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Old 11-17-2012, 05:41 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by kubiak View Post
does suede stretch easier than vinyl? i do my own seats as long as i can use one piece of fabric and stretch it over. vinyl is ok to work with since it stretches.
The suede I used stretched just fine to conform to the TC450 factory foam and base. Go find some suede in a store and play with it in the store before you make a purchase. I assume there are different thicknesses that stretch differently but I got lucky and found the right one on the first try. It comes in a number of colours as well.

Ya, and it doesn't get hot in the sun and dries fast.
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Old 11-17-2012, 06:21 PM   #17
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the good in the heat thing would be good. my seat has some curves so its got to stretch to fit tight. i really like the looks of the vinyl sides with suede or cloth top.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:30 PM   #18
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leather breathes, vinyl doesn't.
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Old 11-18-2012, 03:37 PM   #19
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I like leather but I did have a problem when my bike was fully loaded - I'd hook my leg over the saddle and scuff the seat with my boots - after a solid month of doing that I could see some damage (scuffing) had been done. In hindsight I'd have had that section reinforced.
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