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Offline jachenbach

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Finished my seat
« on: 09.06. 2015 00:26 »
Got my seat finished today and I'm pretty proud of myself so thought I'd share some pictures. I started with a bare, rusty pan. Beadblasted and painted the pan, glued on some foam that my wife got from work (used for shipping delicate equipment). Shaped the foam with an electric knife and a sander. Made the piping using lawn trimmer string and marine vinyl, drew patterns, cut them out and sewed it all together. Total cost about $5-10. Currently it's just glued to the pan. I may look for some decorative rivets to run around the bottom edge to help keep it attached and dress it up a bit.
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Re: Finished my seat
« Reply #1 on: 09.06. 2015 08:27 »
looks damn good, quite professional - well done


(tempted to say it looked sew sew  *smiley4*)
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Re: Finished my seat
« Reply #2 on: 09.06. 2015 09:20 »
Good job.

When I did my seat I bought 'edge clips', to fix the cover to the base, from Bresco here in the UK. No doubt the same or similar are available in the US for much less money. That often seems to be the way it is.
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Re: Finished my seat
« Reply #3 on: 09.06. 2015 10:23 »
Nice one
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Re: Finished my seat
« Reply #4 on: 09.06. 2015 14:05 »
Hi,
The original and RK Leighton seats have a "skirt" sown around the bottom edge, this hides the clips
Another method is to use some panel edge protection strip,
this strip can be found on cars/vans where it covers the spotwelded joints in doorways
Also from electrical panel building businesses

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Re: Finished my seat
« Reply #5 on: 09.06. 2015 18:50 »
Yeah, when I did mine it was with a commercially available foam and a cover with a 'skirt'. Worked fine with the clips - they much have come in the pack somewhere with it all. The cover that my bike came with (back in '79 that was), had a lovely cross hatching effect on it. When I came to remove it I found it was from a Norton. Looked pretty good to be honest.
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Re: Finished my seat
« Reply #6 on: 10.06. 2015 00:43 »
I'm pretty comfortable after just one time with doing the piping. My next challenge is to learn to sew in pleats. I have another bare A10 seat pan to practice on.
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