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post #11 of 18 Old 11-25-2012, 11:11 PM
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How is the sheepskin working out for you?

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post #12 of 18 Old 11-25-2012, 11:34 PM Sponsor
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I bought one in 2007 and it didn't have the nose strap. I stand on my pegs a lot and the nose would flap up in the wind. Last year one of the plastic strap buckles broke so I contacted the company to see if they would fix it and add a nose strap which they did for a small charge. Their customer service was great!

The Alaska Butt Pad is one of the best bang-for-the-buck farkles that I have. I recommend getting the nose strap whether you stand on the pegs or not. It helps keep it more secure on the seat and is well worth the few extra dollars. I don't have a pic to show, but it's just an elastic strap that is sewn onto the sides of the pad about 3 inches down from the front. You just slip it under the front of the seat.

I also prefer the charcoal over the black color. Most people go with black because the seat is black, but the black seems a lot darker than the seat. The the charcoal seems to blend in better.

I can't imagine riding long distance on any bike without a sheepskin pad. Which reminds me, I need to order one for my DR650.
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post #13 of 18 Old 06-04-2013, 12:05 PM
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I just got one as well for my 2012. I mostly use my bike for commuting 5 days a week, but often try to get out for a few hours on the weekends. In the middle of the summer it'll hit 110+ here regularly and I was already getting sore at 80+ from sweating. I'm hoping to get a bit of extra cooling comfort with my sheepskin. Since I don't travel long distances, I'm really hoping this will be all I need.

First impression wasn't anythign special, like most have said, but I find that when I get off the bike, I don't need to limp around for a bit adjusting myself. I'm not going to say I'm powder dry, but it is better. Suppose to get over 90 today. Summer is bearing down quickly. Will update as I get my experience with it.

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post #14 of 18 Old 06-04-2013, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by lordneeko View Post
I just got one as well for my 2012.
What size did you get?

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post #15 of 18 Old 06-05-2013, 06:54 AM
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On the website I selected which bike I owned, and it selected a "Medium" for the driver (didn't get passenger). It fits the seat perfectly.

2006 Vstrom 650

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post #16 of 18 Old 06-05-2013, 07:21 AM
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I've had one for years that I used to use on my KLR. My Strom is new and I've been on 3 all day rides without butt pain and was wondering why people complain about the stock seat. Then I went on a 1 hour ride without the sheepskin and my ass was killing me.

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post #17 of 18 Old 06-05-2013, 09:21 AM
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I have one of the older ones that I kept when I sold my Concours. Got tired of the front blowing back when I would stand up on the pegs so
I had my wife sew a elastic strap on it, problem fixed. I would buy another one, I like it that much.
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post #18 of 18 Old 06-05-2013, 02:32 PM
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+1 for gray over black. My wife went with black, and we both think it's too dark. Mine is gray. As for comfort - HUGE difference without any other changes...especially in the summer for me. Extended my riding time hours per day and shortened my recovery time.

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