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1Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Seat recovering Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:08 am

DeRodster

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Hi All,
 My seat cover is starting to split.
Guess it's time to look to getting it re-done

Any of you have any recommendations as to who , what, where I might go
in Ireland or the UK

Ta


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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

2Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:21 am

DeRodster

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Ok
I've knid of answered my own question
I see Motorworks dothem, as do others on Ebay

If anyone has any wise words re doing the recovering, I'd be glad to hear them

Ta


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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

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Dai

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http://www.rk-leighton.co.uk/. These guys really are the masters - I can't remember them NOT being around. A mate had the seat on his Commando recovered (after one of my cats wrecked it Embarassed ) and the end result was better than OEM.


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
Others...
1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

4Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Thu Oct 08, 2015 5:59 am

DeRodster

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Thanks Dai,
I'll check 'em out


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1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

5Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Thu Oct 08, 2015 7:10 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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There is a guy in Cork too.......

Pat O'D and Corkboy both got their's done there.....


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

6Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Thu Oct 08, 2015 8:22 am

indian036

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A pity you're not in Oz. a guy here in Goulburn did a superb job on mine.
Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

7Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Thu Oct 08, 2015 9:56 am

92KK 84WW Olaf

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@indian036 wrote:
A pity you're not in Oz. a guy here in Goulburn did a superb job on mine.
Bill

Bring one on your next visit.........


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 106,950 miles Deceased.
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 Alaska Blue 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 37,190 miles. 
1996 K1100LT 0233004 Lohengrin Mystic Red 38,000 miles currently 42,640 miles.

Past:
1968 Yamaha 80 YG1
1971 Yamaha 125 YAS-1
1968 Honda 125 SS
1970 Honda CD 175
1973 Honda CB500-4
Honda CX 500
    

8Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Thu Oct 08, 2015 10:27 am

Ringfad

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I have a brand new complete seat (black) if that would interest you.


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   ;BMW; K100RS Style Black 1987 105K Km     ;BMW; K1 Black 1993 60K Km     ;BMW;     K1100LT (Swiss) now a RS     ;BMW; K1 Blue 1990 25K Miles
    

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indian036

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@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
@indian036 wrote:
A pity you're not in Oz. a guy here in Goulburn did a superb job on mine.
Bill

Bring one on your next visit.........
No promises or commitments yet, but will be in Europe for June and July, and hope to get over there in that time. With my wife this time, so will be in a car.  

BTW, Mick likes to see you on the bike (or at least a picture) so he can shape the seat for rider and position. 

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

10Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Fri Oct 09, 2015 6:12 am

Ed

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Finally decided to go for broke and replace my seat cover as it was showing signs of too much excitement . 
My last recover was done in 2010 by a professional auto upholsterer, it lasted 6 months, before showing signs of poor workmanship. 
so I followed Charlies excellent example and got a Dis-covers do it yourselfer from ebay . approx. $62 delivered to Oz from the UK . 
Mine is only attached around the underneath edges. 
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Not in my opinion a high grade vinyl , but will see me out for a while as my ride time is limited these days . 
Check out Charlies finished job , came up trumps .
(Quote) " Charlie"  well a change cosmetically to old gerty ....
off with the black seat cover and on with a new and different colour ...to match the new theme

ill let the pics tell the story


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kinda pleased with the outcome
looks ok ... ?



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2018 Kart upgrade.
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11Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:11 am

Dai

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I'd say so Very Happy


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1983 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, 1987 K100RT
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1978 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, 1979 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,1993 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
2020 Royal Enfield Bullet 500
    

12Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:18 am

DeRodster

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Nice work
I saw Discovers on Ebay all right
and I'm inclined towards the beige one
Motorworks in the UK do 'em too.
or i could take up Simon's off and replace the whole saddle

decisions, decisions

adios
Rod


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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

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Ringfad

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and option 4. 

 you may well find someone at the Leopardstown Classic show tomorrow who can do recovering.


A few K owners are meeting at the show tomorrow Chatter


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   ;BMW; K100RS Style Black 1987 105K Km     ;BMW; K1 Black 1993 60K Km     ;BMW;     K1100LT (Swiss) now a RS     ;BMW; K1 Blue 1990 25K Miles
    

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DeRodster

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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

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Point-Seven-five

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Just curious, which model Discovers cover did you use?  I bought one from them that I thought was for my RT's seat and there was no way it was going to fit properly.  Thought it was for the big comfort saddle, but it was all wrong.  Was a friggin nightmare to return with customs and postage.  Both Tony and I took it in the backside on that transaction.


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1994 K75RT
1991 K100RS
1988 K100RS SE

Past:
1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

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Ed

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I purchased the k100LT  version for my LT comfort seat , it looks like Charlie used the same on his RT, but he may have the comfort seat too.
you are best to check your seat styling before ordering . frame designation could be confusing . My frame says "RS".


