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Decent Seat wanted - what are my options

Hi folks,

I'm looking to buy a replacement seat for my AT RD04 .. it needs to be suitable for 2 and darn comfortable... any ideas - suggestions, very welcome ...

I have the standard seat, plus a airhawk and sheepskin... still didn't stop the sleeping balls syndrome...(good job I don’t want kids I guess) …

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There are several options of getting it professionally done BUT! they are a lot of money and not IMHO really worth it..
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New New Seat - Honda Trail Bike Forums

do that and then just take the seat to a local automotive upholsterer and they will make a new cover for it..

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How can you ride when something is sliding around under you?

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i dont know about sargeant seats but i was really unimpressed with corbin when i bought a "gunfighter" (stupid name) for my sportsbike a few years ago.
it was very expensive
it weighed a tonne
it didnt fit, the seat lock would not latch
it rubbed the paint
the leather was very poor quality and already had marks in

i sent it back and had my original seat reshaped to what i wanted, it was a superb job and a third of the cost. where i had it done have retired to the sun now, good for them but bad for us they were real pros, bumwraps in bognor regis.

i agree with patrick above, custom made is the way to go and not as expensive as you think
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Trust me, for a dual sport bike or Trailie like an Africa Twin,

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never heard of renazco, american brand i assume? but then so are corbin so someone is probably selling them this side of the pond.
i hope they are better value than corbin, the seat for my GSX was £350, back then nearly $700US!


UPDATE;
just had a look on renazco website, they look pretty nice. a full suede seat tailor made to your measurements is $400, an off-the-shelf corbin seat for my varadero is $430. trouble is, change the dollar sign to pounds and thats how much they cost here :0(

rip off britain strikes again!
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some of which I've heard in person, from guys riding on the seat.

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I'll back Mollydog up on the renazco seats, best i've ever used and i've tried quite a few different solutions.

If one ever comes up used on any web forum grab it, I did for my KTM and was so impressed that I bought a new one for my XR650R. Not cheap by the time you've shipped from the USA but quality never is
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So you're saying the UK will tax a "gift" from the USA at 100%??

To do an XT seat you would have to mail your old seat to him, unless he can get hold of one locally. We haven't had XT's since 1990.

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if its over 18 sterling in value they will, yes, we've got a scottish bloke in charge now, with his fake eyebrowed conman croney "darling" wedged firmly between his buttocks. i dont think it will be long before we pay tax on the tax.

i haven't even got the XT out of the garage for months, i just used the varadero as an example for price. cant see why anyone would want to change the seat on a varadero
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