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post #1 of 8 Old 06-25-2012, 12:26 PM Thread Starter
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Beadrider seat

+1 on the Beadrider seats add ons.

i can now ride my stock seat all day long. no longer gets hot.

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post #2 of 8 Old 06-25-2012, 01:46 PM
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+1 on the Beadrider seats add ons.

i can now ride my stock seat all day long. no longer gets hot.
I think I have seen those before. Does it look like this....


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If you laid those ring to tip alternating and strung 'em together, maybe. Expensive way to go. :biggrinjester:

Maybe a ride outta Montana once in a while.....
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I wanted to try the beaded seat cover by Cycle Crafts but am too cheap to spend 50% for shipping. Price is still OK but .......

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post #5 of 8 Old 07-20-2012, 03:21 PM
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I went to Walmart and bought a automotive set of beads. Then, I cut the plastic line and removed what I didn't need and use a cigarette lighter to melt/fuse the ends of the lines after I re-tied the knots. This has worked well for almost a year, but I am afraid that I'll have to replace it soon. Most of the color from my "Walmart Custom Beadrider" has faded off and I'm thinking that the wooden beads may begin to split soon. Only time will tell if I spent my $8.95 wisely.

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I went to Walmart and bought a automotive set of beads. Then, I cut the plastic line and removed what I didn't need and use a cigarette lighter to melt/fuse the ends of the lines after I re-tied the knots. This has worked well for almost a year, but I am afraid that I'll have to replace it soon. Most of the color from my "Walmart Custom Beadrider" has faded off and I'm thinking that the wooden beads may begin to split soon. Only time will tell if I spent my $8.95 wisely.
If you only spent $8.95, and it has lasted almost a year, I think you can safely say you spent your money wisely.

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If anybody wants a ceramic-version BeadRider made to fit VStroms, send me a PM. I replaced it with an AirHawk and it's collecting dust in my garage.

Sell or trade.

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-20-2012, 07:40 PM
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It all depends on the rider. For me, the bead seat increased by riding time from 2 hours on the stock seat to 3 hours on the beads. For my bony butt, only a custom seat worked.

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