The seat of my 1976 motorcycle has a tear that I would like to patch. I
am thinking that if there is such a thing as black vinyl with adhesive
backing, it would be a good way to fix it. Does anybody have experience
with such a repair? Where would I find that material?
If you go online, you could get a cover for your current seat. I had the
skin go on my seat and a replacement cover was about $100.00 from a company
that made seat covers for most makes of bikes.
You could try to patch it yourself, with a patch kit. But chances are it
won't hold. Try your local bike shop, too, and speak with a parts person and
see if they have a cheaper solution to your problem.
Almost impossible to repair so it would hold. When you sit on it, will tear
You can get it re-covered for $50-100, depending on complexity of the seat.
It will last 10 years or longer, if you keep it in a shade, or cover with a
towel, when not in a shade.
Check your local parts house, I was able to get an aftermarket seat cover
for my 84 Shadow 750 and installed it myself over the original factory
cover.Came complete with the embossed diamond pattern and piping like the
Thanks! The seat is very simple--no step, no "ribs" sewn in. I can buy
one on ebay for $50 shipped, but given your hint, I just called a local
shop and he says it might cost $30-$40. Another shop said the worst
case price was $75.
It won't stay fixed, and sooner or later you'll end up with adhesive
on your pants.
1) Take the seat to an auto upholstry shop and have it re-covered
2) Go to the dealer and buy a complete new seat. It will probably have
to be ordered, unless you have a model that often gets the stock seat
replaced with a custom seat. Many "touring bikes like Honda Goldwings
are very often given a custom seat that is more comfortable, in which
case they may have a lightly used stock seat that was a "take-off"
laying around for cheap.
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