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Re: solo seat leads?

#46 Post by JonW » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:41 am

Evans Ward wrote:O ring size needed for rear hold is: 42-43mm in round unstretched form.
Thats great info, Thanks for that.
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Re: solo seat leads?

#47 Post by savethe2strokes » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:32 pm

I still want a solo cowl. I just don't know where to get one from. I asked one guy glassndude to make one, but he keeps blowing me off.
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#48 Post by brrrappp » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:35 pm

savethe2strokes wrote:I still want a solo cowl. I just don't know where to get one from. I asked one guy glassndude to make one, but he keeps blowing me off.
http://www.rzsunlimited.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; has complete cowl and the hold-down brackets.

As with all the plastics for these bike......they don't came cheaply.

I see the cowls on eBay from time to time in rough shape. A crappy beat up fiberglass reproduction just sold for $125 USD

It's easier to find entire complete RZ350's that have the cowl than it is to find the cowl only.
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Re: solo seat leads?

#49 Post by Evans Ward » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:42 pm

JonW wrote:
Evans Ward wrote:O ring size needed for rear hold is: 42-43mm in round unstretched form.
Thats great info, Thanks for that.
You're welcome. That is measured at the circumference of the outer diameter too.
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#50 Post by ZedSledder » Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:38 pm

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#51 Post by brrrappp » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:11 am

Those look really close to OEM. I ordered a pair of the stainless reproductions from RZsunlimited. They should arrive any day now. I'll post a pict of what they look like when I get them.
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#52 Post by RuZty » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:48 am

I bought an Airtech one through Rory, picture here; viewtopic.php?f=5&t=11880&hilit=Airtech&start=255" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
I already had brackets and pad from CruizinImage. Since I don't have OEM rear signals and the Airtech seat doesn't have the hooks, I don't use the O-rings and it hasn't been a problem so far.

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#53 Post by Bald Anthony » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:18 am

mountaincycle wrote:looking for a solo seat/cowl rear section for my RZ350... I really like the cowl that goes over the factory seat.
any advice?
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#54 Post by brrrappp » Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:25 am

Stock mounting brackets / RZSUnlimited
The black ones are original.
The unpainted ones are stainless made by RZSunlimited. They look like they should do the job nicely and they included some O-Rings.
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#55 Post by ZedSledder » Fri Oct 12, 2018 3:41 pm

Those look great. I’ll try and get a set as spares. The black paint on the asian reproductions comes off almost imediatley so i reckon stainless steel ones are a plus. I’m going to get an airtech piece and paint it at the same time as my extra gas tank. I just wonder why the are useing polyester resin instead of epoxy resin like the rest of the world? I do know from experience you can put epoxy resin on top of polyester resin but not the other way around.
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#56 Post by brrrappp » Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:05 pm

Just so it clear- in the top picture that shows 4 brackets, the black ones 1st and last are OEM original. The two in the middle are RZSUnlimited. The second picture is a better picture of the originals.
RZSUnlimited said they do paint work there as well. The pictures he sent of painted parts look like they do some really good work. They clear-coat over the decals when they paint the plastics vs Yamaha only clear-coats the tank.
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Re: solo seat leads?

#57 Post by savethe2strokes » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:10 am

I haven't had any luck with getting a Solo Cowl. Airtech said they don't put the keyhole on their cowl. For a roadgoing bike that can be an issue. Are there any other options?
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#58 Post by peddro » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:20 pm

savethe2strokes wrote:
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:10 am
I haven't had any luck with getting a Solo Cowl. Airtech said they don't put the keyhole on their cowl. For a roadgoing bike that can be an issue. Are there any other options?
I am currently making molds for the solo cowl.
As I have got a project for 2 customers making 350YPVS parts, & was asked if I would also make the solo cowl while I was making the other parts.

I collected a brand new still in the box never fitted Replica (fiberglass) cowl from a customer just before Christmas.
I have had to modify it a great deal, as it would never have fitted on to a bike as it was trimmed incorrectly, ect ect .... (it was shocking)
So I discussed this with my customer & he very kindly loaned me his RD350 YPVS so that I could modify it so that would fit his bike properly before I made the molds.

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The angle of the cowl didn't match the side panel on either side, also the panel gaps needed to be altered.
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So after a lot of modifications the cowl now fits properly so I am happy to continue making the molds which should be finished later this week.

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cowl now matches the angle of the side panels.
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It also has the key hole in the correct place, as that also had to be "moved"!
So the hole will leave a slight imprint in the mold, so I can cut the hole and it will be in the correct place.
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As discussed with the Moderator I will post a thread later in January once the molds and parts are made.

I hope this helps

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Re: solo seat leads?

#59 Post by tacky1 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:37 pm

Coming together great Johnny. Keep up the good work.

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