Custom Pinstripe Bobber Seat

This is a custom bobber seat that i made for a customer in mid-2011. The guy had a finished bike, and sent me pictures of his bike’s artwork (flatblack, with pinstripes). After making his custom seat pan, padding it with high-density memory foam, I took the pinstripe style from his bike, and carved it into leather and made it match perfectly.

To match the copper accents that he had on the bike, i used copper eyelets for my lacing, and finished it off with black ostrich panels on the sides of the seats. Black, deep red, metallic silver, white, copper rivets… and sleek and beautiful all over.


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2 comments to “Custom Pinstripe Bobber Seat”

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  1. Ben - April 18, 2012

    Hi Spike,
    awesome work on the pinstripe bobber seat! I will be attempting a similar seat soon and was just wondering if you could give a new “tooler” a few tips that might come in handy. i take it the pinstriped are depressed into the leather, then painted right? Also how do manage to bevel lines that are so close together. My attemempts to do intricate work always end up in me messing up one of my previously beveled lines. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



  2. Spike - June 14, 2012

    a very steady hand, and lots and lots of practice.
    Make sure that you don’t have the leather too wet, otherwise the lines won’t be as crisp, and the leather will get “mushy.”
    On this particular seat, everything *except* the pinstripes are depressed.


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