Vinyl is the most popular choice for motorcycle and motor scooter seat customising and recovering. Vinyl is often mistaken for leather and customers ask to have the leather replaced on the seat. It is easy to mistake vinyl for leather because of the many leather textures available.
Vinyl has been used on motorbikes for over 50 years with great success. The great variety of grains, textures, colours made in vinyl are a good choice for seat recovering. They can be mixed and matched in different grains and colours to please the eye and reasonable priced.
Seat recovering has been done for many years with stitching and quite acceptable for fancy work and making the cover fit the custom shapes. Some seats are perfect for recovering in one piece and wont allow water penetration. Where stitching is on a motorcycle seat you could expect that water may seep through if left in the rain. We fit a barrier over the foam reducing water penetration where possible. It may not be possible on all seats.
If water penetrates your seat it may be a good idea to remove the seat from the bike. Stand the seat on it’s end with something soft underneath. The water will work its way out to the lowest point. Place pressure on the area where the water has moved to and more water will come out.
It pays to have a loose cover to throw over the seat if you know it will rain.
Leather can also be used in some cases and is not quite as popular as vinyl. The treatment needed to keep leather in good condition in our harsh environment is more work than looking after Vinyl. Leather is porous and need to be coated with leather products to decrease water penetration.
Some foam rubbers don’t need changing and may only need reworking, if that can be done instead of replacement foam then that could be a cheaper motorbike seat option. We can replace foams on some motor bike seats and scooters if required. custom seat foams can be made or built on the existing seat foam or base to make a custom motorcycle seat.
Motorcycle seats and motor scooter seats can benefit from foam replacement after years of wear and tear. They can become soft and tired and make the rider uncomfortable. Seats are very hard on some bikes and can use a comfort pad fitted to ease the sore spots. This works in most cases and can be a cheaper option to buying a replacement seat.
The cost of a replacement seat when importing from overseas can be quite expensive compared to fitting a comfort pad. Comfort pads can be fitted in the rider or passenger area to replace the tired old foam or when the foam is incorrect for your weight range. Seat height can be adjusted while fitting a comfort pad.
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No. The seat covers we make we only fit ourselves. Some can be very difficult to fit and not everyone can fit seat covers to our standards. We have seen many customer buy seat covers on the net that suppose to fit a seat and we can’t fit them due to incorrect cover. Some seats lose their shape and the covers may not fit correctly due to foam deterioration. We may need to rework the foam to bring it back near to original shape. This can be done on some seats if they haven’t passed their use by date.
Some seat covers may be purchased on the net and we can fit them for you. Some covers can be fitted for under $50-00 If the cover is correct and fits fine. Seats can be sent to us and we can send them back COD finished if required.
Some seat covers
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He now has a custom motorbike seat that was lowered and made deeper in the rear and altered to take the pressure off the coccyx. This seems to be a common problem with many Motorbike seats and Motor scooter seats. The rear seat on the Valkyrie was also altered by making it deeper also higher at the back and altered to take the pressure off the coccyx. Honda Seat
We may vary our methods of foam application for individual riders depending on your requirements.
A short phone call to discuss the best seat options would be a good idea . Some cruiser seats have the problem and many dirt bikes, trail bikes also. The seat can be made narrow at the front If it’s not comfortable, Talk to us and see if we can help
A Triumph Rocket 111 seat picture before & after. Making the seat wider creates a favourable experience after a small pad. Other duel pillion seats can benefit from having a section of foam replaced with our cumfy foam. It can make some difference.
Some say a wider motorbike seat is better. You can send us a couple of pictures of the seat to determine if it is worth altering. Or bring the seat in and discuss your options Please ring before and make a time
Motorbike seat alterations and customizing are common these days. If in doubt about what can be done. Give us a call for more information.
The memory foam after many years can go soft and need replacing.
Other bike seats can be very hard and may need the foam re worked to make the seat more comfortable.
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Many seats push the rider forward into the tank and may need the angle changed. The seat may need to be made higher at the front and lower at the back. Foam rubber can be removed from areas of discomfort and be replaced with something more suitable. Softer, Firmer foam may be required or a reshape to help relieve the pains of riding.
Thigh area can be a problem for many with pressure pains. Reduction in that area may ease the pain and is not suitable on all bikes. We may be able to Customise the seat for comfort or for looks if required. If you feel sore after a short ride, give us a call. Yes we think we can help in many cases.
We may need to see the seat to determine if the seat is worth making wider. Sometimes the wider the better. If you can’t bring the seat in due to distance then take a side – back – and top picture.
Send to us by email and I will let you know what we can do.
Seat recovering and extensive remodelling of seat foam and covers can take 1 week or more. Please be patient and ring for progress on your seat.
What is COD? We send the parcel to you when finished . The parcel arrives at your post office. Post office notifies you it is ready to pick up.
All you need do is pick up the parcel and pay for the goods.
If you live interstate and are worried about sending your seat in fear of it being lost.
Then for a small fee it can be insured for loss or damage in transit.
Most of our seats are sent by Australia post and may take a couple of days to and from.
Customers can also send goods by any other transport if they prefer.
I have found Australia post to be the cheapest land freight and reasonably quick.
We can send the seat back COD if required when completed. Direct transfers into our acc can be made if convenient.
As a precaution Please Ring to discuss before sending seats. We don’t want any to go missing.
A Hint. To keep the cost of freight to a minimum. Packages should be kept as small and light as possible to reduce cost.
The parcel must also have sufficient wrapping to stop damage. Free option. Bunnings, your local pub,and many supermarkets have empty boxes for free. You only need ask.
Keep the box as close to the size of the seat even if you have to cut the box
It is always best to ring for a quote because we need to find out what some of your concerns may be.
The fitting of seat covers supplied by the customer start from $35-00
You never know, we may still be able to help.
We may be able to use our Vinyl welding repairs on small tears in seats instead of a recover. Vinyl welding is a cheaper option and could have the seat looking good again.
Here are our normal opening hours
Public Holidays and Christmas Holidays we take a break
We reopen 2nd week in January and like to ask our customers not to send seats without contacting us first.
It is advisable to send seats registered mail so it can be tracked and cost less than a cup of coffee.
Tears cuts and cracks can be repaired in many areas on motorcycle seats with vinyl welding and we need to see the damage to assess if it can be repaired successfully.
If the damage is confined to a small area and not a big tear. We then have a chance to do a vinyl weld repair.
Vinyl welding has been around for many years and works well as a quick fix. The tear is fused together with heat and a compound mix for a weather tight seal.
The repair can be invisible to detect on some models but may not be on all seats.
Some textures become difficult to reproduce while vinyl welding. Some seats may need a recover for best results. Ring to discuss your options