custumization of the seat


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imadamine
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custumization of the seat

Postby imadamine » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:58 am



Guys on my GL 1100 interstate I removed the rear trunk and the bike looked very beautiful but the seat still looks big! I'm about 6.5 feet tall(196cm) so I cant put a low seat. I was thinking about making it a solo seat I dont like carrying passengers behind me so any suggestion how could make a solo seat on my bike?
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stephenricci
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Location: Green Valley, Arizona
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Interstate
1980 GL1100 Interstate (New Project)
1983 GL1100 Naked
1985 Honda Sabre 700
1966 Honda CB77 Super Hawk (Another Project)
1988 Yamaha Virago 1100 Gold Edition
2014 Kawi KLR650 New Edition
1986 Yamaha YZ490
2007 Artic Cat 500 ATV
2014 Yamaha Grizzly 350 ATV

Re: custumization of the seat

Postby stephenricci » Mon Mar 28, 2016 8:57 pm

Imadamine, you might want to check out the Naked Goldwings Club's website at ngwclub.com. Browse their gallery and you can get some good ideas on what you might want to do. I am going to go with a Corbin Gunfighter look alike on my naked 83 as soon as I can find a trashed OEM seat with a good pan for the right price. My current seat is in too good of a shape to cut up. I got the idea from the website and I will take the trashed seat to a local shop and get it copied.
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RBGERSON
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Re: custumization of the seat

Postby RBGERSON » Tue Mar 29, 2016 8:46 am

I have a trashed seat..good foam but the cover is toast $50 plus shipping and it's yours.
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Re: custumization of the seat

Postby harvey01 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 12:39 pm

imadamine, You might also try some local auto upholsterers. some of those folks are artists and can help you develop a better seat than stock and different also. There are a lot of custom seat manuacturers---Russell, Mayer, and then the other aftermarket guys. I am not sure how custom Corbin will go except to take one of their standard seats and modify it.
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stephenricci
Posts: 25
Joined: Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:07 pm
Location: Green Valley, Arizona
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100 Interstate
1980 GL1100 Interstate (New Project)
1983 GL1100 Naked
1985 Honda Sabre 700
1966 Honda CB77 Super Hawk (Another Project)
1988 Yamaha Virago 1100 Gold Edition
2014 Kawi KLR650 New Edition
1986 Yamaha YZ490
2007 Artic Cat 500 ATV
2014 Yamaha Grizzly 350 ATV

Re: custumization of the seat

Postby stephenricci » Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:14 pm

RB, thanks for the offer. I have to finish up my 66 Super hawk before I start on the naked. It will be a little while but I will keep your offer in mind.

Thanks again,
Steve


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