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Old July 4th, 2017, 03:27 PM   #21
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My disappointment with their offering is the compromise in wet riding. The suede needs a plastic cover. Otherwise I might have tried them.

"How does suede hold up to the elements?

Suede is a natural material that will absorb moisture and may be a concern for those who ride in the rain. We recommend vinyl over suede if this is a concern. "

For fair weather riders Renazco might well be an exceptional choice.

Riding in the mountains mostly, I expect to be in the occasional rain storm. The last thing I want is pooled water in the seat at the crotch. Been there, done that, never again.

The springy 3D cover Ron uses is unique in that it allows for airflow under by bottom, cooling when hot out, and allows any water to flow away when it rains.
On my last seat from Ron, 1,000 miles days were fine for my bottom.

I ordered the black grain vinyl top with black carbon fiber sides. Same as I have on my Honda. I don't slip on the vinyl top and I've been caught out in the rain a number of times. We'll see how it does. I just need something more comfortable than the hard racing seat or the OEM which locks me into a single position. I have a hard time after about two hours on either of them.

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Old July 15th, 2017, 06:15 PM   #22
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QUESTION, did you send them the stock seat pan to wok on ? Wife very interested in this kontour seat. And what is the final cost for the seat shown in op?
I sent Ron the stock Hyperstrada seat. He used the same box to return the modified seat. My discounted previous customer price was $705. Ron communicates best by email. He may be on a boat near San Diego now, so ...

Send Ron an email and ask about what you want.

The other huge custom seat maker is Russell Daylong. But, their seats are shaped like tractor seats. Way too huge for the Hyperstrada.
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Old July 15th, 2017, 06:15 PM   #23
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I sent Ron the OE seat and photos of where I sat on the seat. My weight and size dictated the larger seating area.

Options are limited as our OE seats have nearly no foam and it is that foam that is built upon as support for Ron's added memory foam layers.

Heated seating is optional, but I didn't want to add to the heated handgrip and heated vest draw I currently use. Remember we only have a 490 watt system.

I paid $705, which is a previous customer discounted price. Expensive yes, but that is value priced compared to what other real custom seat makers charge.

I still have the race seat for those times I might want that look.
Did this add to seat height ? And ya would ask to copy what they did to your seat. So may ask for specifics if u got it
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Old July 15th, 2017, 06:36 PM   #24
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Did this add to seat height ? And ya would ask to copy what they did to your seat. So may ask for specifics if u got it
Every comfort modified seat adds height. I wanted the added legroom too. Maybe 1"?

I sent Ron links to photos of me riding, since his email prohibits attachments.

You need to email Ron and discuss what you want. That's the best.

I wanted the OE seat riding position with a wider butt area and thicker foam.
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Old July 15th, 2017, 06:38 PM   #25
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Old July 16th, 2017, 06:51 AM   #26
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Rebuild Ducati Hyperstrada driver section to KonTour Spec
1 x $475.00
Date: 06/16/2017
$475.00

MAGNUM spec for driver section
1 x $200.00
Date: 06/16/2017
$200.00

Add 1" to center section to make seat level
1 x $100.00
Date: 06/16/2017
$100.00

Previous customer platinum discount (21% off base price of seat)
1 x -$100.00
Date: 06/16/2017
-$100.00

Recover passenger section to match
1 x $0.00
Date: 06/16/2017
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 08:21 AM   #27
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 09:28 AM   #28
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for my hyperstrada i have 3 seats now - the stock HS seat in normal height, the lower seat and now also the SP sportseat.
normally i use the lower seat, its really comfortable for me, also after hundreds of kilometers. from the height there is not much difference to the normal height seat, just a little.
for the track i bought the sp sportseat and tried it on stree first - wow, its really hard and uncomfortable, and the height is a lot more. I am not sure if it is the right seat for me for trackuse. but i will give it a shot.
for streetuse its definitly useless for me.
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for my hyperstrada i have 3 seats now - the stock HS seat in normal height, the lower seat and now also the SP sportseat.
normally i use the lower seat, its really comfortable for me, also after hundreds of kilometers. from the height there is not much difference to the normal height seat, just a little.
for the track i bought the sp sportseat and tried it on stree first - wow, its really hard and uncomfortable, and the height is a lot more. I am not sure if it is the right seat for me for trackuse. but i will give it a shot.
for streetuse its definitly useless for me.

Hey ferdi, would it possible for you to take a picture with all 3 seats in the frame? I would like to see the side profile of each of the seats when placed next to eachother. My only complaint with the stock seat is that I would like to slide back an inch or 2 while riding but due to the contour of the seat it's not possible. I've been thinking about getting the race seat beacuse it appears flatter and looks like I would be able to slide back some on it.
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Old July 22nd, 2017, 03:30 PM   #30
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Hey ferdi, would it possible for you to take a picture with all 3 seats in the frame? I would like to see the side profile of each of the seats when placed next to eachother. My only complaint with the stock seat is that I would like to slide back an inch or 2 while riding but due to the contour of the seat it's not possible. I've been thinking about getting the race seat beacuse it appears flatter and looks like I would be able to slide back some on it.


The performance seat FTW. I have three saddles as well but only ever take the performance saddle off when I plan to carry a passenger. I find the stock saddle forces me too close to the tank.
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