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SA dual seat
« on: 20.09. 2021 17:16 »
Can anybody recommend on recent experience where I can buy a quality replacement dual seat for a 1956 swing arm A10.

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Re: SA dual seat
« Reply #1 on: 20.09. 2021 20:59 »
RK leighton in birmingham are as good as you will get
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Re: SA dual seat
« Reply #2 on: 21.09. 2021 00:08 »
Thanks for the tip Yeti

I’ll check them out.

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Re: SA dual seat
« Reply #3 on: 21.09. 2021 13:19 »
Can anybody recommend on recent experience where I can buy a quality replacement dual seat for a 1956 swing arm A10.

Cheers

S

I looked into leightons very good seat but the shipping to Canada is as much as the seat plus customs and taxes  be good if you knew someone coming from UK to Canada but they would have to pay the UK vat tax ....be interested to know how you make out I need one too ...covers are available  here if thats all you need .......british cycle supply or wallridge motors

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Re: SA dual seat
« Reply #4 on: 21.09. 2021 15:57 »
Thanks Sean

Good points


I’d forgotten about BCS in Nova Scotia.

Are the replacement seat covers designed to fit over the existing cover or is removal of the old cover necessary I wonder ?

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Re: SA dual seat
« Reply #5 on: 21.09. 2021 16:17 »
think it would be better to remove the old cover as the piping would likely show through under the new cover ...not a big job if your foam under it is in good shape ....thats my problem the foam was origonal and hard as a rock and crumbling to bits.
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Re: SA dual seat
« Reply #6 on: 21.09. 2021 22:52 »
Definitely remove the old cover. Replace the foam, if necessary. You should be able to carve and shape it yourself using an electric carving knife and disk sander. Here's a picture of mine in the works. The black lines are the references for where to measure the height of the foam based on the upstand of the cover at the corresponding position. Basically, started out pretty thick and worked it down based on trial fits. Once there, a layer of dacron to smooth any lumps.

Also, a picture of the finished seat on my bike.

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Re: SA dual seat
« Reply #7 on: 21.09. 2021 22:57 »
A couple of other things I should mention. The foam you use should be rather dense/firm. In the picture, you can see that my block of foam was created from several smaller samples. By the way, the samples were for the seat cushions at London's Royal Festival Hall. As their acoustician for their acoustic remodel (now several years ago), we had the foam in our office for acoustic testing.

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Re: SA dual seat
« Reply #8 on: 22.09. 2021 05:11 »
Well yes my seat pan is fit for purpose from a structural point of view.
So along with Sean’s idea and Richards acoustic acumen I’ll give it the refurb attempt.
Hope it looks better than my last recover attempt on my airhead seat which, after I’d finished, rather resembled an armadillo climbing a suit of armour.
Richard, that seat foam sculpting looks like a work of art.

Thanks to all for the  ideas  *smiley4*
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Re: SA dual seat
« Reply #9 on: 22.09. 2021 13:29 »
Scotty,

I think you might also be interested in this thread, which is a trip through my efforts rebuilding my second seat.  https://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php?topic=13372.msg108311#msg108311

Here, quite a bit on making the seat pan usable, then, a dose of less exotic foam.

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Re: SA dual seat
« Reply #10 on: 22.09. 2021 15:56 »
Thanks Richard

I’ll be checking it out

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Re: SA dual seat
« Reply #11 on: 22.09. 2021 22:45 »
You could just buy a foam and cover from Leightons. Surely this wouldn't break the bank.

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Re: SA dual seat
« Reply #12 on: 22.09. 2021 23:32 »
That’s exactly what I did earlier today Trev  *wink2*

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Re: SA dual seat
« Reply #13 on: 01.10. 2021 21:11 »
You could just buy a foam and cover from Leightons. Surely this wouldn't break the bank.
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shipping and customs duty is almost the same price as a foam and cover ....unless you live in UK