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post #1 of 6 Old 09-19-2010, 03:47 PM Thread Starter
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Torn Seat Cover

Dumb! I had the seat off my near new 919 while I was polishing up the tank, etc. I decided to give the seat a cleaning before I put it back on and it slipped out of my hands. After a bit of juggling it fell right on the rear edge and now I have a small 1/2 inch tear!

Are there any epoxy or other products that I can seal up with small gash before it opens up? It looks like it is scuffed until you look closely and see the cut, so it isn't an open gash.

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post #2 of 6 Old 09-19-2010, 04:00 PM
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I would check your nearest auto parts store. Probably a lot of solutions such as this one



If it looks like crap or doesn't hold you can re-cover it pretty easily.

Good luck!

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Thanks. I guess I should have Googled vinyl repair instead of "motorcycle seat cover tear repair". That didn't get me far. I see there are lots of kit options available.

I checked some of the OEM sites and elsewhere for 919 seat covers. All I found was the full seat assembly. Does anyone know how much a seat cover costs? Thanks.

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I seem to remember a vinyl repair kit commercial on TV in the late 70's or early 80's that you could use a clothes iron and their goop to do the repair.

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I recovered mine this summer. Cost about $25 and an hours time. You need a good staple gun. The seat plastic is pretty hard.

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An variety of regular super-glue should work pretty well for you, too. Be sure to have a rag handy to wipe off any excess, but it will close a small tear. I did this to my seat over a year ago and it's holding very well.

Well, fire the engines! Spur this iron space-pony on!

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