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I own a 1078RR. Rear seat flew off at speed and I need to have it recovered. Any suggestions as to competent people for the job would be most appreciated
 

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UnaRosa had his rear seat cover done by a place that does boat interiors here locally. It looks good. I'm sure a place like that wouldn't be hard to find in CA
 

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It`s not a hard repair. Stretch a material of your choice over the old vinyl and use quality ss staples.
 

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I bought the Lui Moto covers for my seats. I was going to install the covers myself, but after looking the seats over carefully realized it's not that easy: the seat has a deep recess that requires your stapler to have a long thin head. Most electric staplers do not. I ended up taking the covers and seats to Rich's custom seats here in Washington (Kingston). If your not confident doing it yourself save yourself some grief and take it to a pro. If you have a pneumatic stapler, that's what the upholstery shops use. Setting the pressure correctly is part of the trick: too high and the staples cut right through the material, too low and they don't penetrate the plastic all the way and will work loose. You also need to use some longer staples where the fabric layers get thick, like at the very tip if the rear seat. I'm sure there must be some good sources in California. If not, ship it to Rich - he will make it right www.richscustomseats.com
 

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I don't know if the bottom of the seat pan on a 1078 is any different than my 2011 1090RR, but I recovered mine myself. I too used the Lui Moto seat cover. All I used was an electric stapler , and it came out just fine. I was able to put staples wherever they needed to go no problem. If you do entertain the idea of doing it yourself, watch a few you tube tutorials first. That way you can see it done.
 

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Thanks everyone for the responses.....Any chance someone can send me pics of the Lui Motos....sounds like a great idea.
 

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Check Motovation's site. There are good photos there. It was the rear passenger seat on my bike that had the deep recess that I could not get my stapler into, the rider's seat not so much. For what Rich charged me it was worth having him do both. It was worth the ferry ride on a beautiful day - and he did it in an hour while I waited and BS'd with his staff and other customers. He's got a pretty cool setup with a pristine campground next to his shop for overnighters (a lot of his customers ride in from out of state), RV hook up and even a couple of guest rooms above the shop.
 
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