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Blackngold
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Seats

Postby Blackngold » Sat Jan 23, 2016 12:00 pm



Any chance an 1800 GW seat will fit 1500GW? X Found nice cheap one on c-list. THX



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Re: Seats

Postby joeincalif » Sat Jan 23, 2016 11:37 pm

NO, but there lots of good used 1500 seats on e-bay real cheap
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Re: Seats

Postby Joe in SD » Mon Jan 25, 2016 7:40 pm

What color are you looking for? I have a brown one that came off of a 1990 GL1500 se. Ride safe, Joe

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Re: Seats

Postby Blackngold » Tue Jan 26, 2016 6:26 am

Grey. thx anyway.....

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Re: Seats

Postby Wingsconsin » Tue Jan 26, 2016 4:43 pm

Don't waste your time and money on another worn out stock seat.
Unless you plan on ridding yourself of the bike soon -- If you are going to keep it then invest in a quality custom seat and really enjoy the ride. I have had 3 different Diamond Seats (2-1500s and 1-1800) and loved them all. We had a Diamond on the 1100 also.
After 1000 miles of break in the seats were ready to go for many miles without ever a sore bum.
Don't chase Unicorns - spend the money and have one made for you.

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Re: Seats

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sat Feb 06, 2016 11:55 am

Wingsconsin wrote:Don't waste your time and money on another worn out stock seat.
Unless you plan on ridding yourself of the bike soon -- If you are going to keep it then invest in a quality custom seat and really enjoy the ride. I have had 3 different Diamond Seats (2-1500s and 1-1800) and loved them all. We had a Diamond on the 1100 also.
After 1000 miles of break in the seats were ready to go for many miles without ever a sore bum.
Don't chase Unicorns - spend the money and have one made for you.



Totally agree!If you plan on keeping the bike it's the best money you can spend on it.Had a Hartco on my 1500 that the wife and I both loved.Got it off e-bay new and had it at my door in Canada for around $420.Came with the drivers backrest/pouch and the pass backrest cover.That was about 8 years ago.Was still like new when I sold the bike 3 or 4 years ago.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: Seats

Postby Blackngold » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:25 am

Fatwing Chris wrote:
Wingsconsin wrote:Don't waste your time and money on another worn out stock seat.
Unless you plan on ridding yourself of the bike soon -- If you are going to keep it then invest in a quality custom seat and really enjoy the ride. I have had 3 different Diamond Seats (2-1500s and 1-1800) and loved them all. We had a Diamond on the 1100 also.
After 1000 miles of break in the seats were ready to go for many miles without ever a sore bum.
Don't chase Unicorns - spend the money and have one made for you.



Totally agree!If you plan on keeping the bike it's the best money you can spend on it.Had a Hartco on my 1500 that the wife and I both loved.Got it off e-bay new and had it at my door in Canada for around $420.Came with the drivers backrest/pouch and the pass backrest cover.That was about 8 years ago.Was still like new when I sold the bike 3 or 4 years ago.

I'm sure custom seats are better rides than OEM's. Never had a prob. with ride from old OEM, guess it was just my bum fit it OK. $250.00 OEM vs $600.+ custom. I'm OK w/it. I can always cut in a jell pac into the foam if needed. I'm a cheep B**tard ! And who knows I may sell MC.

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Re: Seats

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sun Feb 07, 2016 11:23 am

Blackngold wrote:
Fatwing Chris wrote:
Wingsconsin wrote:Don't waste your time and money on another worn out stock seat.
Unless you plan on ridding yourself of the bike soon -- If you are going to keep it then invest in a quality custom seat and really enjoy the ride. I have had 3 different Diamond Seats (2-1500s and 1-1800) and loved them all. We had a Diamond on the 1100 also.
After 1000 miles of break in the seats were ready to go for many miles without ever a sore bum.
Don't chase Unicorns - spend the money and have one made for you.



Totally agree!If you plan on keeping the bike it's the best money you can spend on it.Had a Hartco on my 1500 that the wife and I both loved.Got it off e-bay new and had it at my door in Canada for around $420.Came with the drivers backrest/pouch and the pass backrest cover.That was about 8 years ago.Was still like new when I sold the bike 3 or 4 years ago.

I'm sure custom seats are better rides than OEM's. Never had a prob. with ride from old OEM, guess it was just my bum fit it OK. $250.00 OEM vs $600.+ custom. I'm OK w/it. I can always cut in a jell pac into the foam if needed. I'm a cheep B**tard ! And who knows I may sell MC.



There's been a Diamond seat for sale on one of the Wing forums for $350 for quite a while now.Keeps getting bumped up,but next to no replies.Last I saw he was open to offers.I'll bet it could be had for $250 and would be 10 times better than stock.As far as I know Diamond and Hartco are the same company now and the Hartco I had on my 1500 was awesome.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
Chris
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Re: Seats

Postby Wingsconsin » Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:43 am

Fatwing Chris wrote:
Totally agree!If you plan on keeping the bike it's the best money you can spend on it.Had a Hartco on my 1500 that the wife and I both loved.Got it off e-bay new and had it at my door in Canada for around $420.Came with the drivers backrest/pouch and the pass backrest cover.That was about 8 years ago.Was still like new when I sold the bike 3 or 4 years ago.

I'm sure custom seats are better rides than OEM's. Never had a prob. with ride from old OEM, guess it was just my bum fit it OK. $250.00 OEM vs $600.+ custom. I'm OK w/it. I can always cut in a jell pac into the foam if needed. I'm a cheep B**tard ! And who knows I may sell MC.[/quote]


There's been a Diamond seat for sale on one of the Wing forums for $350 for quite a while now.Keeps getting bumped up,but next to no replies.Last I saw he was open to offers.I'll bet it could be had for $250 and would be 10 times better than stock.As far as I know Diamond and Hartco are the same company now and the Hartco I had on my 1500 was awesome.[/quote]

Hartco and Diamond are the same company - Call Mark and they will be glad to work with you - even on a used seat.
On my 1500 I had them recondition my seat twice over 100,000 miles - each time they put on a new top, refreshed the foam as needed and made a few comfort adjustments as well - That service only cost about $300-$350 to do. The reason I had it done was I used the Velour coverings to dissapate sweat and heat ; but the sun was very hard on that product (dark blue) so it faded out and got thin at the edges where my legs hung down. Buy the gently used one ; ride it for a while ; then send it in for a refurbish to fit you best.
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Re: Seats

Postby DarthJ » Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:50 pm

Honestly, I love the stock seat on my Wing. I can go all day with no issues and my favorite backseater loves it too. And we all know, if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody gonna be happy.
If my gal ain't happy, I ain't happy. Thank God she loves bikes.

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Re: Seats

Postby Fatwing Chris » Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:40 pm

DarthJ wrote:Honestly, I love the stock seat on my Wing. I can go all day with no issues and my favorite backseater loves it too. And we all know, if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody gonna be happy.



I actually thought that the stock seats were pretty good too until I spent the day on an aftermarket seat.


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