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    Protective Seat Cover
    on: Sep 13, 2018, 03.36 am
    Sep 13, 2018, 03.36 am
    OK, I am a daily Trophy commuter rider so the bike sites out in the sun, wind and rain here in Tasmania. Is there any protective cover I can put over the seat to protect it from the elements? :084:

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    Re: Protective Seat Cover
    Reply #1 on: Sep 13, 2018, 07.29 am
    Sep 13, 2018, 07.29 am
    Why are you only concerned about the seat rather than the whole bike? I can imagine that the Australian sun can cause havoc with paint and plastics over time.

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    Re: Protective Seat Cover
    Reply #2 on: Sep 13, 2018, 08.39 am
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    Good point...but Tassie is a lot like the UK except with blue skies. I was just thinking the seat, but I do have a cover....Ummm gears  slowly moving  :112:

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    Re: Protective Seat Cover
    Reply #3 on: Sep 13, 2018, 01.05 pm
    Sep 13, 2018, 01.05 pm
    I could use a seat cover - to keep sea gull mess off. It seems they go for my bike when I refuse to share my chips with these scavengers. Anywhere else on the bike should rinse off  :002:
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    Re: Protective Seat Cover
    Reply #4 on: Sep 13, 2018, 03.32 pm
    Sep 13, 2018, 03.32 pm
    Not directly on-point and half a world away but I transplanted a sheep skin seat pad from my Dl-650 V-Strom to the Trophy bought from Alaska Leather.  I like the additional comfort but cleaning Gull Mess of might be worse than the original seat.  Would offer an additional layer of protection from sun and rain I think.  They offer few sizes and both long and sheared hair lengths. Looks like they ship Internationally but sit down when checking pricing I suspect. 

    https://alaskaleather.com/

    I also have their Helmet Hitch for hanging my helmet up after a ride.

    I forgot to add they used to offer a discount with "DEADSHEEP" as a coupon code.  For some reason I think it's been working for years but never really advertised.  Was 10% discount.
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    Re: Protective Seat Cover
    Reply #5 on: Sep 13, 2018, 03.43 pm
    Sep 13, 2018, 03.43 pm
    Don't get off just keep riding!
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    Re: Protective Seat Cover
    Reply #6 on: Sep 13, 2018, 04.05 pm
    Sep 13, 2018, 04.05 pm
    For just a waterproof seat cover you should look into http://kingoffleece.com/waterproof-seat-covers.html#seat-cover-a.  Works really well.

    You might also consider a half cover for the whole bike.  I use this one for rallys.  https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/oxford-umbratex-cover
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    Re: Protective Seat Cover
    Reply #7 on: Sep 13, 2018, 07.08 pm
    Sep 13, 2018, 07.08 pm
    . ..... so many good ideas.... I tell ya, this internet thingy is sort of cool for folk who live on an island in the bottom of the world and get help like this. Thank you one and all  :046:

     



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