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Blaktop1

Riders Seat

Postby Blaktop1 » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:03 pm

Whether I use leathers or textiles I seem to slip forwards and backwards on the seat which is a little disconcerting when stopping and pulling away.
The seat does not have any grip unlike my Triumph or Fazer I used to have, I know different positions could attribute to such actions but on the RT your pretty much in the same position, Maybe the material used on these is different or the previous owner was over zealous with the polish.

I never polish seats or use any additives, and when washing I only use water and leather off after. I don't really want to buy a cover or that might be my only choice, apart from sandpaper and contact adhesive to keep my derriere in its preferred position :shock: your thoughts please.

Twisty

Re: Riders Seat

Postby Twisty » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:33 pm

My trousers have a leather bum and they haven't slid on any BMW seat. I suspect the previous owner was over keen on the polish :???:

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Re: Riders Seat

Postby raesewell » Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:40 pm

Give the seat a good clean and see how you get on. If it is still slippy after that try some antislip spray, the stuff they use to stop rugs slipping. Also fan belt anti slip.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ADD-IT-CAR-VA ... 4d29da6447
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Rug-Anti-Slip ... 3a9d79611a

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Re: Riders Seat

Postby keith565 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:27 pm

try a tribo grippy seat, got one for my wife who used to head butt me on the other bike, works great. this is one for the rider.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triboseat-Fro ... 20eee69844

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Re: Riders Seat

Postby raesewell » Tue Dec 16, 2014 1:51 pm

Before I had my seat reworked I had the Triboseat on the back for my wife and it did do the trick, however they do wear out and are open to tampering. If the seat washing doesn't do the trick I think the antislip spray is the way to go. I suppose a leather patch glued to the seat of the trousers is an option but a bit messy.

Blaktop1

Re: Riders Seat

Postby Blaktop1 » Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:28 pm

Thanks Guys, I mostly wear leathers and textiles during winter, but still the forward and backward momentum, ill give the seat a damn good scrubbing
and buff with dry cloth see if it makes a difference, if not ill do as suggested and get some grip spray.

Cheers all


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