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  • Offline DE65Y   gb

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    New seat.
    on: May 24, 2022, 10.17 pm
    May 24, 2022, 10.17 pm
    Just had my first run out on the Tourer with my re-upholstered seat on.

    Here's a couple of pics;



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    Re: New seat.
    Reply #1 on: May 24, 2022, 10.52 pm
    May 24, 2022, 10.52 pm
    I never knew that my arse was capable of jealousy until now!  :038:

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    Re: New seat.
    Reply #2 on: May 24, 2022, 11.57 pm
    May 24, 2022, 11.57 pm
    You can't leave it like that! Who did it/what is it?

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    Re: New seat.
    Reply #3 on: May 25, 2022, 07.04 am
    May 25, 2022, 07.04 am
    It's been done by a guy on Facebook.  Motorbike Cutom Seats Shrewsbury
    He doesn't use a web page but by going onto his FB page and bringing up the photo's you can see what he does.
    He does have a few spare bases but you have to wait for one to be available.
    I told him what I wanted and waited, but as people have let him down in the past he is reluctant to do it that way,
    especially if it's a design that he may then struggle to sell on.
    Where as if you send him the seat, as I eventually did, he knows you're going to go through with it and complete the sale.
    From him receiving my base, it took about 2 1/2 weeks and then postage time. Which for me wasn't a problem as I have my BIRD.
    And the answer to the next question, using PayPal 'Friends & Family' he wanted £265 which also covered the return postage.
    (I actually upped it to £275 in order to pay for 'Goods and Services', that way you are covered by PayPal insurance and for extra insurance, I paid with my credit card!  lol.)

    Just a slight warning. The new covering pulls on the base front to back, leaving a gap.
    I raised it with him and was told it should close up after riding and hence stretching the material.
    We shall see!
    Last Edit: May 25, 2022, 07.09 am by DE65Y

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    Re: New seat.
    Reply #4 on: May 25, 2022, 07.41 am
    May 25, 2022, 07.41 am
    Thanks, it looks very nice !

    I'm a bit undecided on the original seat at the moment, but for long days in the saddle I've been spoilt with a heated Corbin on my Pan. I'm also low on riding time now (used to do close to 100 miles a day commuting on the bike, pre-pandemic and before opening an office 10 miles from home), so not sure how much is the seat and how much is me getting soft. It's not bad, just not as comfy. In a couple of weeks time I'm going to be doing about 1500 miles in a week, not massive daily mileage but with some long days as it'll be fairly slow going; I may be desperate for a new seat after that or may have decided it's fine.


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    Re: New seat.
    Reply #5 on: May 25, 2022, 07.41 am
    May 25, 2022, 07.41 am
    That's a really handsome looking CT in lovely condition with some nice extras! What year is it?
    What make is your engine guard please, and does the black paint come off where the front wheel throws up grit etc? I've got a newly fitted SW Motech on mine which is raw aluminium, but having just done the NC500 I notice I already have a "stripe" in the aluminium as a result of gravel grit etc being thrown up by the front wheel.
    Oh, and forgive me, but what is the BIRD you are referring to?

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    Re: New seat.
    Reply #6 on: May 25, 2022, 08.27 am
    May 25, 2022, 08.27 am
    It's a 2016 model.
    The engine guard is Hepco & Becker.
    The paint felt like powder coating and as yet no stripe but it's not been on 12 months yet.
    To get a better 'feel' for the guard if you study the pic,
    I've changed the bottom plastic panels from the original silver to a black pair. I felt it looked better.

    The BIRD is a Honda Blackbird 1998 carby in red.



    Thought you may like this pic;


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    Re: New seat.
    Reply #7 on: May 25, 2022, 08.50 am
    May 25, 2022, 08.50 am
    Yes I do agree about the black panels....they look good and complement the black guard. With hindsight I should have gone with the black H & B guard, especially since mine has the black engine.
    Heres a pic of my guard showing the stripe...its only been used since April !



    I love the Blackbird! I had one about 6 years ago but my ageing frame couldn't take the riding position, so sadly she had to go. Lovely bike though....this was mine...