Replacement seat covers


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jtm1500
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Replacement seat covers

Post by jtm1500 » Sun Aug 05, 2012 8:21 pm



Are there any members with feedback regarding replacement seat covers? I have a 97 GL1500 seat with trashed OEM cover (the neighbors cat got in my garage...) but would prefer not Honda replacement...but dont want to break the bank either! I would appreciate any suggestions!
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Re: Replacement seat covers

Post by redial » Sun Aug 05, 2012 9:28 pm

Have you thought about an upholsterer? There is one that I use, and he seems to like a challenge.
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Re: Replacement seat covers

Post by cardinal » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:20 pm

Keep an eye on ebay....every now and then one comes along and is still in pretty good shape. There are also recovering kits on there that aren't to expensive.

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Re: Replacement seat covers

Post by zamboni920 » Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:23 pm

Consider a "slip" cover. Could get one made, custom, by a local seamstress.
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Re: Replacement seat covers

Post by HALBUDD » Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:35 pm

What about cat skin I think it would be fitting,maybe an orange Tabbie perhaps HAhA. And I think your neighbor should foot the bill.
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Re: Replacement seat covers

Post by jtm1500 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:56 am

Thanks fellow wingers..., how about specific feedback from actual aftermarket replacement cover buyers/users?
luv the catskin cover idea tho...

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Re: Replacement seat covers

Post by dnehasert » Wed Aug 08, 2012 9:41 pm

Check EBAY for replacement seat covers they are arround $50-60 for thw GL1100, haven't checked for 1500. Also check out local auto upholstery shop and get an estimate. Might be worth it. Doug

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Re: Replacement seat covers

Post by SKMURDOCK » Thu Aug 09, 2012 10:31 pm

I agree with those saying check the local upholstery shops. You are almost sure to have one that does automotive, and likely bikes as well. That does two things - it keeps your money local, in your community, and allows you to customize. There will be lots of fabric, color, and pattern choices to give you a one of a kind cover.

I did a quick search and got the following page with several shops listed in your general area.

http://local.yahoo.com/IL/McHenry/Autom ... Upholstery



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