How To Make A Custom Motorcycle Seat

Every day, I receive numerous calls with requests about custom seats. Can you do one for me? (no, if I don’t have the bike with me). Can you do the seat pan? (no again, if I don’t have your bike with me). How much? (I don’t know because I don’t know what you want). Can you tell me how to do a seat pan? To this one, the answer is yes, yes, yes. And to know how to do it, you will not have to call me anymore. My upholstery shop is Jeffrey Phipps Custom Saddles. Jeff does all my seats upholstery with a seat pan that we make and provide to him. Jeff can make your seat pan (I repeat, only if you give him your bike), or if not, his website tells you how to make your own fiberglass pan.Then send it to him for a 1st class seat. For instructions and material necessary Log on to Jeffrey Phipps.   


4 Responses to “How To Make A Custom Motorcycle Seat”

  1. 1 Flappy Jan 12th, 2009 at 2:47 pm


  2. 2 Capricechild Jan 12th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    This is a great way to make a seat..? So, I’m building my own.
    ’94 custom (rear sub-frame cut-off) Honda shadow- 650 bored out.
    due to cut-off, new seat to be.
    I will add heat.
    custom fit brackets INTO fiberglass for mounting seat to frame.
    gel-mold pad, then foam, then heat, then thin foam, then leather/vinyl/new fabric.
    the list of materials from helps start. Dont forget how to mount it to frame- add brackets into fiberglass mold.


  3. 3 Doc Feb 1st, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    I have to make a seat pan for my bike, No stock buddy seats will fit due to the rear fender type. It is soft tail fender mounted on a 1972 harley swing arm frame (FLH). I need to add a metal L- hanger to attach to the forward frame and to the seat. What is the easiest manner to do this?


  4. 4 anthony taglienti Dec 16th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    hey just read your info and no how,s on making a custom seat pan .well i have a 1980 honda cm400t bike that i have chopped /bobbed out.was not going wit the stock seat so i got out a issue of the horse back street chopper,s and found a write up on the subject.this was my first time doing this so i read the info like 10 time, all the supply,s from pep boy,s(auto body area)and got turned out the foam and leather from a old seat(couch)and leather from a old jacket i had.the seat look,s like some big shot with all the tool,s and no how to do a custom cost me about $15.00 and about 3 hour,s of my time..i alway,s say you can,t buy cool,,,,you have to make it..thank,s for letting me share my story. tag.. newark , delaware

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