recovering seat on 300 - Honda ATV Forum
Honda FourTrax Discussions for the FourTrax Rincon, Foreman, Rancher, Recon

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-12-2011, 09:51 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
barredrock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 6
recovering seat on 300

thought about getting a seat cover on ebay, are they any good?? and are they hard to install, anyone use them????
barredrock is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-12-2011, 09:53 PM
Senior Member
 
Manny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 7,104
Liked: 222 times
i bought mine off ebay. recovered my seat on the fourtrax 300. it turned out ok, although i used the wrong staples for the job. make sure you use at least 1/4 wide staples or you'll have the vinyl tear right through. all in all though good product and cheap (paid $25 for mine)
Manny is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-12-2011, 10:15 PM
Super Moderator
Supporting Member
 
shadetree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: north little rock, ar.
Posts: 29,605
Liked: 1793 times
it can be done..but i let ppl that do it for a living..do it right !..i don't want to put all that hard work into my builds..and have a chitty looking seat !..lol.

'89 trx350D foreman 4x4...'85 vf700c magna, '03 trx450fm foreman 4x4 , 2015 Yamaha waverunner fx cruiser ho, '05 trx500fm
shadetree is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-13-2011, 05:52 AM
Senior Member
 
Dan G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Albany, New York
Posts: 3,545
Liked: 6 times
I paid the extra money for a saddleman seat cover for my bayou, and glad I did, came out great! The saddlemans have a 1/4" layer of foam on the underside that fill in any cracks or chunks missing in the old foam. Just pull all the old staples out of the seat and find some for your staple gun the same size, don't get them too long or you'll have them stuck in your you know what... Its really easy to do, just get it pulled over and staple down the corners, then pull the rest tight and staple as you go, if you mess up pull out the staple and reset.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	0008.jpg
Views:	478
Size:	17.5 KB
ID:	6347   Click image for larger version

Name:	0009.jpg
Views:	490
Size:	16.5 KB
ID:	6348   Click image for larger version

Name:	0011.jpg
Views:	438
Size:	19.5 KB
ID:	6349   Click image for larger version

Name:	0005.jpg
Views:	390
Size:	19.9 KB
ID:	6350  

Whatever is currently in one piece... 400 prairie with stuff, 300 fourtrax, 500 sportsman, yz 125...
Dan G is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 02:44 PM
Junior Member
 
redneckfarmer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: west central missouri
Posts: 29
i went to my local hobby lobby store and they had some fabric that matched factory seat cover just cut it out and stapled it on looks factory for less that 10 bucks
redneckfarmer is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 04:39 PM
Super Moderator
Supporting Member
 
Helmut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 23,581
Liked: 24 times
In the past, I've recovered a few seats using the old IROC Camaro T-Top storage bags. It's a sort of stretchy type vinyl with a fleece lining and it's very easy to use. It stretches well and is easy to get all the wrinkles out. Looks like a brand new seat when done, but I guess those T-Top bags are probably getting hard to find now.

Most 4-wheeler problems are caused by a loose nut connecting the handlebars and the seat!!

You only need two tools in life -- WD-40 and duct tape. If it doesn't move and should, use the WD-40. If it shouldn't move and does, use the duct tape.
Helmut is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-16-2011, 07:23 PM
Senior Member
 
slincolnn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: western ky
Posts: 1,986
Liked: 1 times
I did the seat on my wifes 250ex and just went and got some material from the fabric store for boat seats I figured it should hold up.I also added an extra layer of foam to soften it up for her.There was a lot of stretching involved to get all the wrinkles out.I would staple and stretch remove staples and stretch some more.I cost about $14 and I have enough left to do another seat.

07 Foreman 500
04 250ex
06 yamaha Wolverine 450
03 recon
slincolnn is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-17-2011, 05:22 AM
Senior Member
 
n328's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: S.E. Louisiana
Posts: 548
Liked: 7 times
AIRFOOLERS.COM Try this worked great for my seats

82' 200 84' 200s 85' 250sx 86' 350x 86' ATC250r
n328 is offline  
Reply

  Lower Navigation
Go Back   Honda ATV Forum > Honda Model Specific Discussions > Honda FourTrax

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Honda ATV Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome