Ok, I just read the Spencer FAQ and answered all of my own questions. I'll send an email for a some more detailed info, but this looks like what I want done to my seat.
I still want to know: do your Spencerized seats look any different than bone stock?
It looks totally bone stock from the outside. He reuses your vinyl. You can send front and rear if you want but only needs the front if that is all he is doing. No worries about the two fitting together after the mod because he is doing more removing material than adding any. That is why the original seat cover fits fine. The holes mentioned above would be looking at the seat from the bottom, through the seat pan when it is off the bike.
1993 ST1100 non-ABS
2003 ST1300 ABS
Too many Farkles to list. Take a look at bike mods in my profile.
Sent my seat to Spencer and had mods done and OMG! it is incredible! can ride four hours without a break, have lunch and another four hours and no problems. Before with stock seat and two hours, looking for a break. Thanks for the tip!
Spencerizing my seat was the best thing I could have done to "Big Red". If you like it now, just wait till you put a couple of thousand miles on her. The seat actually gets better! I did a 25K round trip, and when I returned home, I unloaded and got back on the bike to go grab a burger. SWWWEEEET!!! Another thing that I did, was to remove the rubber bumpers on the rear of the seat where it rests. It lowered the rear and made it more comfortable(for me). I rode to Birmingham, and loved the mod on my first ride. removed the bumpers and it was even better. It takes some of the forward lean out of the seat, and takes away that sliding forward feeling. Enjoy the mod...it gets even better.
Got my done last year prior to going to Moonshine. I did 1000 miles the first day traveling there and could never of done half that with the stock seat. Frank can do wonders and the price is right. I can't say enough good things about his work.