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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-22-2020, 04:52 PM Thread Starter
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Sit and Fly Seat Cover for Stock Seat

Greetings Fellow Feegers! I’ve been amazed with my new to me 2014 ES (Higher Horsepower Lipstick Red) since taking ownership in June of 2019...The Farkeling bug has been in full swing since she’s been taking refuge in my garage. Where the heck did $2,200 go I ask? That does include some riding apparel, but I had to perform an emergency stop to the spending...My last major upgrade to consider was a seat (Laam, RDL, Seat Concepts, etc.) due to butt burn after 100 miles in the saddle. Well, what could I find that’s really cheap (less than $50 to cure my backside bruising) and I just may have!

I found a Seat Cover on eBay called the Sit and Fly Seat Cover. It’s rather hard to explain, but it’s a mesh material than stretches over the stock seats. These is an inner mesh that acts as a shock absorber while providing much cooling to “The Boys” while you ride, WOW! I actually cut the cover to stretch and staple to the seat pan (wife doesn’t ride, curves give her the Wee Wee’s) so the cover is only for me. The comfort level is amazing, it seems to allow more blood flow throughout my buns, and keeping me cool. Hey, for $25 Bucks, I’m really pleased. Did I mention it’s waterproof too! I’ll try to get some pics up for all to check out.
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Greetings Fellow Feegers! I’ve been amazed with my new to me 2014 ES (Higher Horsepower Lipstick Red) since taking ownership in June of 2019...The Farkeling bug has been in full swing since she’s been taking refuge in my garage. Where the heck did $2,200 go I ask? That does include some riding apparel, but I had to perform an emergency stop to the spending...My last major upgrade to consider was a seat (Laam, RDL, Seat Concepts, etc.) due to butt burn after 100 miles in the saddle. Well, what could I find that’s really cheap (less than $50 to cure my backside bruising) and I just may have!

I found a Seat Cover on eBay called the Sit and Fly Seat Cover. It’s rather hard to explain, but it’s a mesh material than stretches over the stock seats. These is an inner mesh that acts as a shock absorber while providing much cooling to “The Boys” while you ride, WOW! I actually cut the cover to stretch and staple to the seat pan (wife doesn’t ride, curves give her the Wee Wee’s) so the cover is only for me. The comfort level is amazing, it seems to allow more blood flow throughout my buns, and keeping me cool. Hey, for $25 Bucks, I’m really pleased. Did I mention it’s waterproof too! I’ll try to get some pics up for all to check out.
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Greetings Fellow Feegers! I’ve been amazed with my new to me 2014 ES (Higher Horsepower Lipstick Red) since taking ownership in June of 2019...The Farkeling bug has been in full swing since she’s been taking refuge in my garage. Where the heck did $2,200 go I ask? That does include some riding apparel, but I had to perform an emergency stop to the spending...My last major upgrade to consider was a seat (Laam, RDL, Seat Concepts, etc.) due to butt burn after 100 miles in the saddle. Well, what could I find that’s really cheap (less than $50 to cure my backside bruising) and I just may have!

I found a Seat Cover on eBay called the Sit and Fly Seat Cover. It’s rather hard to explain, but it’s a mesh material than stretches over the stock seats. There is an inner mesh that acts as a shock absorber while providing much cooling to “The Boys” while you ride, WOW! I actually cut the cover to stretch and staple to the seat pan (wife doesn’t ride, curves give her the Wee Wee’s) so the cover is only for me. The comfort level is amazing, it seems to allow more blood flow throughout my buns, and keeping me cool. Hey, for $25 Bucks, I’m really pleased. Did I mention it’s waterproof too! I’ll try to get some pics up for all to check out.
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[QUOTE=Chico;1239845][QUOTE=Chico;1239841]Greetings Fellow Feegers! I’ve been amazed with my new to me 2014 ES (Higher Horsepower Lipstick Red) since taking ownership in June of 2019...The Farkeling bug has been in full swing since she’s been taking refuge in my garage. Where the heck did $2,200 go I ask? That does include some riding apparel, but I had to perform an emergency stop to the spending...My last major upgrade to consider was a seat (Laam, RDL, Seat Concepts, etc.) due to butt burn after 100 miles in the saddle. Well, what could I find that’s really cheap (less than $50 to cure my backside bruising) and I just may have!

I found a Seat Cover on eBay called the Sit and Fly Seat Cover. It’s rather hard to explain, but it’s a mesh material than stretches over the stock seats. There is an inner mesh that acts as a shock absorber while providing much cooling to “The Boys” while you ride, WOW! I actually cut the cover to stretch and staple to the seat pan (wife doesn’t ride, curves give her the Wee Wee’s) so the cover is only for me. The comfort level is amazing, it seems to allow more blood flow throughout my buns, and keeping me cool. Hey, for $25 Bucks, I’m really pleased. Did I mention it’s waterproof too! I’ll try to get some pics up for all to check out.[/QUOTE
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Greetings Fellow Feegers! I’ve been amazed with my new to me 2014 ES (Higher Horsepower Lipstick Red) since taking ownership in June of 2019...The Farkeling bug has been in full swing since she’s been taking refuge in my garage. Where the heck did $2,200 go I ask? That does include some riding apparel, but I had to perform an emergency stop to the spending...My last major upgrade to consider was a seat (Laam, RDL, Seat Concepts, etc.) due to butt burn after 100 miles in the saddle. Well, what could I find that’s really cheap (less than $50 to cure my backside bruising) and I just may have!

I found a Seat Cover on eBay called the Sit and Fly Seat Cover. It’s rather hard to explain, but it’s a mesh material than stretches over the stock seats. There is an inner mesh that acts as a shock absorber while providing much cooling to “The Boys” while you ride, WOW! I actually cut the cover to stretch and staple to the seat pan (wife doesn’t ride, curves give her the Wee Wee’s) so the cover is only for me. The comfort level is amazing, it seems to allow more blood flow throughout my buns, and keeping me cool. Hey, for $25 Bucks, I’m really pleased. Did I mention it’s waterproof too! I’ll try to get some pics up for all to check out.[/QUOTE
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Hmmm that might come in handy for one of my bikes..... however the basic problem is still there, the unfriendly shape of the base seat... needs to be flatter, not crowned (which I have done and you can do too!). Wider would be nice too, that's why we spend the big bucks on aftermarket seats.

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post #8 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-23-2020, 08:36 AM
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This cover was commonly discussed on my old bike's forum, and I ended up getting one... and have to say, I was pretty happy with it. It added a small amount of cushion and airflow and was an easy and cheap mod. (SEE MY NEXT POST BELOW RE: BUYING IT)

I put it on using a bunch of Zip Ties and it was too bulky and bunched up. I took it off and sewed it all using thick plastic thread and removed the zip ties as I went around.



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Ok, Chico is a reseller... he should definitely post in the reseller/for sale forum or state it.

Regardless of that - it is cheap and easy to put on.

It can be found dirt cheap (like here for ~$5) - DON'T pay $30 for it in the link above... search for "motorcycle mesh seat cover" on AliExpress or Ebay and pick the cheapest seller... there is no size (get an XL and share the leftovers with another rider. You will need to cut and secure it like I did above.

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After reading lots of reviews and watching videos I bought one of these. Hey for $26 how can you go wrong. It will get here the first week of February and will be putting it to the test. I have no issues at all with the stock seat but every little bit of cushion helps and I like the airflow they claim which of course can be a problem on all seats. I will be posting a review as soon as I am able.
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