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Bike & sheepskin (+ how did you connect it?)

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Geschift, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. Geschift

    Geschift Been here awhile

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    I’ve just bought myself a lovely sheepskin.
    Question is; how does one connect such a piece of beautiful comfort?

    Do you actually need to?
    Should you put a strap-kinda something over it?
    Would you have it glued, sowed or stiched onto the seat

    For now I’ve choosen for an elastic, one of those with a hook on both ends.
    You don’t notice it when ya sitting on it, nor do you really see it(-ish).
    And I can easely remove the sheep and stow it in my topcase if I think it could get stolen or something...

    I’ll show ya’ll some pictures:
    Adjustments.jpg Adjustments.jpg Adjustments.jpg
    I quess that clears the idea right?
    I haven’t yet got a picture of the whole bike + sheepskin, but I promise I’ll share one as soon as possible (will have to be a nice picture offcourse).

    So please show us your bike + sheepskin.
    And would you please be so kind to tell us IF and HOW you got it attached?
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  2. brgsprint

    brgsprint Long timer Supporter

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    Mine is from Alaska Leather. It comes with a flat elastic strap that goes under the seat and clips to buckles sewn to the skin. I have used one without any strap. They don't move around.

    After a few hours, the hem on my underwear creates a hot spot. I cant imagine sitting on a bungee strap.
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  3. Suncoaster

    Suncoaster Long timer Supporter

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    Elastic straps with clips, around and under the seat. (sold as bed sheet corner holders):

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  4. teisetom

    teisetom n00b

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    Where'd you buy the Sheep skin?
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  5. Geschift

    Geschift Been here awhile

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    Hi Carl.
    I bought mine via a brilliant YouTube channel: #EveRide
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  6. zipweee

    zipweee Been here awhile

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    I am using strips of cut bicycle tubes and punched holes in the sheepskin to tie on, runs under the seat. The bicycle tubes lose stretch over time and rot out in the sun. Sewing a long lasting elastic strip to sheepskin would be best I think.
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  7. Oilleaker

    Oilleaker Ne’er do well tinkerer Supporter

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    89142E39-1E4F-4288-B766-F65C6B495859.jpeg 61A346D2-D29A-4D16-9CDF-0766E8B3C073.jpeg I just punched a hole and pulled a loop of paracord through that tucks under the nose and tail of the seat (hinged). Have used it on another bike with a bench seat and just tuck it under the front of the seat without issue. Only use it on long trips but have done probably 15k miles without issue like that. If you dont ever stand up while riding it doesnt really need anything but id be nervous without something.

    Sheepskin came from Ikea for $20 bucks five years ago. Not sure if they still have real ones
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  8. Geschift

    Geschift Been here awhile

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    Thanks for all the advice so far guys!
    Had my first ride on the seat today, and it’s here to stay.
    Takes al of the vibrations out of the seat (I frive a 650 thumper).
    Plus it increases the hight and width of the seat just enough.

    All & all: I love it !!!
    And I promised to take a clear picture of my bike + sheepskin, so here it is:
    IMG_6006.jpg
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  9. laurient

    laurient Been here awhile

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    Find a skin , cut to size , sew on elastic front and rear to slip over seat .

    IMGP0027.JPG IMGP0001 copy.JPG
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  10. Geschift

    Geschift Been here awhile

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    Sounds like a fit for duty plan.
    But I can imagine it might be less suitable in case the pillion seat is higher then the driver seat.
    Still efficient though, but less slick then it would look on a “all straight” seat if you know what I mean.

    Thanks for sharing the concept, it really makes it an easy to place/remove and perfect fit dual seat sheepskin cover.
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  11. NotiersFrontiers

    NotiersFrontiers Crazy Adventure Man

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    I got mine in Peru off of a lady who most likely had just acquired it naturally the day before... Wasn't treated with any chemicals so it never softened up on the bottom.... but.. it still looks pretty bad ass.
    Just a couple of zip ties hold it down...

    My Bike.jpg
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  12. neppi

    neppi Been here awhile

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    If you have an Ikea somewhere near you, they have pallets full of cheap-ish sheepskins.
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