Any of you out there ever purchased a seat from the above company? Do they seem pretty close to the originals? I am considering ordering a spitfire scrambler seat from them. I also noticed that even though they have a website, they did not list an email address...does anyone have an email address for them. It stinks to make long distance calls from the USA when email is free!
Trust me, I have held two of the 'same' seat side by side (both even being made in the UK) and there is no reason to consider any other seat.
They cost a bit more, but if you are going to keep the bike, than it is worth it.
I think that either Walridge or British Cycle Supply in Canada is a dealer, and a friend of mine: Dennis John Cavalier used to carry them here in the USA. He was said he was going to drop them, as the exchange rate had made it unprofitable; but check Walnecks as he used to run a text ad there. He may still have them for sale. Dennis John attends a lot of the East Coast to Midwest rallys.
Got one on eBay a while back, and I second the opinion that it is second to none. I contacted them directly after reading about them in Classic Bike, and the price was good, but shipping was horrendous in my opinion.
Brian '64 B40T Enduro Star '49 AJS 18CS '65 A65L/R '71 BMW R75/5 '71 B25T '02 Bonnie '63 A10 SR '47 James ML 125
Re: R.K. Leighton seats?#4481 09/03/054:43 am09/03/054:43 am
I have an RK Leighton seat for my A65, the quality is excellent. The A65 seat pan isn't 100% exact as it doesn't taper as much at the back to follow the frame loop as much as the original. However, if you have an original base they can refurbish it and fit a new pad and cover. Otherwise the seat they sell off the shelf is excellent and no other seat comes near it in comfort or shape.
I bought a B44 Leighton pad through Unit Singles. The slope of the ramp on the hump did not match the seat cover I bought. I had to add a wedge of foam. It could have been the cover which was not a Leighton cover. I patronized a local company for the seat cover trying to help out a fellow Canadian.
Leightons made a lot of the seats originally for the British bike factories. If you call them in Birmingham UK you could well be answered by Andrew Leighton, the son of the founder. They are very helpful and have no problem in sending direct to an individual in US. They also know their seats. Recommended.