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post #1 of 45 (permalink) Old 03-28-2019, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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Usually I have a vision in my mind when it comes to adding accessories. Right now Iím stumped. My seat is getting custom work and the date is almost here. I thought I wanted a black leather cover and was happy until. The seat guy sent some samples. Now I have no idea. I do like a saddle brown sample and am wondering what folks that have brown think of their choice. In the end I have to make me happy but Iím really on the fence and just not sure and donít know what to even consider. My bike is the gray. Thoughts? Opinions?
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The obvious thing is that any colour goes with grey. A medium/light grey leather might look rather good. Or a dark brown - it is not too garish, but is not very exciting either. Some tans on here look OK, but a bit 'loud' imo. I put burgundy leather on a grey TDM and always thought the colour was too strong (it was what I had got). Just my 2 pence.

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i went with the brown (kinda medium if you will) just to be different. every bike seat i've had (except for the corbins) have been black. so figured time for a change.
I actually was thinking a reddish color, almost Cordovan , and might do that one day if I get the stock seat reupholstered.
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I can only come up with resale one day might be harder if I sell the bike and it isnít black. I would remove all add ons and sell them separate. I really dont think that day will come. I actually like this bike a good bit. The tan colors vary but there is one sample that stands out. I may have to step out of my comfort zone and do it. Iíll toss this around over the weekend and decide at the last minute.
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I can only come up with resale one day might be harder if I sell the bike and it isnít black. I would remove all add ons and sell them separate. I really dont think that day will come. I actually like this bike a good bit. The tan colors vary but there is one sample that stands out. I may have to step out of my comfort zone and do it. Iíll toss this around over the weekend and decide at the last minute.
Here is what my seat looks like in tan, actually I was trying to match the brown that Indian uses on some of their seats.

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my updated pic, to give you an idea (why i just didn't post this the first time, I dunno) LOL
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Thanks all for the comments and pictures. Iíll get back to this post when itís done.
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Think itís down to one of these. I still canít see it in my mind.
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I made mine too. Grey 500 too. I choose a brown vinyl. Left the passenger to make too.

For the rider seat, they also put 2 more centimers of sponge used for car seats.
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Either would look good. I am waiting to get mine recovered and i am looking at the colour of the grips wrap on trip machine company website to try and match some up. I am thinking either vintage tan or tobacco brown myself....

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