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PostSubject: Seat too slick...   Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:33 pm

Hello all,
I searched under slick seat and found plenty of good info on seat covers and cleaning but nothing for the problem I'm having. First, no I have not cleaned it with anything that would make it slick in the first place.
My seat is so slick that it's causing me some safety concerns. I want to be able to "anchor" myself to the seat especially during cornering and braking and I could easily slide off mine under the wrong conditions; a bit disconcerting.
Any ideas?
I don't really want to spend the $'s, since otherwise the seat is great, but do Corbin seats have good adhesion to clothing?
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PostSubject: Re: Seat too slick...   Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:48 am

I shaved off 1"off the seat and sides for the same reason . I left the front un touch and I don't slid off any more. Hope that helps. motorcycle
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PostSubject: Re: Seat too slick...   Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:33 pm

Non Slip Matting - you could furnish a seat cover that could be secured to the seat.
This is on Ebay UK but it shows you the stuff I'm thinking about.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ANTI-NON-SLIP-MULTI-PURPOSE-MAT-RUG-GRIPPER-GRIP-DASH-30CM-X-150CM-DURABLE-/130695445091?pt=UK_Home_Garden_FittedCarpets_Underlay_SM&hash=item1e6e0e3a63#ht_949wt_1162

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PostSubject: Re: Seat too slick...   Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:54 pm

Oxford Products do similar stuff.

Non-slip tray mats would probably do the trick, too.
I have one I put under any bag I have on my pillion seat - very cheap!
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PostSubject: Re: Seat too slick...   Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:40 pm

SCTLVR wrote:
Hello all,

I don't really want to spend the $'s, since otherwise the seat is great, but do Corbin seats have good adhesion to clothing?
Thanks.

Based on my observation (never owned one, but my son had two or three), they worked pretty good with leathers, but not fabric.

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PostSubject: Re: Seat too slick...   Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:22 pm

Honey works
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PostSubject: Re: Seat too slick...   Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:51 pm

tankyuong wrote:
Honey works
Honey might work but it would bring on the bee's something awful. I was thinking more of a heavy sanding with a 80 grit sandpaper!! (sctlvr is gonna hate us) Laughing Maybe its time to retire those polyester pants!!
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PostSubject: Re: Seat too slick...   Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:11 pm

If you want to save some money sew some second hand velcro onto your trousers and the scooter's seat, that should stop you sliding but the downside is that it will sound like you farted everytime you lift yourself off the seat. I would think a simple 'Whoops, excuse me.' be in order if someone were to over hear you. Lift yourself up two or three time and just say 'Damned beans, should never have eaten the whole tin!'

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PostSubject: Re: Seat too slick...   Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:18 pm

I thought about this for awhile---think you are approaching the problem all wrong----sitting position, are your forcing your butt into the butt stop ( and is it properly adjusted?), feet up in the wells? Push right, you go right, etc. You are anchored to the seat and bike as best can be done on scooter. Feet and legs very important to 2 wheel control, while scooters lack tank to hold onto with knees or foot pegs to stand up on---pushing your butt into butt stop is very effective. Sitting on the scooter like you are on the toliet leaves something to be desired in the control dept. My take.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat too slick...   Thu Sep 06, 2012 1:47 pm

Hi John.
What you describe works as long as I stay in that position. I like to point a knee in the direction of turn and also like to tuck my feet as much as possible underneath me, sportbike style. This is when the seat doesn't support me enough.
Some good ideas here, thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat too slick...   Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:03 pm

I would say---- as it is a scooter (putt-putt) knees should stay in, feet pointing straight ahead----scooters work fine within in their handling/tire limits----I only speak from over 1.5 million miles (2 wheel) on public roads. Nothing is gained from goofy riding positions. Want knee dragging, get zip bike.....and then even necessary? probably better knees on tank feetpointing straight ahead.

Their is Japanese film/video somewhere out there---SilverWing really ridden hard/right-----no knees out.

sorry.
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PostSubject: Re: Seat too slick...   Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:26 pm

John,
The question is how to make the seat less slick, not how to ride. However, your feedback is appreciated and weighted accordingly.
Thanks.
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