The F800GS Seat

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by M N B, Dec 14, 2008.

  1. 10Cup

    10Cup Long timer

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    Jim,
    It looks like real leather under the pelt. No padding at all but gives quite a bit of comfort. I was surprised at how much it helped. Like it a lot and would recommend it to anyone looking for seat comfort without adding a lot of height to the seat.

    Mike
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  2. Harry Swan

    Harry Swan One more time

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    I agree. I've got three Corbins on bikes now, two of them needed that extra carving and padding.

    Alaska Leather's sheepskin does work surprising well, as do Airhawk and the like air cushions although they do add a little to the height, but if setup right very little. Both types have been my choice on the 1150 and now the F800 while keeping the OEM seat on both. Save your money for more important things like crashbars....
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  3. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    Any word on Renazco doing one for our F8's?

    Just fired off an email to him. More to follow.
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  4. DiabloBlanco

    DiabloBlanco Intl' Hops Inspector

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    I want to second everyone else's call...
    If anyone has pulled the trigger on the Touratech Standard or Breathable or the Wunderlich seat (if they're offering it yet? I saw it on one of their farkled bikes) please give us the scoop.

    OR everyone who wants the scoop on the TT can each send me 50 dollars and we can pool our money together and I will purchase one and let you all know how it goes :D
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  5. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    I'm in process with James at Renazco for a seat. Unfortunately, he is pretty busy so I may be in the queue a bit. I'll let ya know when I have it for photos and a review.
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  6. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I'm going to put my credit card in my tank bag, then after about 100 miles I'll be motivated enough to order the Touratech seat w/o any hesitation.
    Buyers remorse will kick in shortly after, but it will be a done deal
    I really hate my 800 seat. This from a guy who rode KTM's.
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  7. Magile

    Magile "What exit?"

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    It should be sweeeet if it's anything like this... :evil

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  8. dogtired

    dogtired SECRET ASIAN-MAN

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    I like the "carbon" Corbin on my ZX-12R...it made a world of difference. I'm looking for something for my KLR650....something that doesn't change the seat height, but will be comfy for my 250+lbs....something flatter than OEM.

    Has anyone tried this guy for a better seat? Feedbacks?

    http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php
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  9. Surfdog

    Surfdog Been here awhile

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    I've had good luck w/ Sargent's seats.. They made a "custom" seat for my KTM950 adv... I'm sure if you talked w/ them they could modify your existing seat to meet you rneeds... just a thought. :1drink
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  10. Bucko

    Bucko In a parallel world

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    +1 on Sargent. I've had them do seat work and I've had their seats as well. Their KLR seat was a great improvement.
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  11. Firefight911

    Firefight911 Been here awhile

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    Unfortunately, James says he can not do the F800GS seat in suede. Rats!!!! i'm working with him now on a suitable color/style of vinyl for it.
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  12. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I just spoke w/ James. I am now on "the list".
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  13. M N B

    M N B would rather be riding

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    Those look like very nice seats.
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  14. spoof

    spoof on backwards

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    Love the Renazco on my DRZ. LOVE.

    If I ever get a new seat for the 800GS, it'll be Renazco.
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  15. bajaburro

    bajaburro Ancient Adventurer

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    What he said.
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  16. thelouv

    thelouv ocd

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    FWII, After reading much of this thread I decided to try a cheap fix for the first time. I ordered & now have received an Alaska Leathers seat cover. I got the deluxe full saddle sheared to 1" in black. Well, after a 280 mile test this past Saturday (high 50 degree farenheit temp), I would definitely say buy one if you can accept the looks and you want some improvement in comfort. It is not by any means a sudden iron butt saddle but, a very welcome improvement. I'll get a pic when I can & also another opinion after my wife has a chance to chime in after a 2-up ride. As an added bonus, it also fits just fine on my Triumph seat too & is easy enough to move from one bike to the other.
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  17. johngil

    johngil Reseda, CA

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    I will probably be getting a Bill Mayer saddle since they are semi-local and don't have a large waiting list.
    I'm counting the days.
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    They are a custom builder, so they can build for my needs, I hope.
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  18. RedHawk47

    RedHawk47 Adventurer

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    Read his website and thought it would be worth trying. So I emailed him - three times - no response except the third time his ISP said there was a problem.
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  19. nat_han

    nat_han 2 Wheelers By Choice.. =]

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    hi there,
    so this is your "Bill Mayer" seat on your f800gs? looks good..
    or this is picture from their website?
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  20. One Eye Mike

    One Eye Mike Been here awhile

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    +1. I still have the sheepskin cover from Barb that was on my 1150, before that it was on my KLR, it now resides on my 800. It DEFINITLEY helps stave off the dreaded monkey butt, and comes off in 3 seconds if it starts to rain.
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