OEM Seat Replacement? 1971 R75/5

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by jbf, Oct 3, 2012.

  1. jbf

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    Ive looked and looked but cant seem to find any OEM BMW seats for the 1971 model of the R75/5. Ive seen copies with the ridges and the 'two-level' style foam but none with the proper shape/silhouette of the SWB early 71 seats.


    Are any of these still being manufactured other than seargent seats/etc? I know BMW Eurotech used to have them but it seems they went out of business a year ago.

    Anyone have any leads?
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  3. jbf

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    I would order from them but their photo of the two handle 70/71 seat is no good. Only shows it from top view and low resolution as well. Esp since it's overseas I wanna know for certain what Im getting looks right.


    I've seen quite a few seats on 71 airheads around here in California that were clearly deformed. They were bulged outwards at the sides and generally looked wrong. Its made me paranoid a bit that some of them may have been bad repro seats. hah!
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  5. jbf

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    Hi Biebs,

    Im actually looking for the entire seat/pan/etc. I have the SWB seat but it is the incorrect seat with the single hand grab rail for the later year bikes.

    I need to find a seat/pan that has the proper foam shape/etc before i can even use a cover such as that.
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  6. Biebs

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    Ok there is a seat cover all you need is a good metal pan and the foam.

    EBay is the garage sale to the world. :freaky
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  7. Bill Harris

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    Sargent Cycle Products (seats) has period-correct seat covers and does custom seat reupholstering and may even have some ready-to-ship seats in stock. They do good work.

    http://www.sargentcycle.com/classic.htm
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  8. JonnyCash

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    Has anybody here laid eyes or fanny on one of the motobins early /5 seats? Looks nice to me, and the price is a lot better than seibenrock's. I think anyway, what's the exchange these days?
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    If they have a plastic pan......forget it. Awful.
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    the shipping will kill your wallet.

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    Yeah. The current seat I have is plastic pan later style seat. :(


    Hope I can find an early 70s seat on relatively good condition. oy.
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