1983 R100RS Reupholster The Seat And Add A Back Rest

When I got the 1983 R100RS, aka “Cookie Monster”, the seat cover had a tear in it. Since it’s over 35 years old with 83,000+ miles it’s time to get it recovered. If I’m going to do that, I might as well get it reupholstered so it’s a custom fit for me and my wife.

Original Seat Cover Has A Tear

Original Seat Cover Has A Tear And Maybe Water Damage To The Foam

I’ve heard good things about a local company, Bitchn Stitchn, in metro-Denver, Colorado, who rebuilds and makes custom seats. Dan Ballard and Paul Brown were there when I dropped by with my seat. I talked about the style I wanted and we set an appointment for me to come with the bike and seat so they can do the fitting.

The fitting process took about three hours and the final result is awesome. I highly recommend them.

Finished Seat And Seat Back Mounted On Cookie Monster

Finished Seat And Seat Back Mounted On Cookie Monster

Finished Seat And Seat Back Mounted On Cookie Monster

Finished Seat And Seat Back Mounted On Cookie Monster

Finished Seat Has A More Comfortable Shape With Better Leg Support

Finished Seat Has A More Comfortable Shape With Better Leg Support

Finished Seat Back And Rear Luggage Rack

Finished Seat Back And Rear Luggage Rack

Here is a bit longer article showing the work in progress.

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