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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 04-23-2009, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Another way to get an aftermarket seat

I imagine lots of people here are still looking for an aftermarket seat for their bikes. Here's a way I was using before deciding to buy a new one. A few people perked up too:

I searched, country-wide, for VN700's and 750's for sale. Craigs', E-bay, cycletrader, you name it. Once found I would see if the bike had an aftermarket seat. Lots did. I would contact the seller and ask if he/she still had the stock seat. Lots did. I asked them to sell me the aftermarket seat at a reasonable price, put the stock seat back on, keep the sale price of the bike the same, and sell away. They make more money on the deal and you get a nice aftermarket saddle at a reasonable price. It takes some research but its worth a shot...
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Then you find out where they live, go there at night with a crowbar and a 10mm socket. Pry open their glove box, and pull the bolts, and go laughing into the night.

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Good Idea... I've sent out 10 requests based on my findings.
Or we can try Jace Bore's idea.

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LOL!!! "laughing into the night" priceless! LOL!!!!
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Good Idea... I've sent out 10 requests based on my findings.
Or we can try Jace Bore's idea.
Bore? I always thought I brought a little leavity and excitement to things
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lol funny! I like that one.

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I had an idea the other day listening to the radio. There is a place called Mr. K's Fabric Shop in Quincy, IL who will redo seats for boats, etc. I stopped in there and asked them how much it would cost to re-pad the stock seat. It will cost me $212.17. That beats buying a whole new seat AND keep the look of the original seat. They re-pad with a heavy duty foam padding and use a carpeting backing I think she told me. It also depends on the labor and how hard the buttons come out. She really wasn't sure until they got into it. But that is the quote I was given.
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Friend of mine (both he and his father ride) told me about a place.

His father raves about them (the man is very large / heavy, so he's picky about his saddle).

http://www.meancitycycles.com/motorc...ifications.php

$140 to repad your seat good enough for "big" guys.

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Turns out I'm close enough to them to ride there. I wrote him and he said make an appointment, show up, get measured and whistle while he works. Neato. I just may do that.

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