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My bike seat is gone. It started showing a little crack down in San Antonio. In a matter of months it's now worn out around the back stitching and there's now a huge whole right in the middle of it.

Where can I get a cheap knockoff one that will do the job? I've got tons of miles on mine. I don't want to sink a ton of money in it, but I don't want to let things get worse either.

I look forward to hearing from everyone as always.
 

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I saw. It looks like with shipping it might be about $100, which is about what I was hoping to only have to spend.

I also need to get some new saddlebags. I have been using the Coleman Motorcycles saddlebag. Those have gotten popular. They used to be only $45, now they're $65.
 

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There are a couple of things you might consider:
1) Tuffside offers their seat recovering kit for $155 for the stock seat. I know that's more money, but it's an upgraded cover. Your seat is a pressboard core with vinyl and foam stapled to it. Pull the staples, strip off the old, and staple on the new in under 10 minutes.
2) Take the bike to an auto upholstery shop. Many do motorcycles as well.
3) I've been planning on selling my stock seat for the past 3 years. PM me and we can probably work out a price.
 

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I am getting my oil changed at the moment. We were talking about wrapping my seat, but they said I need a new one, because mine is broken. I'll DM you. That eBay post looks pretty solid, except I'm concerned about the shipping charge.
 

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I got my new Used seat from eBay. I was disappointed it had a little scratch in it, but it's 100 times better than what happened to my bike. Oddlly, it looks like it wasn't conditioned very well, which begs the question. Is it alright to use Armor All on your seat? That's what I was doing to keep it looking good. Is that alright?
 

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I got it on my bike. I was a little sad to see the opening on the front was ripped a little. I did only pay $50 or so for it. I lost the replaceable head of my screwdriver putting it on there. I took pictures around the area, because I thought it fell in the grass. I looked at one pic, and there it was. It fell down and was resting on top of the license plate holder connector. lol

I think my mechanics may have figured out what was up with my lagging ride. It looks like it was the coils. Only one cylinder seemed to be firing. We'll see (fingers-crossed).

Has anyone heard anything about this caliper recall? I haven't received anything about it. I googled it, but I haven't heard anything from Harley-Davidson.
 

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Last year there was a recall of all the 2016-2019 bikes. It was something about corrosion inside the cylinder could cause the piston to hang up, especially if the bike is operated in a corrosive environment (sea air). I don't think it applied to the 2015 model year as those had a different, slightly smaller, rotor and caliper. They may have had their own recall, though.
 

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Upon further research, I didn't see one for the 2015. I did see like what you wrote 2016 and onward and in select areas, as well.
 

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Was your mechanic able to clear the code after replacing the coil? Did it stay clear?
 

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I'm going this afternoon. He was tinkering. Idk that they even saw a code. I think hooking it up to a machine would cost me more money. They used a compressor in each spark plug area. I like to hangout and watch. They don't mind too much.
 

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They replaced the coil; the said both exhausts got hot; but after about 50 yards; it went right back to the way it was before, so they think it's now the factory wiring harness. I may have to buy a used part versus from HD. From HD it's like $1300-$1400 whereas used I can get it for maybe $70. This bike is becoming a pit.
 

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The words you used "they think" is a red flag. Not sure who you have working on it, but you can easily check resistance to the wires from ECM and coil. Did they do this, or are they guessing? Not sure where you live or your finance situation, but would definitely get a second opinion.
 

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They did check the coil resistance. It was only firing on one cylinder. He said the next steps excuse me.
 

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I wasn't talking about the resistance of the coil itself. But the wires going to the coil, since you said wire harness. There are pretty simple checks that can done before you start replacing the wire harness. If they said there are some wires that are shorted that we identified, that would have been acceptable. But to say, they think? Shops are paid to positively identify a problem, access a solution, present solution to customer with cost involved.
 

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I can make them check it before they do anything. They made it seem straightforward. I just asked his opinion over the phone, so let's just back up a little there. I just wanted to get a general idea over the phone. They're some pretty thorough, solid dudes. I was thinking he'd say it's probably the fuel pump, so I'm just digesting the general idea at the moment. I do appreciate your input. If I don't see that happen beforehand, I'll be sure to say something.
 

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No problem, just seen too many people not getting a fair deal at some shops. As long as they are doing the proper testing and being up front with you I'm sure it's all good.
 

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No, I appreciate the reminder. I'm started to get that I'm getting taken for a ride feeling, so best to be vigil in fighting for my dollars worth. I agree.
 

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I was thinking he'd say it's probably the fuel pump, so I'm just digesting the general idea at the moment.
The 2015 model suffered from what is referred to as the "lag and leap" problem. You might want to take your VIN to a dealer and verify that the recall work was done for that.
 
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