Seat uncomfortable.


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FAT MAN 65
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Location: Myrtle,ms.
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 SE- 2012 gl1800

Seat uncomfortable.

Post by FAT MAN 65 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:48 pm



My 2012 seats hurts after 30 or so miles.Seems to be the TOO narrow, and the little turn up on the sides. I got on my gl1500 what a difference! Both seats are oem. Any suggestions? I'm 6.2" 265 lbs 32" inseam.



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MikeB
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Motorcycle: 1998 - GL1500 Aspencade.
2003 - GL1800A

Re: Seat uncomfortable.

Post by MikeB » Tue Feb 13, 2018 1:22 am

Try a Beaded Seat Cover https://www.beadrider.com/. Works for me.
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FAT MAN 65
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Joined: Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:43 pm
Location: Myrtle,ms.
Motorcycle: 1999 GL1500 SE- 2012 gl1800

Re: Seat uncomfortable.

Post by FAT MAN 65 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:57 am

THANKS Mike, I probably will try them,before I do any thing drastic. AT THIS POINT MY 1500 Sure does RIDE COMFORTABLE.

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themainviking
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Re: Seat uncomfortable.

Post by themainviking » Tue Feb 13, 2018 7:31 am

GL1500 seats were made for bigger people. Those things on the side of the GL1800 seats were supposedly to give some leverage to back up a wing without using reverse. I am smaller than you are Fat Man 65, and I was not comfortable for long periods of riding on the GL1800 stock seat. I tried a Corbin and sold it to a buddy, as I hated it. He loves it. I then got an Ultimate seat. I have been happily riding ever since. It was the one that did the trick for me. Many other custom seats are on the market, and remaking your seat is another option as well, probably one of the least expensive. Corbin and Ultimate are probably the most expensive of the solutions. A beaded topper, or a gel topper are two of the least expensive.
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FAT MAN 65
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Re: Seat uncomfortable.

Post by FAT MAN 65 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:13 pm

THANKS Viking, I'm taking ALL REPLIES IN. GONNA TOSS AROUND IN MY HEAD. THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY.

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Re: Seat uncomfortable.

Post by nitefuzz » Tue Feb 20, 2018 12:50 pm

I have a Corbin seat with back rest, I have a air-hawk air cushion and a short hair sheep skin on top of that. Tried riding with just the new seat when I got it but I was to use to the air cushion and sheep skin. Rode about 50 miles and stopped and put them back on, won't ride without them. Love the Corbin seat along with my additions, can ride all day and could easily ride the 1000 mile iron but if I had to.

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