Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Long Island, NY
I found a local shop and brought them my seat. After discussing it with them, they pointed out that I would be better buying the Ultimate seat. They said it would take them an hour minimum ($100 per hour) to disassemble the factory seat, just to make a plan for how to address the seat. Then there would be test fitting to make sure Iím happy, then a custom vinyl cover (at least an hour or two).
You will find that local shops (unless you live where labor is cheap) are pricy for 1 offs. But they are perfect if you want to simply recover your seat with high priced material. This is because they remove the cover and use the current cover as a template to cut the custom material. You would find you may pay couple hours of labor and the costs of the material you want.
if you are a DIY guy, you may find out that the amount of material you have to buy in order to make a single seat, once again would end up costing you more than buying an Ultimate/Mustang. These companies buy materials in bulk, so the production costs per seat is much cheaper than building a single seat.
If you donít care about cost, and it is for the love of doing it yourself, I get it, we all spend more than the value of our bikes on mods. I bought my bike for $4k and spent about $3K on it over the past 9 months. Wish I could offer some help, all I can do is warn you about the costs, so you can make an educate decision on the route you wish to take.