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Old 05-31-2008, 07:31 PM   #1
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Sweet Cheeks seat pad?

Does anyone have any photos of what exacty a "sweet cheeks" seat pad is? The links I've found here on ADV all lead to a website that is defunct.

If anyone has one for sale let me know.

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Old 06-11-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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Does anyone have any photos of what exacty a "sweet cheeks" seat pad is? The links I've found here on ADV all lead to a website that is defunct.

If anyone has one for sale let me know.

tia,
Edward

I bought a Sweet Cheeks pad awhile back. Profound in it's simplicity and well-executed.



I used it quite a bit on the KLR, it made long road trips quite tolerable. I inserted a kneeling pad from the garden section of WalMart in the middle section and used 2L soda bottles in the end pockets. I also bought the air pumps to adjust the pressure/support of the bottles. It sounds like it wouldn't make much difference, but it does!

Here's a better photo:



At the time, the fella offered them in different sizes based on the size of the seat (KLR, XR, DR, etc.).

You could make one with a piece of light canvas, there's really nothing to it. I don't have the KLR anymore, I'll PM you with a price.
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Old 06-11-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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sweetcheeks mods

I've got my "sweet cheeks" with some rubberized closed cell foam over top of it and instead of the water bottles in the sides, I used 3" thin wall pvc pipe with that same foam in with. A beautiful short haired Alaska Leathers dual sport sheepskin covers it all. I keep tools or whatever in the pvc tubes .....

set up on the bike:


without the sheepskin:


off the bike:


close up of the 3" pvc pipe storage:


for detailed photo documentation:
http://www.sandslave.com/2003wr250f/...eks/index.html

I cut out all the seat foam to help lower the bike, and yes it also has a lowering link, and with my usual offroad riding I never notice that the seat is hard as a brick, but with the 6 gallon acerbis tank and doing a lot of sitting down riding as a mini adventure bike coming soon I knew I had to do something! It's still not extensively tested out though ......


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Old 12-02-2008, 06:16 AM   #4
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Sweetcheeks are back

Hey guys, I started selling sweet cheeks again.

They are available through http://www.cycle-analyst.com/sweetcheeks



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Old 02-07-2009, 10:03 AM   #5
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Hey guys, I started selling sweetcheeks again.

They are available through www.sporttour.com

I don't have them on the web site yet, just call. 513.761-0936

They are also on our e-bay store.

Ray Pope
Hi Ray,

I tried to get one some time ago but never got a reply at the old cycle-analyst site. Good to know they are still available. I ended up making my own but would still like to get a few of the original ones. Thanks.


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Old 02-07-2009, 03:16 PM   #6
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Sweetcheeks

The old sweetcheeks sight is back up and running.

http://www.cycle-analyst.com/sweetcheeks
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Old 02-07-2009, 03:23 PM   #7
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I have one for my DRZ and it's the bees knees....very simple, almost hard to believe it would work as well as it does but it's great.

I put two MSR fuel bottles with a piece of camping foam mat around it in each tube, as I like to have extra gas and it's a logical storage place for them.

I need to get another one for my TTR250 too.
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:17 PM   #8
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How comfortable would these be for a long trip?
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Old 02-07-2009, 04:35 PM   #9
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Glad to see you're back up and running.

Here's a review for those of you considering the SweetCheeks. It really is a nice product. Feel free to link to it on your site Ray.


http://www.motorbyte.com/mmm/pages/2007/98/gear98_2.htm


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Old 02-08-2009, 06:48 AM   #10
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How comfortable would these be for a long trip?
Very, that's their principle benefit. It's like sitting on an office chair - it supports your whole rump instead of just pressing up into the thigh/butt like a typical thumper seat does. And, since it only occupies a portion of the seat (wherever you decide to put it), you can move on and off of it pretty freely. I put mine back near the back of the seat so it doesn't interfere with stop/go traffic and so that on a long stretch I can just move back onto it.
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Old 02-08-2009, 04:51 PM   #11
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Although mine isn't an original, I can tell you that I have done 500+ km off-road days with it on my KTM 525's stock seat without getting numb-butt. Amazing how a very simple idea works so well.

The one I made is a little more involved than the original and ended up snowballing into something not-so-simple.









I made mine a little more like a saddle with an extra pouch in the back. You can see it can easily hold another 2L soda bottle but I usually carry my rain gear in there. Because of this extra pouch and because of the material I used, my setup doesn't fold up nicely like a real Sweetcheeks. Also, it was a real PITA to sew together and I broke several needles on my wife's sewing machine.

The whole thing was a learning experience and I learned that I should have just tried harder to find a real Sweetcheeks in the first place.

Get one, IMO this product is worth every penny.


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Old 07-09-2010, 07:28 PM   #12
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I've got my "sweet cheeks" with some rubberized closed cell foam over top of it and instead of the water bottles in the sides, I used 3" thin wall pvc pipe with that same foam in with. A beautiful short haired Alaska Leathers dual sport sheepskin covers it all. I keep tools or whatever in the pvc tubes .....

set up on the bike:


without the sheepskin:


off the bike:


close up of the 3" pvc pipe storage:


for detailed photo documentation:
http://www.sandslave.com/2003wr250f/...eks/index.html

I cut out all the seat foam to help lower the bike, and yes it also has a lowering link, and with my usual offroad riding I never notice that the seat is hard as a brick, but with the 6 gallon acerbis tank and doing a lot of sitting down riding as a mini adventure bike coming soon I knew I had to do something! It's still not extensively tested out though ......


Sporttour.com in Ohio 513-761-0936 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting**************513-761-0936******end_of_the_skype_highlighting

I know this is a really old post and thread... but any chance anyone can tell me where to get that foam? Neither Home Depot or Lowes carries it... love this idea though
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Old 07-13-2010, 06:59 PM   #13
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Foam

You'll see that kind of foam sold as pipe insulation as well. It's fairly common. We buy it in huge rolls at work and cut to fit. And I've seen it all over but I can't specifically say where to buy it....maybe try the depot again but look in outdoor plumbing.

I'm pretty sure this is the stuff:
http://www.industrialinsulation.com/...sheet_roll.htm
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:07 PM   #14
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It looks more like the kneeling pad-type of foam you can find in the gardening section, or stadium seat pad material you can find at most sporting goods stores/departments. If you need a lot of foam, look for the closed-cell sleeping pads at sporting goods stores/departments.
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Old 07-14-2010, 09:53 AM   #15
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awesome thank you both! I'll check again and see what I can find... still have a little bit before my sweet cheeks and AK leather cover show up so no hurry yet...

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