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Old 11-19-2012, 04:12 PM   #31
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Got a pic of this? I had a suede Renazco on a 640, and I loved it so much I thought I'd never own another seat that wasn't suede.
What was it about the suede that you liked so much? Thinking about one of these for my 500 KTM and never thought that I would consider suede given the fact that we ride in mud and water holes.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:19 AM   #32
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I just put one on my XT225 and while it is wider than stock it really isn't more comfortable. That may be because it is new. Do the seat concepts seats take time to break in? Do they get a bit softer or at least formed to your rear?
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:21 AM   #33
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Great Seat

I had mine put on before I picked up the bike.



Shipped from AK to CA on a Friday, seat was done Tuesday and back in AK by Saturday. These guys rock!
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:26 AM   #34
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I am apparently the only guy in the world that screwed by them. I struggled to make one work on my GS & was told that I wasn't pulling it tight enough, even though I was pulling it hard enough to make the stitch holes stretch open. anyway, it was a very poor fit. I bad mouthed them from time to time on the net & eventually got a PM from one of the owners asking why. I told him the story & he said, oh yeah.... we unknowingly used a "low" seat for the pattern on that one, would you like another? sure I sez, no rush since it's middle of winter. thats the last I heard of that.... I pinged him a couple times but no response.... guess he lost interest in making it right, so fuck them

note also that almost every one of these I've seen has a wrinkle or two somewhere on the transition from the flat to the horn.
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Old 04-23-2013, 01:41 PM   #35
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I am apparently the only guy in the world that screwed by them. I struggled to make one work on my GS & was told that I wasn't pulling it tight enough, even though I was pulling it hard enough to make the stitch holes stretch open. anyway, it was a very poor fit. I bad mouthed them from time to time on the net & eventually got a PM from one of the owners asking why. I told him the story & he said, oh yeah.... we unknowingly used a "low" seat for the pattern on that one, would you like another? sure I sez, no rush since it's middle of winter. thats the last I heard of that.... I pinged him a couple times but no response.... guess he lost interest in making it right, so fuck them

note also that almost every one of these I've seen has a wrinkle or two somewhere on the transition from the flat to the horn.
You should just give them a call, i'm sure they'll clear it up. Robert and Lendon are good guys, they just have a lot of business.

I'll admit i'm a little less than ecstatic about mine, the transition from flat to horn slopes downward too far and as a result i spend a lot of time sliding onto my balls. That said, my seat is unusual and i popped in on them on a friday afternoon and they still suited me up within an hour. Both Robert and Lendon were helpful and friendly, and said if I had any issues I should give them a call. I just haven't called them yet, and that's on me. Meanwhile, it's still an enormous improvement over stock and totally worth the time/money.
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:10 PM   #36
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I am apparently the only guy in the world that screwed by them. I struggled to make one work on my GS & was told that I wasn't pulling it tight enough, even though I was pulling it hard enough to make the stitch holes stretch open. anyway, it was a very poor fit. I bad mouthed them from time to time on the net & eventually got a PM from one of the owners asking why. I told him the story & he said, oh yeah.... we unknowingly used a "low" seat for the pattern on that one, would you like another? sure I sez, no rush since it's middle of winter. thats the last I heard of that.... I pinged him a couple times but no response.... guess he lost interest in making it right, so fuck them

