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Old 11-21-2010, 03:33 PM   #136
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Not quite the same client base as team orange eh James ?
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Old 11-21-2010, 03:36 PM   #137
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I haven't actually measured the height difference - I do not think it's that much - maybe an inch - I am 5'9 with a 31.5 inseam and can still put both feet on the ground - maybe not flat.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:54 PM   #138
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Whats your opinion on the suede? I'd like to go that route but I heard someone else comment that suede holds water and here in the PNW it rains a fair amount.
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Old 11-21-2010, 05:55 PM   #139
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I put one on my DR650

The seat is excellent for all types of riding. Great improvement.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:04 PM   #140
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New Seats

My wife and I got our seats about 2 weeks ago. Put them on and went out for a short ride. Not long enough to form any kind of real opinion, and recently we were finding the stock seats were not as uncomfortable by the end of the summer as they were in the beginning. The new seat is wider and more level than the stock seat and I know longer feel the lip/dip in the seat were my butt 'should' have backed up to - I generally ended up sitting on it more than in front of it. The style change is subtle and I'm sure it will be an improvement over the stock as my two main complaints with the stock seat were the sliding forward and it was generally uncomfortable for periods longer than ~250kms. I'll post back when I have some real miles in it.

As to my experience with Renazco, everything went very smoothly. I filled out the online form with some details about by height, weight and riding style along with how I would like the seat built (Materials ect.). Communication was great between myself, Sonia and my wife and in total with shipping to and from Ontario Canada the seat was out for about 4 weeks.

My only issue with the seat is that we ordered my wife's seat with red logo and when we received it both seats had the silver logo. Not a big deal and nothing worth complaining about, you'll never see it when your riding anyway.
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Old 11-21-2010, 07:21 PM   #141
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Whats your opinion on the suede? I'd like to go that route but I heard someone else comment that suede holds water and here in the PNW it rains a fair amount.
James did say that suede breathes better but may not be the best choice if you end up riding in the wet - I guess the PNW would qualify!
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Old 11-22-2010, 03:12 AM   #142
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The suede on the Renazcos has a waterproof (or at least resistant?) liner under it, so it doesn't soak the whole seat. The cover still holds a fair amount of water so your butt might eventually get wet if you are not wearing waterproof pants.
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Old 11-22-2010, 05:16 AM   #143
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we live in a very wet climate at times and James did not recommend the suede for us....we are getting vinyl also because both of us leave our bike outside while at work.
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Old 01-31-2011, 12:02 AM   #144
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Just finished a 4000 mile trip with the Renazco and I can say it is a vast improvement over stock. No sliding forward feeling. It takes about 6 hours for me to notice any discomfort, and even then it's bearable. Not like the stock which required stops every 90min after the first 2 hrs.




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Old 01-31-2011, 03:24 PM   #145
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Does anyone have a photo of a "low" Renazco seat?
I have the stock low seat and I'd like to see if Renazco is able to maintain that height, without the discomfort. I'm sure there's some space-age foam, somewhere....

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Old 01-31-2011, 07:01 PM   #146
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Does anyone have a photo of a "low" Renazco seat?
I have the stock low seat and I'd like to see if Renazco is able to maintain that height, without the discomfort. I'm sure there's some space-age foam, somewhere....

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I'm with ya, I don't want to sacrifice my "low" seat height. Besides, I've done several 600+ mile days in my BMW low seat and my ass is still attached to my body...
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:50 PM   #147
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I'm with ya, I don't want to sacrifice my "low" seat height. Besides, I've done several 600+ mile days in my BMW low seat and my ass is still attached to my body...
i sent the company an email. hopefully they have something for us folks with a low seat.
i'll post any meaningful response.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:56 AM   #148
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Hopefully I can answer some concerns in one posting here since I rarely get a chance chime in on posts these days.

The low seat that BMW offers is the absolute lowest you can go without sacrificing anymore comfort. Any lower and your pretty much sitting on the seat pan. We make improvements to the BMW low seat to gain better ground reach using our own methods while retaining comfort.

All is relative to you the rider, this is where weight to inseam ratios come to play. A rider that outweighs the normal inseam ratio is at a disadvantage as much as a rider that is lighter in weight to hardly effect suspension compression.

The seat pictured below pretty much sums up how low to expect a low seat from Renazco, anything lower then that and it's just a seat cover over the seat pan.
For those with a shorter inseam and expect to flat foot this bike you'll need to do suspension work. Nothing wrong with lowering these bikes in fact depending on who your using for suspension work you'll probably gain better handling.







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Old 02-01-2011, 09:12 AM   #149
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The low seat that BMW offers is the absolute lowest you can go without sacrificing anymore comfort. Any lower and your pretty much sitting on the seat pan. We make improvements to the BMW low seat to gain better ground reach using our own methods while retaining comfort.
Thanks for the reply.
I'm not asking to flat foot the bike. BMW advertises that its low seat brings the height to 33.5 inches. I'd be happy just to retain that height. How high is the Renazco "low" seat?
Is it every bit as comfy as the normal Renazco seat? I'm asking because presumably there is less foam used. Maybe some gel inserts could help.
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Old 02-01-2011, 09:51 AM   #150
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My new Renasco has a build date of Feb 14/2011....... It`s getting close.....

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