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Christy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:22 am    Post subject: recovering my seat Reply with quote

first attempt at recovering my pamplona's seat

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice contrasts. Will be able to see another photo shot from the side?

Did you applique the scooter on or is it a printed on?

Nice work.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I silk screened it


I need to take more pictures, but I just put it on and havent taken it out yet.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job! See, it wasn't so hard, was it?
Looks great!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that looks awesome! good work!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW. What kind of fabric did you use? Is it slipped over (removable) or did you staple it to the seat?

I'm so impressed by all the work people are doing to their Buddys! It's inspiring!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow! That adds even more to the great look of the Pamplona.

Thanks for sharing the full view of the Buddy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks you guys!

ericalm wrote:
WOW. What kind of fabric did you use? Is it slipped over (removable) or did you staple it to the seat?

I'm so impressed by all the work people are doing to their Buddys! It's inspiring!


it's just a cover. I used elastic on the front and back and I used ties on the sides -- it pulls together into the middle where i have it tied tight.

I'm unhappy with the fit on the cream at the bottom sides so I'll probably take it off and seam it up just a little there and then put her back on.

the cream is a heavy weight twill and the black is a poly/cotton blend with a layer of terrycloth underneath it...I used heat-n-bond lite to fuse the black and terry together.

I've considered making the entire seat out of terrycloth and I probably will so that I have another one (in case I get bored) but this will be fine for now.

Things on my "to do" list:
black grips
black floor mat (any idea where I can find one online??)
paint helmet cream and apply reflective red/dark red patches to it

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scooterworks has the grips...might want to phone to see if they actually have in stock. You buy left and right separate.

http://www.scooterworks.com/Accessories_C291.cfm?Page=2
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2008 7:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah I've got the grips ordered I just don't know where I can get the mat...scooterworks doesn't sell it (online, i haven't called) and I can't find them listed anywhere else either.

Unfortunately as great as the seat looks, I may not be able to ride with it on...turns out the black fabric is slippery! It's something I didn't consider when I used it. I just used what I had on hand.

I've got 2 other plans for seat covers, so I'll toy with that this week and see if I've any more satisfied with what I come up with. Of course I'll post pictures as I get them.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you use any iron pellon to adhere to the back of the black?

Thought they had some with little grips like on bottom of kids feeted pjs or on those sock slippers in a hospital.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, the seat cover fits tight and it doesn't slip. I slip forward on the seat while riding.

Actually I just got home from a ride and it wasn't as bad as I remember it being yesterday. It may just take some breaking in, but I'll probably get some heavyweight black twill and replace that part anyway.

Then I'm planning on doing one out of a short nap terrycloth thats all black. And also one (maybe terry, maybe twill) that is black with a cream strip down the center.

I have several other really big projects on my plate the next week/2weeks so it may be July before I get those done.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:06 am    Post subject: a new seat cover!!! Reply with quote



whatcha think? pretty awesome, huh!!! I'm really excited about this one. So much that i'll probably never take it off!



Made from black and cream heavy-weight terrycloth.

the old seatcover (old, heh, only rode on it twice) is for sale if anyone is interested...PM me.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 4:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of these seat covers look very cool. What do you do if it rains? I don't relish the idea of coming out of work to ride home and sitting on a wet terry cloth seat. How do you keep it dry when you're out someplace.?

Howard

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2008 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Howardr wrote:
A lot of these seat covers look very cool. What do you do if it rains? I don't relish the idea of coming out of work to ride home and sitting on a wet terry cloth seat. How do you keep it dry when you're out someplace.?

Howard


good question. I have a garage where she is stored when I'm not riding. I try to never ride in the rain (as much as I can help it) b/c I'm just not comfortable with wet-riding. However, if it happens that I'm going to be parking the scoot outdoors and i think it might rain, I plan on removing the cover and storing it in the pet carrier or topcase. since it's elastic edged, it'll be easy to apply/remove.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Christy. Yet another job that makes me wish I had the skills of the sewing. Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

iinigma7 wrote:
Nice work Christy. Yet another job that makes me wish I had the skills of the sewing. Crying or Very sad


there's always Crystal who makes seat covers (which are pretty amazing!!!) or I might be able to work something out with you to make one for ya if you know what you want. Smile

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