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Old 09-24-2007, 08:03 AM   #1
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Anyone here use this? I would imagine this would help on those long distance trips 500-1000 miles a day ? comments
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:06 AM   #2
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I never understood why seating on beads would make anything more comfortable.

Not to mention how the seat would look over a period of time/use.
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:20 AM   #3
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Friend of mine had one on his ZX10 and FJ12. He loved them. I don't know if they've migrated to his 1098 though...
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I would think that'd help you slide off the seat in turns, lol. Maybe not though.
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i didnt buy a sportbike for comfort.
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That thing just looks gay....It screams out I'm a pu$$y.....might as well be beads....LOL
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:11 AM   #7
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That thing just looks gay....It screams out I'm a pu$$y.....might as well be beads....LOL
i thought you had one of those on your bike?
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no that was me
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That thing just looks gay....It screams out I'm a pu$$y.....might as well be beads....LOL
Such a critic, dont knock it till you try it you just might like it
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Old 09-24-2007, 10:32 AM   #11
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How the does anyone find comfort sitting on those things? It's like walking around in boots with pebbles in it.
I always thought that would be good for the females since it could give them pleasure if rubbed the right way.
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I have that and a sheepskin seat pad.
I prefer the sheepskin, but I haven't taken the beaded seat on anything longer than 100 miles yet.

You can borrow it for a few days if you want to try it out before you buy one.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:23 AM   #13
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Can we get more of a review on why you prefer the sheepskin over the beads?

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I have that and a sheepskin seat pad.
I prefer the sheepskin, but I haven't taken the beaded seat on anything longer than 100 miles yet.

You can borrow it for a few days if you want to try it out before you buy one.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:29 AM   #14
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Well for one, the sheepskin doesn't lift me as far off the seat - I'm already just on the of my feet when they're both down, so even a half inch counts.

It might be because I like to move around on the seat left/right, and with the beads it almost feels slippery - but I don't wear leather, so the textile itself lacks grip.

The beads help add air under your rear, which makes it cooler in the summer. It also moves pressure points around just enough that you don't get the same soreness as sitting on a stock seat.

The sheepskin reduces heat in much the same way (adding air) but the fluff eventually gets scrunched down and you have to rub your hand against the grain (like a carpet) to fluff it back up occasionally. It blocks heat when the bike sits out in the sun for a while, too. I leave mine out in the rain, which is worse on the sheepskin than the beads.

The sheepskin is easier to remove (two exposed clips) than the beads (two bungees attached under the seat) but both are still fairly easy.

I think I like the sheepskin more because I've had it longer....
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Old 09-24-2007, 12:45 PM   #15
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I took my seat to an upolstery shop and had gel put in, best $$ I ever spent. I have heard people swear by the beads but honestly they weren't sportbike riders. The way I ride and I am swinging back and forth & hanging off the bike through twisties that thing would surely distract me.
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how much was it to get a gel insert put in?
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how much was it to get a gel insert put in?
$125. They shaved the foam a bit so I could still touch the ground then put in the gel. The only downfall is man that stuff gets HOT in the sun! hot!
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HAHAHA......

****ER..... no beads for me or my bikes....


For those that ride suzukis, suzuki sells GEL seats for certain models...I know they make them for the busa.....They are pretty comfortable I hear other then they get hot as when sitting in the sun....You can go to Suzuki. com and hunt around, I know they sell them...
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Old 09-24-2007, 01:56 PM   #19
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after you shave the seat down and insert the gel section if you covered that with say 1/4" foam would you still get the benifit of the gel seat and would that keep it a bit cooler?
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