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Offline Reddo17

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Seat Reupholstery
« on: January 15, 2020, 02:13:27 pm »
Hi All,

I am looking for recommendations for either a replacement seat cover for my K4 or someones who is able to repair the current seat which has a small rip about 100 mm long along the seam.
Preferably in the Newcastle area if possible.

Cheers
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Offline Johnie

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Re: Seat Reupholstery
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 03:03:00 pm »
How good do you want it to look? I have never seen a tear repaired to look good. Just get a quality seat cover from gumtree on ebay and do it yourself. Not that hard to do it. We can guide you through it.
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Re: Seat Reupholstery
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 03:41:15 pm »
Hi Johnie,

I am all for attempting the re-cover myself if its possible for sure.
I have had a look for a thread on recovering seats but cant seem to find anything.
Any pointers would be muchly appreciated. Cheers!
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Offline Gene

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Re: Seat Reupholstery
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 04:30:27 pm »
I've done it on a couple as well. Yes, Gumtwo on eBay, he's out of Canada I believe. The covers come with instructions but we can get you through it easy enough.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/CB750-Four-K2-6-1972-76-seat-cover-for-Honda-CB-750-CB750K2-CB350K3-CB750K4-224/150666785148?hash=item231470b17c:g:~nMAAOxyrP9RbP4t

Things to have handy: Pliers, small hammer (just in case), screwdriver, hair dryer.

It really is as simple as removing the old and replacing. Some stretching may be involved (hair dryer to soften). Takes some time but very worth it.
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Offline Stev-o

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Re: Seat Reupholstery
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 04:51:04 pm »
+1 recover it.   Just dont buy the cheapest cover on ebay, they are not all the same
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Re: Seat Reupholstery
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 04:54:51 pm »
http://forums.sohc4.net/index.php/topic,156919.msg1798846.html#msg1798846

Scroll down for quick easy explanation from Wilbur - aka MadMtnMotors

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Re: Seat Reupholstery
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 08:37:22 pm »
I have done a number of them. If your fingers aren't sore then you did not stretch it hard enough. :) You want to be sure to get it centered right off the bat then it is a matter of stretching it on evenly.
1970 CB750K0 - Candy Ruby Red
1973 CB750K3 - Candy Bacchus Olive
2000 1500 SE Wing (wife's pearl white bike)
1970 Chevy Chevelle SS396 - Cortez Silver

Oshkosh, WI  USA