Greetings all! I picked up my seat from James (Bojangles) yesterday. I set off from Sacramento for Santa Rosa at 7ish in the AM. Nasty ride... Nothing but heavy fog, precipitation, and to boot the breakfast joint in Winters was closed!!!! The crappy morning ride was mitigated a great deal by gear... Look for my review of my Marsee Adventure Jacket (coming soon). Anyways, on to the meat of this review. Let me preface this with the fact that I will continue to add to this as I put more miles on the this saddle - this is an initial report only for now... Here we have the saddle freshly mounted on the steed... Although mightily tempted to go for the "Creeper Pimp Package", I opted for a grey/orange in keeping with bike... BTW - Creep, for all the heckling you get - I really like the colors on your seat - it is going to look stellar when you finish up the plastics to match... I ask James to give me a wider seat for my "wider" arse. Here is a photo (coming off the hill back into Napa) where you can see how this seat does not sitck out significantly (No KTMNate wings here!!! - sorry nate, couldn't resist!) Another roadside shot (coming off the hill) to give you some more "looks" of the seat... Those of you looking closely will see the pouch on the seat cradling my iPod - more on this later my fellow iPod-aholics Let's talk a moment about craftsmanship... I am very impressed with the details - the straight stitching, the materials, the foam... I hung out a bit with James in his shop (sorry! no photos - secret processes and witness protedtion program and all and got to watch him finishing up Alan's 950 seat. The materials being used are just top knotch IMHO in addition to the care James uses in building. Here are a few shots from my garage this morning - sorry for the shoddy pics as it was raining/dark, etc... I opted for suede (obviously), i failed to "groom" the seat for these photos. what you notice at the rear in this photos (and others) are not imperfections, but rather "bed head" (i.e. - not brushed!). Close up side view... You will notice the RDS logo... James asked me about stitching it in my seat and I gladly obliged as I have never had an issue with recognizing vendors with worthy products... From the rear... Uhhhh, wait maybe I could rephrase that better... nahhhh!!!! An aesthetic note... As shown, the logo looks great on the right - angle flows with the bike, however on the left it leaves a bit to be desired as it is the same and just is not as polished... Just my opinion. Nice straight stitching... Now, on to how it feels... First off, it is very different at first from your stock 640 seat. It is taller - noticably at first. At first I also sat "on top" rather than "in" the seat - very awkward first ride. That said, in less than 5 miles, that sensation rapidly disappeared. It is still tall, but just as my bike was at first i am adjusting rapidly (btw, I am somewhat inseam challenged at 5'10" and 29/30" ish inseam...) The suede is also a change at first. i am used to being able to slide into "position" as I ride or otherside. No go with the suede! Different at first, but I appreciated it immediately as soon as we got off road (not sure if this is an RDS extra, but james to me to some local dirt which took out to the mouth of the Russian River which dumps into the Pacific). The grip is great as well as confidence inspiring! Photo of us below mid trail for a, ahem - break... Just like a mechanic with a broke down car, james does not even have time to shod his steed with one of his saddles (however, it is shod with an Akra and packing a FCR39 - niiiicccceeeee!) Thanks for the ride and lunch James!!!!! James is going to kill me for this, but if you are on the fence about this purchase as I was, GO SEE HIM! If you're not local, CALL HIM! Creeper pushed me over the edge as to calling him and I was glad I did. He is a professional and knows his shiznit! While I am on this, his service is top knotch! I received a call from James this morning inquiring about my ride home and how was the seat. Not only that, but making sure I knew if something was bugging me after some more miles to call him so we can revise the saddle further to my liking! Not too often do you see this with vendors... At this point though, I would call James a friend. Let's talk about comfort now... i put in a touch over 300 miles (mostly pavement - maybe 15 miles dirt) with the first 1/3 on the stock saddle. After the ride I reflected upon my arse - yes I pondered my arse! How was it? While certainly attractive , how was the condition? I was sore from a long day (for me - I know, I know - that was nothing... I can hear it now from all you IBA lunatics...) in the saddle, but as i thought about it, my arse did not HURT, nor was it sore as my stock saddle induced. I consider it a success for my wants and needs which were to increase comfort while maintaining an acceptable width in an attractive package - job well done james! I will report further as I break it in. As an aside, James and switched bikes for a bit. I got on his (KTM comfort saddle i think, James?) and I thought, "this is comfy! why did I just drop large coin on an RDS?!?!?" In less than 5 miles I knew - I was already adjusting and had uncomfortable pressure points - in other words, nice soft and comfy at first - another torture rack right after! Niiiiceee powerband however!!!! Pipe is not near as loud while riding as it is riding behind it... All in all I am a very satisfied customer at this point and I am confident that should I have any issue with this saddle that James will do everything to resolve it! Michael PS - almost forgot the iPod segment! Look in the iPod thread for more details, but suffice it to say that the rally pouch is an excellent iPod carrying method!