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Old 11-16-2012, 06:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I had my appointment at Bitchn Stitchn (Bitchn Stitchn Inc.) yesterday. I really like the work they do.

The shop is detailed in its decoration, nearly inch by inch. There were so many things to peruse, everything from engine schematics, their articles in custom chopper magazines, naughty stickers on the refrigerator, to their own rather beautiful pin stripe designs.


The owner Dan greeted me as he was working on the interior of a beautiful truck that was restored and customized. I am not a fan of the lowered truck thing, but this was beautiful. Had brushed aluminum door panels...etc.

He took off the cover on my seat and told me it was in bad shape. And he said it was rock hard He pointed out some things. We discussed options and he was so personable and laid back.


Brian set my bike up. He studied the bend in my arms, the curve in my back, how I was leaning forward, etc. He asked me a ton of questions. He felt I needed to be closer to the bars, sit lower on the bike, and have more in the back to straighten me up a bit.
He also suggested I put the forward controls back on. He said my legs were too long & cramped up. I will do this when I get my new pegs in


Then he went to work. He rebuilt my foam, placed the gel in, had me sit again...more studying, then put the final foam over the gel and used my cover as I wanted to wait on the leather and pretty stitching cost till I was sure of my theme. What an amazing difference I felt even then.

When he was done, and I paid my $250 (besides my tank, best of the insurance money I have spent yet), and the three of us sat and chatted about my Warrior. They both are enthusiasts and were complimenting her lines, all the black, how low she sits, and the bars. We swapped a few stories... I was there total 3 hours (including chatting time .

They do, in fact, do this for out of state riders. I highly recommend them for either ergonomic reasons and/or custom styling!


The entire ride home, I was FREEZING. Like an idiot, I forgot my super warm, it's 30 degrees, I'm hungry and tired gear

I used to ride the Ducati year round. In snow even. I had great gear and was in my 20's... boooo.


BUT... getting to ride her...bliss....my bum....in bliss! My back... straighter & grand.
The burn when I got home..... misery!


I know, it really was my own fault

Now for photo bomb!!!!























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Old 11-16-2012, 06:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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that looks great! had my stock seat modified but doesnt look as good as that
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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that looks great! had my stock seat modified but doesnt look as good as that
Thanks! It really feels fantastic!
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Great job with the write up on this, and the pics. I've been wanting to get there for mine, but bought a chip seat and it gets me by for now. I hate riding in the very cold weather.

I've seen these guys and chatted them up at several bike shows over the years. They do very nice work, and I'm pleased to hear they are as good at work as they are at the shows.

Again, very nice write up. Gives me some incentive to get off my a$$ to get this done. Like a new tattoo, though, I need to decide what custom stitching I want. When I spend that much for comfort, a little more to make it look one of a kind makes sense to me.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Great job with the write up on this, and the pics. I've been wanting to get there for mine, but bought a chip seat and it gets me by for now. I hate riding in the very cold weather.

I've seen these guys and chatted them up at several bike shows over the years. They do very nice work, and I'm pleased to hear they are as good at work as they are at the shows.

Again, very nice write up. Gives me some incentive to get off my a$$ to get this done. Like a new tattoo, though, I need to decide what custom stitching I want. When I spend that much for comfort, a little more to make it look one of a kind makes sense to me.
Thank you!

And I agree. When I decide what I want, he said it will be super easy to just put another cover over it
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That's nice work.
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Old 11-16-2012, 09:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Nice pics and write up Sherri.
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Nice write up, thanks, you said they put your cover back on, was that a different cover from stock that was on there when you bought the bike? Also, did they use adhesive when installing your seat cover or just stretched it tight to form to the foam? I just bought a gel pad for my seat and i am fixing to start on mine so your write up and pics made it a little less scary to start digging into it. Your seat looks great, they did a nice job.
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Thanks for not only a great write up, but great pics...especially the little things that make it an interesting read :

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That looks fantastic! I'd say you chose a great seat-maker!

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