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Old 04-23-2012, 02:08 PM Thread Starter
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Walmart ATV seat cover

Who all uses this $20 gem?? Good, bad, indifferent??

I don't generally ride longer than 1-2 hours so just looking for a quick "on/off" type seat cover for that longer ride comfort. I can get almost 2 hours of riding before my butt boyz get sleepy with the stock 09 seat!!!

Opinions please!!!!!
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Old 04-23-2012, 02:28 PM
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Who all uses this $20 gem?? Good, bad, indifferent??

I don't generally ride longer than 1-2 hours so just looking for a quick "on/off" type seat cover for that longer ride comfort. I can get almost 2 hours of riding before my butt boyz get sleepy with the stock 09 seat!!!

Opinions please!!!!!


I didn't notice a significant comfort improvement with the cover. Couple of negatives for me, made the seat more slippery and colder in the winter (because air was getting through the grooves).

Heck $20 give it a try, YMMV

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Old 04-23-2012, 03:58 PM
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I use one and like it. Another downfall to add to those noted by Spec is that it soaks up water. You can spray it all you want with waterproofing spray, but it doesn't work.

You might consider this option. It's nice because you can put it on for longer rides and quickly remove it when not needed:

http://www.klrforum.com/showthread.php?t=11765



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Old 04-23-2012, 04:12 PM Thread Starter
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I didn't notice a significant comfort improvement with the cover. Couple of negatives for me, made the seat more slippery and colder in the winter (because air was getting through the grooves).

Heck $20 give it a try, YMMV
Well.......slippery sounds like a problem but cold here in LA (Lower Alabama) shouldn't be. Maybe a coat of quick tack (light spray adhesive) would work.......or make it permanently stick to my pants. Unfortunately I ride naked sometimes so that is probably a bad idea!!

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I use one and like it. Another downfall to add to those noted by Spec is that it soaks up water. You can spray it all you want with waterproofing spray, but it doesn't work.

You might consider this option. It's nice because you can put it on for longer rides and quickly remove it when not needed:
Fortunately I keep my ride in the garage and could throw it in the rear trunk should the rain come when I am out or at work.

Comfort wise, how much additional comfort time does it buy for you??
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Old 04-23-2012, 04:27 PM
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Got it. Like it. It isn't a cure all, but does keep me from having my tail go numb and extends my rides
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Old 04-23-2012, 07:34 PM
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Think of it like putting a thin pad on a 2 X 6... Makes the seat a bit more bareable, but you're still stuck with a less than desire able perch. After this summer I'll likely be ponying up for a real seat but have not decided on which one yet. All said, I guess it gives $20 worth of comfort to get you by.

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Old 04-23-2012, 11:40 PM
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got mine about 2 months ago, i noticed an improvement only after i rode another klr without one. glad i got mine.

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Old 04-24-2012, 12:42 AM
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It helps. It also raises you a little. Keep that in mind. I passed mine to Cheap Mark when I got my Sargent. The Sargent is head and shoulders better. But it didn't cost twenty bucks...




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Old 04-24-2012, 03:45 AM
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And Cheap Mark luvz it.

A stock takeoff generation 1 would be Ebaycheap and gushy soft.
I wonder if the mounts and plastic side tabs line up with each other
betwween the two models?

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Old 04-24-2012, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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It helps. It also raises you a little. Keep that in mind. I passed mine to Cheap Mark when I got my Sargent. The Sargent is head and shoulders better. But it didn't cost twenty bucks...
Fortunately at 6'3" height is not a problem. I think I am gonna have to try one of these!! Sounds like a great opportunity for a local Walmart tour on the KLR!!
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