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*Touring Ted* 15 Apr 2009 13:31

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 !! :eek3:

http://images.channeladvisor.com/Sel...gles%20Red.jpg

steved1969 15 Apr 2009 13:43

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

Motorcycle Seat pad: from Lambland UK Online

XRM 15 Apr 2009 14:07

Motorcycle Seat pad: from Lambland UK Online

Got one from here - thick enough for me. Obviously same as above!

*Touring Ted* 15 Apr 2009 17:44

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

mcgiggle 15 Apr 2009 17:59

Ted, John Lewis do one a metre long by half metre wide for £29
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e.../F650GS030.jpg
Weird, I collected this about 10 mins ago, throw it on the bike and then fired up HU and saw this post !

HTH
Pete

XRM 16 Apr 2009 08:25

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.

Mick O'Malley 17 Apr 2009 06:31

Quote:

Originally Posted by tedmagnum
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!

Regards, Mick
:biggrin:

*Touring Ted* 17 Apr 2009 07:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mick O'Malley (Post 238121)

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!

Regards, Mick
:biggrin:

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 :)

*Touring Ted* 17 Apr 2009 07:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by mcgiggle (Post 237843)
Ted, John Lewis do one a metre long by half metre wide for £29
http://i231.photobucket.com/albums/e.../F650GS030.jpg
Weird, I collected this about 10 mins ago, throw it on the bike and then fired up HU and saw this post !

HTH
Pete

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.

Matt Cartney 17 Apr 2009 15:23

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.

Matt :)

Sinkers 18 Apr 2009 05:57

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.:innocent:

Sirakor 18 Apr 2009 06:36

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.

Mick O'Malley 20 Apr 2009 08:58

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Originally Posted by tedmagnum
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 ........

Regards, Mick

ukKev 20 Apr 2009 18:44

Try a boot fair I've picked up loads from the prices payed from 10p to £3 for a realy good double

*Touring Ted* 20 Apr 2009 20:01

I picked a second hand one off Ebay for a tenner. Originally for a horse saddle so nicely cut and elastics too..

:thumbup1:

Cheers all.


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