Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: Seats

  1. #1
    Evil Biker Scum acks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Durban
    Bike
    Suzuki GSXR750 SRAD, Honda VTR1000 Firestorm, Honda CBR600 F4, Suzuki GSXR400 GK76
    Region
    KwaZulu-Natal
    Posts
    2,474

    Default Seats

    After much deliberation, i decided my seats needed a make over, as im planning on changing my bike to Black, white and red, I decided the seats needed to match. My old seats were ripped in the front, and were in terrible condition. When I took my bike in to be valued for trade in, i was told, R16 000, and the torn seats were pointed out, I was told that they would cost a fortune to fix....:roll: LIARS

    So, here was my very first experience at covering seats

    Well Went to buy the leather, and bought enough, just incase i messed up.
    I spent a grand total of R50 on seating leather, and the first day I drew what i wanted, then I got busy cutting out a pattern on newspaper, and covering my seats with that, just to be sure. Then i turned the leather over, and drew with a pencil, outlining the paper cut-outs, leaving quite a large boarder for stitching.
    Then i cut the R logo a few times, so its all flat, so nothing is stitched on like layers. Then i pinned everything together, having a wicked looking cover with a blank R hole in it.
    Then I places all the R logos into each other, and ironed on this weird material on the back, to hold everything in place.
    Then the stitching. I had help with this, as i would have definitely broken the machine After it was all stitched, the stretching started, pushing in foam where the plastic in the seat had ripped through. Pulling and stapling did the job

    After all this, I rushed back to my bike to fit them, and biy, was i proud of my work......now i cant wait for the next thing
    Attached Images Attached Images   
    https://forum.thinkbike.co.za/signaturepics/sigpic3339_4.gif

    Find us at https://underdogz.freeforums.org , and stay in contact with us

  2. #2
    Hooligan Biker avion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Benoni
    Bike
    Triumph Speed Triple
    Region
    Gauteng
    Posts
    187

    Default

    very nicely done!!

    did you put that over the existing cover or did you start again from the foam?

    ...
    ---
    >"
    The advantage of the rain is that, if you have a quick bike, there's no advantage." - Barry Sheene<
    ---

  3. #3
    Scooter Wannabe Daredevil Ruari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Cape Town
    Bike
    Blackbird.
    Region
    Western Cape
    Posts
    4,615

    Default

    Way coool, well done mate
    It's all about energy

  4. #4
    Slip stream king
    Scorpius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Vaal Triangle
    Bike
    Honda NC750x & Honda NC750xd
    Region
    Free State
    Posts
    11,377

    Default

    Nicely done Acks!!!
    Success is not Final, Failure is not Fatal, it is the Courage to continue that Counts!

  5. #5
    Biker Trash Goldmember's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Durban, South Africa
    Bike
    '81 Moto Guzzi SP1000; '96 Yamaha YZF750SP, 1975 Honda CB400F and more
    Region
    KwaZulu-Natal
    Posts
    651

    Default

    Seats are looking very good!! Can I bring you mine?

    Re the respray - I suggest doing it over in original colours; that way you'll maintain a higher resale value.
    Cheers
    The GoldMember

  6. #6
    Biker
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    East Rand
    Bike
    Z750
    Region
    Gauteng
    Posts
    26

    Default

    Thats awesome! I want to do something similar to my ride! Well done.

  7. #7
    Hooligan Biker Tanzanite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Kempton Park
    Bike
    1000RR Fireblade
    Region
    Gauteng
    Posts
    215

    Default

    Well done, it looks great!
    Four wheels move the body.
    Two wheels move the soul.

  8. #8
    Evil Biker Scum Krokodil's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Bike
    Ducati Monster
    Region
    Mpumalanga
    Posts
    1,760

    Default

    That looks very nice!
    You get old bikers and you get brave bikers.
    You don't get old brave bikers.

  9. #9
    Evil Biker Scum acks's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Durban
    Bike
    Suzuki GSXR750 SRAD, Honda VTR1000 Firestorm, Honda CBR600 F4, Suzuki GSXR400 GK76
    Region
    KwaZulu-Natal
    Posts
    2,474

    Default

    I covered over the old seats, just to keep the waterproofing from the original
    covering.
    The Spray job, iv decided to keep her, and get a bigger bike after I turn 25, that way this one will be fully paid off, and my insurance will be alot less.
    Iv got a bike in mind for the next one, but this one I wanna make look awesome, I have a spray job in mind, ill share my ideas with you soon goldmember
    https://forum.thinkbike.co.za/signaturepics/sigpic3339_4.gif

    Find us at https://underdogz.freeforums.org , and stay in contact with us

  10. #10
    Biker Trash Genesis's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Bike
    F650GS(Spongebob)
    Region
    Gauteng
    Posts
    692

    Default

    you can pm me a pic and youre ideas and i can maybe photoshop it for you

  11. #11
    Hardcore Biker Dev's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    /\/¯¯¯¯\/\
    Bike
    2015 Yamaha MT09 Tracer
    Region
    Western Cape
    Posts
    6,769

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by acks View Post
    I covered over the old seats, just to keep the waterproofing from the original
    covering.
    The Spray job, iv decided to keep her, and get a bigger bike after I turn 25, that way this one will be fully paid off, and my insurance will be alot less.
    Iv got a bike in mind for the next one, but this one I wanna make look awesome, I have a spray job in mind, ill share my ideas with you soon goldmember
    Lemme guess you thinking of a Hayabusa?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •