Most of our motorcycle seats and gel pad inserts are custom manufactured to owner specifications. But, every now and then, an owner likes the original seat cover and simply wants a new one. In those cases, we order a factory-made or OEM style seat and go from there. Believe it or not, look-alike seat covers don’t always fit well. Fasteners go bad and seat foam deteriorates.
We recently encountered those problems installing a new OEM seat cover for a Suzuki. Before installing the cover, we had to plump the foam and repair the damaged rivets. That did the trick. The seat cover was designed for the bike, but without these adjustments it wouldn’t have fit.