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Sorry about that, but I just nosed around and found the answer and Photobucket.  For others who might encounter this problem do the following:

Above your picture at Photobucket, click on the "Share" tab.
Then click on the "Get Link Code" tab.
Then scroll down to the section labeled IMG for BB's and Forums
Click the box to include the Image Thumbnail option

The IMG Thumb option will then come up along side any picture you view in your album.
Glad you found the answer.  It's been a while since I first opened my account at Photobucket.  I don't have a pro or paid account, just the free one.  I don't remember having to do anything special to get the extra code options to come up, but like I said, it's been a while.  Glad it worked for you, i want to SEE more pictures! ;D


I like the triple stitching on the seat in contrasting colors.  That is a French Seam, correct?  Did you use some backing behind it when you sewed the contrasting colors?

Is that a stock seat foam, with just an upgraded cover?

Looks good!

thank you, Bobby!  As one of the technologically-challenged here, I really appreciate the step-by-step! ;D

You're welcome!  I may not be able to help with all of your sewing questions, so I help where I can. ;D

My linked phot was small, not "clickable", and was completely useless.  I've not tried again since. 

there is some codeing at this forum that if you try to post a normal sized pic, not a thumbnail clickable it will automaticly make it small.

I'm sure they do that to conserve space on the server.  Pictures take up a lot of memory.  This site actually allows more attachments than other forums I visit.  On Delphi, after just a few attachments, it will tell you that you've exceeded your limit.  Then you have to remove some of your previous attachments before it allows you to have more.  This leads to attachments not always being in older posts when you do a search.  If the picture really pertains to what the post was about, it can mean it's almost useless without the picture.

I have a picturetrail account.  And my difficulty was in which option I should select for insertion in the text for a reply to this site.  I "winged it" and it was wrong.  My linked phot was small, not "clickable", and was completely useless.  I've not tried again since. 

It was a while ago now, but I don't recall being able to see my selcted photo in the preview of my post.  That ability is customary on other sites I use regularly. 

I don't understand how to "read" the code that precedes the photo and, therefore, cannot select the option most useful for the site that will receive it.  Make sense?

Makes complete sense.

That’s why I suggested using photobucket.  I am not very good at HTML either.  When I first tried posting on here, I just kept trying a different one until I got the HTML code that I wanted.  There is 5 or 6 different choices, depending on where you’re posting and what you’re after.  It still took me about 3 or 4 tries before getting it! ::)

When previewing, you can see your pictures if you have the correct code.  Again, that’s why I suggested adding any descriptions or captions before pasting in the next code.  Once it’s there, it’s time consuming for me to figure out where one ends and the next begins.???

I originally sent this to KineticComfort, but thought I would post it for the benefit of anyone who needs a little help posting pictures of all those awesome upholstery jobs!  A little bit selfish, since I like to see them too!  

If anyone wants to add their suggestions, feel free!  Here it is.

Here’s what I do:

We like BIG pictures, so make sure you use the “IMG Thumb” option so that we can click on the picture for a BIGGER picture to L@@K at details.

1.   Go to www.photobucket.com and open a free account.

2.   Save the picture you want to upload in a folder that is easy to find in your “My Pictures” folder.  I usually make a folder labeled “Sewing” or “Upholstery” then put subfolders of each project to make them easy to find, i.e in your case one labeled “Motorcycle Seats”.

3.   Sign into your photobucket account and click on the “upload images and video” button.  It’s a big blue button.  It will bring up a screen that allows  you to navigate to the folder you have saved on your computer. Hint: If you’re uploading more than one pic to photobucket you can select the first pic by left clicking on the file, then to select more pics, hold down the “Shift” key on your keyboard while left clicking the last picture in the folder that you want, all of the pictures from the first to the last will be selected.  If you want to pick and choose your pictures, click each picture while holding the "Ctrl" button.  Only the pictures you click on while holding "Ctrl" will be selected.  I don’t usually try to upload more than 5 or 6 at a time because it takes longer.

