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Old 15 Apr 2009
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Sourcing a Sheepskin in the UK...

Can anyone tell me where I can be a nice thick sheep skin in the UK ??

I remember a couple of years back, there was a link to a place on here where you could get a nice skin for £20.

I really don't want to have to buy a pink rug off Ebay for £40 !!

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Lambland sell them for a tenner, not sure how thick they are though:

Motorcycle Seat pad: from Lambland UK Online
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Got one from here - thick enough for me. Obviously same as above!
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The ones on that site seem good value.. But ..

50 cm x 25 cm. That seems VERY small ????????????

Are they big enough for the average mans ass ? lol
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Ted, John Lewis do one a metre long by half metre wide for £29

Weird, I collected this about 10 mins ago, throw it on the bike and then fired up HU and saw this post !

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It was big enough for mine - but then what size is my backside!

Covered my drivers seat with no problem - hold it on with Velcro.
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Can anyone tell me where I can buy a nice thick sheep skin in the UK ??
Hi Ted

Why not get one of these? I saw your envious glances many times and the £7 price tag should appeal to the scally in you!

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Why not get one of these? I saw your envious glances many times and the £7 price tag should appeal to the scally in you!

Regards, Mick
Ahhhh.. Your vegetarian sheepskin LOL !!

Indeed, the price is tempting, but a chenille/taupe dreadlocked seat cover is best left to twig n' berry eaters
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Ted, John Lewis do one a metre long by half metre wide for £29

Weird, I collected this about 10 mins ago, throw it on the bike and then fired up HU and saw this post !

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Looks good mate.. I used a sheepskin rug on my XT. I would suggest you cut it down a little as the bigger they are, the more aukward they are.

Also, if its just the skin underneath, sew a base onto it to prevent the skin from splitting. Once it splits it will run and your sheepskin will be in tatters.
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Hi Ted,

I bought one off ebay a couple of years ago for £12 - £15 I think. Plenty big enough for my whole seat and still going strong. I had to be patient though, bid on about ten rugs till I got one for a reasonable price.

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have you any secondhand baby goods shops in the uk as we do in brisbane . Best place I.ve found for a sheep skin and they all come with that warm cuddly feeling.
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I'd get a much bigger one than just butt-size, which is more versatile. On the bike run it up from the seat onto the top box or bag as a back cushion, and during cold nights it can team up with your pad/therm-a-rest for a comfy sleep.
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Ahhhh.. Your vegetarian sheepskin LOL !!

Indeed, the price is tempting, but a chenille/taupe dreadlocked seat cover is best left to twig n' berry eaters
I'm gonna sulk now. I thought it was great, and the local sheep were very grateful ........

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Try a boot fair I've picked up loads from the prices payed from 10p to £3 for a realy good double
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I picked a second hand one off Ebay for a tenner. Originally for a horse saddle so nicely cut and elastics too..



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