Seats from Vietnam ok? (2011)

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Anyone know anything about the seats from hondaclassic31 as far as quality and fit?
 
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Some folks don't seem to care much for the Interstate seats. Haven't heard one way or the other with the Roadsters. :|
 
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I seriously considered it, then decided on a Corbin instead. I'm interested in seeing how the opinions shake out from those who are buying..
 
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My friend bought one of the Corbin lookalikes from Vietnam, it looked good in the photo, horrible in 'the flesh'.
 
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I have written a report in my Café Commando build thread cafe-commando-build-thread-t8372-300.html but to ease searching, here are the pictures:

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I am pleased with the quality. Next time I go to my buddy's place, I will take it along and see how it fits on a Commando with a roadster gas tank in the right place (my Fastback tank is about one inch urther back than a stock Fastback to give me room for the oil filler behind the steering neck.

Jean
 
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I had a chance to go to my buddy's garage and try out my seat (before I modify the ears) on a stock (well, sort of) Commando Roadster. As can be seen from the pictures, the fit is quite good and I think it looks good too. The remark my buddy gave was that the Norton logo should have been placed lower so it could be visible from the back.

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my seat arrived today. it seems decent. not sure that i'd spend the money on it that i did if i was holding it in my hands at the time of purchase. i'm used to buying things on the internet so its never a matter of being disappointed, its a matter of "how disappointed" i will be. overall pretty good and the seller was nice to deal with. u.s. customs felt the need to hold it for awhile for some reason.

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I think it looks good on your bike! Why disappointed?

FWIW, I know exactly where you're coming from on always being disappointed with internet orders because it seems I almost always am, too.

-Jordan
 
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KSUWildcatFan said:
I think it looks good on your bike! Why disappointed?

FWIW, I know exactly where you're coming from on always being disappointed with internet orders because it seems I almost always am, too.

-Jordan

thanks jordan. i guess i shouldn't say disappointed, overall i'm happy with the look and fit, but for the price i kind of expected better, ie. heavier seat pan metal and heavier seat material. its put together nicely and fits nice, but i don't think it will hold up as long as an original or a corbin.

yes, bwolfie i got mine from ebay and he also has a website and will custom make a seat anyway you want (i found this out after i had purchased mine). his website is www.hondaclassic31.com
 
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diy570 said:
KSUWildcatFan said:
I think it looks good on your bike! Why disappointed?

FWIW, I know exactly where you're coming from on always being disappointed with internet orders because it seems I almost always am, too.

-Jordan

thanks jordan. i guess i shouldn't say disappointed, overall i'm happy with the look and fit, but for the price i kind of expected better, ie. heavier seat pan metal and heavier seat material. its put together nicely and fits nice, but i don't think it will hold up as long as an original or a corbin.

yes, bwolfie i got mine from ebay and he also has a website and will custom make a seat anyway you want (i found this out after i had purchased mine). his website is http://www.hondaclassic31.com
Aha. Gotcha. I'll probably have over $300 in my custom-upholstered seat.. Considering I already have $145 invested in two seat pans and foam to use as a starting point, I think it's probably an almost-certainty that I'll end up having spent over $300. Time will tell if the fit/quality is any better than what you got for your money.
 
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bwolfie said:

That's with shipping, still a lot cheaper than a Corbin. Corbin seats look and fit very well, but that are as hard as a rock.

Jean

PS I have rarely been disappointed by internet purchases, in fact many time I am pleasantly surprised because it is better than I expected.
 
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How about some more pictures of that Hurst bumpered panel? Is that a Barndoor sitting there too??
 
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72westie said:
How about some more pictures of that Hurst bumpered panel? Is that a Barndoor sitting there too??

ha, good eye. yes, actually there are two different barndoors in the photos. one is a 53 deluxe, the other which you can barely see is a '54 kombi. the panel is a '59 double door, walk thru.

what year is the deluxe in your avatar, early '64? looks nice!

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DIY and I must just be negative nancies. :p

i was born this way, i can't help it :lol:
 
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I had noticed the Semaphore on that other bus but I wasn't sure what it was bus wise. Very nice stuff there. Also, good eye, my bus is a early '64 21 window. I am looking to get a single cab, I want something different then the deluxe. You don't happen to have a semaphore single laying around?? :wink:
 
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