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The factory cover is starting to split on my seat, so before it wrecks the foam I'm going to have it recovered. I'm going for a Giuliari type look. I need something to show the upholstery shop what I want. What I'm thinking is to lay the seat on it's side and trace around it and then change it to what I want. Anybody got a better idea?

I don't want any seams on the hump. The guy says he has a vinyl that will work for that. Probably want some sort of textured material for the inset(where you actually sit)? I don't like piping so, he says he can do french seams?

My appointment isn't until 7/2 but if I get it apart this weekend I can get a freebie powdercoat on the pan and I need to get the hinges and hardware re-zinc plated. That may take some time. Any input is appreciated.

Side problem- My other seat is junk. I'm trying to think what I can cover it with other than duct tape or a garbage bag to ride with for a month.

04 KDX 200
05 KX 250f- SOLD!
01 GSXR 750
75 GT 550
68 Chevelle
Wanted: 86 FZ600 w/OEM paint
 

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The factory cover is starting to split on my seat, so before it wrecks the foam I'm going to have it recovered. I'm going for a Giuliari type look. I need something to show the upholstery shop what I want. What I'm thinking is to lay the seat on it's side and trace around it and then change it to what I want. Anybody got a better idea?

I don't want any seams on the hump. The guy says he has a vinyl that will work for that. Probably want some sort of textured material for the inset(where you actually sit)? I don't like piping so, he says he can do french seams?

My appointment isn't until 7/2 but if I get it apart this weekend I can get a freebie powdercoat on the pan and I need to get the hinges and hardware re-zinc plated. That may take some time. Any input is appreciated.

Side problem- My other seat is junk. I'm trying to think what I can cover it with other than duct tape or a garbage bag to ride with for a month.

04 KDX 200
05 KX 250f- SOLD!
01 GSXR 750
75 GT 550
68 Chevelle
Wanted: 86 FZ600 w/OEM paint
http://www.sargentcycle.com/csfoam.htmcheck out this site they have quite a bit of info
 

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Thanks guys,

I've got the seat apart, pans off to powdercoat. Before I took it apart I traced what I thought I wanted for a new profile. I've already been second quessing myself, that sargent cycle site might have the info I need to make a better choice.

What I'm going for is something similar to the Giuliari seat on ProTeel's 750. But why do they make the gap between the tank and the hump so long? I suppose so you can get flat on the top of the tank. I want mine closer, something to hold my ass in place when it's on the rear wheel.

04 KDX 200
05 KX 250f- SOLD!
01 GSXR 750
75 GT 550
68 Chevelle
Wanted: 86 FZ600 w/OEM paint
 
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