Getting A New Seat
Saturday, April 26, 2008 10:46:51 PM
Well, motorcycle seats are ex-pen-sive!
$600 bucks for a nice Mustang seat, $500 for a Corbin, and $300 for a Saddlemen. My friend Jeremy and I discussed my options via the phone and I still wasn't comfortable spending that kind of money on a seat, despite the comfort a fancy seat might provide. Jeremy suggested that I make my own new cover and that idea took.
So this a.m., I stopped by Joann fabrics and picked up some marine vinyl and put together a new seat cover, making it slightly larger than the original in order to take a gel-pad under it to improve comfort. Custom designing it along the way, of course. If you look at it closely, you can tell it's not professionally done, but it looks okay.
So, the best part? $27 plus 4 hours labor and I have a "new" seat, custom designed and slightly more comfortable than the old one. Much better than multiple hundreds of dollars. What a bargain!