I think we used to jam a little silicone or RTV in the tear and that sorta glued the thing down and kept it from tearing further. This also seemed to keep water out of the seat foam as well. But, its been a while since I've tried this and I was hoping for some suggestions from the experienced crowd in here. Its really not bad enough for a new cover, but any suggestions are fine by me. BTW, I've still got the stock seat/cover and the tear is fairly small, maybe half-inch or so long. About the size of the branches from the bush I had to sail ole blue into yesterday, but that's an entirely seperate topic... Anyone have suggestions on RTV, silicon, krazy glue, bubble gum (just kidding)???? Thanks to all.