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After market seats or saddle

Post by hebert3007 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:59 pm



Dussell Daylong touring saddles,Roadsofa-saddleman,American soft seat,Corbin,Bill Mayer saddles or BMS,Ultimate seats,Mustang seat,Hartco seats and Bike soulution or Wing soft 1800. This is a list of motercycle manufacturers for seats or saddles. I am going to step up to new seat for my 2010 gl1800.Some of you are already using one of them I would like to now what you think of them the pro or cons. Each one of the manufacturer tell you there's is the best.A nuff infermastion to turn your head a round a circle if you no any more manufacture I would like to the add to the list thank you Bernie



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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by harvey01 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 4:57 pm

The Russell Daylong is my choice if you plan to ride a lot of miles and long days in the saddle. My second choice but way down the desirability scale is the Bill Mayer.
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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by hebert3007 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 6:21 pm

Harvey I am look in that Direction also but got to spring to decide thank for reply

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by KCwing » Sat Dec 16, 2017 8:34 pm

I can only speak to the Russell Day Long. I got one for my BMW GS1200 which I ride for distance. It changed my whole attitude toward riding on long days. It truly made a difference that I don’t think the other seats could have done. I highly recommend a RDL. The only thing is they are pricey! But in my opinion it’s worth it. My two cents.

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by AZgl1800 » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:11 pm

I think you would be far happier to have the OEM on the bike remodeled to your fanny by the guy over in Arkansas.

Here is an example of that. He uses custom density foam to achieve the results for what you tell him you want. and that is by a telephone call, no forms to fill out.









there are different photos on each website, taken at different times of the day.

Andy Williams just bought one, and that is his in the pictures.

http://tscustomseats.com/gpage.html


if you want inserts, he has a library of those to choose from. None of which suited Andy, he had this style of the flag custom made, and now that style is in the library.

Those inserts are stitched in with a special thread that picks up the sun's rays, and it changes colors as you walk around the bike. You can kind of see that in some of the photos.


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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by themainviking » Sat Dec 16, 2017 9:56 pm

I tried Corbin and hated it, got an Ultimate, and I love it. I can do thousand mile days back to back but I do not any longer due to my age. The guy who got my Corbin loves it. WingAdmin has a Corbin and loves it. That sums up what I know. I hear good stuff about several of the others like Mustang, Russel Day Long and Hartco, but have no personal knowledge of them. I have a Mustang on my Harley and it is harder than heck. Works for that bike, but I do not ride it day after day on long trips any more.
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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by hebert3007 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:33 am

KCwing,AZgl1800 and themainviking thinks for reply. Thank you Bernie

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by hebert3007 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:04 pm

hebert3007 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:59 pm
Dussell Daylong touring saddles,Roadsofa-saddleman,American soft seat,Corbin,Bill Mayer saddles or BMS,Ultimate seats,Mustang seat,Hartco seats and Bike soulution or Wing soft 1800. This is a list of motercycle manufacturers for seats or saddles. I am going to step up to new seat for my 2010 gl1800.Some of you are already using one of them I would like to now what you think of them the pro or cons. Each one of the manufacturer tell you there's is the best.A nuff infermastion to turn your head a round a circle if you no any more manufacture I would like to the add to the list thank you Bernie
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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by hebert3007 » Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:06 pm

hebert3007 wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 5:04 pm
hebert3007 wrote:
Sat Dec 16, 2017 2:59 pm
Dussell Daylong touring saddles,Roadsofa-saddleman,American soft seat,Corbin,Bill Mayer saddles or BMS,Ultimate seats,Mustang seat,Hartco seats and Bike soulution or Wing soft 1800. This is a list of motercycle manufacturers for seats or saddles. I am going to step up to new seat for my 2010 gl1800.Some of you are already using one of them I would like to now what you think of them the pro or cons. Each one of the manufacturer tell you there's is the best.A nuff infermastion to turn your head a round a circle if you no any more manufacture I would like to the add to the list thank you Bernie
. Add on for manufacture Ts custom seats

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by Hoosier Jack » Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:31 am

I looked at the Daylong S-3 prices. Over $800 for the deluxe leather. One had better like that seat. I mean obsession kind of like. I had a Mustang that I bought for a V-Star I had a few years ago and it was around $500. I prayed that I would like it when I ordered it. Thank goodness it was a big improvement over the OEM, but it took a great big gulp for me to order it. Serious investment.

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by hebert3007 » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:13 pm

Thank Hoosier Jack no report in the negative on the ultimate seat

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by themainviking » Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:33 pm

hebert3007 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:13 pm
Thank Hoosier Jack no report in the negative on the ultimate seat
Here is your negative on both Ultimate and Corbin. They both cost an arm and a leg, plus three fingers from the other arm. My Ultimate seat, heated, because the bike had heated seats from stock, cost about $1700.00. That was the full seat, with both drivers and passengers backrests. Now that was in Canada, but was directly from their manufacturing outlet in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I actually drove by there and picked it up. No discount for picking it up. I think probably the best place to get a custom seat for a Goldwing is at the annual Wing Ding, which will be in Knoxville, Tennessee, this year. Probably just an order there, but there might be a break on the price.
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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by hebert3007 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:54 am

Thanks themainviking for your reply

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by RoadRunner15 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:20 pm

In my opinion, Russell Day-Long is the only way to go. Been riding on one since the 90s.

