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i just lay it on the seat, no attachments. it stays in place pretty well.
here's a pic of it on my 1600 before i cut it down
That's before it was cut down?


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Worked great! My posterier wasn't nearly as sore after yesterday (410 miles) as it was on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (383 miles).

I don't want to give it back!


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I used one when I had the original seat. It does allow airflow. But be warned it did put small scuff marks on the seat. I don't know if this has happened to others?

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Some say this is a good option. Been thinking about it for myself. The reviews I read have all been positive. Harley makes one, but it is twice as much.
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Some say this is a good option. Been thinking baout it for myself. The reviews I read have all been positive. Harley makes one, but it is twice as much.
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But it is a Harley,

what is my point??

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Don't want to hijack your post, but I wondered what opinions people have about sheepskin?

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A few years ago, Motorcycle Consumer News compared and rated Bead Rider, an inflatable, sheepskin, and a gel pad. The Bead Rider came in first. Their price is so low, I don't know if it is worth the trouble to cut down a Wal-mart cover and fix it up. The Bead Rider comes with elastic straps that hold it to the seat.

I bought one after finding out a lot of BMW riders in this area use them. I have used them on two bikes going back to 2007. Great comfort in hot, sticky weather, keeps me dry when I ride through a shower, and comfortable as could be. I used one on a Suzuki Marauder. Reviews of the Marauder said you could not put up with the stock seat for more than 30 minutes. I rode for 4 hours at a time with no problem. Before that, I had a gel pack in a sheepskin cover. The Bead Rider was more comfortable.

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Some say this is a good option. Been thinking about it for myself. The reviews I read have all been positive. Harley makes one, but it is twice as much.
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Walmart sells something like that for $20. I have one...in my truck!

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Don't want to hijack your post, but I wondered what opinions people have about sheepskin?
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A few years ago, Motorcycle Consumer News compared and rated Bead Rider, an inflatable, sheepskin, and a gel pad. The Bead Rider came in first. Their price is so low, I don't know if it is worth the trouble to cut down a Wal-mart cover and fix it up. The Bead Rider comes with elastic straps that hold it to the seat.

I bought one after finding out a lot of BMW riders in this area use them. I have used them on two bikes going back to 2007. Great comfort in hot, sticky weather, keeps me dry when I ride through a shower, and comfortable as could be. I used one on a Suzuki Marauder. Reviews of the Marauder said you could not put up with the stock seat for more than 30 minutes. I rode for 4 hours at a time with no problem. Before that, I had a gel pack in a sheepskin cover. The Bead Rider was more comfortable.
I agree with their findings & your experience. I already bought the one from Walmart so I'm going to give it a shot. Straps to hold it in place are easy. Just shockcord & little shockcord (for lack of a better term) "tensioners".


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Worked great! My posterier wasn't nearly as sore after yesterday (410 miles) as it was on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend (383 miles).

I don't want to give it back!

here is another option

Heck anybody roots fer an old team like the Steelers has to be stuck in the 60's GO TITANS

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here is another option

Heck anybody roots fer an old team like the Steelers has to be stuck in the 60's GO TITANS
You mean stuck in the 70s, right?





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