Here are the top questions our customers ask on a regular basis:


How long will it take to get my seat work completed?

That  depends...most cases turn around time will be 7-10 days. If you have a  "911" simply tell us. We will do whatever is necessary to get you back  On The Road . Some seats will be sent via UPS, FedEx, or USPS. These  will require return shipping time be allowed for also.

How do I determine what needs to be done?

You do not need  to decide that for yourself. Make arrangements to see Jon in person, on  your bike. Simply advise of or describe your specific problems...let the  Seat Guy determine how to correctly tackle your dilemma. Generally  speaking this visual "size up" will take no more than a few minutes .

Is there an extra cost for colored stitching?

No.  We offer dozens of colors for your stitchwork, mild to WILD. This  stitching can be matched to paint colors, or contrasted...your choice.  The color of the stitching has no affect on pricing. The quantity and/or  styling however may. Extremely complicated designs will require  considerably more time to create, simple as that.

Do I have to have the foam replaced or can I use the stock foam?

This  entirely depends on individual needs. Some original foams are repaired ,  modified , & added to. Some are trimmed and partially  replaced. Some are tossed and we hand fabricate an entirely new foam  seat base. All built to customer need. It is not unusual for several  [even more] different foam densities to be laminated into one cohesive  unit.

I hear a lot about Gel inserts... are they worth it?

Not a big fan of  gel for my personal use. I tried it in several different seats [KTM 950  Adventure, Triumph Speed Triple for example] - my own machines.  Experience has taught me that we all use what WE like. If gel works for  you, I will install it at your request. Please be advised ...I can  achieve any benefit gel theoretically may provide, using the correct  foam densities for each specific job. The material expense is lower with  foam and BIG PLUS - the foam does not absorb heat like the gel will.  Did you ever sit on a very hot black vinyl car seat in shorts when the  temp was over 90? Get my drift?

Will the material be waterproof? How about the seat?

First  of all, not every material available is waterproof. Leather for  instance, is not. In show bike applications, this is not a problem. For  the majority of riders, vinyl materials will work best, and stay looking  good longest. All vinyls used in our custom applications are 100%  marine grade, formulated for exterior use. These are resistant to the  sun's uv damage, mildew, and even have what are called "cold crack"  properties. This last item can be an issue with snowmobile seats  obviously...what about that BMW GS/KTM Adventure rider you see  whispering by in the midwest , in December or January when temps can  fall below freezing?

    Secondly, every seat that leaves this facility is waterproofed. One [or  both] of 2 different processes is applied - #1 sealing all sewn seams  inside the cover, using a brush-on sealer designed for marine canvas  work  #2 a water-proofing wrap membrane is applied to the foam previous  to cover install*envision that super-thin plastic your favorite dry  cleaner uses...very similar!

What will this cost?

Again, depends  entirely on the specifics. Generally speaking , most recover jobs in  vinyl with little or no foam mods will cost under $300. The dual seats  requiring custom foam modification with a new cover can range upwards  from $250 and potentially cost three times that amount. Do you have a  removable backrest that needs recovering to match your new custom-built  seat?  Is yours an intricately contoured behemoth touring saddle? Are we  talking a 'gator-ostrich radical custom seat? Are you requesting a  leather cover? These issues add to time and materials required, so  increasing cost. Contact us for a quote. The Seat Guy will give you an  HONEST estimate going in, and will honor it!