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post #31 of 43 Old 06-12-2019, 07:54 AM
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For a little variety and some versatility:
Check out some offerings from the crowd who coined the term "saddle sores".
https://www.ridingwarehouse.com/Sadd...e-ENDCOMF.html

Also, the sailplane folks sell blanks of endurance foam. The seat on my SV has three layers of different density foam. Stock pan, stock foam on the bottom (cut down and widened at the sit-bones using the removed stock foam) Next up was two layers of the endurance foam firm. About 3" of firm and on top less firm, about 1". The cover is made from vinyl with some traction like a dirt bike. He used the stock cover as a starter pattern in order to keep the original front tapper and tank contact yet accommodate the wider butt patch and for me an extra 2" height.

I bought the sailplane foam. I had a North Bay go-to-guy do the work. He does collector cars and bikes. He also inlaid some vertical, equi-spaced stiff foam in the sides to support the wider butt patch. Sorta like rubber 2x4s... It ended up costing about $120 USD in 2013. It looks showroom and I have done a number of 900-1000 mile days on that 650, ez/pz.

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Here you go and you're welcome, they must REALLY work as they are very popular for V-Strom owners.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/SIT-N-FLY-c...frcectupt=true
Thanks for the link, @Big B ! I just ordered one for $25. Worth a shot at that price.

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post #33 of 43 Old 06-12-2019, 08:04 PM
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Hey Pete,

Where did you source a Sit N Fly in Australia? Did you just buy from their US Ebay store or get one from a local supplier?

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Hey Pete,

Where did you source a Sit N Fly in Australia? Did you just buy from their US Ebay store or get one from a local supplier?

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as far as I know E-bay only. The guy is shipping from Israel.
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post #35 of 43 Old 06-14-2019, 03:02 AM
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eBay. As noted he's shipping from Israel, I think he he tried moving manufacture to Vietnam but I don't think it worked out.

There are copies, do your best to get the real thing because there is a difference.

I've had one for around 5 years, no real signs of wear, still very comfortable.
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post #36 of 43 Old 06-14-2019, 05:41 AM
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I got Lamb's Wool cover and cut Foam Rubber out to make 2in higher and touch wider.
Best upgrade ever, I can ride 10 - 12 hours in a day comfortable.
Cost was 25 dollars
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post #37 of 43 Old 06-14-2019, 09:00 AM
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I just found the "Sheepy Hollow Sheepskin Seat Pad"
https://www.etsy.com/listing/5048041...ge_type=market

Has anyone tried it and if so what ya think?
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post #38 of 43 Old 06-14-2019, 01:40 PM
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Sit & Fly Seat Cover

I ordered one of these after @Big B posted a link to the seller's eBay store. I placed my order June 12th and it arrived today! I just installed it and rode the two mile round trip on residential streets to the post office.
Installation was easy, it took me about 15 mn, and I'm not too good with fabric stuff; making the bed is challenging.
It attaches with two rip-stick straps and an elastic band underneath the seat. After stretching, kneading, rolling it into place and tighting the straps, it follows the contour of the stock seat exactly with no crookedness or wrinkles/bulges etc. It is pliable, not like sitting on chainmail, and slightly less firm than sitting on the bare stock seat, but firm enough to allow for ventilation. Be mindful of where the straps are so that thy don't interfere with the front tangs and lock mechanism. The seat locks down harder than without it, but not difficult or straining the latch.
I think I'm going to enjoy it, and if not, it comes off even easier and I'm out $24.99US.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/13308538196...m=133085381968
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Great - thanks guys. I'll contact him via eBay.

Cheers!
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Thnkas again for all the replies.

Grey Ghost mentions adding 2" foam rubber and a sheepskin pad for $10-$12. I'm am curious about this options. Where did you get the foam rubber and do you know the density as I know foam comes in all kinds of firmness/sofness. Also, I am curious if you just put foam over top of the seat. Your picture looks like it is flat on top an was wondering if you cut or shaped the bottom of the foam so it would sit in the natural dip of the seat or did any shaping on the top side also. Lastly, curious where you got the sheepskin and what size (and how you attached it). For $10-$12 this is a cheap fix if it included the foam and the sheepskin.
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