Ultimate Seat Question

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Ultimate Seat Question

Post by jaxbb3 »

Good day all,

3 weeks ago I bought an Ultimate Tall Boy unheated seat for my 2018 Tour. Due to my decision not to ride during this virus mess I have not put a mile on it!

This is not a discussion about weather or not you should ride, to each his or her own. Please refrain from commenting on my decision not to ride.

Now the reason for the post.

The seat does not have a backrest. I have a stock seat with a Hoppnel backrest that is very nice. Anybody know if it will work? Looks like a different mounting system but what do I know?

Also, does anyone know if the Ultimate backrest is year/seat/brand specific? In other words, if I am looking for a used Ultimate backrest are they all the same? Will a used Ultimate backrest from any Ultimate seat work? Seems like it may.

Thanks for any input you may have.

Oh yeah, one more thing.........


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Re: Ultimate Seat Question

Post by newday777 »

I don't know if the new backrest 2018- are the same as the 2001-2017 are. I have an 08 Ultimate seat on mine w/backrest that the down bar measures 1.5" wide. Measure yours. They may use the same hardware. The pads may be different.
Pictures if needed.

The website says all their seats are backrest ready.
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