How To Make A Leather Motorcycle Seat DIY Guide
Some shops will cost you hundreds of bucks just for one leather motorcycle seat. Well, you won’t have to worry anymore about the cost! This article will provide you with information on how to make a leather motorcycle seat on your own.
What You Need
You don’t have to be an expert in making your motorcycle seat. Sometimes the materials you need are just resting around your room or your closet. Below we listed the necessary materials on how to make a leather motorcycle seat.
- First, you need... you guessed it! A material made of leather. A leather jacket will do! If you have an old one that you don’t use anymore, you can use it for your project. But if you don’t have a leather jacket, there’s always a way to have one. One solution is to go to your local thrift stores. You can have tons of options there, and all are friendly to your budget. Make sure to grab the one the has the nicest quality for long term use.
- The next piece of material will be your base – your old motorcycle seat. If you feel like your motorcycle seat is hard and not comfortable enough, you can use a regular foam mat.
- You will also need a spray adhesive. You can purchase this in any hardware shop in your local area. This is also available on Amazon.
- For your tools, you will need a pair of scissors, staple, staple guns, and a flat head screwdriver.
How to Do It
Making a leather motorcycle seat is not that difficult. So long as you have the right materials (and a comprehensive guide), you should be able to do it on your own. Here’s how:
- First, tear down or pull off your old motorcycle seat. To do this, you need your flathead screwdriver to remove all the old staples. After pulling out the staples, you can now remove the seat cover.
- After you have removed the seat cover, you will see the seat foam. If it is hard and not comfortable enough, cover it with a new piece of foam. You can use your old exercise foam mat or any foam mat of your choice. Use the spray adhesive to glue it onto the old motorcycle seat and make sure to follow its shape as you glue.
- The next thing you are going to do is to cover it up using your old leather jacket. How to cover a motorcycle seat with leather properly? Before you start this process, put in mind that this needs to be stapled tight enough on the motorcycle seat. Use a staple gun to attach the leather jacket on the seat and make sure that you staple both the front and back parts for more security. Cut off the excess using your scissors.
- The last step on making a leather motorcycle seat is giving it a nice final finish. To do this, pour it with hot boiling water to remove unwanted wrinkles and some loose parts. This process also makes your new motorcycle seat smoother.
That was not so hard, was it?
Now that you know how to make a leather motorcycle seat, you can start making your own. In that way, you will be free from the expensive charges of motor accessory shops, and you have the chance to design your own. It’s time to unleash your creativity!