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    Beaded seat pad
    on: Aug 13, 2016, 08.54 pm
    Aug 13, 2016, 08.54 pm
    Anyone here using a beaded seat pad, and if so, what are your thoughts?
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    Re: Beaded seat pad
    Reply #1 on: Aug 14, 2016, 12.46 am
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    Wife and I used then rain or shine, also used then on a SS1k and a BBG with the comfort seat. On hot weather it keep you cool, on rainy days you get dry in no time and on long distance type of rides, the circulation is greatly improved. On cold days, less than 35°, I put some duck tape on the sides to restrict air flow or remove then if is a short ride.   
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    Re: Beaded seat pad
    Reply #2 on: Aug 14, 2016, 01.49 am
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    *Originally Posted by lemuriano [+]
    Wife and I used then rain or shine, also used then on a SS1k and a BBG with the comfort seat. On hot weather it keep you cool, on rainy days you get dry in no time and on long distance type of rides, the circulation is greatly improved. On cold days, less than 35°, I put some duck tape on the sides to restrict air flow or remove then if is a short ride.   

    Same for me, except I remove it in cold weather.
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    Re: Beaded seat pad
    Reply #3 on: Aug 14, 2016, 02.03 am
    Aug 14, 2016, 02.03 am
    Thanks.  The stock seat isn't the most comfortable I've ever sat on, so I'd like to improve it but don't want to spring for a new seat.  Looks like this might be a viable option.
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    Re: Beaded seat pad
    Reply #4 on: Aug 14, 2016, 02.14 am
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    Ok, I have to chime in on this one. I had done a lot of research on options to relive seat pain on a long ride.  :084: Everything pointed to the Russell Day Long as the best option but I wanted to try all the cheaper options first. I started by getting the "comfort" seat from Triumph. It was better but my butt was screaming after 2-3 hours.  :151: Then I went with the beaded seat option. Drove 9 hours that way and at the end my butt didn't hurt as much but only because it had gone numb. It stayed numb then went tingly for the better part of the next day.  :010: I threw the beaded seat in the garbage. Then I tried a long haired sheepskin cover. Definitely an improvement in all respects but still hurts after 2-3 hours...just not quite as much I think.  :086: I still use the sheepskin but only because I haven't got a Russell Day Long Seat yet.  :155:
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    Re: Beaded seat pad
    Reply #5 on: Aug 14, 2016, 02.38 am
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    I have a Russel and it is the answer.  I still use the beads to try to stay cool.  Sweating in a comfortable seat like the Russel is still sweating.
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    Re: Beaded seat pad
    Reply #6 on: Aug 14, 2016, 04.29 am
    Aug 14, 2016, 04.29 am
    I rate the Air Hawk seat cushion under my sheep skin seat cover. Both the Pillion in a Million and I have no numb bum or sciatica from repeated days in the saddle.

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    Re: Beaded seat pad
    Reply #7 on: Aug 14, 2016, 07.34 am
    Aug 14, 2016, 07.34 am
    I bought a car beaded seat cover on Amazon for £7.00.

    I hung it up in the garage and was studying it closely for 5+ minutes, trying to ascertain which cord to start cutting to trim it down to the required shape & size without the floor being covered in beads.

    My wife cam up behind me and asked if I was feeling OK. I explained the situation, without taking my eye of the puzzle. She said it looked as if I needed re-booting!

    Job complete and the difference is noticible. Looks OK too.
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