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anyone use tan or dark brown leather om their cafe seats/grips?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by ambulancedriver, Oct 13, 2015.

  1. I am wondering if anyone has went with a tan or dark brown leather on the seat and/ or grips with the red/white paint combo? I am wondering how that looks. I am thinking of making. My color scheme black for most every thing except the paint(frame,engine covers and possibly wheels also(. I really like the red/ white scheme but I am torn on the seat cover. I a. Wondering if anyone can help me because I am a visual learner, I have attached a photo of the paint scheme of my bike.

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  2. Brassneck

    Brassneck XS650 Guru

    Yep, back when I first started my build I was thinking the same thing... and I cut up and covered an XS1100 seat (I had both the seat and vinyl lying around)...and I wrapped the grips with the same vinyl. (Disregard the ugly ass seat...it was made as a temporary seat until I had the rest of the bike built up...but wanted to ride it to get a feel for what I wanted/didn't want, etc...it was a "rolling" project".)

    Initially, I was going to keep the tank color as I liked the vintage look to it...but my daughter convinced me to paint it and I decided to not go brown with the black.

    So, here's a pic of what it "Could" look like (color wise).


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