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post #1 of 14 Old 06-13-2007, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Question for those with the gel seat

Now with summer in full swing, my gel seat is starting to burn my badonkadonk. I have read in a few places that some cover the seat with a towel when parked. I tried the towel thing today but it ended up blowing off. How do you keep it over the seat in wind? Any other tricks to keep the seat cool?

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post #2 of 14 Old 06-13-2007, 04:14 PM
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I've read about this, but it doesn't seem to happen with my Gel seat. It gets just as hot as a standard black seat left out in the sun..............Or my ass is so insensitive I can't feel the difference....:-)

Someone needs to take one of those laser heat meters and do a test........

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post #3 of 14 Old 06-13-2007, 05:16 PM
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Park in the shade.
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If I could park in the shade everywhere I go I would, but unfortunately I only get to do that if I park in the garage at work or get lucky otherwise. It usually takes about 10 minutes to get too hot to be comfortable, guess the addition of riding pants keeps the heat at bay for a little bit The seat definitely gets really hot though, enough to where I can't stand it and have to stand up briefly:???:

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I had the same problem yesterday. The bike was out all day with the gel seat in the sun.
I have riding pants, and my butt was still burning up. It was uncomfortable for over an hour.
My plan:
Get a web/net bungie net to hook to the seat to hold a towle down in the wind.

If someone has a better plan let me know before the weekend and I spend money on the net.
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I put an Alaska Leather sheepskin on the seat. My gel seat doesn't seem to get too hot even without the sheepskin, but the sheepskin does add some comfort. Have to be a little careful about leaving out in heavy rain though.

RE: securing the towel, maybe attach a little clip on string to the subframe rails and clip the towel in place?
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Make one of these! :-)

Seriously... it looks goofy, but I'll bet it works.

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Yep, happened to me. Bought a Sargent and sold my Gel seat. The Gel seat was very nice, but the heat issue was too much. Might not bother others, but it bothered me.

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post #9 of 14 Old 06-14-2007, 11:16 AM
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I put an Alaska Leather sheepskin on the seat. My gel seat doesn't seem to get too hot even without the sheepskin, but the sheepskin does add some comfort. Have to be a little careful about leaving out in heavy rain though.

RE: securing the towel, maybe attach a little clip on string to the subframe rails and clip the towel in place?
Bingo!!!

What garry said, Alaska Leather Sheepskin Rules.

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Alaska leather for me.
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