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May 23, 2010

Factory Effex Gripper Seat Cover Install Honda CR250

A new seat cover is something that can go a long way in how a bike looks and feels. My stock cover was still in pretty good shape, but when a new grip seat cover is just $40, it seemed like a good upgrade to try. Factory Effex makes a wide variety of aftermarket seat covers and I've heard good things about them. The grip material grips more than stock to keep you in place, but not so much that you can't move around on the bike. I was a little surprised as to how soft the cover is, but it seems pretty durable too. Locator pockets on the front and rear make it easy to know where the cover fits on the seat. To put the cover on you simply remove the old cover by taking out the staples and staple the new one on in it's place. I was surprised at how many staples there were to take out. A flat head screwdriver works good to pry them out.

With the locator pockets in place, put a few staples in to maintain center.

Start pulling the cover over on the sides, putting stapes to hold. I found that by pulling the seam over the edge it fit nice and tight. This worked on the sides, but the back has a seam that sits more on the top of the seat so take care not to pull the back too tight, it's possible for the seam to come apart and it won't fit right either.

Once it's stapled down trim off any excess with a razor blade.


  1. AnonymousMay 27, 2010

    that would seem to me to be the most important part of the mmmmmmmotor cycle the putz

  2. Yep, that's an awesome seat cover man.

  3. This is an excellent tutorial. Seems easy enough. Thanks for the help.

  4. The sponge gives comfortable sitting and driving experience for drivers.