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R.K. Leighton seats? #4477
09/03/05 12:41 am
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Johnson City, TN
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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!

http://www.rk-leighton.co.uk/default.htm

Daniel


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Re: R.K. Leighton seats? #4478
09/03/05 1:23 am
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Check again Daniel, theres an email address on the "contact us" page.

Don in Nipomo


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Re: R.K. Leighton seats? #4479
09/03/05 2:21 am
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The R.K. Leighton seats are second to none!

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.

Hope this helps,


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Re: R.K. Leighton seats? #4480
09/03/05 4:16 am
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Daniel-

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


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Re: R.K. Leighton seats? #4481
09/03/05 4:43 am
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Johnson City, TN
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Thanks to all you all for your help and recommendations. I can't believe I missed the "contact us" link, I must be blind!!! I see it now!

Daniel


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Re: R.K. Leighton seats? [Re: Daniel Boss] #602798
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Daniel, it took a while some 10 years but now you can see all contact info in the left column here on BritBike Forum. I just ordered a 1957 A10 GF all black seat.


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Re: R.K. Leighton seats? [Re: Daniel Boss] #602850
06/03/15 4:09 pm
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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.


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Re: R.K. Leighton seats? [Re: Daniel Boss] #602856
06/03/15 4:37 pm
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I have used them a number of times,for different bikes,very good quality products

Re: R.K. Leighton seats? [Re: jamie weeks] #602869
06/03/15 5:19 pm
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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.

Re: R.K. Leighton seats? [Re: Daniel Boss] #602871
06/03/15 5:27 pm
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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.

Re: R.K. Leighton seats? [Re: Daniel Boss] #602967
06/04/15 10:24 am
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Really good manufacturer Leightons!


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