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This is my project I am working on, it's a 1990 GL1500SE, you may have seen it in the New Members Introduction Forum. Still tearing it down to evaluate everything that needs attention, and I am working on the plans for what I would like to do. I have a question on seat color. The bike is painted, I believe, Pacific Pearl White, and the correct seat color would have been Havana Brown. I would like to replace the current seat with one that is the correct color. Does anyone know, what model years came with the Havana Brown, and is Bison Brown close to Havana Brown or is there a big difference? I would like it to match up to the plastics as close as possible. Any info would be appreciated.
 

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Answered one of my own questions today. I looked at some seat backrests listed on ebay, one Bison Brown, and one Havana Brown, and there is a clear difference in color. So it looks like I need to find one that is Havana Brown. I also got a quote from the dealer. $788.99 for a new one, not including the passenger back rest, ouch! Looks like I am going to have to find a nice used one.
 

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I agree, the Havana looks more like a chocolate brown, but that is based on looking at a picture, it would be nice to see them in person. So far I have found pictures of the Havana Brown, Bison Brown, Tuscany Red and Romany Red, which all look close. Honda East in Maumee has a Bison Brown, and a Tuscany Red on Ebay, they are close to me, so I may drive down and take a look at them, maybe the Bison Brown will be close enough.
 

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I guess I'm not in a big hurry just yet, I have a nice seat on the bike just not the correct color. I have thought about buying a seat cover, and recovering mine, but I haven't had good luck with those fitting very well. I have also used a local upholstery shop for some of my snowmobile covers and that is what I may end up doing, at least if I am not happy with the fit, I can have them work on it until I am happy with it.
Ultimately I would like to find a nice OEM seat in the right color, and I really haven't started looking seriously for one, just trying to sort out the differences in color. I will probably take a run down to Honda East and look at the color differences between the Bison Brown, and Tuscany Red, maybe one of those would work just fine, I just need to see the color in person. They said they could order me the correct one, but at $800 for just the seat, it's not what I was looking to spend. Thanks for the tips....Terre
 
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