Adverturizing my GS

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Boxa
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Re: Adverturizing my GS

Post by Boxa » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:19 pm

Had a go at recovering the pillion seat on the GS. Once I got the old one off I found the foam was wet from the weekend away.

The original cover was torn and in pretty bad condition. In this shot you can see the original shape, flat with square edges.

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After a bit of reading and you tubing I worked out what I wanted to do to the shape of the seat. The F800 BM has got a good pillion seat from what I have read so I copied that general shape. Another video said that you need to remove the hard outer part of the foam to get a nice soft seat. I used a bit of very coarse sand paper to shape the foam.

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My hand stapler wouldnt fit into the crevice on the under sides of the seat so I had to buy an air powered one. I couldnt get an air powered one to take the staples that I have so had to buy some more staples. $25.00 from Bunnings. + $9.50 for staples.

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I test fitted the new cover before I started and found that the top piece isn't on square, looks pretty average so ive sent the seller a pic and will wait to see what he says.

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To be continued.
Dave

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Re: Adverturizing my GS

Post by Redback » Wed Dec 05, 2018 7:07 am

Looks like it was crooked when they stitched the sides on, only down side with some Ebay sellers, hopefully they will send you a new one.

You've done a great job with the shaping of the seat :thumb:
Cheers Baz.

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Re: Adverturizing my GS

Post by Boxa » Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:19 pm

Yep, they are offering me a partial refund and asking me how much would be OK.

I havnt left my feedback yet so not sure what to do as far as getting a new one.

Spose I can just put the old one back on and wait for a replacement.

Yep im happy with the foam and so is the co pilot.
Dave

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Re: Adverturizing my GS

Post by Redback » Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:47 pm

I'm assuming you're doing the front seat also?? (I think you mentioned it somewhere)
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Re: Adverturizing my GS

Post by Boxa » Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:43 pm

Yep going to do the front as well. Tried it on and same issue.

Seeing as it appears to be both im going to fit them and make sure that its not me looking at it wrong but as the pic shows it looks to be the cover.
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Re: Adverturizing my GS

Post by Redback » Fri Dec 07, 2018 7:26 am

Yeah no it's not just you that thinks it's scewif, it's very noticeable.
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Re: Adverturizing my GS

Post by Boxa » Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:03 pm

Well the covers are on and look OK if ya dont look to hard. As the bike isnt a show bike im going to live with the way they look.

They look better than the old ones.

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Old foam shape

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After a bit of a reshape. Lowered it by about 25mm and flattened out the back bit.

I pinched out some bits so I could see how much I had taken out.

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Then put a layer of the foam that I bought on as I took a bit too much off. It was getting too thin at the back.

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I couldnt take any pics as I fitted the cover as I had to keep it hot so it would stretch to fit.

The rear one didnt need any heat being a lot flatter.

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Im happy with the fit just the misalignment that is a bit of a disappointment.

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I heated it some more after final fitting and the last of the wrinkles disappeared.
Dave

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Re: Adverturizing my GS

Post by Redback » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:14 pm

Looks good mate, can't notice from a distance :whistle:
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Re: Adverturizing my GS

Post by Andrew2 » Sun Dec 09, 2018 2:55 pm

That looks awesome Dave. You would have to look pretty hard to notice any misalignment. Where did you get the cover from mate?. I have to do the low seat on the 1150 early next year.

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Re: Adverturizing my GS

Post by Boxa » Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:06 pm

Yeh thanx. It will do. Like I said its not a show bike and is better than the cover that came off.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BMW-R1150GS ... rk:15:pf:0

This is the mob I got mine from. I made an offer and they accepted it. Was $161 and I got it for $150, freight was a bit steep @ $60 but thats what it cost to come from Greece, they were quick to post and arrived well before the due date.

The workmanship is quite good apart from the top misalignment.

They have now offered me a refund of $35 so not too bad.
Dave

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