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Dropped by Walmart after work and noticed they have a new padded seat cover in the ATV section. The old, classic, "Wally World Seat Covers" were from Stearns and were kind of hard, or at least "firm."

These new ones they stock are from Coleman. They're black and seem softer, with kind of a "gel" feel to them. They appear to be about the same size as the Stearns and should fit a KLR seat just fine.

Just from handling one, it seemed to me it would be a tad more comfy than the old Stearns cover. I'm actually thinking of getting one and putting it on top of my Stearns cover for two layers.

Didn't have the money to pick one up tonight because I went there to get an Action Packer-type tote to bolt onto my rear rack. They have a new 10-gallon tote similar to the Action Packer except it has a hinged lid with a latch and I got one of those.

I'll try to get it on and get some photos so you guys can see what it looks like. I think it will work well. I'm tired of messing around with a backpack and bungee cords when I ride to work and back and wanted something weatherproof. I'm hoping my helmet, jacket and pants will fit in it.
 

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Pics? I haven't seen this one
 

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Did they have any cool looking driving lights? I am still looking for the perfect set for my klr... (cheap)
My WM carries 3 or 4 different sets, but they're all twin 55-watt lights and draw more juice than I'm comfortable with.
 

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Dude, that's the EXACT same seat cover, just re-badged. Saw it in a WM in Cincy. Its my Sterns seat cover with a Coleman name tag. Nothing new here. Look at it closer.
 

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Dude, that's the EXACT same seat cover, just re-badged. Saw it in a WM in Cincy. Its my Sterns seat cover with a Coleman name tag. Nothing new here. Look at it closer.
Looks identical, but to me doesn't feel the same. The minute I picked it up and felt it, I could tell the difference. May be the same product with different branding, but I think the materials have changed.
 

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The link I went to states Stearns.
At any rate I installed one on my KLR shortly after I got it. I wanted some added legroom and width and it works great for dirt cheap.

I recently picked up a "new" bike and my legs are quite tight and the jewels tend to get squished. :) So I got another ATV cover to eyeball it and see how it would lay out.
Finally decided to put it on backwards and cut it in half.
Installed a piece of camping pad towards the front to take out some of the slope (save the jewels) and a tad more height to help the knees.
Anyone want to see the "new" ride? If not, don't scroll down.







Installed some shorty blinkers as well.
 

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Damn, that looks like a good idea. I will have to try that on my Bandit. Its seat sucks.
 

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Damn, that looks like a good idea. I will have to try that on my Bandit. Its seat sucks.
Agreed. Putting it on backwards for the extra width and adding some padding under it is an excellent idea. I'm going to have to experiment with mine.
 

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planalp - I have it mounted correctly on my KLR. The blue camping pad is $5 at Wally. I've tried the pads that interlock that you stand on but they're too dense/hard.
I noticed on my KLR since it's been on a few months that the ridges have squished down some (compared to my new one) where my booty usually rests. This is a good thing. It'll be nice when this new one breaks in to suit me.
 

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Thanks for the info, savage. I think I'll add some camping pad material under the very front part of the seat cover. I always feel like I'm sliding down toward the tank and when I do slide up as far as I can toward the tank for more wind protection, I would like to have some more padding under me.

Update: I had a camping pad in the basement so I cut a section out to fit under the front of the seat cover and then turned the seat cover around. I think I'm going to like it this way. Feels good so far. I'll find out tomorrow when I ride to work.

Nice new addition to your bike collection, by the way. Looks like a lot of fun.
 

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I found out that Wal-Mart no long stocks the seat in the stores or online.
I found one advertised on eBay and bought it for $20. What an improvement on the long guides. The label was changed from Coleman to Maddog, but I was a happy do!
I did have to cut a notch on each side to accommodate the center clips.
Looks great, feels better.
 

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I actually ditched my Walmart seat cover awhile back and don't use it anymore. I prefer the stock seat. The pad is nice on longer trips, but I don't take many of those and I like the way my riding pants kind of stick to the material on the stock seat and keep me from sliding around on the seat. Plus my ass doesn't get all wet when I sit on it after it's been raining.
 

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I haven't thought or tried the seat in rain. I did notice that when accelerating the seat pad was a bit "loose" . I see what you mean, but still many butt is happier with the MadDog pad.
 
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