seat redo


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davescothern
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seat redo

Postby davescothern » Sun May 18, 2014 11:02 pm



I am trying to redo my seat on my 84 Goldwing (1200) have no idea how they hold the cover on the form. If any one can help me out with this. Looking forward to any help.



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Re: seat redo

Postby WingAdmin » Mon May 19, 2014 7:59 am

davescothern wrote:I am trying to redo my seat on my 84 Goldwing (1200) have no idea how they hold the cover on the form. If any one can help me out with this. Looking forward to any help.


One of the best sites I've found that describes pretty much the entire process is here: http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/

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Re: seat redo

Postby virgilmobile » Mon May 19, 2014 3:08 pm

A low tech way...If your seat pan is plastic...I used a good heavy duty staple gun with short staples ....Not long ones,they poke through..
Pull and tack..pull and tack..I start from the front..work back and forth up each side..

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Re: seat redo

Postby Dogsled » Mon May 19, 2014 5:52 pm

Virgil got it nailed down....well, stapled......

My seat was giving way after about 4 hours riding and our local upholsterer put a 1/2" inset of rebound foam just in the flat ass part of the seat.....he must have routed it out because it's right on.....I gave him the piece of foam. But that's all he did was stick the heck out of it with 3/8" staples.

You didn't say WHY you wanted to work on the seat / what needed re-done. Any good upholsterer will use rebound foam over any other type. So look at the price of that to cover an entire seat if you order online. If the seat cover is good, some foam, contact cement and a wheel type sander to mold the shape is all you need. Check with a pro if you have one near you.

They sell sheep skin and beads and whatever else for a reason.....cause on long rides a bad seat HURTS. A few extra bucks to a pro who does bike seats is well worth the money.

I never found a add on cover of any type to compare to a well built saddle.


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