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    know a seat upholsterer?

    Who knows a good, relatively inexpensive seat upholsterer? I want my stock seat re-covered in white vinyl.
    1988 "BlackHawk" project
    1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
    1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

    I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
    People who know ride Hawks. Riot

    #2
    what happen to doing it your self?

    i know the link to that website didnt have the option for white
    1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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      #3
      Why haven't you gotten a Corbin? I tried the stock seat and it sucked ass. No pun intended.... It looks lovely with the seat cover but for regular riding the Corbin is so much better.

      You should try to cover it yourself. The stock seat is stapled to the frame. I don't think the foam is glued to the cover like it is on a Corbin, which makes it a peel-and-replace job. You can make a new strap by getting some Barge glue and folding/gluing a strip of white vinyl in lieu of sewing.

      How about white leather instead of vinyl? Look for upholstery or automotive-quality leather on eBay.
      '89 Hawk GT

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        #4
        Just exploring my options here... if it's too expensive I will definitely do it myself!

        Oddly enough, I find the stocker more comfy than my Corbin on long trips. I do have both.
        1988 "BlackHawk" project
        1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
        1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

        I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
        People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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          #5
          I actually recovered a seat on my previous hawk before. It is SUPER easy... went to a fabric store and they sold me the material they use on school bus seats for $8 for the entire section I needed. Used a staple gun (definitely need a staple gun for this), and tacked it on myself. It took probably 15 min and looked just like factory.
          You know your a hawkaddict when you check ebay and craigslist every hour for parts to upgrade

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            #6
            Thanks. Hope they have white to match my new paint! It's black, with a white racing stripe.
            1988 "BlackHawk" project
            1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
            1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

            I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
            People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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              #7
              do you want the strip to run through the seat has well???
              1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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                #8
                I just took my seat to an automotive convertibe top shop and they recovered mine for $25.
                90 Hawk. What can I do to make it better?
                78 yz125. What can I do to destroy this thing?

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                  #9
                  I'll have to see if i have any of those local...
                  1988 "BlackHawk" project
                  1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                  1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                  I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                  People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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                    #10
                    doug,
                    www.pirateupholstery.com

                    this guy does all the custom stuff for vespa soho. might be of good use to you.
                    ride Red.

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                      #11
                      I recovered my seat this weekend with some vinyl and foam from JoAnn's Superstore. Took the old one off...used it as a pattern adding a little extra here and there. Used the foam and rubber cement and did some repairs to the weak spots and then staple-gunned it back on there.

                      http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.j...RODID=prd23670


                      Very easy to do. Pretty cheap too! Still got enough to recover the seat 2 more times. I would recommend some different foam though...something more near the factory density.
                      1988 Hawk
                      Shuriken 1000

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                        #12
                        Originally Posted by hawkLer
                        doug,
                        www.pirateupholstery.com

                        this guy does all the custom stuff for vespa soho. might be of good use to you.
                        Oh, kick ass!!! Thanks bud.

                        I covered the old seat with marine-grade vinyl from a furniture upholstery shop last Friday... looks great but I know it could be done better by a pro, so I'm gonna take it there maybe... I like the skull-and-crossbones seat!!!
                        1988 "BlackHawk" project
                        1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
                        1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

                        I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
                        People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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