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New seat cover = slidy seat

OK, so I'm getting tired of sliding around on the new vinyl seat cover (wearing leathers). No, I didn't armor-all the seat cover, or apply anything else other than soap and water.

What to do? Dry it out a bit with Isopropyl Alcohol?

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OK, so I'm getting tired of sliding around on the new vinyl seat cover (wearing leathers). No, I didn't armor-all the seat cover, or apply anything else other than soap and water.

What to do? Dry it out a bit with Isopropyl Alcohol?

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What to do? Dry it out a bit with Isopropyl Alcohol?
This might work...

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Velcro?

Just kidding! I'm an ATGATT guy, but I wear textile protective pants with full armor on the street, and leathers on the track. I like how the leathers let me transition smoothly over the seat. That said, maybe some kind of a temporary cover for the seat when riding would help, something easily removable so it wouldn't harm your seat, but give you less slipping?

I think if you try anything like an alcohol that dries out the seat material, then it would weaken the vinyl and make it prone to tearing/ripping especially when riding with leathers. It might also dry the foam out prematurely causing it to break down.

I also found that after getting Tech Spec pads for my tank, I moved around a LOT less in the seat. Maybe try that first?

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Sweat more? Everyone knows the bond strength between sweaty skin/leather and vinyl. Especially on a hot summer day.

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I would try a vinyl cleaner as some vinyls come with a coating. We have Zcare here at work we use for vinyl boat seats / interior. Do not use Armor All on anything. Its crap. If you cant find a good cleaner, maybe just some warm water and light soap. I would not use any Isopropyl Alcohol / acetone, it can and mostly will dry it out to the point it will crack the vinyl and or strip any UV protectant it might have had on it. We use Zcare and 303 protectant for all our boats interiors. Nice and supple without the slip Hope you find a remedy

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No, I didn't armor-all the seat cover, or apply anything else other than soap and water.
sry didnt see you tried that already soap that is

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I also found that after getting Tech Spec pads for my tank, I moved around a LOT less in the seat. Maybe try that first?
Got'em, love 'em.

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LOL!

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Although I am looking for something to remedy this problem as well. Getting on the brakes at a 130MPH with a leather suit on usually sends me sliding forward even with tank grips as well.

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That should help with pulling the front end up...

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It'll work as good as the straps. Unless they go to a part of the frame or somewhere else besides hugging the seat, it will slide too. Maybe the the trick is the gripping on the bottom?

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Get a bike with a nutcrusher tank ;-) You'll learn to hold still REAL quick.

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Get a bike with a nutcrusher tank ;-) You'll learn to hold still REAL quick.

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Already crushed my nuts on the 919 tank when I crashed last year - now I know what a red, purple, and black softball looks like.

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Already crushed my nuts on the 919 tank when I crashed last year - now I know what a red, purple, and black softball looks like.
I just threw up in my mouth a little...

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