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Sheepskin seats?

What are the thoughts of sheepskin seats? Good-bad or indifferent

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post #2 of 26 Old May 15th, 2007, 1:32 pm
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Smile Sheep Skin

Very good, use it every day

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I use the sheep skin in the winter. It keeps the heater from roasting "the boys" and does add comfort.
I use the bead seat in the summer. Does the same as the above plus helps to keep them dry in a rain. Butt feels pretty good!

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Got mine from Alaska Leather.

Sheepskin rocks!

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Sheepskin covers

I have used them summer and winter in the cages and on the bike.
Good quality and worth the price:

http://www.sheepyhollow.com/

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I use a combination gel,memory foam,sheepskin from American Motorcycle Specialties...................
All year long and love it......

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post #7 of 26 Old May 15th, 2007, 2:36 pm
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Thumbs up on Alaska Leather

I've always thought that sheepskin looked kind of tacky, but after reading a great review of Alaska Leather sheepskin butt pads, I thought I'd give it a try. I figured that it costs a whole lot less than buying an aftermarket seat. I've had mine for a couple of weeks, now and I think it is terrific. It even looks nicer than I thought it would. Don't skimp, go for the deluxe model. Also, they offer a terrific tire guage, well worth the money.

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I bought a $20 piece of quality sheepskin off of eBay and made my own cover for the front seat of my LT. I absolutely LOVED IT!!! The only time I didn't use it was when it was either too hot (80° +) or raining. Otherwise, I would use it right on top of the seat . . . or I would put it OVER my BeadRiders. I liked it either way.
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hmm..URL

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maybe i will make me one from the saddle shearling i use and try it.....the horses like it.
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Exclamation For you Do-It-Yourself'ers...

Here's a few pics of how I did mine.
First, I made a pattern using newspaper, then I cut out the sheepskin and applied the Velcro.


Attach Velcro on the bottom of the seat and on the cover...



On & Off in seconds...


Looks real purty...

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I bought a $5 sheepskin carwash mitt at WalMart, split the seam, and sewed bungies onto it with fishing line. Don't use it all of the time, but only to give my butt a break from the stock seat and my Beadrider. Works great and did not cost an arm and a leg.
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I bought a beaded seat cover from Bead Rider a few days ago... didn't take me too long to throw it in the trunk... didn't like it at all. I could tell it was cooler though... but it made my butt hurt. It was a complete waist of money for me.
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I bought a beaded seat cover from Bead Rider a few days ago... didn't take me too long to throw it in the trunk... didn't like it at all. I could tell it was cooler though... but it made my butt hurt. It was a complete waist of money for me.
I loved it on my LT and Ninja, but didn't like it at all on my GT. Go figure...
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Thanks for the velcro pic Joe....
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Alaska leather rocks! Had mine for three years and the're great for the long haul. Spend the little extra and get the deluxe, the missus luvs hers too!
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Yet another thumbs up for Alaska Leather. Had two now and been happy with both.

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I live is south west Florida and summer riding is hot to say the least..
I have a sheep skin cover from Alaska Leather and It make a huge difference in comfort during the summer months...

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I live is south west Florida and summer riding is hot to say the least..
I have a sheep skin cover from Alaska Leather and It make a huge difference in comfort during the summer months...
Could you use the sheepskin in summer without roasting?

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I use one all of the time too. Would not be without it. I find it comfortable in warm and cool weather.

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Love the sheep skin.... Alaska LeatherAlaska Leather Co.

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Love the sheep skin.... Alaska LeatherAlaska Leather Co.
Is the sheep skin for Alaska Leather Co. a cover for the LT or a cushion?

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They are made of very thick sheep skin. There is no other cushion unless you add a pad of some kind under it…. They are very comfortable just as they are.

Alaska Leather has two kinds of skins. One solid piece or the cheaper skins are pieced together from smaller pieces of sheep skin. The more you use then the better they feel.


From their website:
So what's a buttpad?

A buttpad has no synthetic padding - it is a piece of 100% natural sheepskin sheared to a 1" loft and contoured to fit *basic seat sizes. The design is very simple - the pad is held in place by a single strap and retained by two quick
releases for easy removal. In addition to the strap, the underside is left natural (uncovered) in order to create *additional friction to keep the cover from sliding around on the seat. The strap remains under your seat for most
*bikes and is adjustable. This is a surface pad only, not an upholstered item (that's why it's called a "buttpad"). Its*simplicity also keeps the price down. All in all, buttpads are used for riding comfort, either instead of or in addition to buying an expensive aftermarket seat, to enable us to stay in the saddle longer!


Why sheepskin?
Sheepskin is a natural product that works like magic. Often used in medical applications to prevent bedsores, it keeps your "buttbones" from burning and is cool in the summer, warm in cold weather, reduces sweating, and
*keeps the bitch factor down. It's easy on - easy off, there are no moving parts, it has a universal fit, it is not affected *by rain, and you can use it to wipe bugs off your windshield or as a pillow for camping! Even more, its affordable.


Care and Feeding:
*"What if it rains while I'm on the road?"
Don't worry about rain too much. Don't put it on if you're heading out in a torrential downpour (the reason for the
quick release strap), but don't stop and take it off if it rains either.

*"What happens if it does get soaked?"
Remove the pad via its quick releases, shake it violently, blot with a towel and you're good to go. You can lay it flat to continue drying. Water will not hurt the pad. *Never use heat to dry it.*


"Can I wash it?"
It can be washed in baby shampoo, cool water, cool rinse; shake vigorously and blot dry; tumble on AIR - no heat.


"How can I fluff it up again?"
The nap can be restored by brushing the pad with a wire pet brush, like a dog or cat brush.

And remember our motto:*
"JUST SIT ON IT!"

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Just be careful riding in Montana with sheepskin. Folks there might get the wrong idea(s)

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The Alaska Leather sheepskin is great; especially when you turn on the seat heater ..... cozy!!!!!
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Could you use the sheepskin in summer without roasting?

Bones,
it really helps in the summer..... prevents "butt sweat"....

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