LeatherDude Chip Purkey from Hemet, CA is the first to cover a Biltwell Solo Seat with a hand-crafted cover. We placed no demands on Chip's creative vision save for the Biltwell anvil logo on the top.
The gentle contours and subtle upward kick of the Biltwell seatpan are obscured in two dimensions. To really appreciate the look and feel of Chris's seat pan you have to hold it against your ass.
Rear view of Chip's handiwork.
Everyone at Biltwell is a sucker for a solo seat ensconced in leather on both sides. The structural ribs on the bottom of the Biltwell seat add both strength and visual interest to the overall design. The flat surface where the seat hinge bolts to the seat is very stable and supportive.
A local seat crafter in Tujunga, CA, covered this seat to McGoo's specifications. Halwade wanted large volumes of dense foam padding to cushion his sensitive ass from the harsh realities of riding a rigid outlaw chopper.
Vidal's leather treatment on the underside of McGoo's seat lacks the fit and finish of LeatherDude's work, but it still looks better than a stamped out sheet of shitty old tin.