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Anyone know of a source for this style of seat cover?

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There’s been a couple of early NOS covers on eBay of late, I’ve been looking for a NOS humped cover myself


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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-...6890.l49286&mkrid=706-127636-26712-0

Apologies, this might not be exactly the same. Looks to have the piping all the way round. There was some others until recently.

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Yes, that eBay listing is the standard flat style.

The style posted is late '65 with the angled piping front and rear.


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Probably asking the obvious, but have you inquired of Leighton's?

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Originally Posted by Steve Erickson
Probably asking the obvious, but have you inquired of Leighton's?

My thought too but may be a bit more complicated than that as Gary is a well-known restorer of these machines. Regardless, here's the link to RK Leighton.

https://www.rk-leighton.co.uk/


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Yes, an inquiry has been made to Leighton's. No response as yet. They do not show that style on their website.

I have searched all the usual suspects in the US. Hoping that someone might know of an obscure source somewhere.


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Gary, I found them somewhat slow on emails, but readily available by phone (some years back). Might want to just try phoning, if you've sent them the info and a picture?

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Originally Posted by Steve Erickson
Gary, I found them somewhat slow on emails, but readily available by phone (some years back). Might want to just try phoning, if you've sent them the info and a picture?
I may have to do that. I sent them the same image as posted on this thread.


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FWIW

My recent seat cover and foam purchase from Leightons was top notch quality

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Originally Posted by Gary E
Yes, an inquiry has been made to Leighton's. No response as yet. They do not show that style on their website.

I have searched all the usual suspects in the US. Hoping that someone might know of an obscure source somewhere.


Yes, I figured that you had checked out Leighton's and as noted, that seat cover isn't shown or listed on their site. If this seller isn't on your list of usual suspects, there is the son of Bob Schanz of DomiRacer named Tony Schanz, eBay name The Real DomiRacerand seller ID domi_racer, who is selling off DomiRacer stock on eBay.

https://www.ebay.com/str/therealdomiracer


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Hi Gary, If your search for the angled piping version comes up empty, we offer the continuous piping version under 68-9331 C. Good luck in your search!
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MY FIRST CHOICE WOULD BE https://www.rk-leighton.co.uk/bsa/
IF THEY HAVE ONE THEY WOULD BE THE BEST CHOICE


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+1 for Leightons.
I know the time difference is a problem but suggest calling them.
The phone will probably be answered by Andrew Leighton (the son of the founder) and what he doesn't know about seats is not worth knowing IMHO.
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UPDATE.

Received the cover kit from RK Leighton yesterday. They were slow to ship, but when they did it came via 3-day UPS.
Looks to be good quality cover material and foam.
I'll know more when I get it installed on the pan.

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I’d be interested to see the foam thickness Gary compared to your original.

The hump seat I have from Leightons is much thicker than my original seats.


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Originally Posted by Allan G
I’d be interested to see the foam thickness Gary compared to your original.

The hump seat I have from Leightons is much thicker than my original seats.
The foam is 2-3/4 inches thick at the rear center, which is the same as an original, at least the best I can measure as the original is real crusty.

The Burton Bike Bits seat I have is about 3-3/4 inches tall and looks fairly good. It has a good even fit on their foam. This Leightons, not so much so. Foam needs to be a little longer front to back and the cover sides need to be a little taller too.


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Originally Posted by Allan G
I’d be interested to see the foam thickness Gary compared to your original.

The hump seat I have from Leightons is much thicker than my original seats.

Thicker than your seat was originally or thicker than you seat was beore 40 years of bums bounced on it.
Check the period road tests
A great number of them actually measured the thickness of the foam.


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Originally Posted by BSA_WM20
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I’d be interested to see the foam thickness Gary compared to your original.

The hump seat I have from Leightons is much thicker than my original seats.

Thicker than your seat was originally or thicker than you seat was beore 40 years of bums bounced on it.
Check the period road tests
A great number of them actually measured the thickness of the foam.


My original seal (apart from the cover being stained orange - hence why I didnt use it), had been off the road since the 70's so at best it had some ones backside flattening it for 10 years. I haven't removed it yet to see its compostion.

The original foams on my OIF (1 of which was like new) another came off a well used seat, but the thickness is still about the same. These also have what I can best describe as "pockets" in the foam, as opposed to the solid foam on all the new pattern seats.

Not relavent to this topic, but the one thing I can say about the original seats is the hump section and the slightly raised section for the pillion have all maintained their original shape (I have a bantam sport seat as well which is in great shape) The leightons seat.. Not so well, kinda looks like it melted.

I also found the leightons seat to be like perching ontop of the bike as opposed to feeling like your part of it, the BBB seat does feel more comfortable, in my opinon.


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