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post #1 of 8 Old 02-16-2010, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
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re-doing a seat?

I found a used orange Super Duke seat that I can get cheap. I would like to have it cut down an inch or so and recovered black.

I'd like a couple of choices where to send it, so If you have any info, please.....

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post #2 of 8 Old 02-16-2010, 01:15 PM
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I have had good luck with Sargeants, not so good luck with Corbin, but the really good seats have been Rich's and Sunmark's. All of their info is easy to find via Google. The prices range from about $300-$600 (but that is usually a gel pad and an entirely new cover, which is usually needed when the foam changes significantly).

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See if you can find a local seat upholsterer, the type that does hotrod & airplane seats and convertible tops. When I had to recover a 550 zephyr seat a while back they were quick, reasonable, and offered various options in material & stitching.

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I know a guy in north NJ, I'll let everyone know how it works out. I plan to have a seat done in the near future.

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I've had excellent luck with Spencer's Seat Mods: Page 1

Fast, friendly and inexpensive.

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Yeah Spencer's is the place I was thinking of.

No joy however. They e-mailed me and said it was a no-go. They don't recover, and the SD seat doesn't lend itself to lowering.

The stock seat is just fine. Just a bit taller than I am used to and it looked like opertunity was knocking.

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Yeah Spencer's is the place I was thinking of.

No joy however. They e-mailed me and said it was a no-go. They don't recover, and the SD seat doesn't lend itself to lowering.

The stock seat is just fine. Just a bit taller than I am used to and it looked like opertunity was knocking.
Hmm, did they say why they can't lower it? Just curious.

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I had a great experience with sending in a thrashed stock 919 seat to Sargent last year.
They added gel inserts front and rear, moved the rise forward and lowered the seat for my short legs, and recovered the seat in grippy vinyl for $270.

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