It Started With a Tiki
Our first custom scooter seat cover was made for Adam “Danger”, of the Three Mile Island Scooter Club, in Harrisburg, PA.
“I’m a big guy, I have no hair, and I ride a powder blue Stella,” he wrote, almost as if presenting a challenge.
After contemplating many designs and concepts, we finally settled on a classic Tiki theme. I remember him telling me, “You do this, and all the weirdos are going to come out of the woodwork.”
People ask us how we make our custom seat covers, and are often surprised to learn we do everything by hand, exchanging photographs and mockups with the customer to show our progress, and to aid in the decision making process.
It is very important to us that we have an open dialogue with the client, so that they feel as much a part of the making process as we do.
Designs are not set in stone with us, they often evolve during the process, and that’s the part I personally enjoy the most. Working with a computer generated designs where every detail must be adhered to is simply not my style, and takes all the fun out of it!
Our best seat covers are true collaborations, in this case, I really wanted to add a grass skirt option to the seat cover, and Adam wasn’t 100% on board! I finally convinced him by making the grass skirt detachable, Rafa came up with a great solution to make that work. Adam was then happy because he could use the grass skirt for ceremonial purposes, and for his daily riding, went sans skirt.
Finally a spin around the block on our own Stella, such as a trip to Wawa, to see how the seat cover rides, and to make sure that the grass skirt stays firmly attached even at high speeds.
Do you have a Stella scooter? We would love to hear from you! To check out our stock Stella seat covers, visit our shop here: Genuine Stella Seat Covers