Restoring Yamaha XJ600S 1998

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predrag80
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Thu May 11, 2017 2:01 am

Progress from last nigh:
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Those fairings were painful to install. They were much easier to take apart, as I remember :)

Tip: when freshly painted fairings are mounted in tight places (like that top plate on top of the stop light) it is smart thing to put a small tape over painted edges, just to prevent any possibility of paint peeling. Don`t ask me how I know...or ask!

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predrag80
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Fri May 12, 2017 6:39 am

New update:
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predrag80
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Sat May 20, 2017 12:03 am

Reupholstered seat has returned from East Seats:
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SpeedRacerOnline
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Sat May 20, 2017 8:07 am

Oh man, that is a nice looking seat! Where did you get that from? East Seats? I've never heard of them. Do you have a link? I'm just curious about their work cuz that looks so nice.
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MattP
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Sat May 20, 2017 8:36 am

It does look great.
Have you also changed the inside or just the fresh upholstering?
'96 Seca II
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predrag80
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Sat May 20, 2017 11:09 am

I have a guy localy, in Timisoara, Romania. From what he told me, he is also selling thru ebay. I'll ask him for a link and will post it here.

First layer of foam was shaved because it was burned from the sun and deformed. Fresh comfort foam was glued on top of it, another foam layer was added to the upholstery and then putted all toghether with non rust staples.
So it is probably more confortable than when it was new. On top of that, it is made of non slipery material. I'm very hapy with it.

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Sat May 20, 2017 12:36 pm

Cheers for the info. I had mine re-covered four years ago but without any modifications to the structure. I'm thinking about redoing it with some gel or other comfort-increasing elements. Have to check possibilities.
But honestly don't even hope for such a lovely look as yours. Well done!
'96 Seca II
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Sat May 20, 2017 1:33 pm

Thank you! As an advice , don't use gel. I wanted gel and this guy told me that he is asked frequently to take out gel from factory seats as it is very unconfortable (hard on long rides). It is ok for short city rides but not for longer. Anyway, I don't have any experience with gel so, don't take it for granted.

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Sun May 21, 2017 9:13 am

After watching this bike come together for more than a two years now, I'm really excited to see it completed. I have great respect for your patience, attention to detail and desire to have things right. Well done, Predrag. Keep going.

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predrag80
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Sun May 21, 2017 3:30 pm

Thank you @radare. I am seing it every day and thanking how it will be to ride it. Hope that I will finish it in next moth. Keep you all updated.

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