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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-15-2010, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
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Sheepskin seat cover?

Hi,

I was reading a book following the adventures of a long distance motorbike adventure. The guy met someone who suggested using a sheepskin throw over the seat to make the plastic seat more bearable in hot countries.

Has anyone had any experience of using a sheepskin seat cover in hot climates?

Any thoughts on the subject would be much appreciated.
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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-15-2010, 04:23 PM
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I would suggest these:

http://www.meancitycycles.com/milebu...t_cushions.php


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I have used the sheepskin, but found that it is best to use the Orig. seat for about 1/2 the day and switch to the sheepskin or vise versa... That just seemed to work better for me...
Now, a cheap sheepskin seat pad, get one of the sheepskin washing mits (china-mart or wherever) and remove the stitches, put a strong string tied at both ends to loop around the front of the seat to keep from loosing it...
If you don't like it, sew it back up and come & wash my cycle for me...lol...
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Thanks Asbrand and Old Dog.

I like the technique of half a day with and half without. I'll give that a try if I get one. And yes, I'll give your bike a wash if its no good if you pay for my flight to the USA!

All the best,

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Guess that would be a hard ride, I'll pass on the flight pay though...lol... But you won't loose much in the sheepskin wash mit though, just sew it back up and use it as a wash mit...
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One guy here (edit. - it is skalding) has a wooden bead seat "cushion" in his sigline. Like Old Dog says, a change is as good as a rest sometimes.
I have an old beaded cushion from my truck, that is coming apart, and I may try to restring it to fit a mc seat.

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Again, I know many that swear by the wood bead seats.

I did have a sheepskin pad for my Vulcan that I did use on long trips. Can't really say it was cooler on hot days, but it was usefull in just changing my seating position over a long trip...I swapped every 200 miles between using the pad on my Corbin seat and not using it.

The only question I have on using the beaded seat covers is do they end up leaving weird marks on your seat? (Both yours and the bikes...)

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The only question I have on using the beaded seat covers is do they end up leaving weird marks on your seat? (Both yours and the bikes...)KM
Kinda wondered about that too...lol...
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I'm on my 3rd sheepskin! Two on the Virago I owned previous to my '06 VN750. I just put a new one on the VN. I use it all the time year 'round. It's especially good for hot weather. No blistering hot seat to straddle after the bike has set in the Rio Grande Valley sun all day while I'm at work. I can ride 8AM to 8PM on long trips with no trouble. Hubby has one on his Voyager and GL500 too. Won't leave town without it!!

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