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Old 03-23-2013, 05:27 AM   #16
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Seats are very subjective. I bought a custom-built seat from Renazco for my F800GS. When it arrived, I used it while riding a half-day in the Micheux State Forest and on paved roads. I listed it for sale on the ADVRider flea market within 24 hours. It was no more comfortable than the BMW standard seat. I submit the expensive Renazco is best suited for the riding and bikes on which Renazco built their reputation, rather than heavy dual-sports.

But then, after all, seats are very subjective!

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Old 03-23-2013, 09:03 AM   #17
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Fred,

I fully support your experience in that when I first put the seat on I was not amazed! It was better than the stock seat and even the bmw rally seat but I was still not overly impressed. Then I put some miles on it, it definitely had a break in period and I have hit a point where it is great. The biggest issue I was having is that my ischial tuberosities (major contact point for moto seats) were taking a beating on the other seats and I never had that occur with the renazco seat. This is usually the pain people talk about. But everyone has a different shape to their posterior so it is not a magic cure all for the bike. I am in the process of making an add on to this great seat for serious mileage. Essentially it will be a strap secured seat enhancer that will make the seat platform larger and eliminate the small depression, it will be able to come off easily etc... When I get a good product put together I will post pictures.

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Old 03-23-2013, 01:46 PM   #18
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Fred,

I fully support your experience in that when I first put the seat on I was not amazed! It was better than the stock seat and even the bmw rally seat but I was still not overly impressed. Then I put some miles on it, it definitely had a break in period and I have hit a point where it is great. The biggest issue I was having is that my ischial tuberosities (major contact point for moto seats) were taking a beating on the other seats and I never had that occur with the renazco seat. This is usually the pain people talk about. But everyone has a different shape to their posterior so it is not a magic cure all for the bike. I am in the process of making an add on to this great seat for serious mileage. Essentially it will be a strap secured seat enhancer that will make the seat platform larger and eliminate the small depression, it will be able to come off easily etc... When I get a good product put together I will post pictures.

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If anyone can do this... it is you.... My butt, and body for that matter, dont like the memory foam in there..... But James is the first one to say that all butts are not the same, and he is trying to generalize, for all butt's out there. I think that eventually I will replace the memory foam in there with regular foam. Looking forward to see what you come up with.
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Old 03-23-2013, 03:43 PM   #19
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This won't be a solo endeavor, I am talking to James about it because I do not have the expertise in this department.

This is the concept, it would be a direct cinch and clip that would hug the other seat, increasing the seat width and height.

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Old 03-23-2013, 05:08 PM   #20
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Very interesting....
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Old 03-24-2013, 09:47 AM   #21
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FWIW...I bought ebrabaek's suede renazco and I love it. It's proof that all butts aren't the same as it works great for me. Any other seat and I use an airhawk for any ride over 30 min. Only conundrum I see with the proposed design is the width up front would make it very tough to stand. Biggest issue I have with the renazco is when I stand up, it's wide for getting my feet on the pegs. I move forward to the narrow section and it's better. If you widen the whole seat, I would think it's harder yet.

Then again, maybe you just have them 'good birthin' hips'
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Old 03-24-2013, 10:52 AM   #22
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Yeah I took a piece of crappy foam I found and made a very garage gangsta trial and it wasn't bad at all for my proposed usage. I plan on using it for long multiday trips, like 400+ miles a day for 2 weeks when I do my Alaska trip. As it really doesn't get much larger than the actual frame of the bike it isn't bad at all and I am 6'1" I clear it no problem. We shall see, I just need to get back to the workshop.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:41 AM   #23
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All I know is that I rode my bike for 2 hours 2 weeks ago and before I had the seat replaced, I couldn't ride it over 30 mins without feeling like I rode a horse bearback. My butt now thanks me.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:59 PM   #24
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i thought they weren't making the 800GS seats with suede anymore because the material shrinks slightly and pulls the nose away from the 'tank' up front..

anyways i got one with the vinyl cover and about 1.5" taller height and love it..no more feeling like the boys are getting crushed, no burning after 20-30 minutes and the additional height is welcome when going from seated to standing and back again..
being 6' tall i can touch 1-footed at traffic lights.. coming from a dirt bike background, that feels just fine.
i swapped seats with a friend mid-ride so he could try my saddle and that uncomfortable feeling was back almost immediately.
not surprising i had a little difficulty getting my friend to stop and give my seat back!
anyone know if they still require your old seat pan or do they stock them now?
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:50 PM   #25
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