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Old 04-09-2015, 06:25 AM   #1
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990 Seats in the UK

Hi, Sorry if this topic has been done to death but could I ask about seats for the 990 adventure.

I've recently got my first 990 and after a few hundred miles I'm not finding the seat all the comfy. Now, this may be something I get used to after a while but in the mean time, does anybody know of any alternative seats available in the UK?

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Old 04-09-2015, 07:00 AM   #2
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Do you have the standard seat or the ergo gel seat?
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:38 AM   #3
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The seat is good for an hour max (ergo gel is marginally better but your ass will still be stiff soon after).

Renazco seems to be the way to go but they're US based and there is a long waiting list. If you want to pursue that route I suggest you buy an ergo gel seat or another stocker and send your stocker off to them to be fitted up the Renazco way.

Seat Concepts do kits that appear to be held in high regard too with good instructions available on youtube for fitting them to your seat pan.

Then there's Touratwat.....but I haven't read any glowing reports for them

Other than that you can look at UK based seat makers but I don't know any offhand that do work specific to the 990.

For the last couple of years I've been using a premium Airhawk cushion for long trips and just remove it for trail work. It works really well for me......the bag and attachment straps it comes with are pathetic though. I replaced their straps with some mini rokstraps and that has worked really well. The seat bag itself is falling to bits now though...so will buy another one and port the rokstraps to it.

One day I'll get a Renazco but for now my ass is safe.......
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Old 04-09-2015, 12:11 PM   #4
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So far I've only been able to ride my stock seat for six or seven hours on long highway and interstate runs. Not the most comfortable seat I've ever had, but works well enough for now. When I wear the foam out I figure Renazco is going to get the call for the replacement.
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Old 04-09-2015, 01:16 PM   #5
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I use both the old straight seat (also S and R models) and the comfy 990 standard one. I actually finf more comfortable the straight one...

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Old 04-09-2015, 02:57 PM   #6
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If your any where near bristol way. A company call equinox upholstery would be able to reshape your seat. Had mine done for 40 quid and it now fits perfect. It only took the guy a few hours to sort
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Old 04-09-2015, 11:57 PM   #7
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Cheers guys.

I think mine is the standard seat that comes on the R, it has a matching patern on it to the rest of the bike.

I'm no where near bristol but will look into custom makers, good idea.

Also, now scouring ebay for a doner.
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Old 04-10-2015, 02:22 AM   #8
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Cheers guys.

Also, now scouring ebay for a doner.
you think sitting on a kebab will be more comfortable ? sorry couldn't resist....

good luck with your search fella....
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Old 04-10-2015, 02:44 AM   #9
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you think sitting on a kebab will be more comfortable ? sorry couldn't resist....

good luck with your search fella....

Took me a bit...but that is funny!!!!

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Old 04-10-2015, 03:56 AM   #10
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you think sitting on a kebab will be more comfortable ? sorry couldn't resist....

good luck with your search fella....

I'm liking your work
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Old 04-10-2015, 04:14 AM   #11
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You could look at a heating element as well, to stop getting a chilli bottom

I'll get my coat...... Sorry
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Old 04-10-2015, 11:13 AM   #12
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the standard 990 seat (no orange stripe) is a lot softer - i bought a decent second hand one and used that for longer trips, but after after swapping around for a while, the standard 990R seat has broken in a bit and now much easier on the cheeks...
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Old 04-10-2015, 12:31 PM   #13
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ah hah... Good to know!

Thanks for that.
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Old 04-13-2015, 03:58 AM   #14
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I had an ergo gel seat, it wasn't much of an improvement IMHO. I took the cover off, and reshaped the seat foam using a cut up camping roll mat. Then I added gel pads from http://www.danmedicasouth.co.uk/

The gel on the ergo seat is really thin, less than a centimetre if I remember correctly.

Total cost was about 40 each for the gel pads, and a can of spray on Evo-Stick.
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