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Wanted - 1970-1972 seat or seat pan

Discussion in 'Classifieds' started by DogBunny, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist Top Contributor

    Need a 70-72 seat, complete, or just a pan, or anything in-between for my project. Any condition. Rusted-out or holey pan okay.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020
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  2. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist Top Contributor

    Still need, at minimum, a pan in any condition. But the more complete, the better.
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2020
  3. Sparkyduc

    Sparkyduc XS650 Enthusiast

    There is a guy named David Jones that builds seat pans, sells seat foam and complete seats. Stuff looks really nice.
    Only makes them for 70,71 &72
     
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  4. designbum

    designbum XS650 Enthusiast

    https://texavina.com/xs1-xs2-xs650-1970-1972/

    Check this site out. Far cheaper than paying to have a seat built and sewn. I am happy with the standard seat I bought but they have many options. New steel pan, hardware and stitched cover. Nicely done. Shipped from Vietnam so it took about 6 weeks. Nicely packaged. You will need your original hinges and clasp to mount.
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  5. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  6. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist Top Contributor

    Thanks. I have been unable to find any info on David Jones.

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1970-1972-...673960?hash=item1a2fd58c68:g:14QAAOSwPK1ZXitl
    Thanks. Same seat is being sold above. Exactly the same price and shipping as on the site. The website adds credibility to the product, but if I buy it, I will go through eBay because of their strong buyer protection.
    I appreciate your review. Nice to know that you are satisfied. The only slight issue that I see is that on both the website and on eBay, they show the seat both with and without the strap, which is confusing, and there is no mention of the strap in either description. You got the strap, so probably just an oversight.
    This will be my last resort if it comes to it. It's right at the limit of what I want to pay. If I could find a pan, for example, I could do the rest myself. Too bad that they don't offer just the pan. I have already contacted them about that, will report back.
    I actually do have the hinges, latch and hook. From an XS1B seat that otherwise completely disintegrated. I also have the chrome trim strip, in nice condition. Would add a lot to the Vietnam seat.
     
  7. willis

    willis xsive compulsive disorder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I actually messaged them about a custom seat for my 75 two days ago. They responded within 12 hrs that they can custom Taylor to your needs. My request was to build an xs2 style seat with the tuck and roll on a pan that fits the 75. I have read good reports for this vendor. There are a couple members here that have bought from them in the past.
     
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  8. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

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  9. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist Top Contributor

    Good to know, thanks.
    Thank you, that was very interesting. I reached out to him.
    Hopefully, he made a master mold of his seat foam when he finished it so that he can make more. There is an eBay seller selling 70-72 replacement seat foams, but they ship out of the U.K. I think he could offer his at a better price if he was so inclined.
     
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  10. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    David Jones made the seat foam that I used on my XS2. He made up a whole batch of the bases and seat foams years ago and was selling them through Mark Tomlinson

    http://www.marks650yamahas.com/home.html

    I got the last one he had, in fact I was talking to David while I was searching for this foam and when he found out I bought the last one, he was surprised to find out there were any left at all. I asked David if he had any plans to make more and he told me that unfortunately his molds burned up in a shop fire.

    As far as any American suppliers go, I had also sent a request to ,

    https://hvccycle.net/seats/

    They sell seat covers, seats and replacement foams for other vintage bikes, and I emailed them and asked if they could get one for my XS2, it took a little while for them to respond but they said yes! By that time I had already purchased the one from Mark Tomlinson.

    Good luck on your search, you have to be persistent.
     
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  11. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist Top Contributor

    Thanks, great info. Bummer that David sold all of his foams and lost his molds. But, I'm not sure I would have sprung for one anyway -- the stuff on that HVC site is pretty spendy, especially the pans. Interesting site though.

    Still holding out for something used at this time. I've made seats, but I really need a pan. Doesn't even really have to be all that solid -- I can stabilize a holey pan.
     
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  12. cafetools

    cafetools XS650 Addict

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    I have this seat from my 79f standard. It has the older cover sitter so the pan was shortened slightly. White Yamaha on back. Make offer.
     

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    Last edited: Feb 22, 2020
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  13. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist Top Contributor

    Thanks. I am looking for a 1970-1972 seat. Hinge and latch placement and pan are different.
     
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2020
  14. DogBunny

    DogBunny Motorcychologist Top Contributor

    Still looking. Need a 70-72 seat, complete, or just a pan, or anything in-between for my project. Any condition. Rusted-out or holey pan okay.
     

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