'83 GL11ooI seat cover replacement


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arseatea
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'83 GL11ooI seat cover replacement

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Just curious about those cheap $65 seat covers on E-bay. Has anyone installed them? and if so, are you satisfied with them? I do not want to hire any professionals to get this bike on the road and I am willing to accept 'pretty good' if I can do it myself. Plus I don't want to put a lot of money into a seat.


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brianinpa
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Re: '83 GL11ooI seat cover replacement

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I cannot speak for the ones on ebay, but the Saddle skins replacement cover was as easy as stretching the material, tying a knot, and using a stapler at a few locations. I've done it to my 81 seat and also my 87 seat.
Brian

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arseatea
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Re: '83 GL11ooI seat cover replacement

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Not sure what a saddle skin is but I did take off the old cover and it is an aftermarket replacement that someone had put on earlier. I don't want to put the old one back on as it was damaged. So, I just thought I'd try the cheap one to see how it looks. Does a saddleskin replace a cover or is it used on top of a cover? and where did you get them? Thanks for the post.
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brianinpa
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Re: '83 GL11ooI seat cover replacement

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Saddlemen makes a similar product. That is what I used.

https://www.saddlemen.com/index.php?rou ... 73_613_621


Brian

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