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post #1 of 5 Old 10-02-2004, 10:41 PM Thread Starter
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Beaded Seat Covers

I'm curious if anyone has tried beaded seat covers like the ones at They are fairly cheap at US$35, and the company makes them to fit the V-Strom. If they work as well as the advertisers say they'd be a good buy.

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post #2 of 5 Old 10-02-2004, 10:42 PM Thread Starter
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post #3 of 5 Old 10-02-2004, 10:48 PM
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I talked to a couple of folks that use them. They apparantly enable a lot of air flow under your butt - which keeps you from sweating in the hot weather. But one gentleman informed me that he removes the beaded cover when the weather turns cold. Mentioned something about not liking all that cold air flowing past certain parts of his anatomy... :shock:
post #4 of 5 Old 10-03-2004, 11:21 AM
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i have one of the beaded seat covers you speak is great in really hot weather and does exactly as claimed.more air moving under your butt.on 100+ degree days it is essential to prevent that wonderful condition called getting the visual now?sorry.i've also found it to be quite useful in heavy downpours to let the water flow under you instead of forming a little lake in your lap.on cold mornings the airflow is a little less welcome in that area,but use it once just in case you doubt how much air it flows a lot.a purchase i'd make again for sure.
post #5 of 5 Old 10-03-2004, 11:56 AM
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I have one. Rode on July 5 from Houston to Austin and part way back. Works very well. In saddle for 3 hours without heat or pain. The ones at Sampson are made by a riding couple who also have a web site and sell direct. Bought mine from sampson. Had a little accident and needed repair/ replacement of beadrider, sent it back to sampson. Received it back (new) from beadrider. Contact them first. Had slower response from sampson.

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