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Old 12-05-2012, 01:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Reshape seat

I have the original plank seat off my 2012 T100 that I am not using. I am considering reshapping the seat into a solo cafe seat (with hump in back). I know many people have reshapped seats themselves, and that seems fairly straight forward. So I started to think about what it would take to completely reshape it.
Has anyone done this? And if so what are your thoughts?
Should I completely remove the foam and start from a single block and just reuse the pan? Or glue additional foam on? Or?
Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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A mate of mine reshaped a Bonnie seat for his Thrux. As far as i know, he removed the seat cover, glued and shaped an extra piece of foam for the hump, he also scooped out the area where he sits, and reshaped the sides and then got it recovered. All up It cost him about $150





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Is that a photo of the seat he reworked? That is about perfect for what I am looking for. Seems like a pretty easy thing to do, and I am fairly handy. Though to get the covering to look that good, I would probably have to have someone else cover the seat. Or at least sew it up. Otherwise I would probably do one piece of vinyl.
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If you decide it's too much for you to attempt, Sargent seats will do the same thing for you, using your seat. They quoted me $150-$300 (sight unseen), depending on the extent of work that would be done to do what I wanted. (I found the Burton DS-001 shortly after, so never pursued it.)

ozbon, huge kudos to your friend for a bang-up job. That's an amazing looking seat.
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Is that a photo of the seat he reworked?
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Yes, and he got a local bloke to recover it which was the bulk of the $150 cost.

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