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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 10:38 AM
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Appreciate another endorsement. Good to know. Yeah, it's a bit of scratch, but I already enjoy riding the thing, and anything that makes the ride better is probably worth it.
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-06-2019, 04:13 PM
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[QUOTE=rwantin;4609412]Appreciate another endorsement. Good to know. Yeah, it's a bit of scratch, but I already enjoy riding the thing, and anything that makes the ride better is probably worth it.[/QUOTE

You can buy the Ultimate seats one part at a time, if you look on their website, it cost the same to buy it one piece at a time except maybe for shipping.

I am 6' 165#, I ride a mid-rider on C model bike. For me, it is way better than the Mustang wide touring.
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If you went any more than 2" up 2" back the stock throttle cables will be to short. When I turn all the way to the left I can see the throttle cables would be to short if I went any more on riser change. 2007r 1300 .eo
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I have the Corbin Dual Tour saddle on my R. Love it. Moved me back just a little bit, comfortable, with a backrest to boot.
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Another option...

Have you considered getting your current seat modified? I've had two seats modified by Mean City Cycles and I saved a ton of $$ and am very pleased with the results.


They can cut your seat to sit your further back too.


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I'm 6' 1" and 208 lbs. The Ultimate lo rider seat works for me. I didn't have to add risers to get the bars adjusted. You'll sit a little lower than the oem seat but I think you'll like it.

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I'm 6' 1" and 208 lbs. The Ultimate lo rider seat works for me. I didn't have to add risers to get the bars adjusted. You'll sit a little lower than the oem seat but I think you'll like it.

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Have you tried an X with the Big Boy? To see which is more comfortable for your legs?

I ask, because with the stock seat I felt like my knees were too high in reference to my thighs.

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A short cautionary tail.

I'm 6'2" and 240lb. My Big Boy Ultimate had the drivers backrest and NO passenger pillion. After 3 years and 35K miles the seat pan did crack enough to cause the backrest to move back about an inch. It was adjustable but still not comfortable so I contacted Ultimate. Ultimate DID warranty the pan and replaced it at no cost other than shipping to them. I got the feeling, though, that Ultimate may not have pans available in the future for a bike that's out of production for 10 years. Or at least may not have the pans on hand.

Before the 1800 I had a 1300 with a Mustang "touring" seat AND passenger pillion. Both seats together had 9" of backrest making the Mustang my favorite choice for low back support.
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A short cautionary tail.

I'm 6'2" and 240lb. My Big Boy Ultimate had the drivers backrest and NO passenger pillion. After 3 years and 35K miles the seat pan did crack enough to cause the backrest to move back about an inch. It was adjustable but still not comfortable so I contacted Ultimate. Ultimate DID warranty the pan and replaced it at no cost other than shipping to them. I got the feeling, though, that Ultimate may not have pans available in the future for a bike that's out of production for 10 years. Or at least may not have the pans on hand.

Before the 1800 I had a 1300 with a Mustang "touring" seat AND passenger pillion. Both seats together had 9" of backrest making the Mustang my favorite choice for low back support.
I am 6' 4 330 pounds, After about an hour and half of riding the stock seat becomes uncomfortable do you recomend the Mustang seat for long highway trips?
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-22-2019, 09:03 PM
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Bought the lo rider seat used on theorem. I don't know how the big boy seat would fit me.

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