Matt S

Best pre-finished leather for bike seats?

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I've got a friend who's reshaping the seat on his WR125X, adding a couple inches' posterior padding, and he wants me to make him a fancy new cover it.

We're looking at doing the top panel in a good deep black and the side panels in a blue to echo the colour of the fairings so I think a prefinished chrome tan rather than tooling leather or other veg-tan. The bike lives under cover but raining is our national sport, and he's keen for a grippy seat in all weathers. The obvious solution is to find a pebble-grain upholstery leather but I don't know if this is going to be grippy or hard-wearing enough. Is there any particular leather or specification that I should be looking for?

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Have a look at this link for the black, don't think you will get the blue - maybe ask,  you never know. I cannot log in at the moment they updated their site,  so as for cost not sure - but won't be cheap,  but lovely leather. Make sure you scroll down to read the info.

https://www.abbeyengland.com/pittards-panel-hides-7705.html

This is another option with blue and black never used this leather so cannot give you any input of the quality. But i used the company a lot happy with the leather i have purchased.

https://www.metropolitanleather.com/Chrome-Tanned-Leather/Coloured-Side/Full-Chrome-Side-Ashton

 

Hope this helps

JCUK

 

 

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Thanks JC. I still can't log into Abbey but as you say the Pittards won't be cheap!

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No won't be cheap and you are maybe doing it at mates rates, same here still  can't login to Abbey.  

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