Goldwing seat options


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Goldwing seat options

Postby Ridin Thunder » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:50 pm



Last year I bought an 03 with a heated Corbin seat. I've decided that I hate this seat and something has to be done.

What options are available? I like the heated part, so what ever I do will have to have heat.

What companies make replacement seats for the wing?

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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby themainviking » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:06 am

As far as I know, only one other company makes a heated replacement seat for your bike. Ultimate seats, found here, are nice seats. I hated Corbin also, but love my Ultimate. Not inexpensive tho.

http://www.ultimateseats.ca/goldwingGL1800.html

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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby SteveB123 » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:50 am

Googling "gl1800 heated seat".

A few options out there.
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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby Ridin Thunder » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:04 pm

I contacted Mean City Cycles who I had rebuild the seat on the Vulcan 2000 and they cannot work on a seat that has heat.

So I decided to bite the bullet and ordered a Ultimate heated seat. After I placed my order I received an email saying that they did not make a 2003 Ultimate seat with heat because Honda did not come out with heated seats until 2006.

So who else has heated seats?

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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby themainviking » Tue Aug 13, 2013 8:02 am

SteveB suggested googling "gl1800 heated seat" so I did. Mustang also makes a heated seat, with switches on the sides, so it would work on an earlier year Goldwing. Thanks SteveB
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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby Peteswing » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:14 am

2003 is getting old maybe time to have it redone or look for a new one. I just put a ultimate midrider on best upgrade I done so far. Like anything else they wear out. Look around there are many other sites with videos on how to upgrade what you have. Good luck

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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby cact57s1 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:31 am

I am having my seat rebuilt by "A Stitch On Time" in Clearwater FL. I have used them before and found they did a very good job. You can ship your seat and he will ship it back, or you can deliver it. his web site is www.asweetseat.com

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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby SteveB123 » Tue Aug 13, 2013 10:43 am

Ridin Thunder wrote:So I decided to bite the bullet and ordered a Ultimate heated seat. After I placed my order I received an email saying that they did not make a 2003 Ultimate seat with heat because Honda did not come out with heated seats until 2006.


What a strange business model....they'll sell you a custom seat...but not too custom?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Saddlemen-Heated-Road-Sofa-H986JH-Honda-GL1800-Gold-Wing-01-05-/350613541079?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&vxp=mtr&hash=item51a23210d7#ht_3220wt_975
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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby Ridin Thunder » Thu Aug 22, 2013 1:57 am

Ordered a seat from Hartco. I guess we will see what happens.

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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby Fatwing Chris » Thu Aug 22, 2013 5:59 pm

Ridin Thunder wrote:Ordered a seat from Hartco. I guess we will see what happens.

You won't be sorry.Loved the Hartco on my 1500.I've got a heated Corbin as well now and the wife is not that crazy about it other than the heat part.A guy about a hour from me had a Hartco for a pretty decent price that I was gonna pick up and try out.Would have picked the best and sold the other one,but things didn't work out.I actually like the Corbin,but I have to convince the wife that she really does like it.Wish me luck.
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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby Ridin Thunder » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:43 pm

This is the seat I ordered. Not 100% happy but it is does sit and ride better than the Corbin.
Hartco seat.
Hartco seat.

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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby BikerGuy » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:50 pm

I have an Ultimate King size seat for sale with backrest and heat, or for trade........ I'm in Oklahoma City.

It's in perfect condition. This seat was built for someone who is 6 foot tall or taller and I'm 5'7". The driver's seat measures 19 inches from the nose to the back of the driver's portion of the seat. A regular size seat is 17 inches and would be more my size....

It has the heated seat built in with a back rest. I'm willing to trade with someone for a seat that more fits my bottom that is also heated with a back rest...

You can see pics here: http://oklahomacity.craigslist.org/mcy/4345010868.html

If interested, Private Message me or text me from the phone number in the ad.

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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby kerrsys » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:38 am

You can always send your OEM seat to www.bikesolutionsllc.com down in Austin, TX and they can do a mod on that and you can keep your heat...That's what I did and I'm very pleased on the quality and quick turnaround. Check it out, it's an option that may do the trick for you.

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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby BikerGuy » Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:17 pm

Thanks for the link. I did sell my Ultimate Seat and swapped for the guy's OEM heated seat. So now I might look into that. Might even drive down there.


kerrsys wrote:You can always send your OEM seat to http://www.bikesolutionsllc.com down in Austin, TX and they can do a mod on that and you can keep your heat...That's what I did and I'm very pleased on the quality and quick turnaround. Check it out, it's an option that may do the trick for you.

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Re: Goldwing seat options

Postby charliektm400exc » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:39 pm

As I understand it Russel Day Long will fit heating to any seat they work on, as well as making it to fit you.

They have a very good reputation on the boards, so worth a try.

Charlie




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