So a while back I got in to an argument with my dealer because I believe they ripped my original seat while they had my bike in the shop. They disagreed, but eventually the service manager said he didn't want to lose a customer over this, and gave me another (slightly used) seat as a replacement.
This seat was in ok shape (you can see there is a little rust inside the cowl mounts still) except somehow the previous user had managed to get the front of the seat (closest to the tank) exposed or spilled with something that stained and chewed up the material a little bit.
Since I had put a lot of work in to mods for my bike and trying to get it just how I want it, the last time I was in the dealership I asked the parts manager about a new seat. The prices he gave me were high, for either the OEM or the upgraded gel seat (which for some reason was cheaper), but he mentioned a place nearby that did motorcycle seat work. So I took my seat to Bitchn Stitchn, in Lakewood Colorado, and here is the result!
Thanks to the owner Dan, and to Brian for doing such a gorgeous job. I can highly recommend these guys for ANY motorcycle seat/saddle work for ANY style bike. Take a look at their website for more info: www.bsseats.com
More photos of my seat are here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjD64sgj
If it's sunny tomorrow I will take a couple outdoor shots. The silver really matches the matte graphite paint nicely in the sunlight.