From:Dave Hennessey
Subject:RE: RE: RE: Original Lightweight Seat Date:Fri Jan 15 22:45:59 2016
Response to:20949

You're right - that does look like Royalite. These are hard to come by, since unlike leather, they tended to split. I know, I have one that is quite nice, except it has one crack in it.

Neither Heather's Leathers nor Michael Paquette will recover seats in Royalite (or the equivalent available today), as they crack when trying to form the material over the lip, and the reject ratio is just too high. The Saddle Shop down in Florida may do them, but I hear they're pretty big dollars.

It's been too long since I thought about this, but I seem to remember Harley started using the Royalite on the 1955 Hummer, and on the Model 165 a year or two later.

Maybe Mutt or Michael Paquette can fill us in on the details?

Chad, a seat like this, in what appears to be really excellent condition, is pretty hard to find. Wish I had a spare Sportster seat to trade - but those are pretty hard to find too!

That isn't a leather seat. It is Royalite, a type of synthetic material used by H-D.