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    Default Sheep skin seat cover opinions

    I am thinking about purchasing sheep skin cover for my seat and I would like to hear opinions of sheep skin covers both pro and con.
    Do they really help keep your butt cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter?
    My current setup is the stock seat on a 2015 RTS with an airhawk pad and last weekend my butt and back were soaked.

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    I wear mesh riding pants and light weight nylon trousers in summer and notice no unusual heat. In winter I wear Levis and overpants and have never experienced cold butt down as low as mid-twenties. YMMV.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boomerman View Post
    I am thinking about purchasing sheep skin cover for my seat and I would like to hear opinions of sheep skin covers both pro and con.
    Do they really help keep your butt cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter?
    My current setup is the stock seat on a 2015 RTS with an airhawk pad and last weekend my butt and back were soaked.
    Yes and yes ...... If you can , have them easily removable or just don't use in the rain ..... Mike

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    My wife swears by hers hot or cool temps. I have a small one on the Moto Guzzi because the seat gets really hot when parked in the sunshine and they do keep the seat bearable.

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    I had a sheep skin cover on one of my Harleys. It works as advertised in hot . No more wet seat after a long ride or a super hot seat after setting in the sun. It does collect a lot of dirt. So keep that in mind when installing it. It will have to come off occasionally to be cleaned. If it gets wet while riding you will need a rain suit to keep your butt dry for a different reason.
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    We just got back from a 2,000 mile ride to GA. My wife tried my long hair sheep skin and it made a significant difference keeping her dry. She is considering buying a short nap one from Alaska Leathers. Another option is beads. The porblem is finding the correct size for the seat though.

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    Thanks to the OP! I have a Fur Coat from Di-vorce #2. It's an expensive Black Fur that legally can not be sold in my State (I'd rather not say What poor animal it's from) sooo... I considered just chunking in the GoodWill Bin or? Since it's Black I do Believe I have a Darn Nice Seat Cover material. I'm hoping it's large enough for a car seat and then hopefully the Spyder seat. I'll keep you posted.

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    I used to run a Tandy Leather store. We sold sheepskin covers for both cars and motorcycles. It really is true that real, natural, sheepskin is a great add on. They keep the heat off in summer and the cold off in the winter.

    Be careful of "genuine, imitation, sheepskin." These are usually half the advertised price and will bunch down, rather than staying resilient. The old saying, you get what you pay for is mostly true here.

    The good stuff is not real easy to find these days. It was a big deal in the 90's. Try Alaska Leather, they do mail order, and still sell the good stuff.

    I have two sheepskin/gel seats from them, 10 years old, and still used from time to time.

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    The wife has had hers on her F# Limited for over 2 years. Swears by it. Cooler in summer and warmer in winter. How does it know????

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    I had one for awhile. Felt scratchy on my butt! I let it go when I sold the 2013 RT.

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    I thought they were dorky until we were riding in 100° weather and Joe, who had a sheepskin, got off his bike and his pants were dry, I got off mine and my pants were wet. When we got hone I ordered a Misty Mountain Sheepskin and have had one ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoMtnSpyder View Post
    I had one for awhile. Felt scratchy on my butt!
    You're supposed to wear pants. ATPATT (All The Pants, All The Time)

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    Another option if you like: IMG_6528.jpg IMG_1863.jpg
    IMG_1862.jpg found at Bass Pro, straps under seat with Velcro straps, quite adjustable & stays in place when seat is lifted
    (when strapped right) leave it on 24/7 np in rain, does collect some dirt & grime between it & seat, simple to remove strap or two & wipe off with rag or towel, won’t really notice how much till you do clean there.(or if rains while at hotel & try drying seat in morning )

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    your 2 sheep skin but pad will be here monday

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    I always have one on my bike. I don't see any negatives just positives. Bought several from https://alaskaleather.com/
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    Quote Originally Posted by frigmall View Post
    The wife has had hers on her F# Limited for over 2 years. Swears by it. Cooler in summer and warmer in winter. How does it know????
    And a lot of people say that sheep are dumb.

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    If you’re going to the Deadwood rally, there is a great leather store out of Hill City that has great prices and colors. We have bought several from there.

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    I got mine from I believe Misty Mountain that was made for my RT Limited seat. It is great both summer and winter. Matter of fact, our NISR group was on a ride today with 90 degree heat and high humidity and it was a blessing I had it..
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    I've got a 100% real natural shearling sheepskin seat cover on my 2012 RT. It has 2 elastic things that slip on the font seat "wings", and rawhide straps that tie to the rear seat handles. I love it. No more scorching my butt when I sit on my Spyder after its been in the blazing sun for hours. However, I always take it off when I'm done riding. Its not supposed to get soaking wet, but its cool and comfortable. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpyderAnn01 View Post
    I thought they were dorky until we were riding in 100° weather and Joe, who had a sheepskin, got off his bike and his pants were dry, I got off mine and my pants were wet. When we got hone I ordered a Misty Mountain Sheepskin and have had one ever since.
    That has been my thought that they look dorky but after my last ride I decided to ask and if they do work who cares if they look dorky, I want comfort hahahaa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bfromla View Post
    Another option if you like: IMG_6528.jpg IMG_1863.jpg
    IMG_1862.jpg found at Bass Pro, straps under seat with Velcro straps, quite adjustable & stays in place when seat is lifted
    (when strapped right) leave it on 24/7 np in rain, does collect some dirt & grime between it & seat, simple to remove strap or two & wipe off with rag or towel, won’t really notice how much till you do clean there.(or if rains while at hotel & try drying seat in morning )
    That's an idea I had not seen. thank you for the tip

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