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Old 04-13-2013, 08:45 PM   #16
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Old 04-14-2013, 05:18 AM   #17
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It looks very similar to the Renzaco, I just received. (Shape and seams, anyway) Only 10 miles on it so far.
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Old 04-14-2013, 08:05 AM   #18
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Does anyone have close up pics of the tall?

With my recent purchase of a lightly used 950AS, I got two seats in the deal. One is a custom, 2-up touring seat.....like a Russell Day Long and the wife and I love it.....big mileage gobbler. The other is a Seargent.....and I am not keen on it. Thought I might ditch the cover and foam and move to one of these. I want a seat that is more fit for dirt, off-road riding.


Also.....I continue to wonder why anyone purchases a suede seat, especially if one gets caught out in the SW monsoons as often as we do in July and August. They look really cool, but what about their performance in wet weather?
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Old 07-22-2013, 06:08 PM   #19
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Tall Seat Concepts



This is a picture of the tall. It's not really that much taller to me than the standard seat. And actually I think it's quite a bit harder than the standard. I used to get 2-3 hours into a ride before the pain would start, now I only get about 1.5 hours. I like the gripper sides, the (little) extra leg room I get and my wife loves the platform at the back, but comfort wise I liked the original seat better.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:32 PM   #20
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This is a picture of the tall. It's not really that much taller to me than the standard seat. And actually I think it's quite a bit harder than the standard. I used to get 2-3 hours into a ride before the pain would start, now I only get about 1.5 hours. I like the gripper sides, the (little) extra leg room I get and my wife loves the platform at the back, but comfort wise I liked the original seat better.

give it 1000 miles to break in. The 'tall' does not refer to vs stock height, but rather vs the stock low (Dakar) seat.
The seat gives you a few options to move around when riding solo, and did me right to Colorado and back for 2400 miles of hiway droning.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:06 PM   #21
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give it 1000 miles to break in. The 'tall' does not refer to vs stock height, but rather vs the stock low (Dakar) seat.
The seat gives you a few options to move around when riding solo, and did me right to Colorado and back for 2400 miles of hiway droning.
Yep, their website says its 1.5" taller than the KTM flat seat, my intent was just to get a bit more legroom without having to lower the pegs, and I'm happy with that aspect of the seat.

I have already put about 2,300 +/- miles on the seat since I bought it, so I think it's as broken in as it's going to get. Also, I'm not saying the seat is bad...far from it actually, BUT it is harder than the stock seat, at least to me.
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:54 PM   #22
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ah I see.
A lot of after market seats are more firm, but the shape makes all the difference. I've found the front scoop to be a little softer, while the wide rear is very firm.

The only complaint I have is that when standing on the pegs, there seems to be excess foam at the very bottom of the seat that rubs the inside of my knees. I may have to pull the cover off and shave that out as it gets to be uncomfortable when moving around off road.
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Old 07-25-2013, 03:00 AM   #23
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just ordered one yesterday. I ditched a Renazco immediately after buying the bike. Horrible seat. Got a Dakar seat which is pretty darn comfy. But I also acquired a stock flat seat so that one will get the SC foam. Looking forward to my first rides with the SC seat
I put a renazco on my S model yesterday and after a 375 km run I'm loving it. Love the finish, hight wise it's spot on and very comfortable.
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Old 02-13-2014, 08:43 AM   #24
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Bored on a snowy day looking at my bike in the living room...

7k or so miles later and I still like the seat. I must not have gotten it installed perfectly because the "taint ripples" never went away, but I cant tell when Im riding it.
Its still really comfortable and was money well spent. Hind sight: I would have sent it in and had Seat Concepts install it, an air stapler is necessary. Manual and electric arent even worth trying in my opinion.



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Old 02-22-2014, 06:31 PM   #25
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Hey BigNastybrp, now that you've had some time on it how do you like it?
How is the suede in the sun, does the seat get cooking or does it stay fairly cool? Feel like the low is good support on a long ride?

Thinking about getting the 2-up low or the same exact seat you have.
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Old 02-23-2014, 07:13 AM   #26
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I have a seat concepts seat as well, with the vinyl cover. It's pretty decent, but I do think it is pretty hard. I'm only good for about 1.5-2 hours of comfort unless I do a lot of standing.

Those of you with the suede covers, how do those hold up? I feel like they would be really absorbent in rain and would suck up mud and dust pretty badly...
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Old 02-24-2014, 07:25 AM   #27
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Could someone with a tall Seat Concepts seat do me a favour?

I would like to know what height the seat is at it`s lowest point (Where rider sits) when the bike is on the center stand. Non R model.
I asume all standard bikes have same center stand.

The Renazco I had was 973 mm to that point.
The stock 06 seat is 945 mm.
The stock 950 seat is 943 mm.

I sold the Renazco, got a custom one but think it may be a little to short now

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Old 02-24-2014, 08:44 PM   #28
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Have Seat concepts on 950 SM. Much better shape than stock and is firm. At about $160. it seems to be about half price of competition.
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