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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 2009, 7:46 pm Thread Starter
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This Makes My Day!

I literally just got a short - and sweet - note from a customer we made a seat for last October. This says it all:

"Just to let you know I went to Alaska on my 1200 GT with your seat. It was comfortable even after 7200 miles of riding in 15 days."

Michael
Dana Point, CA

We made his seat from Polar Mesh and hand selected layers of different density 3M Visco Elastic foam specifically for his weight and height. An average of 480 miles, day after day...

Michael could have chosen to have a seat made by one of the "Big Four" (Corbin, Russell and the two Mayer Brothers) right around the corner in California. He chose KonTour Seat.

It really made our day to hear from yet another customer who appreciates our cutting edge design, craftsmanship and superior materials.

We're currently offering 20% off for seats ordered and paid for by the end of July.

Can we make an air conditioned KonTour seat for you?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 27th, 2009, 9:33 pm
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I take it that's a lot cooler than the factory seat? It looks like a factory seat that's been recovered though.
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I take it that's a lot cooler than the factory seat? It looks like a factory seat that's been recovered though.
Recovered?

Yeah, that's the ticket, we "recover" your seat.... That's where our expertise ends, just like the guy down at your local shop that recovers bar stools with bright green metal flake vinyl.

You may want to take some time and actually READ the information in our web site...

Or not!

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old Jul 28th, 2009, 3:06 am
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Hi Ron.

Only 7,200 miles in 15 days? I've done more mileage than that in under a week on my Bill (Rocky) Mayer saddle in complete comfort. Along with many 1,500+ mile days, and countless 1,000 mile days.

I'm glad that this unnamed guy is happy with his seat (although I'd be a bit more convinced had he posted here himself . . . ). But that's still just one data point. And unless he's made similar rides on other seats by various manufacturers, then he can't really do a full comparison. All he can say is that it worked for him. Which honestly, is all any of us can say, myself included.

But I will say that after 95K miles, I need to see Rocky again for a refit. Gonna have him make me a proper ergonomically correct back rest for my auxiliary fuel cell.

Ken
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'13 Dark Graphite Metallic K16GTLD, 24K miles and counting...
'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
BMWLT#145, IBA# 366, MOA# 111996, SCMA# 24032

All lower 48 states plus Alaska on the K13GT in two weeks . . .

Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...

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Hi Ron.

Only 7,200 miles in 15 days? I've done more mileage than that in under a week on my Bill (Rocky) Mayer saddle in complete comfort. Along with many 1,500+ mile days, and countless 1,000 mile days.

I'm glad that this unnamed guy is happy with his seat (although I'd be a bit more convinced had he posted here himself . . . ). But that's still just one data point. And unless he's made similar rides on other seats by various manufacturers, then he can't really do a full comparison. All he can say is that it worked for him. Which honestly, is all any of us can say, myself included.

But I will say that after 95K miles, I need to see Rocky again for a refit. Gonna have him make me a proper ergonomically correct back rest for my auxiliary fuel cell.
Hi Ken!

Hey, congratulations on that ride - amazing, I don't think I could EVER do that - no matter what seat I had!

Funny you mentioned fuel cells - we actually had a discussion a while back in the shop about how cool it would be if a seat could be used as a fuel cell. Keep the cg low and all that.

Could be dangerous though after a few bean burritos...

What does "ergonomic" mean? Never heard that word before. Wait just a minute, why, yes, yes indeed... I have!

It's used ONCE in my website at www.KonTourSeat.com!

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Do those seats allow the use of the stock seat warmer? I have not had to use this option yet, but don't know if I care to get rid of it. Also, BMW engineers are absofrikkenlutely CLUELESS as to the size of Americans; I am 5'6" and have a bit of a hard time touching the ground with my feet. Do you have the ability to take about 1 inch out of the seat?
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Hey, congratulations on that ride - amazing, I don't think I could EVER do that - no matter what seat I had!
Nah, that was just the warm up for a little ride I'll be doing next month.

Ken
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'09 Magnesium Beige Metallic K13GT, 60K miles miles and counting...
'02 Mauve Metallic K12LTC, 106K miles and sold
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Today for lunch we have Spam, SPAM, SPam, Ham and Spam and SpAM.
Well, let's call it "Spam Light."

Besides that, as one of the proprietors of this fine dining establishment - that supports it with cold hard CASH to keep the lights on so you can come here and get all kinds of useful snacks and entrees for FREE - I get to pick some of the menu items from time to time.

BURP!

Well, exccuuuuusseee ME!

Monty Python would be proud.

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Nah, that was just the warm up for a little ride I'll be doing next month.
WOW - good luck!

Is there any way to follow your day to day progress on the net? ... and if you need it you can borrow the most dependable bike I own: my 77 650 XSD. Chain drive, natch.

It has - of course - a KonTour Seat!
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