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CBR seat and rear seat cover swap for OEM CB500x
« on: January 11, 2019, 12:48:37 AM »
NOTE: I am actually going to make a rack where the rear seat cover is. I have done this post for those who may be concidering the CBR seat/rear seat swap.
As far as the two pieces in concerned, this turned out a little more complicated than I first thought. If you are not comfortable cutting and fine fitting stuff, this isn't for you.
When I first fitted the seat all I did was add a Al bar with 4 holes and a couple of spacers between the back of the seat and the cross bar Al piece I made.
When I tried to add the rear seat cover I bought from China , it got a touch more complicated. First the Clip in stuff WILL fit. So the really hard bit is fine.
However the CBR seat front lock tabs don't fit anywhere on the CBX. Luckily they WILL fit under the Al piece I made to support the seat. BUT if you are retaining the rear side panels you will have to carefully match the line of the edge of the seat cover to the panels to get it to fit. I also had to change the seat attachment so it bolted directly to the AL bar and put 25mm spacers UNDER the bar ( between the Bar and the frame to lift it high enough to get the front seat cover tabs under. I also had to cut and fair the front of the rubber back piece area and the rubber to fit, as well as cut down the back of the CBR seat where it bolts on. You need to fabricate som rubber spacers to go under between tthe seat cover clip on area and the frame to stop it rattleing.
If you are leaving the  The rear passanger handgrips on it would actuall look a bit tidier.
So now to go back to making the rear rack using the seat cover base.

This mod substantially improves standover height ( lower) and sits you furthur down into the bike for distance riding.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 12:54:20 AM by gregjet »

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Re: CBR seat and rear seat cover swap for OEM CB500x
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 11:08:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by gregjet [+]
NOTE: I am actually going to make a rack where the rear seat cover is. I have done this post for those who may be concidering the CBR seat/rear seat swap.
As far as the two pieces in concerned, this turned out a little more complicated than I first thought. If you are not comfortable cutting and fine fitting stuff, this isn't for you.
When I first fitted the seat all I did was add a Al bar with 4 holes and a couple of spacers between the back of the seat and the cross bar Al piece I made.
When I tried to add the rear seat cover I bought from China , it got a touch more complicated. First the Clip in stuff WILL fit. So the really hard bit is fine.
However the CBR seat front lock tabs don't fit anywhere on the CBX. Luckily they WILL fit under the Al piece I made to support the seat. BUT if you are retaining the rear side panels you will have to carefully match the line of the edge of the seat cover to the panels to get it to fit. I also had to change the seat attachment so it bolted directly to the AL bar and put 25mm spacers UNDER the bar ( between the Bar and the frame to lift it high enough to get the front seat cover tabs under. I also had to cut and fair the front of the rubber back piece area and the rubber to fit, as well as cut down the back of the CBR seat where it bolts on. You need to fabricate som rubber spacers to go under between tthe seat cover clip on area and the frame to stop it rattleing.
If you are leaving the  The rear passanger handgrips on it would actuall look a bit tidier.
So now to go back to making the rear rack using the seat cover base.

This mod substantially improves standover height ( lower) and sits you furthur down into the bike for distance riding.

Interesting mod there! Would also help with shorter riders without sacrificing any ground clearance. I like the idea of a single seat and seat rack also...These types of fabs can be quite frustrating, since you don't want to chop into the bike too much at first...but when you're halfway through you get a bit more gung-ho with the angle grinder :008:

I'm making a tank bag and harness at the moment....it's a whole new world. Found myself watching numerous Cosplay videos, reading vlogs on drape forming and genning up on the theory of thermoplastics! Everyday's a school day :015: I'll get some pics up shortly, but for now, my budding Haberdashery skills will remain unbroadcast! :001:

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Re: CBR seat and rear seat cover swap for OEM CB500x
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 12:55:37 AM »
Jonathan,
I have had much success with a magnetic tank bag on the CBX. I had one for the TR650 though had to use straps because the tank/airbox was all plastic. Same on my other bikes. The steel tank works brilliantly with the magnets in the mount. I still use a clik strap around the headstock but I am beginning to think it is a bit superfluous as it doesn't move at all. Seconds to remove to fuel up.
This is the one I use. Lots of others : https://fortnine.ca/en/kappa-lh200-tank-bag

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Re: CBR seat and rear seat cover swap for OEM CB500x
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 02:07:24 AM »
*Originally Posted by gregjet [+]
Jonathan,
I have had much success with a magnetic tank bag on the CBX. I had one for the TR650 though had to use straps because the tank/airbox was all plastic. Same on my other bikes. The steel tank works brilliantly with the magnets in the mount. I still use a clik strap around the headstock but I am beginning to think it is a bit superfluous as it doesn't move at all. Seconds to remove to fuel up.
This is the one I use. Lots of others : https://fortnine.ca/en/kappa-lh200-tank-bag

Now you tell me! :138:  :745: Looks like a good bit of kit...trouble is, unless you can get to a shop to try it for size, you don't know how well it fits/works. 
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Re: CBR seat and rear seat cover swap for OEM CB500x
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2019, 09:55:36 AM »
Well I have that tank bag AND I have a cb500x...It fits well

 


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