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Seat Recovering
« on: Jun 22, 2020, 10:22:05 pm »
Has anyone had good luck getting a seat recovered?  I have a Danny Gray Big Seat I want covered in tan leather.  Danny Gray won't return my emails and the local outfit I would trust isn't working anymore. I'm looking for a good alternative. 

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    Re: Seat Recovering
    « Reply #1 on: Jun 22, 2020, 10:35:07 pm »
    It could be that Danny Grey is short staffed due to COVID. Have you tried calling them?

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    Re: Seat Recovering
    « Reply #2 on: Jun 22, 2020, 11:13:39 pm »
    Yup.  No answer.  Left a message, got no reply. 
    Their website is cut way back because they aren't targeting any Japanese bike anymore...just Harwees.
    « Last Edit: Jun 22, 2020, 11:15:35 pm by TRaider_John »

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      Re: Seat Recovering
      « Reply #3 on: Jun 23, 2020, 09:42:56 am »
      Yup.  No answer.  Left a message, got no reply. 
      Their website is cut way back because they aren't targeting any Japanese bike anymore...just Harwees.
      John give Corbin a call 800 538 7035

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      Re: Seat Recovering
      « Reply #4 on: Jun 23, 2020, 10:26:00 am »
      Yup.  No answer.  Left a message, got no reply. 
      Their website is cut way back because they aren't targeting any Japanese bike anymore...just Harwees.

      Well that sucks!!!

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      Re: Seat Recovering
      « Reply #5 on: Jun 23, 2020, 12:26:16 pm »
      John how much you looking at spending for a recover job? This is a seat made to look and feel better than our stock seat on a stock seat pan for S150 shipped. (I don't know if they charge tax) All you have to do is pay for it, they ship it to you. You pop it on you bike and ride it, if you like it send them your OEM seat and they make another custom seat on it. Its a touring model that sits about 1" lower but is supposed to have better padding. Check them out and ask around if anyone has used them.

      https://www.pacificcoaststar.com/pcs/raider-seats-tour-original.htm

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      Re: Seat Recovering
      « Reply #6 on: Jun 23, 2020, 12:41:26 pm »
      John how much you looking at spending for a recover job? This is a seat made to look and feel better than our stock seat on a stock seat pan for S150 shipped. (I don't know if they charge tax) All you have to do is pay for it, they ship it to you. You pop it on you bike and ride it, if you like it send them your OEM seat and they make another custom seat on it. Its a touring model that sits about 1" lower but is supposed to have better padding. Check them out and ask around if anyone has used them.

      https://www.pacificcoaststar.com/pcs/raider-seats-tour-original.htm

      Yeah, but if you return it, are you out the initial $150? 

      I just sent them an email asking about it as I was considering recovering a factory seat pan myself. $150 could be worth the time and effort if they do a good job.

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      Re: Seat Recovering
      « Reply #7 on: Jun 23, 2020, 12:57:36 pm »
      Pacific Coast responded in about 20 minutes. I'm impressed.

      This is what they had to say: If you don’t like it, it costs you the cost of shipping. Generally $25 each direction.

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      Re: Seat Recovering
      « Reply #8 on: Jun 23, 2020, 04:56:38 pm »
      Hmm.  I wonder if they do tan leather.  I'll give them a call.

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      Re: Seat Recovering
      « Reply #9 on: Jun 23, 2020, 05:19:46 pm »
      Hmm.  I wonder if they do tan leather.  I'll give them a call.
      John found two places in Charlotte - https://customstitchingco.com/motorcycle & https://dalas-auto.com/topics/custom-motorcycle-seats/

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      Re: Seat Recovering
      « Reply #10 on: Jun 23, 2020, 07:10:31 pm »
      Hmm.  I wonder if they do tan leather.  I'll give them a call.

      They do, except I think it's vinyl like the OEM seat.


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      Re: Seat Recovering
      « Reply #11 on: Jun 23, 2020, 07:45:29 pm »
      Hmm.  I wonder if they do tan leather.  I'll give them a call.

      Yeah they do these, possibly more custom materials/colors Brown, Tan, Gray, Faux Ostrich

      https://www.pacificcoaststar.com/pcs/seat-options-tour-original.htm

      They also show blood red ostrich and you can click on the bottom of the page where it says, "For other Custom Colors and Options please Call for Details and Pricing" clicking on this link will send you to the info page

      https://www.pacificcoastcruisers.com/contact-seat-status.htm
      « Last Edit: Jun 23, 2020, 07:52:06 pm by FireNative »

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      Re: Seat Recovering
      « Reply #12 on: Jun 24, 2020, 07:14:07 am »
      Has anyone had good luck getting a seat recovered?  I have a Danny Gray Big Seat I want covered in tan leather.  Danny Gray won't return my emails and the local outfit I would trust isn't working anymore. I'm looking for a good alternative.

      I went to a local high end car upholstery shop to have a repair job done...they did excellent work, and cheap.
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      Re: Seat Recovering
      « Reply #13 on: Jun 24, 2020, 08:06:02 pm »
      these guys here did my seat and the seat for my friend (HD EG)
      https://www.astechseat.com/
      We're both fully satisfied since >25K miles. I choose vinyl, he added some snakeskin as a centerline.  They're a small business but know what they're doing and build the seat from the bottom up, mixing different densities of foam to match your weight and riding style.
      Worth a try

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      Re: Seat Recovering
      « Reply #14 on: Jun 24, 2020, 09:07:57 pm »
      Thanks to everyone.  That's a good list to work with.  If I don't get it done, then I didn't try.