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Postby warnett » Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:06 pm

I would like some opions on what is the most comfortable seat. I saw a saddlemen for $200 One thing for sure I don't want it to be higher then a stock seat.

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Re: Seats

Postby redial » Sun Mar 03, 2013 8:09 pm

It would be better to attend a motorcycle "show and tell" place, and find one that suits you. Everyone has a different requirement, some big, some small, some hard, some soft, some high, and some low. You should get one tailored to you, and by trying different ones you will find those that are good for you and your riding partner. Most of the manufacturers will custom build one for you if you find that the stock seat does not fit your contours. But expect to pay more than $200 - more like $1 000!

Whenever you acquire a seat, remember that you will be sitting on it for hours at a time, so no quick ten second on/off the seat, you should make the "try" at least 20mins to 30 mins, so that your butt gets an opportunity to adjust to the new seat.
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Re: Seats

Postby riffraff » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:09 am

I would also suggest that you think about possibly getting an old seat off another wing and have it redone. If you have a decent upholstery shop in your area, they may be able to fulfill your needs.

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Re: Seats

Postby Delmarosalinda » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:15 pm

Look up ... mean city cycles... on the net. Give them a call. From what i have read, this is the place to go.

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Re: Seats

Postby frostypop » Sat Mar 23, 2013 3:07 pm

i had a russell-day-long seat on the 1500 i used to have and liked it very much. i am planning on getting one for my 1800 soon i hope. like they say if it is custom built for you its a $1000 or more. good luck 8-) Life is Good!

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