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    Senior Member jseconds77's Avatar
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    No need to mod a thing because Texavina sells these bolt on. They make them for a variety of Hondas, Kawasaki bikes, too. They also sell on Ebay. I personally have no experience with them but some members here purchased and despite being shipped from Vietnam, were good quality units. if you order, let us know here about your experience

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    https://www.ebay.com/sch/m.html?_ssn...cb450&_sacat=0

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    That Norton is probably wearing a Corbin seat, Norton Motorcycles, Corbin Motorcycle Seats, they make some of the nicest seats anywhere(if you have a big enough wallet).
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    Trying to talk myself out of this, but you're not helping guys..

    The Corbin seats I always knew were good but expensive - the Texavina ones are cheaper but are still going to come in about 300 euro once the taxman adds his 23% import levy
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    Quote Originally Posted by -alan- View Post
    ...once the taxman adds his 23% import levy
    Ouch!
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    I heard once that soaking the foam in water then freezing makes it easier to carve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -alan- View Post
    https://www.ebay.ie/itm/Universal-Bl...item25e835f14d

    35 euros including postage to my door - that IS cheap

    I know the brackets are wrong for the 450K - but can't help wondering if it'd be worth buying one and rigging up some brackets to bolt it to the frame and keeping the original seat as a spare.
    I bought one very similar to that, and I can confirm that it is a piece of junk. Typical low bucks 'café racer / brat bike / garden ornament stuff.

    Could a 450 seat be reshaped to look like this ?-20191126_151046.jpg

    I'm not going to use it. Current plan is to build my own, using an SL175 aftermarket seat cover, make my own base with suitable handcarved foam.
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    Other than the gap between the tank and seat what else don't you like about that seat ?
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    ^^^my guess is that it isn't anywhere close to the stock SL175 seat, and secondly that it is probably a cheap piece of cheese like half the seats from China or Thailand
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    I have a import scrambler style seat for my cl350 project. They made it with a fiberglass copy of the original pan. It bolted right up, but seems pretty flimsy. To early to tell how durable the cover is. But if it rips out tears out right away, I won't be heartbroken. I'm not expecting it to be a show bike.

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    What don't I like ?

    It's just cheap, less than 20 quid over here, and it shows. Flimsy plastic base, cheap vinyl with stitching that would let the rain through into the low density foam filling.

    Looks the part in a photo, or an Ebay ad for a ' professionally built café racer', less so in the flesh.

    Regarding the tank gap, seat isn't actually bolted to the bike, just placed there for photo. The stock seat latch mech got in the way of placing the seat closer to the tank.
    Last edited by Richard_Pitman; 12-03-2019 at 02:47 AM.
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