4.   After uploading your pics, and by the way, you can make folders on photobucket to store your pictures and make them easier to find and view later.  Plus if you have all of the pics of the same topic saved in the same folder, you have the option of sharing the entire folder with friends.  Back to posting your pics….When you sign in you’ll see a link at the top that says “my albums”, when your cursor goes over it, there will be several links drop down, go to “albums and upload”.  On the left side you will see all of the albums you’ve created or if you just uploaded without making an album they’ll show up on that page.

5.   On photobucket you have the HTML code automatically generated for you below each picture.  The one I use on the upholstery site is labeled “IMG Thumb”.  Copy and paste that code in your post on the site.  

6.   For each picture you add, copy and paste the code in the post.  I usually hit enter each time, so I drop down to the next line in the post for the new image code.  You can preview your post before posting to the site to make sure it’s like you want.

7.   If you want, after posting each image code, hit enter to drop down to another line, and add a caption to tell about each picture as you upload.  Trust me, do this each time because it’s much easier to add a caption after each picture than trying to go back into the HTML code later and find the right place to insert it.  HTML code has to be very specific.  If you screw it up, you’ll just wind up seeing the code in the post rather than the picture you want it to point to.
Here’s a picture thumb so you can see how it would look.  You can click on the picture for a bigger picture in photobucket.

Hope this helps,

General Discussion / Re: Exotics
« on: September 27, 2009, 05:53:53 PM »
I noticed they had 4 different kinds of expansion foam and each one was available in 3, 5, 10 and 25 pound densities.  Which one of these do you use?
•FlexFoam-iT!® III - 1A:2B by volume - approx. 18X expansion
•FlexFoam-iT!® V - 1A:1B by volume - approx. 10X expansion
•FlexFoam-iT!® X - 1A:1B by volume - approx. 6X expansion
•FlexFoam-iT!® 25 - 1A:2B by weight - approx. 2X expansion

Also, what do you use to shape it?  Thanks!

The cover is made of NUVTEX VINYL and I purchased it from Three Rivers Supply, Co.  Homestead, PA  412.462.3900

The foam I use on Chopper seats is from Smooth-On Corp.  http://www.smooth-on.com/Rigid-and-Flexible/c10_1121/index.html I use a 2 part chemical mix  either 5lb or 10lb density.  I pour the foam over the pan and start carving away.  It is more work but it works Great!

And yes I use a plastic slipping agent over the foam to slide the cover on, on most seats.

Stitcher  ;)

Hey Stitcher,

Great site!  That Smooth-On site is really interesting.  I watched one of their videos of someone duplicating a bust.  I could see that stuff being used in a lot of interesting ways.

I noticed they had 4 different kinds of expansion foam and each one was available in 3, 5, 10 and 25 pound densities.  Which one of these do you use?
•FlexFoam-iT!® III - 1A:2B by volume - approx. 18X expansion
•FlexFoam-iT!® V - 1A:1B by volume - approx. 10X expansion
•FlexFoam-iT!® X - 1A:1B by volume - approx. 6X expansion
•FlexFoam-iT!® 25 - 1A:2B by weight - approx. 2X expansion

Also, what do you use to shape it, and what is plastic slipping agent ?  Thanks!

General Discussion / Re: Exotics
« on: September 25, 2009, 03:29:56 PM »
NUVTEX just came out recently with some really cool new lines

I just finished this seat lastnight.



Is that real leather or vinyl?  Looks GREAT, simple but very sharp!  I think I could carve out a niche in just motorcycles alone around here.  Can you tell me what kind of foam you use?  I like a firm seat.  Also, Do you cover the foam in some kind of plastic before putting the cover on it?

General Discussion / Re: Exotics
« on: September 24, 2009, 12:47:20 PM »

The seats look great!  I ride a Road King and am currently on a Corbin seat.  I like the firm ride of a Corbin.  I was looking around on your site and saw that you were building the seats with two layers of foam.  I've seen the multicolored foam, but noticed that you had another layer over top of that.

What you have looks like a firm seat base.  What is the foam you're using and where are you getting it?

Some of the people on this site should consider making some "How To" videos!  ;)

Nice work!

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