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post #1 of 7 Old 03-25-2019, 03:32 PM Thread Starter
 
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Exhaust Wrap and Reupholstered Seats

I bought this bike about two months ago now. The exhaust was very rusty so I wrapped them. The seats were in BAD shape. I didn't even have the rear one on since it was torn all over. I did lay the bike down so I broke one mirror off and one turn signal screw came off so its hanging now. I went to honda to replace the screw but it came loose again. Gotta go back to honda… Oh and took the engine guard off also.

They did custom stitching which looks ok, I would've opted for a diamond pattern but It doesn't look that bad.
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post #2 of 7 Old 03-25-2019, 08:18 PM
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Seats look great! How are they from a comfort perspective compared to the originals?
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post #3 of 7 Old 03-26-2019, 02:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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Not bad at all. He got rid of the original cushion in the front seat and trimmed the rear with the original foam. He replaced the front with high density foam so it is stiffer, so its not as soft as before but the suspension does a good job at cushioning the bumps on the road. Highly recommend. I was thinking of getting a spring seat but im not ready to invest time and money on fabricating and bobbing it. It looks way better than before. Next is the side covers from blue collar bobbers and then maybe their drag bars and an LED headlight and turn signals.
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post #4 of 7 Old 03-26-2019, 11:34 AM
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Blue threadlocker helps to keep threaded fasterners in place.

Many folks mistakenly believe that the softer the foam, the better the seat. Not so, especially with the soft foam in just about every Japanese bike I've ridden. Spencer (Great Day to Ride), Corbin and Mustang all use firm foam in their seats.
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Keepin' all the left over parts. Gonna use 'em to build another bike!

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post #5 of 7 Old 03-27-2019, 08:30 PM
 
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I like that seat. The stock seat is the only thing I don't like about the Rebel, and it's not so much the seat but the location. It's a few inches too far forward. I wind up sitting between the two seats, and it is extremely uncomfortable. The back edge of the front seat6 is very sharp. On longer trips I tend to use the passenger pegs, which allows me to lean forward enough to take some of my weight off the back edge of that seat. I know there has to be an answer, but I know nothing about upholstery, so I don't even know what exactly needs to be done. I could wind up spending a lot of money and actually making it worse, if that is possible. I have thought about buying a used front and rear seat, removing the stock seats, and letting an upholstery shop see if they could come up with something. I want to keep the stock seats because I have a nearly new 2016 Rebel.
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post #6 of 7 Old 04-01-2019, 12:30 PM Thread Starter
 
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Blue collar bobbers have a kit that extends the pegs and pedals, allowing you to stretch your feet, im trying to imagine what that would do to your posture, not sure if that would help your case but maybe someone could chime in if they have the kit on their bike?
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post #7 of 7 Old 04-01-2019, 11:58 PM
 
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I have that BCB kit. It does keep my knees from hitting my chin, but I still wind up sitting on the very back of the front seat for some reason.
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