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F650 funduro nylon suit slides about on very smooth seat cover

I cant afford leathers. help

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There are substances you can buy that either paint on or spray on that would help you. When I played football in high school, we had a spray to spray on the recievers hands, it was a clear substance that made their hands sticky, so they could hang on to the football.

Also, in the medical field, we use a substance called tincture of benzoin. It's another clear substance is used to hold butterfly strips and bandages down onto the skin. This would also help.

Good luck man.

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Hi Douglasglass. I'm not familiar with motorcycles or motorcycle apparel, but I used Google to try and find some solutions for you. If you want to try and find some cheap leathers, I suggest using ebay or Craigslist, as well as checking out your local Salvation Army store.

I also found this forum that was discussing the issue of slippery seats- stoooopid-question-how-fix-slippery-seat.html">http://www.ducatimonster.org/forums/tech/120915-stoooopid-question-how-fix-slippery-seat.html. Here are some of the suggestions listed there. Please forgive the spelling mistakes; I copy/pasted the information without editing:

*use a rosin bag to 'dust' the seat occasionally

*Tribo seat covers are listed on ebay. They are made for the pillion area of the seat but you could easily make yourself one for covering whole seat. They are made of that anti-slip nylon material, the kind that's used on the car dashboards...

*How about some of that stuff you line drawers with? That sticky mesh stuff you put under tank bags.

*Local prilla dealer suggested climbers chalk and it works. Get the one that comes in little bag, tap powder on where you sit and ride. When you get off bike no powder remains.

*ever seen those gel thingys people put on top of their dashboards to keep cellys from slidding all ovet the place, I'll bet ya you could just lay one of those on there and would'nt even have to secure it, I doubt it would even move under your arse.

*Athletic tape or grip tape like you'd use to wrap a baseball bat handle with. Not the ppofy stuff but the cloth one. A couple stripes across?

*Armour-All makes a leather/pleather conditioner that will clean any oils or contaminants from the material. I have used it on other seats where people have used regular armour-all on them and made them too slick. It works fairly well to "un-slick" a seat, but may not give you the amount of grip you are looking for....
http://www.armorall.com/prodcat/pages/leather_2.12.html

*where they sell skate boards they sell grippy adhesive sand paper tape that they put on the top of the board to have a better grip,cut some strips and stick'em on the seat.

*glue some afro-lex (you know...the foamy beige material that use in the couches) and you'll never slip again. The only thing is that when it rains, the seat will absorb water.

I wish you the best of luck in resolving this issue. Stay safe!

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