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Sheepskin seat covers

Postby Bill Smithson » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:09 am

During my 10 month lay off from riding due to illness, I've lost over 2 stone (12 kg ) in body weight.
When I sit down on a hard or solid surface the bones of my rear end are not cushioned and cause pressure points.

Has anyone any practical experience of using a genuine sheepskin seat cover to ease the discomfort ?
I'm planning a 2 day trip to Scotland this week.

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Re: Sheepskin seat covers

Postby boxerman » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:50 am

I swear by them, Bill. They aren't a magical solution but they do help. I bought the first one at the BMW MOA National in North Carolina back in '96 after riding about 1,500 miles in a week and I was suffering - it did help some.
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Re: Sheepskin seat covers

Postby raesewell » Tue Oct 03, 2017 9:17 am

Melanie and I have tried them and we slipped about all over the place, we gave it away after one ride.
Another idea Bill is Cycling shorts, cheap as chips and they don't have to stay on the bike and get wet.

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Re: Sheepskin seat covers

Postby Lolo » Tue Oct 03, 2017 12:13 pm

I loved mine. It was a god send when I was riding for 5/6 hours at a time. I bought it for about £12 and sewed some elastic to the underside so it fitted over the seat.
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Re: Sheepskin seat covers

Postby Tony the Skin » Tue Oct 03, 2017 3:10 pm

Never used one but great to hear you are feeling better
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Re: Sheepskin seat covers

Postby gogs01 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 4:33 pm

I tried a sheepskin when I had my FJR1300.
I felt it might have helped comfort -wise but the difference was fairly marginal.
Leaving the bike outdoors overnight while on a trip meant the possibility of coming out to a soaking wet seat and, although the natural lanolin mitigates water absorption, it was impossible to get it dry before setting off.
Some people do swear by them though .....
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Re: Sheepskin seat covers

Postby Ruralman » Tue Oct 03, 2017 5:12 pm

Indeed I’ve still not tried one but I will when my GSA is back on the road
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Re: Sheepskin seat covers

Postby windmill john » Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:35 pm

Brilliant for long trips.
Mine is natural, so looks tatty after a while.
Used it on different bikes, here and in Europe.

Whilst warm, is breathable and does lengthen the time between stops.
To be honest though, we stopped every 100 miles when on a fast jaunt to stretch the legs abroad.
The one on my R65 was on my Transalp through Spain to Portugal and on my GS to Italy.
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Re: Sheepskin seat covers

Postby Justin Time » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:18 am

Hi Bill,although I have used a sheepskin cover I find that the airhawk to be more comfortable on long journeys. Regards, Tommy

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Re: Sheepskin seat covers

Postby DEEP DIVER » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:01 pm

I used a sheep skin rug held on with a bungy. Love it. You can try the charity shops and look for a sheep skin coat to cut up.
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Re: Sheepskin seat covers

Postby farmerboy » Wed Oct 04, 2017 4:32 pm

Maybe try a cheap bead seat first...? I used an air hawk, sheepskin and bead seat on a 12,000 mile trip and the bead seat won hands down... and it was the cheapest! (although it did allow a cool draft to the nether regions!)

The air Hawk was very good but a bit too "wobbly" for my liking and a bit sweaty.
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Re: Sheepskin seat covers

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:53 pm

Maybe try a cheap bead seat first...? I used an air hawk, sheepskin and bead seat on a 12,000 mile trip and the bead seat won hands down... and it was the cheapest!..........

Well that was a good practical test of a seat cover - worth noting! :smile:
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Re: Sheepskin seat covers

Postby King Herald » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:31 pm

I used a sheep skin rug held on with a bungy. Love it. You can try the charity shops and look for a sheep skin coat to cut up.

I once used the sheepskin interior from an old boot, held on with a bungee cord, and it made a big difference when riding in hot sweaty weather.
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