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Project X The Air Cooled RD Clubs own Bike => General Conversation => Topic started by: Paul Dawkins on October 26, 2010, 12:01:18 PM

Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Paul Dawkins on October 26, 2010, 12:01:18 PM




Roger Dennis is a well known Motorbike seat restorer and has been doing this for over 30 years for the VJMC.

I have recommended him on here to many members in the past.

He done my RD400C seat years ago and the job was perfect.

I called him today to discuss my DT250 seat.

I also mentioned project X and he has shown an interest in refurbing our seat to a custom finish.

I have asked him to come on the forum and have a look.

It would be good to get him on-side to do our seat as so far we only have a cheap pattern cover and no volunteer to fit it.

I know and2bikes is struggling with the base so to get Roger on board would be good.



Roger also covered the seat on the Kawasaki Samurai that won best in show at Stafford this year.

He also trades as rdeny on ebay selling seat covers.



Lets hope Roger has a look at this forum and comes on-board to show off his excellent work.



Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: [Arrow] on October 26, 2010, 12:08:03 PM
Sounds like a good bloke to know/have on board.  
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: DaveH on October 26, 2010, 12:17:30 PM
well, i"ve fitted a seat cover ( a good one too ) and to be honest, i made a bit of a pigs ear of it ( my inexperience gave the benefit of the doubt to a knackered foam ).  Given a poor seat is highly noticeable if Roger makes a kind offer of doing it for us we should grab it.  Actually i might inquire about he sorting mine out during the winter because what i sit on makes my arse go dead.
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: GAZZATT2 on October 26, 2010, 12:19:47 PM
Sounds like a good idea to me

any photos of his work
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: moist on October 26, 2010, 12:19:48 PM
bought a few of his Guiliari covers on ebay, top bloke, always nice quality.......
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Johnny on October 26, 2010, 12:21:13 PM
Nice to know Roger is willing to do our seat for us Paul , maybe he could do something a bit special and use it as an advert for his own work . I"d be very interested as I"ve got a seat that needs doing myself  



Good work on your part as well Paul finding this guy  
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: GAZZATT2 on October 26, 2010, 12:23:41 PM
 
Quote from: moist
bought a few of his Guiliari covers on ebay, top bloke, always nice quality.......


is he rdeny on there ?

I had a seat cover from him
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Paul Dawkins on October 26, 2010, 12:26:15 PM
Yep

Thats the man.
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: foggie on October 26, 2010, 01:40:03 PM
It would be great to have someone within the club that restored seats. I completely cocked up fitting a cover to my 1st blue 400C some years back - managed to glue it on twisted  It"s not that easy
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Panuno on October 26, 2010, 01:43:21 PM

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Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: SupeRDel on October 26, 2010, 01:43:36 PM
A professional custom seat would finishe it off. Sounds like a very welcome offer.



He will even get a little advert in the wellard
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: old rd user on October 26, 2010, 02:19:10 PM
i have also used his covers they are a good fit and look the part too ,

good if we can get him onboard to help with covers and rebuilding seats
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: nsrnick on October 26, 2010, 04:57:30 PM
Roger has done a few seat recovers for me. Top job every time  



Whats up with the seats base?
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: saddler on October 26, 2010, 05:48:10 PM
 
Quote from: nsrnick
Whats up with the seats base?




Porkins has sat on it!  
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: mr sheene on October 26, 2010, 06:05:36 PM
He sounds like someone we could do with on board sounds good to me
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Med on October 26, 2010, 06:52:57 PM
 
Quote from: old rd user
i have also used his covers they are a good fit and look the part too ,

good if we can get him onboard to help with covers and rebuilding seats
and me,sounds a good bloke to get on board
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Paul Dawkins on October 27, 2010, 01:46:35 AM
 
Quote from: nsrnick
Roger has done a few seat recovers for me. Top job every time  



Whats up with the seats base?




It was prety rotton.

Andy has been working on it and I think he has repaired it best he can.

Most of the spikes are gone.

The cover is a crap pattern cheap thing.

Foam is OK

Most bolts were snapped off but I think Anday has sorted them now.
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: nsrnick on October 27, 2010, 11:21:29 AM
As long it will take a cover im sure it will be fine. They are a challenge to do, more so if all the sides have gone and you have no reference points left.
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: RD JOCK on October 27, 2010, 01:29:34 PM
i got my seat cover from rdny absolutely spot on ,

he obviously knows his stuff

and agreed  it is a pain in the a**e job to get right .



me reckons he would get a few more to do
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: 3ma on October 27, 2010, 03:16:30 PM
i have met this gentleman at the donington show a few years ago and he thanked me for our members recommending his covers , nice chap and also a good man to have onboard with seat restoration skills for all members to benefit from in the future .



he would ,nt give discount at the time when i asked him      , but you never know in the future if we shove a few seats his way .
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Norbo on October 28, 2010, 04:50:33 AM
Im sure i have had a seat done by this person. some years back but its still on the bike and an excelent job it is .  
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Paul Dawkins on December 06, 2010, 12:33:51 PM
Roger Dennis (RD Design) has agreed to make a special seat cover for Project X

Thanks Roger

I will arrange delivery of the base and foam.

Please welcome Dodge to the forum when he arrives.



Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: andy2bikes on December 08, 2010, 01:06:32 PM
managed it and completed today.

i pinched all the rubber bungs off my nackered "c" seat and had a new battery sticker made



















Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Panuno on December 08, 2010, 01:37:13 PM
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Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Paul Dawkins on December 08, 2010, 01:54:58 PM
Very nice

Well done mate, that seat was a mess.
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: RD JOCK on December 09, 2010, 02:51:31 PM
absolutely spot on  
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Paul Dawkins on December 14, 2010, 02:05:00 AM
Andy2bikes has sent the seat base and foam to Roger so he can work his magic.
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: SupeRDel on December 14, 2010, 07:12:41 AM
hope he takes photos
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Paul Dawkins on December 14, 2010, 08:40:21 AM
He said he will take full photos from start to finish and he has a trrick up hois sleeve to make it special.

I just told him to whatever he wanted but make it special to the bike.
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Med on December 14, 2010, 11:18:00 PM
excellent job on the seat
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Paul Dawkins on March 23, 2011, 10:45:51 AM
I got a call from Gazzatt2 today and he informs me the seat arrived with him today from Roger Dennis.

All I could get out of Gazz was its stunning and very special.

Give us a peep Gazz.

Whats Roger done to it?

In what way is it a special seat??

I had no idea what Roger was doing its all of his own back.



 

But from what I have seen of his work on my bikes and some specials I have seen at shows im sure it will be stunning.



Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: rdt400 on March 23, 2011, 10:57:36 AM
Hi there, could you let me have a contact number for Roger Dennis pls, i got a 1980 rd400f that im doing and next job is the seat, thanks Russell
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Paul Dawkins on March 23, 2011, 11:40:35 AM
PM sent
Title: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: GAZZATT2 on March 23, 2011, 01:45:48 PM
Dawky will only let Me post one photo

all I can say is the seat looks so good I will swop it for the one on my 400  



Title: Re: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: Per Brandt on May 12, 2020, 03:12:29 PM
Does anyone have the contact details for Roger Dennis @ RD Design in Hartlepool?  He restores bike seats and makes seat covers I believe?

TIA

Per
Title: Re: Roger Dennis (RD Design)
Post by: 3ma on May 13, 2020, 11:01:28 AM
pm sent but to re-confirm 07949 - 863488 .