EX-J Ninja 250 Leather Seat Cover

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My particular motorcycle has a black vinyl seat cover covering a foam cushion. Last year the seat cover started to crack from sun damage so I patched it using vinyl from an old 4 wheeler seat we had laying around. After about a year this patch started to come apart and made my bike look sort of trashy since you could see the yellow foam sticking out. Luckily I had just got an old leather welding jacket for free.

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So I set about cleaning and  re-conditioning the leather. Then cut it apart and sewed it back into one piece.

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I pulled and stapled it into place.

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It looks like a leather horse saddle. I think it looks awesome! Not many other motorcyclists have a seat like mine!

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Update: Leather lasted 2 years outside in the sun & snow. Made conditioner from beeswax and olive oil that helped extend the life and make it water repellant.

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