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Old 12-19-2007, 12:44 PM   #241
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Max - that looks like a Renazco seat.... that is sweet!

That is exactly the look I am going for....

Is the Renazco seat taller or shorter then stock? Wider or narrower than stock? I am guessing it is more comfortable...

What's the deal with the suede seat? How does it deal with getting wet and muddy? Does it ruin the leather? How does the suede hold up to touring - day after day of possible nasty conditions (mud, water, etc)?

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It's not a Renazco seat, instead it was made by Rayz.nl, a local Dutch specialist who got very much inspired by Renazco. the shape is exactly like stock for the simple reason that I like the stock seat. It's narrow where it needs to be, and the stock shape fits my bum. There wasn't much that needed to be changed anyway.

The seat feels different though. First because of the material used. The suede feels more comfortable yet firmer at the same time. The closed cell foam between the suede and the foam core may attribute as well I think. The side panels of the seat are made of faux leather which is more flexible and won't crack.

You have to spray the suede every once in a while with something like Scotchguard, to prevent it from soaking up too much water. If it gets dirty you can clean it with some water and a brush, no problem. Let it dry in the shadow and spray it once it has dried. It can get wet, that is no problem, just don't let the bike stand in the rain at night. Cover the seat with a plastic bag. The foam core won't get wet as there is a sheet of waterproof something underneath the seat cover.

Pr0n, I know. I have to stroke it everytime I pass my bike.
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Old 12-19-2007, 01:44 PM   #242
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Well shoot, that thing looks hand made so I would just assume go measure the spread on the G's bars and use that to get an piece that fits exactly to the G.
Should be 12cm... then it will fit. Not more, because then there is no place anymore cause the bar rises already...
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Old 12-19-2007, 04:34 PM   #243
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Sent a note to Corona Racing. By Tomorrow I think I will have an answer.

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that's it!! If you can get all the dimensions, the more the better
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Old 12-21-2007, 07:50 AM   #244
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BMW Low Seat Questions

Does anyone have the BMW low seat on the Xch?

How much lower is the low seat? I've heard it's about 2 inches.... where does this 2 inches come from? Does it come out of the foam? Any loss in comfort?

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Old 12-21-2007, 08:04 AM   #245
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2" seems to be too optimistic, but yes, any gain will come from the foam core they used. The base will be the same.
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Old 12-21-2007, 11:23 AM   #246
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Metteke,
Just got an answer from Corona Racing. The free dimension is 134 mm. The cost of the part is U$ 70,00 + shipping ( about U$30,00. to be confirmed).
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Old 12-21-2007, 12:57 PM   #247
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Does anyone have the BMW low seat on the Xch?

How much lower is the low seat? I've heard it's about 2 inches.... where does this 2 inches come from? Does it come out of the foam? Any loss in comfort?

Thanks
I'll let you know after Christmas. Mine is suppose to arrive next week. If I were designing the low seat, I would relocate the "tool kit" to under the passenger hump to lower the rider position, plus remove some foam. I hope this is what is happening. I'll take pictures next weekend an post them if no-one has before then.
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Old 12-21-2007, 05:07 PM   #248
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Metteke,
Just got an answer from Corona Racing. The free dimension is 134 mm. The cost of the part is U$ 70,00 + shipping ( about U$30,00. to be confirmed).
Let me know if you need anything else.

you have pm

Thx a lot!!
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:02 PM   #249
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I'll let you know after Christmas. Mine is suppose to arrive next week. If I were designing the low seat, I would relocate the "tool kit" to under the passenger hump to lower the rider position, plus remove some foam. I hope this is what is happening. I'll take pictures next weekend an post them if no-one has before then.
Looking forward to the photos....

I went by the dealer the other day and borrowed a seat from the Xmoto... the black and grey looks sweet on the Xch. Sorry, forgot the camera.
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Old 12-22-2007, 11:13 PM   #250
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Myself, Scotsmun and another couple of mates hit the dirt today. Two of us were on G650X's, one Dakar and an HP2. Poor Spiros had just fitted his new Remus Pipe (Have I told you I have been waiting six weeks for my LeoVince!? ) Anyway it was good to see Spiro's bike get some experience and his brand new Remus now has a whopping big ding in the side .

Spiros also has the low seat having swapped out from the regular seat... He really couldn't notice that much difference he says.

I must say I am getting used to the airshock.
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:34 AM   #251
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Scotts Steering Damper

Where did I read in a thread here that they were looking at getting some numbers before committing to R&D for a Scotts Steering Damper for the GX? I am definately interested in this.. Or at least the fitment as I already have two Scotts Dampers on various bikes.
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Old 12-23-2007, 05:54 AM   #252
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Where did I read in a thread here that they were looking at getting some numbers before committing to R&D for a Scotts Steering Damper for the GX? I am definately interested in this.. Or at least the fitment as I already have two Scotts Dampers on various bikes.
Got an email from Gary Emig (Emig Racing) he now has an XC and plans to get to work on a steering damper for it after Christmas. Will keep you updated. He does some really nice work, check out his website.
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Old 12-23-2007, 01:56 PM   #253
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Got an email from Gary Emig (Emig Racing) he now has an XC and plans to get to work on a steering damper for it after Christmas. Will keep you updated. He does some really nice work, check out his website.
www.emigracing.com
That's great news... Definately keep us posted 'Steady'. Much appreciated!
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:46 PM   #254
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Where did I read in a thread here that they were looking at getting some numbers before committing to R&D for a Scotts Steering Damper for the GX? I am definately interested in this.. Or at least the fitment as I already have two Scotts Dampers on various bikes.
Scott's does have a mount kit for the X Challenge. It is a weld on post and is only usable with the stock bar mounts. Unfortunately they are back ordered. But they did tell me that it is the same Scott's mount as the RFS KTM's. They do have the weld on post in stock I believe. (At least here in the USA.)

I, too, would be interested in a top bar mount that moves the bars up and forward as the TT bar risers do. As it is now, I have to run the stock bar mounts and even with the RC bend bar (real straight and fairly tall), the bars still feel like they are in my lap.

We are still playing with the forks and the Ohlins. I do like the Ohlins much better than the air shock. When I have more time after the holidays, I'll post a full report of our progress with the bike.
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Old 12-24-2007, 04:49 AM   #255
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Scott's does have a mount kit for the X Challenge. It is a weld on post and is only usable with the stock bar mounts.
I have the 20mm risers but not the ones that bring the bars back or forward. Surely the Scotts Damper will fit with either risers as it would fit between the mounts!??
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