Condensation on bike seat – preventable?
August 21, 2008 at 8:57 pm #1943AnonymousGuest
Hi. I have an 05 ninja 250 that I ride to work. I work third shift and when i get out in the morning the seat is covered in moisture. I tried bringing a rag in a bag and putting it under the seat and using that to wipe it off when i got out but it really just pushes it around. I’ve wiped it off with my gloves before which was stupid because with the gloves being wet and the wind my fingers were frozen by the time i got home. Would wiping it down with a rainx wipe or something help? Riding with a wet ass is no fun. Thanks for any replies in advance.August 21, 2008 at 9:25 pm #10909
uh uh uh i used to keep a chamois cloth, which is really absorbent… That is the only timing i had ‘coz other products used to degrade the leather seat and while braking or steep leaning, i kinda used to slide off the seat ‘coz the products made it slippery…. i also covered my bike, especially the seats to prevent this…
Solomolo RiderAugust 21, 2008 at 9:28 pm #10910AndrewParticipant
Do they make any products to make water bead or wipe down for convertibles that could be used perhaps.August 21, 2008 at 9:29 pm #10911AnonymousGuest
Thanks for the reply. Yeah the cloth i used was just a regular rag. I’ll try a chamois cloth. I have a cover but it is a full cover and I don’t want to wait for the exhaust to cool down. Maybe I can find a smaller one that just covers the seat.August 21, 2008 at 9:49 pm #10915
yeah chamois worked just fine for me but everything good has its -ve side: it would somewhat leave little tiny not remarkable bits of wire/tissue like stuff… well all cloth does that… and i would advise not to use any products on the seat, except for leather treating products and these also are slippery but i used to apply the product when no rides were intended that day…
Solomolo RiderAugust 21, 2008 at 11:02 pm #10925RidleytheRedParticipant
Mink Oil comes to mind. The kind you use for boots to keep water out. Shouldn’t make the seat slippery if you rub it in well enough. You can also get a tin of Kiwi Outdoor Wet Pruf. It’s a paste that rubs into leather and seals out water while allowing leather to breathe. Hope that helps.August 22, 2008 at 3:37 am #10941LokiParticipant
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hehehe nice one loki…i admit i took some secs to figure out what d heck he’s talkin about…lol.. good…
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