Got started in on it again yesterday, soritng out the tank , seat pan and rear cowl design.
The seat is a new old stock 2002 Triumph Daytona seat, very light , only 2 pounds, made in Italy. I chose it because it is light in weight, is the shape I was looking for and is quite comfortable, at least for the test sit. After seven hours of riding I might have a different opinion.
The cowl will be built in aluminium and a low skirt will need to run right forward under the seat up to the tank.,so all one unit from front of seat to rear of cowl.
The tank model was sent to me by a friend from Norway, Dag Rise. He is building a traditional Egli rep (skinny spoked wheels, twinshock swingarm)
We both admire the tank on Jos den Ouden's beautiful Egli so Dag and an artist friend set out to recreate that shape in the styrofoam model. Jos Ouden's'tank was built by a superlative tank builder in the UK, Don Woodward. Don passed away a couple of years ago.
I will bolt the seat pan/ seat cowl unit to the upper frame rails, but will attach the seat with Dzus fasteners from below. That way the seat will be a quick detach in order to get at the battery and any other electrics that can be fitted into the cowl.
A SS flat bar loop will continue from where the seat frame tubes terminate. I plan to attach a pair of flexible red LED strips to this flat bar. These will be the rear turn indicators and brake lights. When the are not on they will barely be noticable under the skirt of the cowl.
finished buck, ready for forming