N15CS oil tank mounting

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Ludwig,

do you avoid denting and deforming the rear mudguard entirely? That's very surprising, but great news if it works.

I have never seen used samples of the late G80CS style seat (pan). It's supposedly a variation of the seat pan used up to 1966. Maybe the lack of offerings is because they crack and get tossed?
I remember seeing an ad from an aussie, offering new seat pans for the G80CS.
Can you please show us how your reinforced seat pan looks like? Or make a sketc?

-Knut
 
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Ludwig,

do you avoid denting and deforming the rear mudguard entirely? That's very surprising, but great news if it works.

I have never seen used samples of the late G80CS style seat (pan). It's supposedly a variation of the seat pan used up to 1966. Maybe the lack of offerings is because they crack and get tossed?
I remember seeing an ad from an aussie, offering new seat pans for the G80CS.
Can you please show us how your reinforced seat pan looks like? Or make a sketc?

-Knut
As I said, the first thing to break was the rear loop, forcing the fender down and caused the bending and cracking of the seat pan.
I replaced the fender with a stainless one, but can't recall if the original was cracked around the fixing point ( don't think so..)
This is how the seat pan looks now with the repair and reinforcement points:

The rusted rear section was cut out and replaced with stronger metal.
The curved ( taped) crossbar is to help against sliding back.
I mold my own foam.
The lip was also strengthened
The plate is galvanized to prevent rusting.
(cable is spare clutch cable)

Reinforcement of the rear loop:


The rear fixing point is no longer a bolt but quick release, because I use the space below the seat for storage.
tools, etc..



It's been like that for 30 years or so, and it is doing fine.
I use the bike for long distance traveling, and virtually EVERY part of the bike is modified in function of it.
 
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