZBobber said...

I like it, should look really good polished. Send all those drillings back to the guy so he can make some more! Throw in a few beer cans if needed.

scott said...

looks so good!

Anonymous said...

looks like a bad mfer already.

Kyle said...

Thanks Jay yeah it worked good I got some other tick ideas while makin em too!

Anonymous said...

Looks far better holed.......

Harold McGruther said...

That is a great seat, Kyle. Your blog is awesome. Love the project bike...