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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-19-2006, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Question Anything ideas to reduce sliding on seat?

I've got about 1500 miles on my GSX-R, and when riding 2 up I'm constantly being pushed into the tank everytime I brake. I have to stand up and slide back at every stop light. I get set to brake well ahead of time and grip the tank with my knees to reduce the sliding, but it's still annoying. Pillion pad is the same way - it's hard for the wife to stay planted. When we're stopping she's not usually leaning into me. She sits up and just grips with her knees.

Anyone have ideas how to give the seat more grip? I thought it might just be a factory coating making it slick, but I'd think that 1500 miles would be enough to wear it off. Seat's never been armor-alled, etc.

I don't notice it riding solo, but those trips are mostly to work and back along deserted rural interstates - don't have to brake that often.

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i would suggest trying out a leather cleaner. get one that doesnt have a conditioner in it. leather cleaners should help and get any factory conditioners out of the seat. when i detail cars at work, the leather cleaner i use strips the conditioners out of the leather, then i have to go back over the treated surfaces with a conditioner. this might help.

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Anything ideas to reduce sliding on seat?
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Seriously though, get your wife a pair of football players recievers gloves. They are sticky and will allow her to grip the tank instead of you.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-23-2006, 07:47 AM
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try alaskanleathers memory foam seat pad. works on one saddle, doesn't on another. about $50

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Check out Stompgrip traction pads . They stick to the tank on the sides and it gives you a really good grip on the tank with your legs.

I recently upgraded to a corbin seat and that sucker was really slick for a while, especially in my riding pants, but the Stompgrips really helped me hang on.

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