Renazco Seat for F800GS - A photo comparison/review

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by Firefight911, May 28, 2009.

  1. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    Ordered it sooner? I would still like suede but I am ecstatic that James said no. It shows that he is more interested in a quality product than marketing. That's why there is a wait list!!!

    No changes wanted. The seat is perfect for what I wanted out of it.:thumb:thumb

    If anyone wanted to borrow a seat during their build I would be happy to try and work out something. I have two stock seats, a low one and a standard. Just let me know and we can talk off air.
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  2. Zacharia_11

    Zacharia_11 11th Assassin

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    That is about the only "negative"? feedback I have heard on this seat. The wait. I've skimmed through a handful of other forums specifically looking for feedback on this seat. Lots of talk about Suede fabrics and how they hold up to weather - which isn't a consideration for the F800GS seat for Renazco - and much mention about the wait. Most, if not all, said it was worth the wait and spoke highly of the personal customer service they received.

    I had read about one guy who formally had a Corbin, loved the foam, and wished he'd asked for the seat to be more firm. This guy sounds like me. A few others who ride aggressive dirt bikes were also commenting on seat cover choices and gripping materials.
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  3. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    Nope. It's perfect, IMO. I gave James an accurate reflection of my riding habits, so if he does any custom tweaking away from a "base" seat, it's spot on. If he just makes one seat, no matter what you tell him, it was made for me, then. :norton

    EDIT: looking at your last reply, it's a better shape and much better grip standing, and leagues more comfortable sitting because of the profile.
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  4. Zacharia_11

    Zacharia_11 11th Assassin

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    Thanks Packmule, I gave an accurate profile of my riding and added comments to further explain the type of riding I do most frequently and the type of riding I would like to do with this bike, along with my past preferences for a firm seat. I am confident the seat will be just what I ask for.

    Ya, the Renazco is a much better looking seat IMO. The Corbin for the F800GS lacked the look I wanted and the Renazco looks much more purposeful for some of the trail/off slab riding I would like to do. I've been very satisfied with Corbin seats in the past - just couldn't do it on the F8GS.

    Nothing left to do but wait...
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  5. RamblerTim

    RamblerTim Been here awhile

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    Will someone/anyone please give more feedback about how this seat feels on long trips 100 miles & plus?

    I know one or two have provided feedback but I am interested to hear from some others.

    What are the downsides about this seat OTHER than the wait time?

    It almost seems like this seat has a "Soup Nazi" effect about it. The wait time is so long & you receive such personalized attention when it is being built that people are too prideful to be honest about the downsides.

    Or maybe not as many people have them compared to the other seats out there. Any additional info would be great, hope this sparks some more reviews....
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  6. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    Or maybe, just maybe, they're as good as this review and others have indicated.

    I've done multiple 200+ mile days on it with my most being about 350. It's THAT good!!!
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  7. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    550 miles in 10 hours. 1 continuous ride. No problem.

    Lets James Renazco be your guide in chooseing material. The man knows his stuff and has an eye for the proper look.
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  8. PackMule

    PackMule love what you do Super Moderator

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    :poser Great analogy. :lol3


    I love mine, and couldn't think of anything to change on it. If someone up this way has another custom seat they'd like to trade and eval for a few miles sometime, I'd be up for that, for the sake of comparison.
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  9. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    "You conserdered that ugly Day Long cruiser type seat before mine" ?
    "NO SEAT FOR YOU"
    :lol3
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  10. Zacharia_11

    Zacharia_11 11th Assassin

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    I wondered the same thing. Google the seat - lots of guys in lots of forums have threads dedicated to their experience with the seat and the company. I read a lot of posts about the work James and Chris do and how satisfied people were with their seats. Typically I expect the first responses to a new seat to be positive, so I too like to get feedback after some one has some real time into their seat and the 'warm fuzzy' has had a chance to wear off. Anything I read indicated positive reviews for the seat and the company, I am failry certian you will find the same.

    Can't ask for much more than that.

    I would suggest that if your not honest about your riding profile you would end up with the seat you asked for and not the seat you 'need'. I also have no idea what different kinds of seat coverings (vinyl) would be best, so I asked for a recommendation based on my profile. I'm sure the seat's not magic - but it sounds like a great seat from a great company.

    I'll provide more feedback of my experineces as my build date is in October along with my wifes.
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  11. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Basiclly, it's the seat for you if your an off road oriented rider. If your the Lazy Boy type, maybe not.
    On on my 3rd Renazco.
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  12. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    I'm all set with my build date for the end of December. I'm thinking about either a black top and grey sides or all black on my white f800gs.
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  13. OlyRider

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    Wow....the build dates are already out to December!!

    My $100 deposit was due to James by May 21st (last week) for a September build date. Our first email exchange was on May 10th.

    Build a quality product, and they will come....
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  14. Zacharia_11

    Zacharia_11 11th Assassin

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    I think a little contrast is good, I am just going to let the different matierial provide the contrast and go all black. My wife is getting a deep red stitch for the Renazco logo to go with her white bike - I am just going with silver stitch. (Black stitch thru the seams).

    What vinyl material did you choose?
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  15. ba_

    ba_ Long timer

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    I actually didn't know I had a vinyl material choice. Do tell...

    And the build dates are out to November. I chose December so it would affect my riding.
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  16. Zacharia_11

    Zacharia_11 11th Assassin

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    My build date is in october so I bought a second hand seat here to cover the time when my seat is being built.

    Originally I asked for Black Grain Top and Black Carbon Fiber Sides, that was based on what I saw as a popular choice for all vinyl seats on their site. However I asked for a recomendation based on my riding profile and was recommended matte black top and pigskin vinyl sides, which I ended up going with.
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  17. ba_

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    Very cool. I have plenty of time to decide what options I want.

    I'll give James/Sonia a call to go through the options.
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  18. Bartron

    Bartron 'Tenacious B' the Bike Punisher

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    I have that combo and now that it has had a chance to weather, it looks great.
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  19. ba_

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    Pics?
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  20. DockingPilot

    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    Ditto.
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