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WTB: Black statement seat

Just figured I’d check to see if anyone has a black statement seat they’re interested in selling, or know of a dealer that will sell at a discount. I am looking to get one, but currently they are $335 new. Not quite willing to pay that... Cheers.
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If you can't find one used, this site has discounted Triumph parts which gets it below $300.

https://www.pure-triumph.com/p-7120-...-a9700481.aspx
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You can always buy a brown one and dye it. Brown to black is an easy leather dye.

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You can always buy a brown one and dye it. Brown to black is an easy leather dye.
Same price I think, though if I find a brown one used that might be an idea. But I wonder how easy would be to die these.... It seems afairly impermeable leather. But I’ve never done that sort of work.
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Same price I think, though if I find a brown one used that might be an idea. But I wonder how easy would be to die these.... It seems afairly impermeable leather. But I’ve never done that sort of work.
It’s probably pretty easy but, I really wonder how you could duplicate the slightly vintage gray tones that are in the black Statement seat. To me, that is part of its appeal.

BTW, IMO, the Statement seat is far and away the best looking option
Triumph makes. I had the brown one for about a year and a half. I reluctantly gave up on it, not because of comfort (although admittedly, it doesn’t have much) but, I found the support lacking and one rougher roads, potholes, etc. I was holding on to the bars and tank too much. So, I recovered the OEM in a leather tuck and roll that, in appearance, is very close to the vintage distressed look of the black Statement seat. Very satisfied.

Anyway, good luck on your search.
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Same price I think, though if I find a brown one used that might be an idea. But I wonder how easy would be to die these.... It seems afairly impermeable leather. But Iíve never done that sort of work.
Yes, I was thinking that maybe you could find a used brown one and dye it black. Any shoe store could dye it . . . if there are shoe stores anymore.

I have a brown statement seat. It is as hard as a rock. I'm not using it right now but I haven't decided to give it up yet.
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Same price I think, though if I find a brown one used that might be an idea. But I wonder how easy would be to die these.... It seems afairly impermeable leather. But I’ve never done that sort of work.
It’s probably pretty easy but, I really wonder how you could duplicate the slightly vintage gray tones that are in the black Statement seat. To me, that is part of its appeal.

BTW, IMO, the Statement seat is far and away the best looking option
Triumph makes. I had the brown one for about a year and a half. I reluctantly gave up on it, not because of comfort (although admittedly, it doesn’t have much) but, I found the support lacking and one rougher roads, potholes, etc. I was holding on to the bars and tank too much. So, I recovered the OEM in a leather tuck and roll that, in appearance, is very close to the vintage distressed look of the black Statement seat. Very satisfied.

Anyway, good luck on your search.
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Same price I think, though if I find a brown one used that might be an idea. But I wonder how easy would be to die these.... It seems afairly impermeable leather. But I’ve never done that sort of work.
Yes, I was thinking that maybe you could find a used brown one and dye it black. Any shoe store could dye it . . . if there are shoe stores anymore.

I have a brown statement seat. It is as hard as a rock. I'm not using it right now but I haven't decided to give it up yet. [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.triumphbobberforum.com/forum/images/TriumphBobberForum_2016/smilies/tango_face_plain.png[/IMG]
Thanks, keep me posted on whether you decide to sell yours...
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I can sell you a new, unused, stock seat which can easily be covered and gel layered at any upholstery shop. Personally I’m using a gel layered Mother Road vintage seat and I love it both look and feel. I having a custom battery cover made to match in leather with leather strap and buckle. I may also make custom leather fender tips but still thinking it over.
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I can sell you a new, unused, stock seat which can easily be covered and gel layered at any upholstery shop. Personally Iím using a gel layered Mother Road vintage seat and I love it both look and feel. I having a custom battery cover made to match in leather with leather strap and buckle. I may also make custom leather fender tips but still thinking it over.

Appreciate the offer but I'll pass. The statement seat is a bit more narrow and differently shaped than stock, which is what I like about it.


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