UP FOR THE CHALLENGE

I've had my eye on the Scrambler Solo Seat for awhile now. I wanted it for the rear rack so I can motorcycle camp this summer. After months of monitoring craigslist I finally found a great deal. I wanted a used seat so I could learn to reupholster it. I don't know much about upholstery but figured I'm up for the challenge. The thought of having a custom motorcycle seat seems rad. It'll definitely set my bike apart, and make the value go up right...? (joke about the latter)

It was a difficult decision because I was torn between making the seat black pleats or burgundy pleats. I've always been a fan of the blacked out look, but I'm glad I went with the burgundy (some call it oxblood.) I'm quite happy with the new seat and grip combo. What are your thoughts?

Don't be fooled by the video. I failed twice. This was the third try. Here is my first attempt:

Anyway. enjoy the video and photos of the new look. 

PS. I got rid of the hideous stock rear fender. Replaced it with the Motobox Slimline. I think it makes the tail-end so SICK! Get yours here.

Hobo Life Hoang M Nguyen Bonneville Triumph Burgundy Seat
Hobo Life Hoang M Nguyen Bonneville Triumph Burgundy Seat close up
Hobo Life Hoang M Nguyen Bonneville Triumph Burgundy w/ Motobox Taillight
Hobo Life Hoang M Nguyen Bonneville Triumph Burgundy Seat Motobox Slimline Tail lights
Hobo Life Hoang M Nguyen Bonneville Triumph Biltwell Grip
Hobo Life Hoang M Nguyen Bonneville Triumph front view
Hobo Life Hoang M Nguyen Bonneville Triumph Slimline Motobox taillight kit

Reupholster Take One

I'm proud of my amateur sewing skills. I've learned a few things, here and there. But, Definitely not able to correctly name those techniques. Friday night I took on the overwhelming task of re-upholstering my motorcycle seat. I'm pleased with the results. But will have to make a second seat cover before I can show it off to the public. Here is a time-lapse of my evening.  Excuse the blurry footage at the end. Bentley changed the focal point. :)

Picked up the Solo-Seat

I finally got a hold of a Triumph Solo Seat, and I can't wait to re-upholster it. I'm going for the pleated Oxblood (burgundy) leather look. Same color as to the Biltwell Recoil grips pictured here. 

This seat & bar combination will be way more practical for the road trips I'm planning this Summer.  I'll miss the cafe racing look that's on the bike now. But my back and butt will thank me later.