|A lot of riders complain of an uncomfortable seat on our Road Stars.
Not me. I think the stock seat is great – for about 400 miles
a day .
One thing I really hate about it is getting a case of “Wet
the high summer temperatures due to the vinyl seat cover.
It’s embarrassing to stop for lunch and walk into a restaurant
with a wet rear end.
Here is a simple solution that keeps your bottom dry and
extra 100 miles a day in perfect comfort.
I did a search on the WWW and found a company – Sheepskin
(Sheepskinexpress.com) – that sold sheepskin “By The Inch”.
some measuring I found that I could get by with a piece of
that was 20” X 20”, so I ordered a 20” X 30” piece just
to be sure. With
shipping it cost me about $67. I later trimmed it down to
20” X 20” and
gave that trimmed off piece to my riding partner who said
it saved his life
on a recent 2,000 mile ride.
Now – how to fasten it so that it could be easily removed?
The local fabric
The cover is easy to remove by simply popping the seat and removing the
store had the solution – brass grommets about ¾” in
diameter. I punched a
hole in each corner of the skin and installed a grommet. With
the skin on the
seat, turn it over and “Cross Connect” the opposite corner
two loose fitting 12” bungee tie down cords. Don’t get them
too tight or it will
tear the skin.
I just checked with Sheepskin Express and a 20” X 20” piece
is $40 plus shipping.
The skins come in many different colors. Call them at: 866-287-8494
Now I can truly say “No Sweat”…