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This helped my seat.....

Ordered this from Alaskanleatheronline.com, pillion 1 style rally special. Fits the seat like a glove and made a huge diff. on long rides. Customer service was great and quick delivery. Not advertising for them, just passing on a very inexpensive fix to a sore but.
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Yeap! Got one and very good custom service. Got mine in less then a week and good on long ride. One small problem is that it has got only one stap point and when you stand up during a ride, the front flaps over and you need to stop to get it in place. Need a front strap so that it is secured good.

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It doesnt make your but slip around? Looks like it might.
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It doesn't make your but slip around. I got the dual-sport model and it has a slip over front loop to keep it from flying up when standing up.
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How long were you lasting on stock seat, and how much longer can you now go without any pain whatsoever?
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I have the same pad and am very pleased with it as well.
It is very secure, no sliding around. I had a 300mi weekend recently including a day long MSF class, on and off of the bike all afternoon in the hot sun and the seat did not heat up at all with the cover on. Occasionally there is a discount code offered for these over at the Adventure Rider.com site.
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I am using one and it works very well, adds to the comfort level, easy on or off for cleaning and not very expensive.

I am pretty certain "Deadsheep" is the discount code at the ADV site.

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i haven't tried mine yet, but was planning to this weekend. thanks for the report.

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Nice Randy49, did you paint your lower cowlings? if so what paint did you use?

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So, would this be a better fix, than a seat mod, or a new seat?
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I have one and it helps, but the pad slid forward, along with me after a ways, making the jewels even less happy.

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I did the seat mod, after Iordered the pad, so haven't had to use it yet ...think it will be put on after a long ride...when I need to go a little farther.


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Nice Randy49, did you paint your lower cowlings? if so what paint did you use?

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I'm not good at painting so i ordered black ones.


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One small problem is that it has got only one stap point and when you stand up during a ride, the front flaps over and you need to stop to get it in place. Need a front strap so that it is secured good.

The second strap is an option offered on Alaska Leather website when ordering. http://www.alaskaleatheronline.com/s...e-Strap/Detail
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Thanks for the report. I have some long rides planned soon, think I'll order one.
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I have that same skin that I've been switching between bikes over the years. Adds quite a few miles to your day. At the end of the day or maybe half way through a long day, pull the pad off and give it a good shake. This makes the fibers fluff back up and makes it feel new again.

As a side note.........wearing padded bicycle shorts under your riding pants will add a lot of comfort to a long day as well. It does take a while to get used to them (feels like a diaper) but they work great.
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My order is in today, Thanks for this post!
I've done the seat mod but need something extra for longer rides, hope this helps!
The discount code 'Deadsheep' knocked 5 bucks off, nice.

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Nice Randy49, did you paint your lower cowlings? if so what paint did you use?

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I painted my lowers with krylon fusion, its made for plastic don't have to prime it think I gave them about 5 coats, flat black about $5 a can at walmart. at first it looked a little shinier than the other black parts but that was because it was new and cleaner.
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I attached foam rubber shelf paper to the back of my sheep skin to keep it from sliding around....works great.

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Now I have four!
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Yeap! Got one and very good custom service. Got mine in less then a week and good on long ride. One small problem is that it has got only one stap point and when you stand up during a ride, the front flaps over and you need to stop to get it in place. Need a front strap so that it is secured good.

+1. same deal for me.
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