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Today’s mini project was fitting a ‘Sit&Fly’ style 3D mesh seat cover to my baby GS.
For those who don’t know about these covers, they are a woven 3D mesh which does NOT fully compress under your weight, but instead allows air to flow between your butt and the top of the seat. Great for avoiding ‘sweaty *** syndrome’ when riding here in the tropics.
Also added benefit - when it rains it allows the water to drain away so you’re not sitting in a puddle of water on your crotch
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Oh.... and the little bit of extra springiness makes long rides so much more comfortable!


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That is a really good idea.
Is it is purpose made for the 310 or is it a kit .
Where can they be bought, eBay - Amazon ?
 

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That is a really good idea.
Is it is purpose made for the 310 or is it a kit .
Where can they be bought, eBay - Amazon ?
They are certainly available on Ebay as 'Sit and Fly' seat covers but I bought mine on-line in Philippines from China supplier so definitely will be on Aliexpress.
 

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My first ride out today with the seat cover fitted. almost immediately I could feel the cool flow of air around my dangly bits! Outside temperature was 32C. Very happy with this purchase. Feels a little more spongy seat as well so should be good on longer rides.
 

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...Yeh but with respect the one you listed is NOT a mesh-style seat cover, but more a 'leather-look' padded cover; a completely different design, function and construction.
yes, it is not a mesh type, but due to its design, it has more airflow than oem and is much better quality than the mesh one. I have seen some mesh covers, and they tend to move around unless the one you got is of a superior quality, which I kinds of doubt.
 

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yes, it is not a mesh type, but due to its design, it has more airflow than oem and is much better quality than the mesh one. I have seen some mesh covers, and they tend to move around unless the one you got is of a superior quality, which I kinds of doubt.


I can’t say that I’ve noticed any movement with the seat cover and most of my riding is on twisting mountain roads, but I did instantly notice the cool airflow .
I haven’t experienced it in the rain yet so can’t report on the claimed water draining function. Personally I try to avoid riding in the rain, but I guess it’s only a matter of time.
Important thing is that we’ve both got something we’re happy with.
Ride safe!


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yep, good luck. it is possible that your mesh is much better quality than I am familiar with.
 

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Well my inevitable ride in a tropical storm arrived, and unless you’re unfamiliar with just how much rain falls during one of these downpours, your visibility through the rain drops to 30 or 40 meters .... it’s like riding in fog except instead of mist, you have huge raindrops!
I can confirm, the tops and sides of my shorts were completely soaked, but my crotch was relatively DRY!!!
My friend rode through the same storm, and when he arrived just after me he looked like a drowned rat! He took one look at me and later the same day ordered the seat cover.
He’s now a member of the ‘cool balls’ club :)
Guys..... they WORK!
A final note..... when we both came to leave to ride home, he had to search for something to wipe down his seat...... I didn’t because mine was dry!!


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