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Old 04-22-2010, 02:29 PM   #46
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Its quite simple actually, if your going to order one, just ask him.
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Old 04-22-2010, 07:56 PM   #47
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No, you send James your seat and he sends you back the same one just re-done the right way. These seats are very popular and so you may be surprised at the wait to send your in. I think right now he is booking Sept. build dates.
Thanks DP. Sounds like a great thing to do during the dead of winter. :)
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Old 04-22-2010, 08:11 PM   #48
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Thanks DP. Sounds like a great thing to do during the dead of winter. :)

Book a slot now.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:01 PM   #49
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Suede Top

I had prepaid for a suede-top seat and my build week was last week. Today I had a chance to chat with James himself. He's a super-friendly and knowledgeable guy with tons of experience.

We chatted about his experience with the F800 seats and here's what he had to say about the suede finish. Essentially, he said he tried every conceivable finish and pattern to try and make suede work on the F800 seat but nothing he tried worked out. He said the problem comes from suede's natural tendency to stretch which would see it coming away from the seat liner - especially in the corners. He wasn't happy with any of the results so they're not doing the suede finish on the seats.

So fancy-shmancy marine-grade vinyl it is! Should have the seat next week! Woo hoo!
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:29 AM   #50
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Great looking seat guys. I sent an email to Renazco today with a few questions. I have a few for those of you with the seat. If you had to send you seat in how long were you with out it for? Basically if I only have one seat - Is this a winter project?






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Old 05-09-2010, 10:10 AM   #51
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Is this a winter project?
My build date was the week of April 19th. It got sent out to me (in Canada) on May 3rd.

I was without it for a week before hand to allow for travel time there and am still without it as it will get here sometime this week.

So it will be close to a month when all is said and done BUT I'm in Canada so it takes quite a bit longer as they use USPS instead of an express shipper like FedEx or UPS.

I have still been riding but the frame, even with some towels and a sheepskin, isn't the most comfortable but probably the same as the stocker!
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Old 05-09-2010, 10:19 AM   #52
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My build date was the week of April 19th. It got sent out to me (in Canada) on May 3rd.

I was without it for a week before hand to allow for travel time there and am still without it as it will get here sometime this week.

So it will be close to a month when all is said and done BUT I'm in Canada so it takes quite a bit longer as they use USPS instead of an express shipper like FedEx or UPS.

I have still been riding but the frame, even with some towels and a sheepskin, isn't the most comfortable but probably the same as the stocker!
A Canuck, perfect! Any problems (customs/boarder) shipping your seat to him, what about duty coming back?

I am considering a second seat to use then sell it later. I would imagine the cost even with doing it that way would be less than a Touratech, another on my shortlist. I have also asked him about his schedule in January...

Thanks for the post!
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Old 05-09-2010, 11:34 AM   #53
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If you had to send you seat in how long were you with out it for? Basically if I only have one seat - Is this a winter project?
Depends on your "winter".

IMHO, the best course of action is to buy a second seat used--any kind, really--and then send in that seat (or your stock one) to get reworked. If you buy used, you're really not going to lose much (if at all) on the resale once you get the Renazco back.
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Old 05-09-2010, 03:16 PM   #54
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Depends on your "winter".

IMHO, the best course of action is to buy a second seat used--any kind, really--and then send in that seat (or your stock one) to get reworked. If you buy used, you're really not going to lose much (if at all) on the resale once you get the Renazco back.
Ahh... now I'm cooking with crisco. I just found a second hand one on the ADV flea market that should make this plan work out nicely.
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Old 05-09-2010, 09:41 PM   #55
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Ahh... now I'm cooking with crisco. I just found a second hand one on the ADV flea market that should make this plan work out nicely.




Book your slot now. The turnaround once you get your date isn't bad, but he has a good backlog of work.

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Old 05-10-2010, 07:10 AM   #56
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Got an email back from James this morning with answers to the hand full of questions I had, it appears he is booking for October now. I filled out the online form, I can wait for a good seat.
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Old 05-12-2010, 06:34 PM   #57
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Z11: Got the seat on May 10 and have been taking it on short city rips since. Initial impressions are nothing more than expected: more comfy, higher than stock and great fit and finish.

This weekend will see a lot more miles so I'll post my review then.



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Old 05-12-2010, 07:21 PM   #58
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Thanks Barton,

My wife (AKA the copycat) now has her build date for a Renazco seat as well. I did manage to get a second hand seat to use while my seat is away, foregoing the rolled up towels and sheep skin...

I am curious if there is something you or others who have this seat may have asked for different if you were to order it over again. Different material, different consistency in foam ect...
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Old 05-12-2010, 08:02 PM   #59
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I am curious if there is something you or others who have this seat may have asked for different if you were to order it over again. Different material, different consistency in foam ect...
Good question.

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Old 05-12-2010, 09:56 PM   #60
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