Loosing seat traction

clw

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I'm starting to slip towards the rear when accelerating hard seated. You can feel that some of the texture is worn in the middle area of the saddle. Is there a Traction compound/concoction that can be applied to the seat cover material to make it sticky? In RC car racing we can squirt Simple Green on the tires and it tacks up the tires. On road RC cars uses specific traction compounds for the same effect. The latter is very toxic so I'm a little leery of being in constant contact with the surface.

Ideas anyone?
 

Jaybird

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Elmers?
 

RM_guy

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Silly Jay :think: Elmer's will wash off when you wash the bike ;)

clw,
You need a new seat cover. If you think about it, any compound that you applied to the seat to make it tacky would just attract dirt and make it even more slippery. You may want to look at buying a seat cover that is more aggressive.
 

Jaybird

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You wash your bike?
:)

Maybe you could wind some duct tape backwards around your legs about crotch high.
 
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#6
clean the seat really well and "draw" some lines across the seat with shoo goo or vinyl repair.. THat might work to create ridges that might last a ride or two...