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Alaska Leather sheepskin and Joe Rocket Manta XL

I hadn't seen any photos of these around so I thought I'd toss some up for the curious.

First of a couple of the seatpad. It's a pillion 1 style as recommended by Alaska leather. Fits great:





Here's the Manta XL. Note the little wings sit just enough on the tank to grab. Great fit for the tricky Versys tank.

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I've been treating my arse to Alaska Leather Seat
Pads (tell them "Dead Sheep" and get a discount)
for years. Absolutely love them, hot or cold!

The tank bag is interesting. Hopefully New Enough
will have a close out on them! Is there a carrry
handle, rain cover? Where'd you get yours?
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There is a nice handle on top, and it comes with a shoulder strap as well that can clip on. There is a rain cover that has its own little zipper pouch on the bottom front, it remains attached and you pull it out and slip it over.

It's a great little tank bag. I keep my parking garage access card in the little cell phone pouch right on top. I got mine at my local Cycle Gear store.
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Cool. The Cortech I'm using works
great on cruisers but I was hoping
as good a bag would show up to
easily fit the V. Thanks
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I have an Airhawk on my V but only have 28 miles on the odo. But I had it on the FJR and it turned a 350 mile day into a 650 day. I won't ride any distance without it. I think it will keep me from riding up on the V's tank.
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Hipshot, what size of Airhawk do you have?
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Small cruiser. Same as above post with link. Ebay sells them cheaper than factory.
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i have been waiting for a used airhawk just to try but for the vacations i have a sheepskin not a little patch but an entire skin from neck/tail works great at night i roll it up and use it as a pillow for a goodnight sleep i deffinately recommend it
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I was suspicious of the Airhawk when I first came across it but all the reviews are good. It's still cheaper by far than a custom seat.

There's another two hundred bucks to add to the farkle budget...

http://www.motorcyclecruiser.com/acc...ads/index.html

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I bought this at REI

http://www.rei.com/product/708514

Heavy duty Velcro and it comes off - saved me from New Mexico to Maine this summer. Won't leave home without it, and it was a wooping $35.
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I use an Airhawk and an old piece of dead sheep I had lying around. For me its by far the best solution. Being able to slightly lift one check on the Airhawk and immediately get all the pressure points changed is heaven on 500mile plus day, or any day come to think of it. Sheep is great in both summer and winter and with the Airhawk its a great solution.


Do like the REI idea-price is much better than Airhawk, but don't think pressure points would move quite so easily?

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