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1996 XV1100 Seat upholstery leather button replace (Montreal Canada)

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CrashAlpha
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What Virago you Own: 1996 XV 1100

1996 XV1100 Seat upholstery leather button replace (Montreal Canada)

Post by CrashAlpha » Sun Nov 13, 2022 12:05 pm

My second hand 1996 xv 1100's saddle has buttoned upholstery (dont know if that's the right term).

Two buttons are missing I'd like to replace them. I have no idea if ordering by size alone is enough when ordering online or if there are other factors (profile?) so wondering if anyone has replaced these successfully and what they bought.

Thanks!

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MrFalloffalot
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Re: 1996 XV1100 Seat upholstery leather button replace (Montreal Canada)

Post by MrFalloffalot » Sun Nov 13, 2022 7:05 pm

I haven't, but I'd take it to a Local upholsterer. See if they can order it or even have it in a box somewhere in stock...?
I'm guessing it's the standard 'Puffy' seat with buttons on top (mine are black from memory (stored in box))

Maybe a pic of your seat might help people recognize it?

Good Luck on your quest.
RSOT,
MrFall >:)
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CrashAlpha
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What Virago you Own: 1996 XV 1100

Re: 1996 XV1100 Seat upholstery leather button replace (Montreal Canada)

Post by CrashAlpha » Mon Nov 14, 2022 11:56 am

You know what? I hadn't thought of that.

An upholsterer would be the way to go, and maybe they can repair the torn sissy bar pad! Thanks for the suggestion.

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