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Old 05-04-2009, 02:43 PM   #31
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Luxury Model

And this is what makes it 'Luxury'

I used a recycled sheep skin car seat cover to cover the seat.
It is wider than stock by quite a bit.

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Old 02-16-2014, 06:49 AM   #32
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Can you provide the measurements for the start line and end line.

Originally Posted by AKTobias View Post
The stock seat is like a motorcross seat, high and narrow. I wanted shorter and wider, like my actual physique.

After removing the staples underneath with a flathead screwdriver, this is what you get.

My work area. I used a sawzall to cut the foam down. See how close I got to the line? Pure luck.

This is after I trimmed the original foam to my liking and tried it on the bike.

You can see a little of the saddle I cut into the carpet padding. This is 8 lb. padding.

This is the laminate underlayment. It adds waterproofing and a bit of cushion.

I did 2 layers of this.

While glueing the saddle part, I left the ends loose, not glued or stapled. This enabled me to glue the saddle and then stretch the rest.

This is my helper. A 72 pound girl who can't get enough of a motorcycle is a perfect seat holder while the glue dries. She actually sat still for about 10 minutes!

This one really shows the saddle well after the glue stuck and I stretched the rest, stapling it underneath.

Final Product.

Looking at her from the side.

Looking at her from the rear. From this angle you can see that it is wider.

Here's a close-up of the saddle.

2003, Supertrapp ids2, engine guard, skid plate, tank guard, Avon Gripsters, EM doo and torsion spring, Oxford Heaterz
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Old 02-16-2014, 11:25 AM   #33
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If you guys are into glueing any of them covers, please check the specs on the adhesives. Anything rated at around 170F like most contact/barge type cements will fail miserably in the sun and the cover may bubble up. I have been there.....

I bought an expensive can of 3M "Super Trim Adhesive"Heavy Duty for headliners & such rated at around 230F(?) and that's about the best I could find but there may be others.
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