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Old 08-20-2014, 10:57 AM   #1
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Are sheepskin covers cool?



Hello. Long time lurker here getting down to the buisiness of introductions and serious questions now that I've finally gotten around to buying my first and dream airhead. It's about time. Luxurious.

While I might, and probably should, be asking about valve recession, the dreaded circlipless transmission, synthetic oil, or posting pictures of my drain plug "fluff" and fretting about all that what I really want to know is, is this sheepskin cool?

I'm looking forward to a long relationship with my RS and the advrider communiity barring any unannounced transmission explosions.

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Old 08-20-2014, 11:12 AM   #2
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I vote no. They make my balls sweat.

Sorry 'bout that. If I could have said it better, I would have.

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Old 08-20-2014, 11:31 AM   #3
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I vote no. They make my balls sweat.
Vote Yes. My girlfriend says they make my balls sweet.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:37 AM   #4
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They make my balls sweat less than the smooth fake leather (read: plastic) seat underneath, so I'll vote yes.

Plus they look cool, too. Not sure if they work on an RS though, looks wise.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:39 AM   #5
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That looks like a lot of sheep right there and I vote no.

Also, when did you buy my RS?
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:49 AM   #6
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Looks notwithstanding... I liked mine when I lived in the high desert around Tucson, Arizona. It kept my ass warm when it was freezing cold and it kept my balls from getting scorched on the hot vinyl seat on those 110+ degree days. I'd trim that one to fit the seat better. Beauty is in the eye of the beer holder!
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:54 AM   #7
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I have a black one and use it on occasions. I kind of like it. It's cozy.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:57 AM   #8
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I vote +1 for the AirHawk, but that doesn't answer your question.

Screw how it looks, is it comfortable?

I have a bony ass - therefore the AirHawk.
My wife has a beautiful round ass - therefore sheepskin.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:58 AM   #9
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It is looking like the lady will lose her fur coat.

I'm not a fan of the look personally or should say I wasn't. My wife suggested we use one on the 76 GL for longer tours. I'd take it off as soon as we parked so I didn't have to look at it. It seems to keep her happy, or relatively so. Probably nothing to do with sweaty balls or no.

I thought the RS looked kind of saucy all dressed up though I have been drinking in the garage a bit much.
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Old 08-20-2014, 11:59 AM   #10
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A person inclined to use one could also trim it to the shape of the seat :)

I've bought several over the years from a local 'leatherman' (who subsequently sold the to the local Harley and custom trike shops both which marked them up 100+%). While I was shopping, he would also present smaller pieces or ones with flaws (which when trimmed down to the size of the actual seat), ended up costing less money too :)

Some days I'll use the sheepskin, others the beads, and other days yet I'll go commando...
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:01 PM   #11
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hmm - not cool
but if you like it...
Great looking bike though!
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Old 08-20-2014, 12:19 PM   #12
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I actually have a black sheepskin cover cut to size, at least for the GL saddle. We were recently on a ride through the Black Hills and picked this up at a hide shop in South Dakota. The owner would custom cut hides for motorcyclists but my wife wanted one as a throw to cuddle with in the winter.

I put it on the RS for fun. I'll have to see how I feel about the stock seat when I take the bike around Lake Superior in September.
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:03 PM   #13
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sheepskin

I have used a sheepskin for years . Move it from bike to bike .

Only way to go , for me !

Remember ...... it worked well for the sheep .
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:18 PM   #14
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I vote no. They make my balls sweat.

Sorry 'bout that. If I could have said it better, I would have.

I bet you were doing it wrong. Were you still wearing pants as well?
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Old 08-20-2014, 01:51 PM   #15
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I like beads in hot weather and my sheepskin in cool weather. Looks wise, I'm not so sure but they feel great in Minnesota riding!
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