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Offline mako

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Alaska Leather buttpad :: anyone tried this??
« on: September 16, 2011, 04:27:28 pm »
Hey folks,

I'm roughly midway through a 3K+ trip and am adding a few mods as I deem them "necessary". Refitting my '08 Connie w/ Murph's risers next week to see if they'll alleviate some wrist soreness for the return leg of my journey.
I'm also researching a fast-n-dirty upgrade for my posterior's comfort and ran across:
http://www.alaskaleatheronline.com/servlet/the-6/Sheepskin-Motorcycle-Seat-Cover%2C/Detail

Anyone tried these or do you have any successful alternatives short of switching seats altogether?

Thanks.

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Re: Alaska Leather buttpad :: anyone tried this??
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 04:33:25 pm »
I have one on my C14 and it helps keep the butt cooler in summer and warmer in winter.  I have never had it keep me from getting butt burn (aka monkey butt) though.  Only a Russell Daylong has prevented me from butt burn, but I still use my sheepskin every time I ride
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Re: Alaska Leather buttpad :: anyone tried this??
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 05:05:09 pm »
I have one as well. Excellent product. Use the code "dead sheep" and IIRC you get another 10% off.

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Re: Alaska Leather buttpad :: anyone tried this??
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 05:20:13 pm »
I'd really like to try the sheepskin, heard nothing but good things.  I have a russell, what size would I need ya think?

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Re: Alaska Leather buttpad :: anyone tried this??
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 07:37:43 pm »
I just received mine and it looks better on the bike than I thought it would. The cruiser medium fits perfectly on the Spencer modified stock seat. I haven't gotten to ride with it yet, but just sitting on it seems like it will be an improvement. Yes, use the order code mentioned. The discount about paid for the shipping.
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Re: Alaska Leather buttpad :: anyone tried this??
« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 10:51:49 pm »
Many thanks for the replies; You've convinced me to give her a try so I ordered one this eve'. If anything, it sounds like it'll look spiffy to boot.

As I mentioned, I'm at the turnaround point in leisurely tour from Venice, FL to Syracuse, NY and back. Passed through Deal's Gap--my first time--and had a blast despite TS Lee making Labor Day a washout.  >:( (Nice folks @ the Microtel in Robinsville made for a tolerable shut-in day, though).The rain also nixed my plans to follow the Blue Ridge but hopefully I can follow that route on my way back south. I'm finally getting a chance to take the girl out for a proper spin!

Finger Lakes region this week and am hooking up w/ a group for an Adirondacks run next weekend before starting the trip homeward.

I'd provide some pix but my browser(s) don't seem to be uploading properly. [anyone else having this prob? I can't even change my profile pic to a suitable killboy shot! ] :(

FYI: 2008 Connie w/ a Cee Bailey Eurocut screen as my only mod thus far. I'll keep you posted from the road and of my impressions of the risers & buttpad. Putting on a new PR2 front next week too.

link to a few photos from my Deal's Gap days (should you be interested):
https://picasaweb.google.com/101608615976507251248/DealSGap2011?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCNbW8obz_ZXmvAE&feat=directlink

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Re: Alaska Leather buttpad :: anyone tried this??
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 11:07:40 pm »
So would short hair or long hair be better?

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Re: Alaska Leather buttpad :: anyone tried this??
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2011, 01:43:58 am »
I just ordered the sheared deluxe. Here is what they say on their website:

"Neither is better, just different. The sheared is more efficient for cooling and comfort because it pockets more air, it has a more finished look and takes up less space when stowed. The long hair is long and shaggy, the fleece varies from 1 1/2 to 3 inches long. It sometimes gives more comfort because of its thickness alone."

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Re: Alaska Leather buttpad :: anyone tried this??
« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2011, 09:08:47 am »
IMO, The long hair looks like you killed an animal an slapped the skin on the bike. The short looks much better.

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Re: Alaska Leather buttpad :: anyone tried this??
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2011, 01:01:41 pm »
Does the sheepskin need to hang off the seat to provide airflow?  Looks like I need the large for the russell I have, but its gonna be really long.

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Re: Alaska Leather buttpad :: anyone tried this??
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2011, 01:54:29 pm »
Does the sheepskin need to hang off the seat to provide airflow?  Looks like I need the large for the russell I have, but its gonna be really long.

I would call ask them. I was surprised to get a call from them 10 minutes after I ordered my pad. They wanted to make sure that I was ordering the correct size since I listed my bike as the Concours. Even though my saddle was custom built by Bill Meyer, they pretty much know all of the saddle builders and their sizes. Their phone number is 907-562-2324 and they are open 7 days a week.