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Offline alan1961

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Seat covers
« on: August 23, 2019, 10:33:44 AM »
Any one purchased and fitted one of the many seat covers available? My seat is looking a little worse for wear and wondering if that might be a better way to go than a replacement seat
Thanks

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Re: Seat covers
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2019, 10:52:54 AM »
*Originally Posted by alan1961 [+]
Any one purchased and fitted one of the many seat covers available? My seat is looking a little worse for wear and wondering if that might be a better way to go than a replacement seat
Thanks

I haven't tried it on this bike, but I've made a pig's ear of changing seat covers myself on more than one occasion (70's bike with the metal seat bases and the triangular tongues that cut your finger!). I've always found getting the right tension, and an even tension is the difficult bit. I'd be interested to know how you get on if you do it - please share any tips!

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Re: Seat covers
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2019, 06:40:26 PM »
*Originally Posted by OuzoStreet [+]
I haven't tried it on this bike, but I've made a pig's ear of changing seat covers myself on more than one occasion (70's bike with the metal seat bases and the triangular tongues that cut your finger!). I've always found getting the right tension, and an even tension is the difficult bit. I'd be interested to know how you get on if you do it - please share any tips!
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I was hoping for some tips before I invest the time and money

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Re: Seat covers
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2019, 07:12:01 PM »
My tip is to go buy the Gel seat for your model  :028:
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Re: Seat covers
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2019, 07:52:34 PM »
*Originally Posted by Tomspurs [+]
My tip is to go buy the Gel seat for your model  :028:

My bum bum doesn't like either seat unfortunately. The one part of my body that doesn't seem to gain weight as I get older! Most annoying  :001:

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Re: Seat covers
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2019, 07:26:01 AM »
Oo those classic seat covers are a pain, my missus is pretty good at that and recovered her classic mg b roadster seats!
Modern day motorbike seat covers that are good quality you just stretch and use a staple gun


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