GL1100 cafe seat build


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rileysaurus
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GL1100 cafe seat build

Post by rileysaurus » Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:16 am



Hey everyone, looking for some advice with my never ending cafe racer build. I aim to put a single/hump seat on. I have a good pan and foam to build the seat, but I'm not confident I can fabricate a cover on my own. I've found some cool cafe racer seats online, but they are around $230. I can find cafe racer seats on amazon for around $40. Has anyone tried to fit one of these on a GL1100? Given the low price, I'm willing to retrofit, but if it wont lay flat on the frame, it may not be worth the trouble. The upsweep in the GL1100 seat pan has me worried.



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Re: GL1100 cafe seat build

Post by newday777 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:00 am

You'll need to decide what style cafe seat you want first. Pictures always help.
There are cafe building forums and groups where a question like this will get better answers.


https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=gl ... BA&PC=U316

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Re: GL1100 cafe seat build

Post by bigrich8 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:31 am

Hi,

I got one a couple of weeks back from Ebay. A place in Vietnam producing them

Mine is worth every penny. It fits perfectly and I will be ordering another for my 2nd GL

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Re: GL1100 cafe seat build

Post by sacruickshank » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:13 pm

@bigrich8 - care to share a pic or link?

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Re: GL1100 cafe seat build

Post by bigrich8 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:41 pm

Sure thing

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 2610965217




That isnt my bike but it is pretty damn close. Away at the moment so do not have a pic

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Re: GL1100 cafe seat build

Post by rileysaurus » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:40 pm

Yep. That's basically what I've been leaning towards. I was just curious if I could save some $$$ fitting the cheaper seat. I think this is the winner.





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