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Old 01-18-2009, 04:00 PM   #46
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I'm going to put my credit card in my tank bag, then after about 100 miles I'll be motivated enough to order the Touratech seat w/o any hesitation.
Buyers remorse will kick in shortly after, but it will be a done deal
I really hate my 800 seat. This from a guy who rode KTM's.
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Old 01-18-2009, 06:20 PM   #47
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Any word on Renazco doing one for our F8's?
It should be sweeeet if it's anything like this...

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Old 01-18-2009, 06:48 PM   #48
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I like the "carbon" Corbin on my ZX-12R...it made a world of difference. I'm looking for something for my KLR650....something that doesn't change the seat height, but will be comfy for my 250+lbs....something flatter than OEM.

Has anyone tried this guy for a better seat? Feedbacks?

http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php
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Old 01-19-2009, 08:46 AM   #49
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I've had good luck w/ Sargent's seats.. They made a "custom" seat for my KTM950 adv... I'm sure if you talked w/ them they could modify your existing seat to meet you rneeds... just a thought.
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:41 PM   #50
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I've had good luck w/ Sargent's seats.. They made a "custom" seat for my KTM950 adv... I'm sure if you talked w/ them they could modify your existing seat to meet you rneeds... just a thought.
+1 on Sargent. I've had them do seat work and I've had their seats as well. Their KLR seat was a great improvement.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:33 PM   #51
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It should be sweeeet if it's anything like this...

Unfortunately, James says he can not do the F800GS seat in suede. Rats!!!! i'm working with him now on a suitable color/style of vinyl for it.
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Old 01-19-2009, 02:49 PM   #52
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I just spoke w/ James. I am now on "the list".
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Old 01-19-2009, 03:37 PM   #53
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Those look like very nice seats.
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Old 01-19-2009, 05:14 PM   #54
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Love the Renazco on my DRZ. LOVE.

If I ever get a new seat for the 800GS, it'll be Renazco.
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Old 01-19-2009, 07:49 PM   #55
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wrong looking seat

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While Corbin has a good reputation for quality and comfort, I have a hard time adjusting to the "look". Bikes with a Corbin seat always seem to look like a cruiser. The F8 is a dirt bike, and the style of the OEM seat reflects that image. Frankly, I have had no issues with the OEM seat at all, but I do realize that seats are a very personal thing.
What he said.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:08 PM   #56
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FWII, After reading much of this thread I decided to try a cheap fix for the first time. I ordered & now have received an Alaska Leathers seat cover. I got the deluxe full saddle sheared to 1" in black. Well, after a 280 mile test this past Saturday (high 50 degree farenheit temp), I would definitely say buy one if you can accept the looks and you want some improvement in comfort. It is not by any means a sudden iron butt saddle but, a very welcome improvement. I'll get a pic when I can & also another opinion after my wife has a chance to chime in after a 2-up ride. As an added bonus, it also fits just fine on my Triumph seat too & is easy enough to move from one bike to the other.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:14 PM   #57
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I will probably be getting a Bill Mayer saddle since they are semi-local and don't have a large waiting list.
I'm counting the days.

They are a custom builder, so they can build for my needs, I hope.
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Old 02-02-2009, 09:48 PM   #58
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Has anyone tried this guy for a better seat? Feedbacks?

http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php
Read his website and thought it would be worth trying. So I emailed him - three times - no response except the third time his ISP said there was a problem.
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:26 AM   #59
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I will probably be getting a Bill Mayer saddle since they are semi-local and don't have a large waiting list.
I'm counting the days.

They are a custom builder, so they can build for my needs, I hope.
hi there,
so this is your "Bill Mayer" seat on your f800gs? looks good..
or this is picture from their website?
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Old 02-03-2009, 07:05 AM   #60
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FWII, After reading much of this thread I decided to try a cheap fix for the first time. I ordered & now have received an Alaska Leathers seat cover. I got the deluxe full saddle sheared to 1" in black. Well, after a 280 mile test this past Saturday (high 50 degree farenheit temp), I would definitely say buy one if you can accept the looks and you want some improvement in comfort. It is not by any means a sudden iron butt saddle but, a very welcome improvement. I'll get a pic when I can & also another opinion after my wife has a chance to chime in after a 2-up ride. As an added bonus, it also fits just fine on my Triumph seat too & is easy enough to move from one bike to the other.
+1. I still have the sheepskin cover from Barb that was on my 1150, before that it was on my KLR, it now resides on my 800. It DEFINITLEY helps stave off the dreaded monkey butt, and comes off in 3 seconds if it starts to rain.
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