Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Oxnard, CA, USA
The Kontour seat isn't the best choice for wet weather. The waterproof barrier is several layers down, so the perforated cover and top layers can hold water in. Wet leather or vinyl isn't fun, but it's gotta be better than riding on a sponge.
FWIW, I periodically treat my Bill Mayer leather seat with some leather treatment gel that Rocky gave me, and I've never had any trouble even in full Seattle rain.
As for other after market seats, just do some reading here and you'll get lots of info.
The cover really depends on whether you want a huge, heavy cover or a smaller, packable cover. I use a Dowco Guardian Traveler cover. They call it a half cover, but it's really about 3/4 coverage on the GT with the large trunk. I used the same cover on my LT, and it remained waterproof through an Oregon winter.
'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032
All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .
Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
Last edited by Meese; May 21st, 2007 at 11:03 pm.