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  1. #46
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    3rd at 50kph. 4th at about 60kph round town. Into 3rd at about 60, 4th at about 75/80 and 5th once to 100 when accelerating on open road.

    Cheers R
    "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools." - Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

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    If you're cruising in a 50 zone 4th is only pulling about 2600 rpm compared to 3500 in 3rd.
    Similar story for 70 zones.

    Have to drop down a gear to accelerate but 50km per tank further is nice.
    Lot's of 50 zones around here.

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    I'm on stock 15/41 gearing though. You dont have stock though do you? Mine labours a bit in 4th at 50 kph.

    Cheers R
    "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools." - Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

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    Yep, 14t front.

    Pulling about 4500rpm at 100kph.

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    Your just skiteing cause you have one of those fancy smancy rev counter, speedo, clock and whatever else thingamys.

    Can I have one please please can I?

    LOL
    Cheers R
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    Quote Originally Posted by cooneyr View Post
    Your just skiteing cause you have one of those fancy smancy rev counter, speedo, clock and whatever else thingamys.
    Why yes, yes I have

    Just started work on the new seating arrangements.
    5cm higher and further back.
    I had ants about cutting up the Corbin but now I've done it I feel much better.
    It's got a heavy fiberglass pan and the cover is rivetted on so I had to drill out about 30 rivets.

    What colour/s should I do the new seat in?
    I had to battle to not get flames last time.
    Damn Hot Rod upholstereres.
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  7. #52
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    You cut up a corbin!!!!!!!! They actually look surprisingly thin.

    Would suggest that a purple and yellow seat like mine is not the way to go. Whats wrong with black? (with a flame along each side hehehe)

    http://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/at...7&d=1171405248

    Cheers R
    "The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools." - Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

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    Well it's the only seat I've got.

    Surprisingly thin and surprisingly hard.
    Now at least there's a bit of give there.

    I think I'll to a 2-tone black with maybe some flames just stiched in black thread.
    The centre strip/top will probably be some textured black gripper material and the sides normal.

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    Nice work, Nordieboy. I've been toying with the idea of taking apart the XT's seat and affixing a bit more foam towards the rear of the pan.

    If my dad were still alive, I'd get him to reshape and cover the seat but now I have to hire an upholsterer and none I've located so far will actually reshape/add the foam - they'll happily cover it with fabric if I get it shaped elsewhere but they won't custom shape the foam themselves.

    Farked if I'm paying $500 for a custom seat with some bugger's name on it when I know for a fact it's a simple task to shape the foam and the covering of the foam can be done by a competent upholsterer in a couple of hours, maximum.
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    It is amazing what you can do with a big hammer and a lot of care.
    Thank Eris for the FSM!!

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    Do it yourself

    I've been fine tuning it a bit more today.
    Sculpted a bit out of the middle of the seat to level it up a bit and went for a ride up to the Whangamoa Saddle and back.

    You don't just sit on the bike now.
    Your arse is coddled by a custom DR NordieCorbin armchair.

    The bugger is you can keep tweaking till the cows come home and then all of a sudden you've gone too far and it's out with the foam off-cuts and the ADOS to build it back up again.

    I do the rough shaping with a bread knife and the fine-tuning this time is with a rotary wire brush on the end of the compressor.
    Only issue with this method is lots of foam dust and if you make a slight mistake there is a great gouge to fill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolf View Post
    Nice work, Nordieboy. I've been toying with the idea of taking apart the XT's seat and affixing a bit more foam towards the rear of the pan.
    Try and get hold of a munted seat that's got a good pan and build it yourself.
    Then you don't stuff the original.
    That's how I did my XR and Nordie ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    Try and get hold of a munted seat that's got a good pan and build it yourself.
    Then you don't stuff the original.
    Cheers. Was planning to do that - I've got no desire to be bikeless for the entire time I'm fucking about with foam and ADOS and while I'm waiting for the upholsterer to cover it.

    I've watched dad work, but I'm under no illusions that I'll get it right first off, so I'm likely to be shagging about with the shaping for a while.

    Dad, OTOH, would have had the calipers on my arse-cheeks and had a custom-sculpted seat shaped up in short order...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrandom View Post
    We 'athiests' consider Wolf 'one of us' inasmuch as his approach to matters of philosophy mirrors our own. The fact that he chooses to live by tenets driven by a fantasy of the supernatural that he finds personally appealing and culturally relevant is neither here nor there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny side up View Post
    It is amazing what you can do with a big hammer and a lot of care.
    Thank Eris for the FSM!!

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    My problem is that I've never seen anyone do the shaping etc.
    It's just total guesswork on my part.

    As this gif of my XR seat will show...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    My problem is that I've never seen anyone do the shaping etc.
    It's just total guesswork on my part.

    As this gif of my XR seat will show...
    You're a bloody craftsman
    ... you know it's a bit windy when you get passed by your own dust ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NordieBoy View Post
    My problem is that I've never seen anyone do the shaping etc.
    It's just total guesswork on my part.

    As this gif of my XR seat will show...
    Excellent guess!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrandom View Post
    We 'athiests' consider Wolf 'one of us' inasmuch as his approach to matters of philosophy mirrors our own. The fact that he chooses to live by tenets driven by a fantasy of the supernatural that he finds personally appealing and culturally relevant is neither here nor there.
    Quote Originally Posted by Shiny side up View Post
    It is amazing what you can do with a big hammer and a lot of care.
    Thank Eris for the FSM!!

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