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#837912 01/24/21 4:34 pm
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It seems it is always the little things that get me...
Found a NOS seat trim strip in my shop behind some boxes, which has been damaged on my bike for decades. And there it was all the time.
Now how do I get the damn thing on?
Seat off, old trim strip off, greased the underside rim of the seat and the trim with vaseline, spread the trim with a screwdriver and tried to press it on, but it is such a tight fit it just will not go on. Any advice will be much appreciated. My bike is in beautiful condition, runs and rides wonderfully, had it since 500 miles in 1970, but I cannot do this simple thing.
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It's been a long time but I believe a hide mallet or a block of wood and ball peen was the answer, just don't remember an issue. Getting an original trim piece is the issue...Mark R.

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Just got to wiggle it , but slowly and carefully not to damage the seat cover. but make sure it is warm.


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Warm trim and a rubber mallet has worked for me. Get it started and then gradually feed the trim on---tapping with the mallet as you go.
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Being out side on a hot sunny day helps too.


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Thanks all of you for the good advice. Unfortunately I destroyed the trim. It just splintered under the mallet after I got the first few inches started. I used heat but not enough, possibly plastic that had just hardened with age, I don't know. If I were to have a second chance I would use a heat gun.
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Following up on this, can anyone refer me to someone who will properly recover the seat, stencil the Triumph logo on the cover, INSTALL THE TRIM, and in general clean it up? The bike is in beautiful shape, and is a regular rider, not a show bike. I am in Atlanta Ga and can ship of course.
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Originally Posted by Rick Dawsey
Following up on this, can anyone refer me to someone who will properly recover the seat, stencil the Triumph logo on the cover, INSTALL THE TRIM, and in general clean it up? The bike is in beautiful shape, and is a regular rider, not a show bike. I am in Atlanta Ga and can ship of course.
Tnx,
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Rick,

Rodi's British Motorcycles in Winder, GA might be able to square you away with the seat work.

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It's really not so hard, all explained here. A new seat covering is about 50 bucks.

http://vintagebikemagazine.com/technical-articles/triumph-1967-1970-seat/


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We supply CBS, and other dealers who sponser Britbike with a seat trim for the 1970 seat whic is close to the original. Ask for our # 60-0696W
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We offer the same trim John referenced under part number 60-0696. The reproduction seat trims are pliable and will likely install easier than an old brittle one, using the aforementioned techniques.

https://www.thebonnevilleshop.com/product/triumph-chrome-seat-cover-trim-strip-1968-74-pn-60-0696/

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