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Old 06-18-2010, 04:31 PM   #91
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Old 06-18-2010, 05:14 PM   #92
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Sexy. So he will only do suede on the top? How grippy is it compared to stock? I'm going into the shop on the 5th to spec my seat and have no idea what to pick.
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:07 PM   #93
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This is only his second suede seat and I'm not sure if he will do a full seat in suede. I really like the feel so far, but I only have about two hours of seat time. I'm 6'-2" and had the seat for the vertically challenged, so I have a lot to evaluate: height, slope and grip

I too was unsure about picking out the colors, so I went with his suggestion. I'm a very happy customer.
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Old 06-18-2010, 07:23 PM   #94
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This is only his second suede seat and I'm not sure if he will do a full seat in suede. I really like the feel so far, but I only have about two hours of seat time. I'm 6'-2" and had the seat for the vertically challenged, so I have a lot to evaluate: height, slope and grip

I too was unsure about picking out the colors, so I went with his suggestion. I'm a very happy customer.
I had asked him about suede and he said he wasn't doing them, how did you get the suede option???
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Old 06-19-2010, 07:19 PM   #95
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I was just lucky with my timing. J Renazco was working on a suede seat for another (f800) customer when I dropped off my seat so I guess he figured out a way to make the suede work. I'll post up if there are any issues, but I honestly don't expect any.
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Old 06-19-2010, 08:16 PM   #96
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Beautiful seat. Comfy long haul is the question? I've owned a lot of bikes and put on a lot of road miles all told, many long distance runs including Anchorage to Los Angeles for one... the best seat I've ever done long distance is, no question, no hesitation, Corbin.

Corbin's are strangely hard at first, however, butt comfort and/or pain quickly becomes forgotten and you just get on with riding. It is a strange phenomenon to so thoroughly forget there was ever a problem, which in the end, (pun intended) is the point. I seem to remember a Corbin on another 800GS here, but apparently rare.

Anyway, curious, good looking as the Renazco is, how it stacks up long days.
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Old 06-21-2010, 03:18 PM   #97
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Great looking seat

Can someone please tell me if the long days on this seat are pain-free?
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Old 06-21-2010, 05:13 PM   #98
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Can someone please tell me if the long days on this seat are pain-free?
Absolutely pain free!!!! I started this thread and this seat is the bee's knees! No pain whatsoever, no matter how long I ride!!!
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Old 06-21-2010, 06:05 PM   #99
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It looks thin but comfortable...
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:27 PM   #100
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Suede...Finally

On order, now that suede is an option. Can you believe the build date is now Dec.27th.....
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Old 06-22-2010, 08:47 PM   #101
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On order, now that suede is an option. Can you believe the build date is now Dec.27th.....
Oh man do I change my order to suede now? I'm the same week as you...
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:11 AM   #102
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Now that I've had the Renazco for a while and just recently spent a week on it with several long days (400+ miles) and plenty of off-road (from gravel sweepers to single track and everything in between) I figure it's time for a review.

On the road: The seat is fine for the first 100 miles but as the hours roll by it does become uncomfortable. I find the seat still has a slight downslope to it which with vibes and distance tends to result in a moto-wedgie. I also find the stitching, although visually appealing, causes a seam that digs in after a long while (by the 8th hour on the road).

Off road: Seat comfort isn't really an issue off-road as the seating position is so dynamic. The vinyl provides a good mix of grip and resilience to abuse. The narrow rally shape makes moving the bike underneath you easy and does not restrict leg movement.

What would I change?

I am likely going to send it back to James and have it re-upholstered in the recently available suede and also have James stick another half inch of foam in there for added comfort and to level the seat out even more. I'll also chat with him about the possibility of a gel insert.

This concludes my 3000 mile review of the relationship of my posterior anatomy and the Renazco.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:40 PM   #103
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. I'll also chat with him about the possibility of a gel insert.
Careful on the Gel. It gets hot in the sun , then retains the heat for a long time. I'ts like sitting on a heating pad.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:41 PM   #104
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Careful on the Gel. It gets hot in the sun , then retains the heat for a long time. I'ts like sitting on a heating pad.
on second thought.....

thanks for the heads up.
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Old 06-29-2010, 08:23 PM   #105
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On order, now that suede is an option. Can you believe the build date is now Dec.27th.....
Wow, thanks for the update. I checked a month or so ago and they were still in September. I decided to wait to get a mid-winter build date... I guess the time is now!
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