1979 CBX Seat Redone

1979 CBX Seat Redone

Postby Want2ride » Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:20 pm

This may be of interest for those with less than perfect bike seats. I recently bought a David Silvers seat cover and trim kit and had it professionally installed. The pictures below are what it looks like. I had a local motorcycle seat craftsman at Mr Ed's Custom Seats from Albany Oregon do the fitment. Personally I'm thrilled with the results and thought others might like to see how it turned out. Total cost about $300 but looks and feels brand new.
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Re: 1979 CBX Seat Redone

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Fri Dec 13, 2019 7:03 am

The seat turned out great.

Gotta ask, what's the story on the Bert Munro piston?
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Re: 1979 CBX Seat Redone

Postby Want2ride » Fri Dec 13, 2019 10:06 am

That piston was one that Burt made but wasn't ran. It was one of the later ones built at 82mm bore as Burt kept increasing engine size to 985cc in 1969. It came to me a few years back. As a gearhead, it is most definitely a prized item. This is a picture of the collection before it was put on public display in Hayes Hardware in Invercargill NZ. If in the area go see the display. Sorry about getting off topic on this....
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Re: 1979 CBX Seat Redone

Postby Larry Zimmer » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:58 pm

Both entries --- neat! Thanks.
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Re: 1979 CBX Seat Redone

Postby YVRCBX » Mon Feb 10, 2020 6:38 pm

My seat is perfect other than the metal strap fittings - both bent rusted and scratched. Anybody have a source just for those parts?
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Re: 1979 CBX Seat Redone

Postby Keith64 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:26 pm

YVRCBX wrote:My seat is perfect other than the metal strap fittings - both bent rusted and scratched. Anybody have a source just for those parts?
Cheers, Grant


I have a couple left from the DSS trim kit for a 79 model, I only needed the molding pieces. Assuming shipping is cheap you could have them.

PM me if you're interested.

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Re: 1979 CBX Seat Redone

Postby steve murdoch icoa #5322 » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:25 pm

David Silver Spares carries a full kit.
https://www.davidsilverspares.com/CBX10 ... rt_281322/
Not positive but i think you can also get them from Tims.
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Re: 1979 CBX Seat Redone

Postby YVRCBX » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:40 pm

Keith64 wrote:
YVRCBX wrote:My seat is perfect other than the metal strap fittings - both bent rusted and scratched. Anybody have a source just for those parts?
Cheers, Grant


I have a couple left from the DSS trim kit for a 79 model, I only needed the molding pieces. Assuming shipping is cheap you could have them.

PM me if you're interested.

Keith

Thanks for that. Did you get my PM?
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Re: 1979 CBX Seat Redone

Postby YVRCBX » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:43 pm

steve murdoch icoa #5322 wrote:David Silver Spares carries a full kit.
https://www.davidsilverspares.com/CBX10 ... rt_281322/
Not positive but i think you can also get them from Tims.

Thank you, yes David sells a full kit. But all I need are the metal bands that wrap the strap... Looks like Keith64 might be able to help me out!
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