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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-09-2017, 12:32 AM Thread Starter
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handlebar comfort Q's..

My 06 1300 is all stock. The seat is ...OK but the rake of the factory bars is a little wearing on long rides. Am i best to find a comfy seat then look at bars? My brother had California cruiser bars on his bike. I did not think i would like the laid back approach.But they were comfy.Also more importantly the passenger seat seems stiff.The wife hasnt mentioned it yet but i want to be pro active.Me,6ft 200lbs her 5'5 130..2-3hr rides and a break.Is it worth the effort for this kinda riding to change seats etc..? Thanks for your thoughts.

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If you don't change that seat, she won't be joining you for much longer.
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What model 1300, different bars for different models. Mustang seats are comfy, see if you can find one cheap.
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If it is a 1300C I agree, the seat is very uncomfortable! That was my first X and that seat was like sitting on a brick! I would definitely get a comfy seat before changing the bars. You have a few options, the best being Ultimate. There is also Mustang, Danny Gray, Corbin and a few others, or you can have your stock seat customized by Mean City Cycles (they are very good) or at a bike festival.

After you get the seat you want then look at changing your bars. If your bike is a C, you can get a set of R bars and risers to be much more comfortable. You will just have to move your throttle cables to behind the triple trees.


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What model 1300, different bars for different models. Mustang seats are comfy, see if you can find one cheap.
Its an S model. I thought the S R were just a rim designation? Thanks for the replys

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S and R are the same.
I liked the mustang on the 1300.
My 1800 has the ultimate and i did 1250 miles Fri - Sun and it did well enough.

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Mustang keeps coming up in good reviews.

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From my research, I think it is impossible to beat the Ultimate, but have heard a lot of good things about Mustang as well. I currently ride a modified Mean City Cycle seat, and it alone is 300% better than the stock seat. I'm currently looking for an Ultimate for me, but I think my wife is hoping that I find one,,,,,, for HER!!!! Good luck with the search.
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I've got Mustang front and back on mine, and I love them. The backrests help too. I have a C with stock bars, and I feel like I am sitting forward to often. do they make risers to bring them back to be a bit? or am I looking at different bars? don't wanna get into swapping cables and such.


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Russell Day, I would say are the best. Followed by the Ultimate. I have an Ultimate Big Boy and if I had it to do again it would be a RD. I would do the seats first and then Bars, But I have raised and moved mine back IDK 4 or 5 inches. Max before changing cables for sure.........ride safe safe travels

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