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    I have seen Wayne at Oley every year & talked with him & bought seats & bags & been very satisfied, how ever I have heard the stories. This past april he was the only person who would promise a short nose solo for my 33 no one had the pan. he called in 4 weeks I sent money he sent seat I was completly satisfied

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    "Don't want to rub salt in an old wound" he says (Dave1919) then proceeds to jump in with both feet, up to his neck. Chris Haynes brings up an old disputation, long buried, that apparently only he believes. Yup.

    Eye just finished a completely satisfactory transaction with Wayne that began a couple of weeks ago in his booth in Davenport. Completely satisfactorily! Thank you Wayne! The special-order parts I asked you to get me came through yesterday. Excellent transaction!

    I've never had a complaint about Wayne, and if I did, it would have been kept between us men, children!
    Last edited by Sargehere; 09-20-2012 at 09:14 PM.

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    I wish I had read this before dealing with him. His memory is shot which caused most of the problems. In the end my 2nd seat turned out perfect but my matching kidney belt was scrapped because of his lack of memory. Flipped out on me about something we had talked about and agreed upon. Needless to say I will wait next time deal with someone else.

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    He did a top-notch job on the seat pan that he recovered for my 1959 XLCH.....I couldn't be happier. And when he called me to discuss the specifics after receiving my seat pan, he asked if I wanted white or black thread, so they can do it either way.
    Last edited by Sportster Jerry; 09-20-2012 at 11:05 PM.

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    Gerry,
    If you can show me any Knuck or Pan ERA factory photograph of a seat with white stiching I will gladly retract my warning about his seats.
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    I guess every vender has its good and bad moments. I had Wayne do a full pan solo Indian saddle for me about 8 years ago and I was pleased. I also believe that saddle guys are not always good with all saddle styles. Because of the different styles, different techniques and experience is needed. So a saddle guy that does superb work on one style may look like an amature on another style.

    Chris: Did Harley use brown or black stiching? Could you post a factory saddle photo from your marvelous collection showing dark stiching? Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harleytoprock View Post
    Chris: Did Harley use brown or black stiching? Could you post a factory saddle photo from your marvelous collection showing dark stiching? Thanks!
    What year would you like to see?
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    Wow this forum is great for bashing vendors without them here to reciprocate.

    Where can vendors start listing 'stiffs' and irrational customers?

    The AMCA should support hostilities in both directions, dontcha think?

    ....Cotten
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    Chris, How about a seat photo from the mid 30's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harleytoprock View Post
    Chris, How about a seat photo from the mid 30's?
    Here is a seat from a late production 1936 EL. Most photos show straight on side views but this one give a little better prospective.

    I just got off the phone with Michael Pauquette at Worsham Castle Leather. Michael has been doing H-D seat research for years so he can write the ultimate seat bible. He has all the engineering drawings from H-D's seat maker Milwaukee Saddle Company. He has been allowed into the H-D archives to do research on original bikes, photos and factory blueprints that contain seat specifications. Although he was surprised when he saw a few Hummers in the archives that appeared to have white thread on the seats close inspection showed it was black thread that had faded under the florescent lighting. He confirmed that all the stitching was black or dark brown. The only exceptions were the neutral thread used on WLA's and white stitching was used on white seats.
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