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Don't say Russell its to ugly. Initially I was set on ordering a Renazco, however the Sargent seat has peaked my interest. Any recomendations ?

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I'm really satisfied with my Bill Mayer saddle.

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I did the ride in and was fitted sitting on the bike. They make fine tuning of the padding to fit your arse.

You can choose any color of material in Vinyl or leather

But,,,,they are very expensive!

here is a shot of one on a DRZ

http://billmayersaddles.com/BMS/Gallery_of_Comfort/Pages/Suzuki.html#1

http://billmayersaddles.com/BMS/Home.html

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I have the Renazco and my wife's build date is 4-26. 👍 It's not going to be hard to find rave reviews on most any seat other than the stock 4x6 post or the gel seat from h*ll. 🙂 I like the Renazco because it is custom built for your weight and leg length. You can specify seat covering and sides from many choices including stitching. Of course you pay a bit more for the custom over the cookie cutter... but again, I'm sure the Sargent is a world apart from the stocker.

Here's a link to some pictures of my Renazco on my DR650......🤣

http://picasaweb.google.com/rshafer9/9610DR650SERenazcoSeat?feat=directlink

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I'm really satisfied with my Bill Mayer saddle.

IMG_1220.jpg

I did the ride in and was fitted sitting on the bike. They make fine tuning of the padding to fit your arse.

You can choose any color of material in Vinyl or leather

But,,,,they are very expensive!

here is a shot of one on a DRZ

http://billmayersaddles.com/BMS/Gallery_of_Comfort/Pages/Suzuki.html#1

http://billmayersaddles.com/BMS/Home.html

I actually have a Rick Mayer saddle on my Bandit - comfy compared to the stock seat

Does the Mayer saddle support using both the stock and aftermarket tanks or is it like a Corbin?

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I have the Renazco and my wife's build date is 4-26. 👍 It's not going to be hard to find rave reviews on most any seat other than the stock 4x6 post or the gel seat from h*ll. 🙂 I like the Renazco because it is custom built for your weight and leg length. You can specify seat covering and sides from many choices including stitching. Of course you pay a bit more for the custom over the cookie cutter... but again, I'm sure the Sargent is a world apart from the stocker.

Here's a link to some pictures of my Renazco on my DR650......🤣

http://picasaweb.google.com/rshafer9/9610DR650SERenazcoSeat?feat=directlink

Renazco = great off road, is it the same for the street?

I would like to able to ride for 300 miles w/o my arse in pain

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Renazco = great off road, is it the same for the street?

I would like to able to ride for 300 miles w/o my arse in pain

Yeah, night and day difference in arse treatment over the stocker. I'd be squirming after 25 miles with the stocker..... I've done around 200 miles so far in one day on the Renazco. I'd have been riding right to the ER to have my *ss hemorrhage taped up with the stocker after that ride. 👍

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Did over 500mi last weekend on my Renazco, not even remotely sore...loving it. 👍

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I sent my stock seat to Sargent to be redone in 2002 or 2003. I specified widening and dishing. It wasn't a ton wider, but it's WAY more comfortable. 👍

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I actually have a Rick Mayer saddle on my Bandit - comfy compared to the stock seat

Does the Mayer saddle support using both the stock and aftermarket tanks or is it like a Corbin?

He uses your stock seat pan. I don't know how the Corbin is made.

Rocky & I have been friends for 30 yrs. so it was my "go to" for a seat.

When you do a ride-in appointment his staff check fits and taylor's it to you and the bike until it's right, and you can test ride it around his avacado grove.

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I have the Renazco and my wife's build date is 4-26. 👍 It's not going to be hard to find rave reviews on most any seat other than the stock 4x6 post or the gel seat from h*ll. :applause: I like the Renazco because it is custom built for your weight and leg length. You can specify seat covering and sides from many choices including stitching. Of course you pay a bit more for the custom over the cookie cutter... but again, I'm sure the Sargent is a world apart from the stocker.

Here's a link to some pictures of my Renazco on my DR650......🤣

http://picasaweb.google.com/rshafer9/9610DR650SERenazcoSeat?feat=directlink

mx_rob, that is one fine looking DR! Very nice! Just starting to outfit my (new to me) 2005 and need a seat, rear rack, and case. If I can ask; roughly how much did your Renazco cost and what brand/model is the rear rack?

Any other thoughts on seat choices would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! 🙂

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mx_rob, that is one fine looking DR! Very nice! Just starting to outfit my (new to me) 2005 and need a seat, rear rack, and case. If I can ask; roughly how much did your Renazco cost and what brand/model is the rear rack?

Any other thoughts on seat choices would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks! 👍

$350 shipped to my house for the seat. Not cheap but custom built and light years better than the stocker. The rack is a ProMoto Billet. I bought both of mine (my wife's 2005 DR650 has one as well) from Procycle.🤣

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I already have a Corbin and really like it but last night while at Walmart I drifted over and took a look at and bought the ATV pad. I still use the stocker when trail riding and the Corbin leather is waaaay slippery. Put it on last night and took a good 30 minute ride. Really impressive results for $17 plus tax. I don't know if it's "all day" comfortable but I bet it's close. Not sexy or expensive but very effective and affordable. 2 cents..

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Florida Steve, thanks for the Wal Mart tip. Is it an air cushion, beads, sheepskin, etc.? Also, where in FL are you? I'm in Fernandina, north of JAX.

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Hi SS Im up in Jacksonville near the beach (Pablo Rd area) If the weather holds I'll be riding up your way this weekend. Lunch at the Palace or some such thing.

The seats great. You can see a picture of it here.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Stearns-Black-ATV-Seat-Cover/10727537

It's very comfortable especially for the money. Fits really well too.

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I was quoted a lead time from Renazco of 6 months....seriously 👍

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I'm really happy with my Sargent for both street and backroading. I've been so satisfied that I just bought a Sargent for my 1200 GS as well.

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I have a Sargent and like it. I just got it this week and it's snowing off and on so no 300 mile days yet. Wider at the back, lower than stock but the pad feels a lot better.

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well, I will break the rules and say I love my Russell. I didn't buy my DR for looks, and didn't chose my seat for looks. If I am doing some trail riding, I will strap on my stocker and switch seats (after the 3-8 hour comfortable ride there). I will also take off my parabellum, top case and saddlebags before hitting the bush.

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