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    Default Recovering a Seat?

    The seat on the CAT is ok but the front edges have worn so I'm thinking of recovering it ... easy to do or should I let a pro do it?


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    Default Re: Recovering a Seat?

    If I was paying for a top class paint job, I wouldn't want anything less than a top class job on the seat cover

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    Default Re: Recovering a Seat?

    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    If I was paying for a top class paint job, I wouldn't want anything less than a top class job on the seat cover


    Yellow pages for local upholstery places, tell them what you want and it should be no bother. I have done it myself and even sticking an original seat cover back on, I still made a pig's ear of it. By the time you buy a decent staple gun (cheap ones aren't worth the aggro) and some stainless staples you are getting well on the way to the cost of having someone do it for you.

    Why not buy a s/h seat and let that be worked on while you continue to ride the bike? You could even go in for some piping or thicker foam etc.

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Yamaha-YZF600R...item1c0b696089

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    Default Re: Recovering a Seat?

    Give this guy a shout.
    Tony Archer - Classic and Modern Car Trimmer, Motorcycle Seat Specialists

    Keep trying if the phone doesn't get answered tho cos he is a one man outfit and tends to not answer if he is hands on in the workshop....

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    Default Re: Recovering a Seat?

    Quote Originally Posted by GiantPygmy View Post
    If I was paying for a top class paint job, I wouldn't want anything less than a top class job on the seat cover
    True but my budget for the paintwork has already run over and I've had to fork out for repairs to the Wife's bike due to it being stolen ...

    I'll make do I reckon if its a pain to do.

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    Default Re: Recovering a Seat?

    A bespoke seat cover is easy to fit and you should be able to borrow a h/d stapler.

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    Default Re: Recovering a Seat?

    They're relatively easy to fit, but there's a bloke near mine does an MX seat for 12 and he does a superb job, so I get him to do mine.

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    We use an upholsterer in Golborne which isn't a million miles from you.

    He charged me 15 to resculpt the Zeph seat and refit the original cover, and 40 to completely re-do the seat (new foam and new cover) on the Eliminator when I had it.

    The business name is AJ Smith and his number is 01942 271828.

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    This guy did a first class job on my V'Strom seat, remodelling it in the style of a BMW GS job.

    I paid around a ton IIRC.

    Digger Custom Motorcycle Seats

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    Do it yourself if its just a recover, have found old sofa an excelent source of leather or material to recover seats.

    But then I like to tinker.
    Last edited by Mostro; 05-08-10 at 13:03.

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    Default Re: Recovering a Seat?

    I thought this thread was about towing spanish cars.

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    I did my own on the AT - I already had a decent staple gun, got the cover from the local dealer and it looks ok, didn't do a bad job even if I say so myself. Not that hard really - just take your time.

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    Default Re: Recovering a Seat?

    Like the others, for the modest price of getting a pro to do it that's what I did.

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    Default Re: Recovering a Seat?

    I bought a roll of leatherette vinyl off ebay, borrowed a staple gun off a mate and did a perfect job on my old Bandit.

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    Default Re: Recovering a Seat?

    I got a new seat for my TDM recently from this place - the link will look at your bike

    YAMAHA YZF 600 R THUNDERCAT - Deluxe seats, petrol tank covers, tank bags [Rates for an order from : UNITED KINGDOM]

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