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1993 K1100RS  0194321         Colour #690 Silk Blue  aka " Smurfette"
2018 Kart upgrade.
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17Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:06 am

KPilot

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@indian036 wrote:
@92KK 84WW Olaf wrote:
@indian036 wrote:
A pity you're not in Oz. a guy here in Goulburn did a superb job on mine.
Bill

Bring one on your next visit.........
No promises or commitments yet, but will be in Europe for June and July, and hope to get over there in that time. With my wife this time, so will be in a car.  

BTW, Mick likes to see you on the bike (or at least a picture) so he can shape the seat for rider and position. 

Bill
G'Day Bill,

My K100RS is in need of new seat. The vinyl is hard, as is the foam. I live in Bowral, just down the road from you. If you don't mind me asking, who does your work and roughly how much are they charging?

Regards,

Chris

    

18Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Sun Oct 11, 2015 5:28 am

indian036

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Hi Kpilot,

MJM motorcycle seats, Mick McAlister. 

http://mjmcustommotorbikeseats.com.au

Mine cost about $400, but it needed a complete rebuild as the old seat had been mucked around with, and I needed it to be built a bit lower for my short legs. 

Worth every cent for custom build and long ride comfort.

Prices will vary according to what is needed. Just a recover is much cheaper, but he still makes the cover from scratch with your choice of material (and colour).

Regards,
Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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He comes highly recommended. I inquired at 2 M/C shops in Sydny a while back and both refered me to him. Not done that yet but it's on the list for next year. I think mine will need a rebuild. Also, I've been waiting till I got my RS bars on and now I'm thinking of going lower, so seating possie will change again.


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1989 K100RT     VIN  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN  0451808
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KPilot

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Thanks very much for that, I appreciate it!

Regards,

Chris

    

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JR_K100RS

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G'day Chris ,
                   ACM seats in Melbourne did mine , I got exactly the same as the K100RS example in their web site , great job

http://www.acmseats.com.au/example-work/bmw-motorcycle-seats/bmw-k-100-rs-seat

John R

they specialize in COD work


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KPilot

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Thanks John,

That looks like a good option too. Do you mind if I ask how much they charged?

Regards,

Chris

    

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JR_K100RS

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I think about $380.00 Chris , he had to do a little work on the foam , the seat has different densities of foam in the core , the firmer stuff ( closer to the seat base ) had rotted in mine , very happy with the result , I got my original seat fixed after using a Corbin dual canyon for 10-15 years , the ACM seat is better

John R


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JR_K100RS

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and here it is

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25Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:48 am

dee why

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Chris,
I had an almost identical seat done as John R at ACM.
I visited Peter and he was very helpful.
A few years later I did put a firmer base layer of foam in and raised the seat height slightly using the ACM cover.
Recommended.
Cheers,


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26Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Mon Oct 12, 2015 5:49 am

TacKler

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Thanks Bill and JR. 

Good to know of quality places around here.  I was considering a K Komfort seat from the UK but if forum members recommend local shops, then I will buy local.  Seat recovering 112350

Cheers, Dave.


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Bonzo

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Tony Archer in Huddersfield did a cracking job recovering mine ☺

    

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@TacKler wrote:Thanks Bill and JR. 

Good to know of quality places around here.  I was considering a K Komfort seat from the UK but if forum members recommend local shops, then I will buy local.  Seat recovering 112350

Cheers, Dave.
Hi Dave,

Mick in Goulburn does mail order as well - send him your seat with the pictures he specifies on his site and he sends it back done. I'm sure others do too. 

BTW, I know Mick from my rebuild and through the local classic riders club, but have no other connection to him. A friend had a CX500 seat done by him, (my recommendation) and he reproduced the original moulded pattern in stitching - brilliant job, and friend very happy. 

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

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There's someone in Meath De-Rodster, can't be too far from you but a cover off ebay and Charlies thread makes it look like a DIY job. I know a really good guy in Waterford too if that's not too far.

I'll get back to you on the person in Meath (Ashbourne IIRC).

W.


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30Back to top Go down   Seat recovering Empty Re: Seat recovering Wed Oct 14, 2015 6:51 am

DeRodster

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Jolly good,
I got a new cover from Motorworks
Have looked at various Youtube clips about it
I could give it a go but have never been happy with my re-covering skills
I shall await your update and give the lad a shout
in due course

adios
R


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1992 K1100LT 6455194
1943 BSA WM20
1979 Yamaha DT-175
1974 Triumph 3TA / 5TA
1974 Honda 100
1969 Honda 50
    

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@TacKler wrote:Thanks Bill and JR. 

Good to know of quality places around here.  I was considering a K Komfort seat from the UK but if forum members recommend local shops, then I will buy local.  Seat recovering 112350

Cheers, Dave.
Best seats in Australia with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, John Moorehouse ERGO SEATS google it and you will get his phone number.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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