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My stock seat cover was torn and after trying to find a duplicate I ended up ordering one from ebay. I haven't had much luck installing seat covers before, but think it turned out okay. What do you guys think?





 

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I have to tell you I am kidding. Sorry thought you guys would call bull!

I tried to mount it. I SUCK. Thought I would ruin it so I called my buddy at the bike shop he told me an upholstry shop. $20 and next day it was done. How do some of you guys do it? I sure can't!!! Best $20 I ever spent! ps I will have to look up the guy on ebay came from Canada and he did an excellent job on the cover.
 

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Not shamed, just consider myself handy and can't do seat covers. I thought everyone had trouble so thought I would be funny and have you guys call me on it. But I guess I am one of the few who doesn't have that gene! Or side number plate graphics on a big bike can't seem to get those straight either!
 

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Haha, I was gonna say that looked great! :D I tried doing one of my CRF50 seats and gave up. I couldn't find a staple gun strong enough to puncture Honda's SUPER plastic. :banghead:
 

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Looks great! That guy in Canada makes some outstanding seat covers! Have bought quite a few from him. Just got one for my 1965 Honda CB160.
 

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I have the opposite problem. I tried making a solo seat for my CB450 and did a great job on the cover but totally fooked up on the foam contour and overall seat size. It blends nicely into the tank and looks cool in sort of an old trials bike way (if you can imagine "CB450" and "old trials bike" in the same line of thought) but it's sort of like sitting on a fabric-covered cannonball.



But you could bounce a quarter off that taut, wrinkle-free seatcover. Maybe I just got lucky that one time. I need to go back to the drawing board.



I agree that your $20 was well spent. When I had my Z50A-K2 seat recovered years ago I took the pan and foam to a local upholsterer and asked to have it covered in some sort of snowmobile-type cold-crack resistant material, and they did a great job but it cost about $75. Still, it's held up well, so I feel okay about that. I'll be interested to see what having the seat for my son's bike recovered locally costs now, 15 years later.
 

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EddieNewYork said:
Haha, I was gonna say that looked great! :D I tried doing one of my CRF50 seats and gave up. I couldn't find a staple gun strong enough to puncture Honda's SUPER plastic. :banghead:


you need an air stapler. i'v seen plastic seats before i'v watched my dad do them.
 

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looks good man



my dad still owes me a new seat cover for my z when the dog chewed a hole in it. i was so pissed
 
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