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diamonbird
Posted 2014-11-26 2:40 PM (#168901)
Subject: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Cruiser

Posts: 251
Mechanicsville, VA United States
Total cost was around $400.00 as I had to buy a air staple gun and staples, pay for shipping of everything and the cost to have the seat covers made but I must say it was money well spent and my seat is way more comfortable as I added some layers of padding to the surface of the original seat foam.



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V92SC
Posted 2014-11-26 5:34 PM (#168906 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Tourer

Posts: 323
New Orleans, La,
Extra sharp. I'm jealous. Who or where did the seat covers come from cause I'll be in the market real soon.
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diamonbird
Posted 2014-11-26 9:24 PM (#168908 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Cruiser

Posts: 251
Mechanicsville, VA United States
Scottsledshed.com....he's on eBay, a great guy to work with too....did it all through email back and forth. He even made the cover for my Utopia backrest.
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Lotzafun
Posted 2014-11-26 10:39 PM (#168911 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Iron Butt

Posts: 935
Rockford, IL
Appears that is Scotty's Sled Shed http://stores.ebay.com/scottyssledshed?_trksid=p2047675.l2563
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diamonbird
Posted 2014-11-27 6:15 AM (#168912 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Cruiser

Posts: 251
Mechanicsville, VA United States
Yeah that's it, sorry for the bad info!
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lennyb
Posted 2014-11-27 2:17 PM (#168915 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Iron Butt

Posts: 772
Bel Air, MD
Very pleased with his work. While I was doing the install I replaced the foam supporting my lower back with a piece that was much firmer and made it 1" higher. No longer feel the need to add a back rest.
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V92SC
Posted 2014-11-29 7:59 AM (#168927 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Tourer

Posts: 323
New Orleans, La,
I'm thinking about pulling the trigger on those covers, but how hard were they to install? Are there any tips you can pass on that helped? Is the air stapler a must? Thanx in advance for any and all help. The content of your response may determine if and how soon I pull the trigger.
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wingit3611
Posted 2014-11-29 10:22 AM (#168928 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Cruiser

Posts: 244
I would also like to know wher & what type air staple gun you got.
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diamonbird
Posted 2014-11-29 11:08 AM (#168929 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Cruiser

Posts: 251
Mechanicsville, VA United States
The stapler I bought is the Surebonder Crown Stapler ? 18 Gauge, Model# 9630 from Northerntool.com total was around $50 plus shipping and staples, T-50 1/4.
I guess you could do it with a Electric stapler but I think the air stapler is way better as I've had the ES before and they don't last very long and you can not do it with a hand stapler unless you are very strong as it takes a lot of staples and there are time while pulling the covers that you'll need to be fast with a placement of a staple to hold the tension on the cover.
My wife tried to help me and she doesn't weigh enough and I was pulling her over the table just trying to get the covers tight so I had a friend of mine come over the next day and help.
The hardest part was getting the driver front end done and it's not as tight as I would like or as it should be but it doesn't look bad enough for me to worry about. I stapled the cover any times and removed the staples many times before I finally said that's good enough...the backrests for the passenger was easy and the back half of the seat, it was just the front that sucked. I added some padding to the front just to make up for the lack of tightness in the material at the front and now my seat feels softer and like I said it doesn't look bad having some slack in the material. The guy that makes and sells these covers recommends you have an Upholstery shop do the install if you don't know what you're doing and this would be me but you'll never learn to do anything having someone else doing it for you, and I wanted to learn. I would say on a scale of 1 -10 this was a 5. It took me two days to get it done but that was do to the time of day/late evening the covers were delivered and the fact my wife weighs less than me.lol Would I do it again "YES" as the end results are beautiful and the seat is softer and that came from the padding I added... The covers are thicker than the factory covers and that's a good thing as you have to pull pretty hard to get the wrinkles out. Let know if you still have questions as I might be able to help some!
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lennyb
Posted 2014-11-30 12:29 PM (#168933 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Iron Butt

Posts: 772
Bel Air, MD
I used a hand stapler with stainless staples, but I wouldn't suggest making it your first choice. Ditto on what diamonbird says about the front of the driver seat area being the most difficult. I wish there had been an extra 3/4" of material to work with, but after several attempts it was in place and other than 3 or 4 trial staple holes ending up exposed on the very tip of the seat horns all looks good. I found that the material was easier to stretch into place working outside on a hot sunny day. Just remember to work on top of a piece of carpet to keep from scratching the new cover. Pay attention to how the stitched seams lay on the seat which will let you know that you are going on straight.



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sarvbill
Posted 2014-12-02 12:07 PM (#168967 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Cruiser

Posts: 135
Chesterfield, VA
Damn Don that looks beautiful...I really like the contrast with your black bike. I need to get by and take a closer look at that sometime.
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varyder
Posted 2014-12-02 2:14 PM (#168970 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Visionary

Posts: 8144
New Bohemia, VA
looks great DB! Hmmm, I've got an air stapler....
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diamonbird
Posted 2014-12-02 6:31 PM (#168972 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Cruiser

Posts: 251
Mechanicsville, VA United States
Ordered em up guys and bring them by and I'll help you if you'd like. My garage is heated.
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sarvbill
Posted 2014-12-03 7:05 AM (#168979 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Cruiser

Posts: 135
Chesterfield, VA
Hey Don, unrelated question - did you tint your front turn signals? If so, did you also do the rear signals? Also it looks as if you have done some tint work around the headlight.
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diamonbird
Posted 2014-12-03 10:37 AM (#168980 - in reply to #168979)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Cruiser

Posts: 251
Mechanicsville, VA United States
Bill, no to the rear lights yes to the front.
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rdbudd
Posted 2014-12-03 11:44 AM (#168986 - in reply to #168980)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Visionary

Posts: 1600
Jasper, MO
diamonbird - 2014-12-03 10:37 AM

Bill, no to the rear lights yes to the front.


Good decision. As a retired trucker, I can tell you that tinted taillights make you awfully hard to see from very far away. And trucks require a lot of stopping distance. It's better if you can be seen.

Ronnie
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diamonbird
Posted 2014-12-03 12:22 PM (#168988 - in reply to #168986)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Cruiser

Posts: 251
Mechanicsville, VA United States
What Ronnie said!!!
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Vetrepreneur
Posted 2019-02-02 8:07 AM (#192784 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: RE: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


New user

Posts: 4
Herriman, UT United States
Don,
side questions:
I'd like to know more about your floor stand/jack or whatever that is called that your bike is on. Does it raise up to get your bike at a comfortable level to work on it while standing, without having to bend over to get to lowest area of Vision?

I've been looking for some driving lights that add significant light in front of me. How are yours working out?

Thanks in advance.

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taz456
Posted 2019-02-06 7:27 AM (#192785 - in reply to #168901)
Subject: Re: Just got through installing my Christmas Present


Cruiser

Posts: 215
Pittsburgh, PA
do you use the heated seats at all? will those covers effect the heating in any way? they look very good, nice job
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