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by hebert3007 » Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:05 pm

Thanks roadrunner foe you reply

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by toanogreen » Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:33 am

Ultimate...says it all! I had one on my 1500 (interesting story) which was great. I immediately bought one when I bought my 1800. Still great. What I liked was that the dealer was very friendly and not pushy to make me buy something. They even have a "try it" policy. If you don't like it you can send it back and get a replacement or refund. They have a number of styles/options/colors to fit you preference. Also, heated or non heated. Yes, they are pricey, but I got mine (actually both of them) on eBay resale and saved hundreds. Go to the Ultimate site, https://ultimateseats.ca/ They have sales on seats that they markdown or showroom models that they take to trade shows. Same guarantee on everything they sell.
The idea of having a custom seat made sounds interesting as well, but it could be more costly and time consuming if it doesn't "fit" just right. Many people also use beads with their OEM seat or with the upgraded seat as well. (many threads on this site)
This is only my opinion. As already stated, your style, fit and comfort is different from everyone else's.

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by seabeechief » Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:16 am

Another add on for Tom Simmons (TS Custom Seats) in Arkansas.

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by wmerryall » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:13 am

Big bucks for quality is to be expected. I only know of one aftermarket seat company that offers a money back comfort guarantee, Russell Cycle Products. My two published articles about the Day-Long Seat can be found here: https://billmcilrathmotorcyclephotojour ... -writings/

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by dkdc12 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:16 am

Hey, we bought a “Diamond” seat out of Seville FL. They take measurements from the driver and passenger. We bough it more than ten years ago, not cheap around $800.00 but what a difference. I’m 6’3” 270 and my wife is 5’8” 130 and we are both very comfortable. We just had the seat reskinned for about $275.00 and am pleased with the result.
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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by offcenter » Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:30 am

It's been said that the stock GW seat fits almost no one.
Well, I must be the lucky one here. I find the stock seat
on my '99 1500 to be perfect for me. I often ride long days
with my bike club and I never get off that bike hurting.
Recently did five hours straight through from Boston back
to NJ, no problem.
Sometimes ya just get lucky.
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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by hebert3007 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:40 am

seabeechief wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:16 am
Another add on for Tom Simmons (TS Custom Seats) in Arkansas.

Chief
Hay Chief thank for you reply will look in to this one. Thank for your service I was MCB 133 and 128 PO2 golf port Mississippi 1966-1968 can do Berni e

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by pwjohnson041 » Mon Jan 01, 2018 1:23 pm

I started with the OEM and like most quickly knew it wasn't going to work. I tried a Corbin but couldn't make it to the supposed 400-500 miles it took for it to finally get comfortable. (This was the same experience I had with another Corbin seat for another bike previously owned.)

I tried a Wingsoft and it was ok, but not what I needed.

I then went with the Ultimate Midrider and it was almost what I wanted. It was great on the bike for up to about 6 hours, but then the discomfort came back for the rest of the day's ride. I also didn't like the Ultimate backrest at all. I ended up selling the Ultimate to a friend. He and his wife have been in love with it ever since no matter the distance.

Leaving the Ultimate I finally decided to make the jump to the Russell Day Long (RDL) and I found what I had been searching for during all of the previous purchases. From it's very first use, a multi-state ride covering four very long days of riding, the RDL was perfect. Since then I've put in nearly 20,000 miles on the RDL and have yet to be disappointed. I wish I had sucked it up (the perceived cost) and gone with this one first. It would have saved me nearly $1400 in total purchases (overall total spent minus the final cost of the RDL). Also, since my bike did not come with the heated option, buying the heated version gave me that option. Again, money well spent. My wife used the heated option recently and it made all the difference for her on what turned out to be a very cold day.

I guess my bottom line is the RDL was where I ended up after a long journey through other good, but incomplete (for me) options.

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by seabeechief » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:25 pm

hebert3007 wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 11:40 am
seabeechief wrote:
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:16 am
Another add on for Tom Simmons (TS Custom Seats) in Arkansas.

Chief
Hay Chief thank for you reply will look in to this one. Thank for your service I was MCB 133 and 128 PO2 golf port Mississippi 1966-1968 can do Berni e
Can Do, Bernie. Tom Simmons seats are pricey, but I like mine. It is my fourth seat on the GL1800. Nothing has ever been as comfortable as the seat I had on my '06 Harley Road King, but this seat is the least uncomfortable seat yet. And Tom Simmons is a stand up guy. Dealing with him was a pleasant experience. I hope you find what you want.

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by captdecker » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:31 pm

I would pass on the Saddleman's seat too. I ordered one from Chrome World (they were great) for my GL1500. Took forever to get, Chrome World even called then to see what was the hold up. Saddleman was waiting for the material to sew the armrest. ( should of sent seat then followed up with the armrest.) When the seat came in it DID NOT have the heat as ordered so more time to get.

I ordered one wit a cloth cover hoping it would be a bit better in the AZ sun to sit on. I knew that it would not last as long, was expecting to get 6-8 years got 2.5 way to short. Other note the seat to passenger back rest peace on OE that is sewn on there's is uses a lock fasteners setup. Lost it three times, first time someone told me it had dropped off and was able to get back. After cloth went to peace's had the set recovered ( again took forever to get, the person that did that work was on vac.) I ordered a replacement for the now missing peace ((to there credit they did replace it free) though it fell off to.) The replacement one, no cloth and last a whole 5 years before showing heavy were from sun.

So hope you that have there seats have gotten better luck than I did.

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Re: After market seats or saddle

Post by 280slbuff » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:04 pm

Regarding after market seats - I bought a custom made seat for my 2007 Yamaha Roadliner from Ultimate - a Canadian firm. They are the optimum in comfort and endurance. Now riding a Goldwing 1800 and am considering upgrading to Ultimate again. Well worth pursuing if you are looking for comfort - never a sore bum. Here is the link: https://ultimateseats.ca Good Luck



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