Just like everything else on planet Earth, motorcycle seats get old and deteriorate. Many are worth restoring or repairing, but some are beyond help. This Motobécane scooter seat probably should have been tossed. The cover was cracked and stained. The spindly grab strap was torn in two. The foam looked like it was chiseled from a Space Shuttle heat shield.
Aside from the frame, we pretty much had to toss everything. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more dramatic example of how we’re able to transform a damaged seat into something good-as-new. Compare the before (above) and after (below) pics. Hard to believe the restored scooter seat could have been salvaged from the remnants of the old seat. New motorcycle seat foam, new vinyl and a brand new grab-strap. Not only good-as-new…better!