note also that almost every one of these I've seen has a wrinkle or two somewhere on the transition from the flat to the horn.
Call them on the phone,they will make it right,dont be so sure they dont want to help,they're working 7 days a week building seats.
(Ive installed 4 with no seat experience prior,no wrinkles what so ever,its easy if you follow instructions)
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Old 04-23-2013, 03:15 PM   #37
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I just put one on my XT225 and while it is wider than stock it really isn't more comfortable. That may be because it is new. Do the seat concepts seats take time to break in? Do they get a bit softer or at least formed to your rear?
I have the same conclusion on a KTM 500. I may call them and get the tall version. The seat on my 2005 450 is much more comfortable but is a different shape. The quality of the product is very good.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:47 PM   #38
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I am apparently the only guy in the world that screwed by them. I struggled to make one work on my GS & was told that I wasn't pulling it tight enough, even though I was pulling it hard enough to make the stitch holes stretch open. anyway, it was a very poor fit. I bad mouthed them from time to time on the net & eventually got a PM from one of the owners asking why. I told him the story & he said, oh yeah.... we unknowingly used a "low" seat for the pattern on that one, would you like another? sure I sez, no rush since it's middle of winter. thats the last I heard of that.... I pinged him a couple times but no response.... guess he lost interest in making it right, so fuck them

note also that almost every one of these I've seen has a wrinkle or two somewhere on the transition from the flat to the horn.
You know I did drop the ball on this one, I am sorry, all I can say.
But if you want to be a jackass, I assure you I can out jackass you any day of the week.
Now that being said, I will send you the new seat if you want it.
You can call me at 951-741-0722 if you would like to discuss.

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Old 04-23-2013, 07:53 PM   #39
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Boy oh boy is that a conciliatory message if I ever heard one.
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Old 05-08-2013, 08:33 PM   #40
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I recently bought a complete seat and love it. My butt doesn't get all numb on long rides anymore on the 690
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:38 PM   #41
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there ya go.... new seat parts arrived last week... all it took was 6 months. NO NEED TO CALL ME NAMES THOUGH.... and, I doubt you can out jackass me... I'm older & I expect far more experienced (got training too)
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Old 05-09-2013, 12:20 AM   #42
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Grumpy in, grumpy out. New parts in hand...

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Old 09-24-2013, 04:13 PM   #43
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Just installed mine today on my KLX. Great product, easy install, excellent service. Shakedown ride tomorrow.



Nice work!!! Any install tips? What fabric do you have there...gripper, carbon??

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Old 09-24-2013, 06:23 PM   #44
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I am apparently the only guy in the world that screwed by them. I struggled to make one work on my GS & was told that I wasn't pulling it tight enough, even though I was pulling it hard enough to make the stitch holes stretch open. anyway, it was a very poor fit. I bad mouthed them from time to time on the net & eventually got a PM from one of the owners asking why. I told him the story & he said, oh yeah.... we unknowingly used a "low" seat for the pattern on that one, would you like another? sure I sez, no rush since it's middle of winter. thats the last I heard of that.... I pinged him a couple times but no response.... guess he lost interest in making it right, so fuck them

note also that almost every one of these I've seen has a wrinkle or two somewhere on the transition from the flat to the horn.
I found them to be dirtbags, they are a "fair weather" business in my opinion, their "customer service" is great as long as you never need it .

Also, the "high quality" foam in my seat dried out and crumbles like parmesan cheese after a few months of owning it.
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:07 PM   #45
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Interesting thread

I am trying to decide if I want to shell out the money for a new seat. My Dakar came with the worst seat I've ever sat on. Low, hard, abbrassive on my private parts. So I decided to try to do one myself.
I cut foam in the correct shape and put over the original foam, eliminating the 'dip' altogether.
I used a specific vinyl which is more "gripping" than original. Glued all with spray glue.

The problem came when I wanted to staple.
My T20 manual stapler couldn't penetrate the plastic. So I bougth the biggest one: the T50.
The T50 manual stapler couldn't also penetrate the plastic, so I bought an electric stapler, as I don't have a compressor.
The electric one couldn't also penetrate the plastic!
So I got stuck.
Ended up stapling it with 150 size 4 screws, the tiny ones. Seems to hold.

The result is the picture below.
Cosmethically is not as nice as the seat concepts one, and if I end up ordering a seat concepts it will be for this reason.

But the height, firmness and grip problems are solved. I am much more comfy in the bike now.

Additionally, a question: If I get the seat concepts one, will my "150 tiny screws" solution work?

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