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 We get numerous phone calls about seat pans, so we decided
to do this tutorial to show you how we make a seat pan.
There are many different ways to do this and there are many
shortcuts however, we feel that this is the best and safest way
so as to not damage your bike or paint. Make sure you do this
in a well ventilated area, in the shade and take your time. 


 Before you start, there are a couple of things to you need to figure out.
The first, is the shape you want your seat pan to be and how it will sit in
the front at the tank and in the rear on the fender. We trim the backrest
area about seven inches or so up the fender. When you add about two
inches of foam to the bottom, you will need to have enough seat pan left
for some back support. The shape of the back depends on what you like
but most of the time, we shape the seat pan to match the rear fender.
We try not to get too crazy with the shape on the fender. Something
smooth or to a point is ok but when you start doing things like flames or
something, the seat doesn’t usually come out great. Think about it.
The second thing to figure out is how you are going to mount the seat
on the bike. Since almost every bike is different, the way to mount the
seat is different and this needs to be figured out at the start. The seat
in the tutorial fits into the stretched tank area in the front and will have
a suction cup on the rear. If you send us a seat pan and want us to
install a suction cup, we can. Mark where you want the suction cup to
go and make sure that the area on the fender where the suction cup
is going, is smooth so the suction cup can suck. No holes or dents,
curved is ok. Some bikes can get a tongue on the front that can
hook into something or maybe a couple of bolts glassed into the pan
somewhere. Some seats have just velcro holding them to the bike.
I am not a big fan of this because your seat could easily fly off.
What ever you decide, now is the time. 

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FIBERGLASS SEAT PAN MATERIALS

  •   24 oz. polyester fiberglass resin and hardener. 
  •  2 yards 3/4 oz. fiberglass
    mat. shredded by hand into small pieces (about 5" square). 
  • 1/2 yard fiberglass roving or cloth
  • A Couple of cheap 2" brushes.
  • Mold release wax or car wax. Something to keep the fiberglass from sticking to the tape permanently.
  • 3m Painters tape. 
  • Aluminum a/c duct tape.
  • Cardboard.   
  • Couple pairs of rubber gloves. 
  • Heavy duty gloves.  
  • Face mask and eye protection.
  • Plastic to cover the entire motorcycle
  • Mixing cup and stick.  
  • Tools for trimming the fiberglass pan.