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Made a seat for my bike, dyed it using some antique saddle tan liquid , took a couple of coats to get it even.One thing i learned was not to leave the leather overnight in the garage to dry (after shaping) as i came out the next day and it had started to mold. luckily, i called up the guys at Tandy and all that was required was a little soapy water to remove the small patches.

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I created the pattern by using the a basket weave tool from Tandy, and it took me about two hours to tool. I could make you one if you wanted, but i would suggust trying it yourself, I bought some tools (of which all i used was the hammer and before mentioned basket weave tool) some dye and conditioner. With the cost of leather (get some scraps for practicing) about 40 bucks. I made the seat pan from .105 steel and the padding is a anti fatigue mat, that i shaped using a stanly mini plane (kinda like a chesse grater) Less my time it cost me around $55 to make the seat. Also thanks for the kind words and Fredo, if you don't have a triumph it will not fit as the front pivots on an axle in the side hack mount.

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Looks good. I started doing seats about a year ago and turned it into a part time gig via ebay, JJ, and a few other place I frequent. Then I moved into stuff for the Fire Department (my full time gig) . It 's a hell of a lot of fun. I got ADD like a mofo and ............ wait whhat was I ....oh yeah.......When I work on a piece of leather it 's the only time I'm 100% focused and still for an extended period of time. Good job on the seat .
 
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