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post #1 of 28 Old 05-25-2007, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Sheepskin on seats

Hello to all:
I have read many threads on making the DL650 stock seat more comfortable. I have read about beads and sheepskin. Does anyone know if sheepskin makes the seat more tolerable on long distance, or is it used just to neutralize the really hot or really cold temps?
Also, how do those beads help in longer distance travels?
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post #2 of 28 Old 05-25-2007, 10:16 PM
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Sorry, the sheepskin will make the seat totally intolereable. I've actually heard of cases of spontaneous combustion.

As for the beads, STAY AWAY/ I know a guy who spoke with a woman who's gynecologist saw a guy that was riding with a beaded seat cover. He was almost hot by a car and it scared him so much he sucked the beads right up his ass. They had to use dynamite and ex-lax to get them out.

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Sorry, the sheepskin will make the seat totally intolereable. I've actually heard of cases of spontaneous combustion.

As for the beads, STAY AWAY/ I know a guy who spoke with a woman who's gynecologist saw a guy that was riding with a beaded seat cover. He was almost hot by a car and it scared him so much he sucked the beads right up his ass. They had to use dynamite and ex-lax to get them out.
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I will chime in with my .2 worth. I find my Wee's seat the most comfy of any bike I have ever owned, often putting in multiple 15hr days in the saddle. However, on some of my other bikes, the ol' sheepskin came in very handy indeed (and it makes a great pillow at night too!).

If you are handy to an IKEA, they sell the whole pelt for around 40 clams. I have since given mine to my riding pal (Kwacker Vulcan 1600).

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Its my opinion that the sheepskin butt pads do help on longer rides in the saddle. For me anyway, it seems to just soften the pressure points on the butt a little. This allows me longer and more comfortable riding. I'm using a Suzuki gel-seat though and not the DL650 seat.

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Mate you Americans are so slow, get a sheepskin under your ,and you will be thanking me .I have been using them for 30 plus years.The first one I bought was just a sheepskin for $10 for a stall on the side of the road ,threw it on and used it for years ,now they make realy good fitted covers. If you have problems after that ,get a new butt.You will find about 50% OF DISTANCE RIDERS HAVE THEM In AUSTRALIA,no one I know has ever got rid of it, the next bike they buy always gets a sheepskin.

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I just got a sheepskin and am kicking myself for not getting one sooner. I have the gel seat and with the sheepskin totally comfortable. for me raised me up a tad higher too which helps. I put velcro on mine though so easy on and off with impending rain.
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Everybody's butt is different and there is no one sizes fits all cure. I got a sheep skin pad recently and it made some improvements over my stock seat. For me, it helped with pressure in the crotch, but now I've got pressure on the tailbone. It does help absorb vibrations. I think it helps keep the butt dryer/cooler, but we'll see once the triple digit temps get here. Ultimately, I think I'm going to have to go the custom seat route. Sheep skin and beads are cheap enough that they're worth a try. One or the other may be a magical cure and if not, sell it on ebay.
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On a comfort scale from 1 to 10, my sheepskin butt pad took my stock seat from a 2 up to a 6 or 7. Worth the $40 IMO.

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Everybody's butt is different and there is no one sizes fits all cure. I got a sheep skin pad recently and it made some improvements over my stock seat. For me, it helped with pressure in the crotch, but now I've got pressure on the tailbone. It does help absorb vibrations. I think it helps keep the butt dryer/cooler, but we'll see once the triple digit temps get here. Ultimately, I think I'm going to have to go the custom seat route. Sheep skin and beads are cheap enough that they're worth a try. One or the other may be a magical cure and if not, sell it on ebay.
I have to say in hot weather ,nothing keeps you cool , but I have riden above 115 degrees in black gear behind a full fairing loaded to the hilt,pillion etc.The only part that was at all comfortabl after 4 hours was our butts.

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