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post #1 of 8 Old 08-05-2011, 07:33 PM Thread Starter
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My stock seat cover is coming apart..

..at the seam. Has anyone had this happen and come up with a solution? I am wondering if there is an adhesive or bonding type agent that can be applied to the spot to the two sides of the cover to close the little gap and keep this thing from going all to hell. This is a stock seat on a bike with 57K miles, so it has been used but I would still like to save it
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post #2 of 8 Old 08-05-2011, 07:43 PM
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Can a local upholstery shop restitch it? Or maybe anyone with a heavy duty sewing machine. You can reattach the cover to the seat with a heavy duty stapler.

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HMM, yeah - I thought about just neatly sewing it myself. I suppose that would be fairly quick and easy and should not look to bad if done right. I was kind of hoping there was a super secret v-strom seat glue out there somewhere but maybe I am just grasping at straws here.

By the way, those chickens that voted for Col. Sanders are not crazy...they just took a long hard look at the alternative and decided Mr. Sanders was the better of the two
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Same for mine........... twice, once under warranty this time on my dime.............

06-DL1000 62000 miles....Sold...
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Sounds like a perfect excuse to me. "Honey, I just gotta get that new Russell saddle now."

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post #6 of 8 Old 08-10-2011, 04:56 PM
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Smile Seat cover coming apart at seam

Had same problem with mine about 1 1/2 years ago. Being a cheap person ,I used a liquid vinyl glue. I just laid a bead on the split being careful to cover both sides of the split. Used black paint[toutch up w/ applicator] to color vinyl,let dry. Mine is still holding and I have put 20K miles on it
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post #7 of 8 Old 08-10-2011, 06:19 PM
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By the way, those chickens that voted for Col. Sanders are not crazy...they just took a long hard look at the alternative and decided Mr. Sanders was the better of the two
Hope you don't mind if I borrow that for awhile.
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post #8 of 8 Old 08-11-2011, 12:10 AM
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two words " seat cover"...got mine from sargent and it looks and works great ,custom made to fit and you can get whatever colours and piping that you want

Opps maybe more than two words ...

Sometimes making a wrong turn just makes the ride that much better ,,, go an extra mile it`s not so crowded there!
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