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It's a Bates, sell it now while the going's good, you're sitting on $8-900 there son.
 

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How can you tell? I have one exactly like that, except i don't think i have that sticker.

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Nads said:
It's a Bates, sell it now while the going's good, you're sitting on $8-900 there son.
 

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A friend just brought this seat over, no idea what it is... Leather, 13x9", sticker says 13H & it's like 2" thick. What is it?

Edit: Yeah I know how to spell SEAT... To late to change now...
Not sure I agree with the other appraisals. It might bring $200-300, which is still fucking insane. Now a ribbed Bates is another story...
 

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epinut said:
A friend just brought this seat over, no idea what it is... Leather, 13x9", sticker says 13H & it's like 2" thick. What is it?

Edit: Yeah I know how to spell SEAT... To late to change now...
I just sold one to a guy in Sweden, alittle older than yours, with the narrow front and 13.5" rear. Sell yours now, and buy a El Cheapo. These seats are going for insane prices.
 

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I just sold one to a guy in Sweden, alittle older than yours, with the narrow front and 13.5" rear. Sell yours now, and buy a El Cheapo. These seats are going for insane prices.
Yeah I remember seeing it, but I'm lookin for the mid size. As far as this seat goes I have'nt seen any Bates seat that looks like this. The stitching don't look right & It's too thick... Here's another one on ebay now...
 

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That one that Epinut posted a picture of is absolutely the real deal without question.Ive never seen a riveted cover they were all screwed on with a number 8 sheetmetal screw.
 

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Ok, if it would be a real Bates, guess the pan looks real enough... Could these front & rear "filler pieces" been added just to accomodate the extra padding?
 

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flattracklarry said:
Not sure I agree with the other appraisals. It might bring $200-300, which is still fucking insane. Now a ribbed Bates is another story...
Fuck, yeah. Followed a ribbed Bates on eGay the other day thinking 'that would be nice', then abandoned watching it, gagging, when it reached $750 ...

It was NOS, but even so ...
 

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I'd love to see what kind of bike a $750 bates seat ends up on!

(if it ends up on a bike at all....) fuckin waste if it doesn't... They were built my someone to be sat on....
 

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This is not much help, but I had that exact seat on a BSA years ago. I don't believe it was Bates. I am sure it came from either Hap Jones or Dixie but I don't have any idea who made it.
Hank
 
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