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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-07-2005, 07:34 AM Thread Starter
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Howdy again all!! Want to thank ya for the tire information....(don't tell redwing, considering the bridgestones...shhh....).

I purchased my 99 had 12,000 miles and have since noticed the stock seat I believe has been.... shall we say.... worn in... foam seams to be not as firm. I have looked at prices on new custom seats , and of course there are a gazillion (maybe not that many) different choices. I also have been contemplating sheepskin seat cover.

Anyone have some experience with cover vs. seat. Aside from the obvious price difference.

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┬*Take a gander at what a Good local car upholstery guy can do, as well, and factor that into your┬* cost comparisons... Depending on where you live, and┬* how "hungry " they are in the dead of winter ...┬* Many of them can do a great job with snowmobile black┬* leatherette, and many are very skilled with the fancy stitching, and the re foaming process................. I had my SilverWing Seat pan re-built by a local , many years ago ... for about 1/10th of┬* a corbin... and it looked fabulous!!┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*Sheepskins are a great idea , if your basic seat is reasonably comfy ... (sounds like yours is not[img]/forums/images/emoticons/shock.gif[/img] )┬* ....warm in winter, cool in summer...┬* add hundreds of miles to your day when the butt gets tired, come in colours to "Match" your bike ..[img]/forums/images/emoticons/tongue.gif[/img] and can range from hundreds┬* of dollars $$$ (fitted ... Alaska sheep skin Co.┬* ┬*[img]/forums/images/emoticons/confused.gif[/img] ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬* ┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*┬* ┬*) down to merely tens of $$... I got mine at a supply house that sells Medical skins for babies, and wheelchair bound folk ... about $25 for a nice wide Front, and $20 for a narrower rear... so shop around...............[img]/forums/images/emoticons/wink.gif[/img]┬*SilverDave┬*┬*[img]/forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/cooldj.gif[/img]

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Depending on your model, you can get a Corbin seat relatively cheap. I got a nice leather custom seat made at the Corbin plant while I waited for $220. They even fed me lunch.
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Hey SilverDave, Thanks for the thought!!I don't know why I didn't think of that , but it sounds like an excellent way to get a little more comfort with alot less expense, and ya gotta love that!! Chris

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