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My wife and I got a little bored with our factory seats...so, yesterday we decided to take them to a local trim shop and have them re-done...custom!

Here are pics of the stock seat on my 10R...which is pretty much the standard on all of our bikes...



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I like the shape of my seat...so there won't be any change to that...but the factory vinyl is boring...plus the little RUBBER back pad on the pillion cowl sucks! So, I'm having both my seat and the back pad done the same to match. A combination of black suede and black leather with cardinal red french seams...(I have small red accents on my 10R) should look pretty nice! I got the idea off the seat on the MV Agusta CC.

We should have our seats back tomorrow, and I will post up the pics as soon as I re-install them!

As for now, if any of you have custom work done on your seats...post up the pics!
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cant wait too see it
 

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Nice seats guys! How much did you all pay to have this done????
The preice of the material, simply swaping out the cover for a single non stictched cover is as simple as removing the stock cover tracing out a patern on the new material and stapling the seat cover to the stock pan. Piece of cake. Now if you want a two piece multi color deal you would probably have to seek profesional help.

Alcantara is about 75-100$ a yard. 1 yard is probaly enough to do 3-4 seats.
 

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Hey 9R to 10R...I was looking at a synthetic micro-suede...The Alcantara you speak of is a synthetic also or? The micro-suede I was looking at is like 7 dollars a yard LOL
 

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Hey 9R to 10R...I was looking at a synthetic micro-suede...The Alcantara you speak of is a synthetic also or? The micro-suede I was looking at is like 7 dollars a yard LOL

That stuff you get at a local fabric store probably won't last a month, Alcantara is just a fancy branded microsuede (Ultrasued is a brand name also), its in all the high end racing seats and performance automobile aplications. The good stuff is weather/fade resistant, pretty much stain proof and wear resitant. For giggles I took a scrap of the Alcantara and sprayed brake cleaner, carb cleaner, windex, 409, you name it. And I could not get the stuff to bleed or fade out.
 

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That stuff you get at a local fabric store probably won't last a month, Alcantara is just a fancy branded microsuede (Ultrasued is a brand name also), its in all the high end racing seats and performance automobile aplications. The good stuff is weather/fade resistant, pretty much stain proof and wear resitant. For giggles I took a scrap of the Alcantara and sprayed brake cleaner, carb cleaner, windex, 409, you name it. And I could not get the stuff to bleed or fade out.
OK, I am sold! I am glad I got your .02 pennies before I bought the other stuff.

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For anybody interested i do custom upholstery in all shapes and sizes and material here are a few pics of my work...pm me if interested:eek:ccasion1





 

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a pic of the MV Agusta CC Seat...

Here's a pic of the MV Agusta CC Seat...that gave me the idea for mine...



Of course our seats are different, and come to find out...after talking to the upholstery guy, I asked for suede, but he is using that high quality alcantera stuff...so, it should turn out pretty nice!

The difference with my seat, is it will not have the perforations like the Agusta seat has...and it will be black over black with cardinal red stiching...

Pretty excited, tomorrow I get it back! :mrgreen:



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Here's a pic of the MV Agusta CC Seat...that gave me the idea for mine...



Of course our seats are different, and come to find out...after talking to the upholstery guy, I asked for suede, but he is using that high quality alcantera stuff...so, it should turn out pretty nice!

The difference with my seat, is it will not have the perforations like the Agusta seat has...and it will be black over black with cardinal red stiching...

Pretty excited, tomorrow I get it back! :mrgreen:
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I am 99% sure tha MV seat is Alcantara anyway, so you won't be disapointed. My Terminator had alcantara seats as well, its great stuff.
 
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