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I spotted this beautiful seat cover recently on Al's site http://www.designcorse.co.uk/MV_Agusta_Seat_Covers/Brutale_Rider_Seat_Covers and just had to have it!
The quality is exceptional and I couldn't be happier with it.:mouthwate
It has to be said I was a little daunted at the prospect of fitting it as I have no experience with fitting 'upholstery' and I had to 'ask around' and consult numerous 'you tube' videos to get familiar with the procedure.
If you get one of these covers and are not confident...or foolhardy...like me! then maybe get a 'pro' to fit it for you as it 'may' work out cheaper (I had to buy a heavy duty staple gun..spray adhesive...staples etc)
I've enclosed some shots of the finished seat both on and off the bike.
Right Al....when are you getting in the 'pillion' one?......I'm on a roll!:)
 

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Brian, I have one on order with Al due hopefully in the next week or two so will no doubt be in touch to get some additional tips! Have fitted car seat covers before but that did not involve spray adhesive!

By the way looks like your usual high quality of workmanship has gone into this yet again. All the best, Dave
 

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I spotted this beautiful seat cover recently on Al's site http://www.designcorse.co.uk/MV_Agusta_Seat_Covers/Brutale_Rider_Seat_Covers and just had to have it!
The quality is exceptional and I couldn't be happier with it.:mouthwate
It has to be said I was a little daunted at the prospect of fitting it as I have no experience with fitting 'upholstery' and I had to 'ask around' and consult numerous 'you tube' videos to get familiar with the procedure.
If you get one of these covers and are not confident...or foolhardy...like me! then maybe get a 'pro' to fit it for you as it 'may' work out cheaper (I had to buy a heavy duty staple gun..spray adhesive...staples etc)
I've enclosed some shots of the finished seat both on and off the bike.
Right Al....when are you getting in the 'pillion' one?......I'm on a roll!:)
Looking good Brian:yo:

We will have the pillion cover available end of this week or begin of next. Keep an eye out on our market place. Glad your happy with the quality:)
 

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Brian, I have one on order with Al due hopefully in the next week or two so will no doubt be in touch to get some additional tips! Have fitted car seat covers before but that did not involve spray adhesive!

By the way looks like your usual high quality of workmanship has gone into this yet again. All the best, Dave
If I'd known you'd fitted car seat covers before Dave, I'd have been looking 'tips' from you!!.
Glad you like how it came out....and I'm sure you'll be fine when you come to fit yours....I am a complete novice!.
Thanks for your kind comments .....the bike is a never ending work in progress!.
Cheers Brian.
 

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I spotted this beautiful seat cover recently on Al's site http://www.designcorse.co.uk/MV_Agusta_Seat_Covers/Brutale_Rider_Seat_Covers and just had to have it!
The quality is exceptional and I couldn't be happier with it.:mouthwate
It has to be said I was a little daunted at the prospect of fitting it as I have no experience with fitting 'upholstery' and I had to 'ask around' and consult numerous 'you tube' videos to get familiar with the procedure.
If you get one of these covers and are not confident...or foolhardy...like me! then maybe get a 'pro' to fit it for you as it 'may' work out cheaper (I had to buy a heavy duty staple gun..spray adhesive...staples etc)
I've enclosed some shots of the finished seat both on and off the bike.
Right Al....when are you getting in the 'pillion' one?......I'm on a roll!:)
The seat looks beautiful. But will you tell us more about the installation of it.
The result looks professional.:jsm:

Would it not be able to convert back to original look?
Did you have to glue it to the existing seat?
Which staple gun did you buy?
How long did you use on the installation?

I had set this up on my next order from DesignCorse, but are a little unsure if I can not install it.:bash:
 

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That is a very nice looking seat.!!
 

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The seat looks beautiful. But will you tell us more about the installation of it.
The result looks professional.:jsm:

Would it not be able to convert back to original look?
Did you have to glue it to the existing seat?
Which staple gun did you buy?
How long did you use on the installation?

I had set this up on my next order from DesignCorse, but are a little unsure if I can not install it.:bash:
Thanks Glenn for your kind comments...I'm glad you like it.
As I have never fitted any seat covers before I looked at many 'you tube' videos regarding this and none of them used any adhesive but staples only. So I bought an electric staple gun made by 'stanley' but it was not powerful enough so I bought another one http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=380360878362&ssPageName=ADME:B:EOIBSA:GB:1123#ht_2320wt_905 and this one was fine...however you'll also need some 6mm staples. I removed the existing 'vinyl' OEM cover prising out all the staples and following what I had seen on 'you tube' by 'stretching' the edges of the new cover over the seat base and stapling the new one in place evenly and trying not to get any 'wrinkles'. However no matter how much I tried I could not get the new cover to sit 'into' the 'dip' toward rear of the seat. So I took it off again and reluctantly used some spray adhesive in this area to get it to sit flat. It worked...BUT unfortunately the new cover is now stuck to the foam of the seat and you can NEVER remove it without tearing the foam!. As I said in an earlier post it would probably have been cheaper etc to get a 'pro' to fit it for me. And now if I want the bike back to standard I'll have to buy another seat!....so I'm looking on ebay to see if I can pick up a cheap one. I'm very happy with the end result....but the way I done it is permanent!. So perhaps if you can get it to sit flat by just staples (no glue) or get a professional to do it for you. Also when you use spray glue like I did you HAVE to get it right first time as if you get it wrong....you CAN't get it off to fix it!.....so I wouldn't recommend it. Better to be safe than sorry!! Hope this helps. Cheers Brian.
 

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That is a very nice looking seat.!!
Cheers Ed...Glad you like it. Al says he's getting in the pillion one in soon so I'm looking forward to seeing that. But I dunno if I can face the stress of fitting it as per my post above!!.:)
 

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Now what I need is that cover in Red alcantara instead of black/grey...obviousoy with the embroidery in black, not red....hmmmm. AL?
 

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Now what I need is that cover in Red alcantara instead of black/grey...obviousoy with the embroidery in black, not red....hmmmm. AL?
No Problem Ed, Just let me know exactly the colour combos and material you want it made from and im sure we can get it prepared for you, as the ones you see brian installed and on our site is Full Neoprene:yo:
 

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Nice job, Brian!

You've obviously been busy since i spoke to you at Dundrod!
I guess you just can't stop modifying this baby, eh?

Keep up the good work- speak to you soon!
 

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Brian, I have one on order with Al due hopefully in the next week or two so will no doubt be in touch to get some additional tips! Have fitted car seat covers before but that did not involve spray adhesive!

By the way looks like your usual high quality of workmanship has gone into this yet again. All the best, Dave
Dave your Custom version of the Seat covers on its way:naughty:
 
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