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    Cafe racer seat cowel loose

    The rear seat cowel feels very loose once fitted, does anyone know if there's a fix for this?

    Thanks.

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    Mine is the same, just Italian " character "......
    Pre Benelli, ZR50SL, RS100, BMW R50/5, RD400, CB350K4, GPZ550, CB900, 750 KATANA, GSXR750, FIREBLADE, TL1000S, 955i Daytona, GSXR 1100L, GSXR1000K6.....

    Now; 2003 900 Tornado, 2008 900 Tornado, 2009 CR 1130, 2010 1130 Tornado...and the diesels...Ducati 1199s Panigale for when four italians are not enough... a 750 srad ....when 5 italians are too many.......and now an '81 Katana......to remind me how good modern bikes are...
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    typical, I'll have a look tomorrow & see if I can do anything.

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    I drilled four holes in the base of mine and put rubber plugs in with a rubber grommet around the catch .This stopped most of the movement

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    I have rubber bungs by the catch, my movement is at the rear. I was thinking of drilling a couple of holes and putting a couple of nuts and bolts in there so I can screw them in or out to take up the slack.

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    The flat plate that goes under the frame to hold it down at the rear if you put rubber tubing over the edge of it that will stop most of the movement and not make a noise when vibrating .It is mostly trial and error to get it so that it does not move but when you get it right it makes the bike look great

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    All sorted now.

    I already had rubber bungs at the back

    Cafe racer seat cowel loose-20191226_143111.jpg

    I found some plastic spacers, I think they're from an old server rack,

    Cafe racer seat cowel loose-20191226_143145.jpg

    I cut them down to 4mm and pushed the rubber bungs through them,

    Cafe racer seat cowel loose-20191226_143154.jpg

    Then pushed the bungs and spacers back into the cowel.

    Cafe racer seat cowel loose-20191226_143347.jpg

    It's as solid as a rock now and looks much better now.

    Cafe racer seat cowel loose-20191226_143435.jpg

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    It’s great that you have got it sorted I think that personally this is the best looking bike out there 🤪🏍️

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    gotta agree with that.

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