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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 02-25-2017, 06:28 PM Thread Starter
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Beaded seats

For over 40 years I have always had a sheepskin on the bike but after a bit of reading
Got me a couple of Bead seats one for me and one for the pillion real cheap off Ebay
Link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/401165363767
For around $20 delivered to Australia, everywhere else they are at least $60
Their 11"by 15.5"so take up most of the seat
So going to give them a go, everything I have read say they are good, so we will see?
Has anyone used them?
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I have a similar set that I made from a set for a car seat. Much better in the heat. No more wet tushy. I thought sitting on wooden beads would be uncomfortable, but they aren't.


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Very similar to the one i have that i bought from a Honda dealer for $30 while i was there over a year ago. None for $13.99 at the time on ebay when i looked.

Good find. It does help to get air under a person's butt when it is hot outside.

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I have a Bead Rider ceramic beaded seat cover and it works great.
Here is a pic of my bike with it installed.
Highly recommended.

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I put one on my utopia also. Keeps back cooler also been known to get warm in Florida

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They beaded seat cover works very well in summer, not so much in winter. PIA to take on and off so I just leave mine on.

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My "beadrider" seat cover was originally bought for my Honda ST1300, but it fits well enough for my wing. I am certain they sell beadriders for wings too. It helps a lot with the swamp butt during hot weather and also allows the rider to move around a little without his or her butt sticking to the seat and cramping his junk. Good luck!
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I have a similar set that I made from a set for a car seat. Much better in the heat. No more wet tushy. I thought sitting on wooden beads would be uncomfortable, but they aren't.
I did the same for a previous bike. I think I paid $15CDN for a regular size for a car seat. Brought it home and delicately cut and threaded the shape I needed. The left over piece was big enough to also make one for the pillion. I then spray painted it black. It was a fun and easy project. Looked really good, also felt good to beat the "man" $$! We used it many times and it's holding up well. Comfortable especially on the hot days. It wards off monkey butt for extended periods.

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So I went to the eBay link above, saw the seat cover, thought that's a good price and hit the 'Buy" button. Afterwards, thought about it and went "Shoot - I didn't do what I usually try to do and take a look around." So I take a looksee - and find this, from the same seller, for $2 less. GRRRRR !!!


So anyhow - here's the link for anyone else interested.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Zone-Tech-Bl...lXhTin&vxp=mtr
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I have a similar set that I made from a set for a car seat. Much better in the heat. No more wet tushy. I thought sitting on wooden beads would be uncomfortable, but they aren't.
Been doing the same for my bikes for twenty years or better! buying a normal car beaded seat cover gives you two for the price of one! Just need to cut it down and reweave just a little bit. I did see that there is one site on the web that has ceramic beads instead of wood beads, so no rot if the beads get wet.
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