Seat Cover


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Seat Cover

Postby ohiobiker » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:09 pm



My GL1200 original seat is separating at the seam. I bought a new seat cover kit. The instructions seems simple. But, the replacement cover doesn't have the Goldwing symbol, my lost. The instructions is to remove the old cover and attach the new cover with the staples already there if they are in good condition.

My question is..how do I remove the seat? lol



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Re: Seat Cover

Postby tmilam » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:38 pm

Two allen head bolts (one on either side) on the bottom edge of the seat about in the middle of the seat. The staples will not be reusable after you remove them with a flat head screwdriver. You will need a staple gun the put the new one on.

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Re: Seat Cover

Postby ohiobiker » Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:45 pm

Thanks. I figured that I will have to use a staple gun.

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Re: Seat Cover

Postby barkman49 » Mon Feb 28, 2011 7:59 pm

you will have to push the seat to the back and up to get it out of the retainer in the front
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Re: Seat Cover

Postby ohiobiker » Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:49 pm

Glad you brought that up. Thanks.

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Re: Seat Cover

Postby gnarlyroad » Mon Feb 28, 2011 11:17 pm

http://www.diymotorcycleseat.com/index.php
A good link for seat repairs and mods.
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Re: Seat Cover

Postby dvcruz » Tue Mar 01, 2011 2:41 am

I'm thinking about doing the same thing for my GL1100 seat. Please let us know how it turns out and where you bought the cover from.
Pics would be nice.
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Re: Seat Cover

Postby starfleetengineer » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:06 pm

Last year I bought a cover for my 83 Magna from JC Whintey. I was told to use my seat pan. Come to find out after tearing it all apart it was not for my bike at all :evil: . Before you start, be very sure that is the right cover for your seat :!: It will save you alot of phone calls and headachs :(
How many times do I have to tell ya,,, The right tool for the right job!

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Re: Seat Cover

Postby ohiobiker » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:11 pm

I bought the cover from a supplier on ebay, and I got the cover and it fits even good over my present seat. Now I have to get the nerve to take the old one off. lol

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Re: Seat Cover

Postby starfleetengineer » Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:25 pm

ohiobiker wrote:I bought the cover from a supplier on ebay, and I got the cover and it fits even good over my present seat. Now I have to get the nerve to take the old one off. lol


I'm glad it fits... I hate to see anyone have problems with bikes. One thing, If you have an air stapler or even a screw gun it would make the install eaiser ;) I used and air stapler when I got the right seat cover.

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Re: Seat Cover

Postby Gonefishin » Tue Mar 01, 2011 11:20 pm

Got my cover on ebay too. It was a great fit just takes time to get everything lined up. You will want to use a power stapler and 1/4" staples. A lot of them may not stay the first try but just keep at it and you will be happy with the results. Did mine last year and it looks like new!

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Re: Seat Cover

Postby ohiobiker » Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:47 am

Only problem I have is I dont have a power stapler, all I have is a manual stapler, the one I used to attach ceiling tile.

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Re: Seat Cover

Postby Gonefishin » Wed Mar 02, 2011 6:42 pm

See if you can borrow one. Believe me you will find it very hard to do it without one!

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Re: Seat Cover

Postby starfleetengineer » Wed Mar 02, 2011 10:29 pm

Gonefishin wrote:See if you can borrow one. Believe me you will find it very hard to do it without one!


Thats the truth! The seat pan is some hard stuff. Another option you could try is useing pop rivits. Use a big head if you do.
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Re: Seat Cover

Postby ohiobiker » Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:44 am

Well the outcome of the seat cover worked out great. The bike looks good with the change over, and with everyones suggestion on here, really helped. Thanks guys! By the way, I bought the seat cover from EBay. Someone asked me where can he get one? Here is his email address...ecf2003@yahoo.com. The item # on Ebay is 380313523259. You get the seat cover, backrest and armrest covers for $76.49 plus shipping. My shipping was only $8.00. Again thank you everyone on your advice, and as soon as I get some pics of the seat on my bike I will post them.

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Re: Seat Cover

Postby starfleetengineer » Thu Mar 03, 2011 10:30 am

:D Can't wait to see the pic's :D
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Re: Seat Cover

Postby ohiobiker » Tue Mar 08, 2011 4:33 pm

Here is the finished product. I don't think I did that bad of a job.
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New seat

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Re: Seat Cover

Postby starfleetengineer » Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:10 pm

:D Looks good. Great Job ;)
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Re: Seat Cover

Postby barkman49 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:15 pm

looks like a pro did it real nice
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Re: Seat Cover

Postby maestro319 » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:55 pm

Nice job, ohiobiker. Were the instructions fairly easy to follow? Did you have to do any cutting or trimming?

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Re: Seat Cover

Postby ohiobiker » Tue Mar 08, 2011 6:59 pm

The instructions were good, and there was no need to trim the material. It fitted really good over the padding and the pan.

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Re: Seat Cover

Postby actionpack » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:33 pm

good job , it looks like a pro done it


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