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Does anyone have the saddlemen seat with backrest on a 13c. how do you like it comfort and fit wise. I am 230# 5-9 with a 30 in inseam. I am looking at the saddlemen seat and would apprectate any input ya'll might have.
As always thanks in advence and ride it like ya stole it.
 

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Mine is on the way (should get it next week) -- so I can't help you with your question. I do recall reading somewhere (not here) that a break-in period was necessary, before the seat got comfortable. "Xlr8" has had one for a while now, but he's out of the country, and may not respond to this. I only know of two other "06CandyOrangeVtx" and "IslanderX" who have them, but unfortunately, if they posted a review on the comfort of the seat... I didn't see it! Hopefully, they'll chime in and give us their opinion after owning a Saddlemen seat for a while. If not, I'll personally post a review after I put a few miles on it!

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I don't have a C model but I recently got a Saddlemen Explorer seat with backrest. I really like it. The first weekend I did a 800 mile 14hr. trip and was not saddle sore until about the last 100 miles, but I think by then it was I just wanted to be home already. riding 300 miles in the rain tends to wear on you. The seat really helps isolate vibration. The saddle gel built into the seat is nice and cumfy. If you have a 30" inseam you will appreciat the way it fits at the tank and doesn't force you to have a wide stance when stopped. The only real down side I noticed was it did not breath like the leather Corbin seat I had on before. But f you're coming off a stoc seat you'll never even notice a diffrence.
 

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also vtx1924 has an Explorer seat, and tennX has a Saddleman solo seat.



Here's the Corbin to compair
 

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I have ridden on pretty much all of the seats out there. This is my thoughts on where the Saddlemen seats compairs.

1. Corbin Dual Tourer- I'm pretty sure all the Corbins are alike. A very stiff saddle. Like Posion said, it's like a horse riding saddle. It is stiff, but if it fits you right you will be pleased. I could not move to a diffrent position on it. It keep sliding me forward into the same position. It did not fit me right.

2. Mustang Seat- this is a good seat because it is very supportive. It sits your down in the seat with good lower back contact on the seat back. You are supported and held in place with this seat. If you have the riders back rest with, it all the better. The foam in this seat is firm, but not hard/ stiff like the Corbin. It gives more and allows you to move a bit and change positions alittle.

3. Saddlemen Explorer Seat- This seat sits you back in the seat, but not as much back support/ contact as the Mustang. It is a cushy supportive seat with a good amount of give because of the foam and Saddle gel. If you have the drivers backrest with it, it really adds a good deal to the comfort and support. It lacks a little thigh support compaired to the Mustang, however it is thinner at the tank than the Mustang for you vertially challanged riders.

4. The Ultimate Seat- I guess it's call "The Ultimate Seat" for a reason. Because in my opinion it probable is. It offers great lower back support, sits you back in the seat nicely. It has nice foam that gives, yet supports you with a good amount of firmness. I have not riden an Ultimate for a long time, but with the drivers backrest I can't see any problems occuring with getting uncomfortable. My only problem with the Ultimate seat is... I also think it's the Ugliest seat out there not going with the lines of the bike very well.
Also I went with the Saddlmen because I like the one piece seats.
Hope this helps you some more.
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Good review Xlr8! But you didn't make any comments on the passenger end of the seat... like I said before, I purchased mine strickly for 2 up riding... I can go a full day on my modded 1800c no problem, but the girlfriend is cursing like a sailor after an hour!!! The important question is: What does your passenger think of the Saddlemen Explorer?

Agradecer por adelantado

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Floodgates said:
Mine is on the way (should get it next week) -- so I can't help you with your question. I do recall reading somewhere (not here) that a break-in period was necessary, before the seat got comfortable. "Xlr8" has had one for a while now, but he's out of the country, and may not respond to this. I only know of two other "06CandyOrangeVtx" and "IslanderX" who have them, but unfortunately, if they posted a review on the comfort of the seat... I didn't see it! Hopefully, they'll chime in and give us their opinion after owning a Saddlemen seat for a while. If not, I'll personally post a review after I put a few miles on it!

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oops :oops: I've try to do a little review here in the next few days

Until then here's some new pictures just taken today

 

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06CandyOrangeVtx... Thanks for posted those pictures! I think those are the first pics, I have seen with the seat on and the entire bike! Cool! I do think it's the better looking and fitting of the touring seats!

Looking forward to your review...

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Floodgates said:
... I only know of two other "06CandyOrangeVtx" and "IslanderX" who have them, but unfortunately, if they posted a review on the comfort of the seat... I didn't see it! Hopefully, they'll chime in and give us their opinion after owning a Saddlemen seat for a while. If not, I'll personally post a review after I put a few miles on it!

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I got the Saddlemen Studded Explorer on a 1300C. I posted a review on our local board here's the link:

http://coloradovtxrangeriders.com/produ ... review.htm

But before you buy, you may want to read all the hassle that I had to go through here:

http://www.coloradovtxrangeriders.com/I ... wtopic=308

After all the wait and the additional hassle, I must say that over time they have gotten more comfortable and softer. My passenger who use to complain after 50 miles, has actually gone 130 miles and beyond with no problems or complaints.

Here's a couple of pics and I hope this helps. Once I wash my bike I will post an updated pic.






 

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IslanderX said:
Floodgates said:
... I only know of two other "06CandyOrangeVtx" and "IslanderX" who have them, but unfortunately, if they posted a review on the comfort of the seat... I didn't see it! Hopefully, they'll chime in and give us their opinion after owning a Saddlemen seat for a while. If not, I'll personally post a review after I put a few miles on it!

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I got the Saddlemen Studded Explorer on a 1300C. I posted a review on our local board here's the link:

http://coloradovtxrangeriders.com/produ ... review.htm

But before you buy, you may want to read all the hassle that I had to go through here:

http://www.coloradovtxrangeriders.com/I ... wtopic=308

After all the wait and the additional hassle, I must say that over time they have gotten more comfortable and softer. My passenger who use to complain after 50 miles, has actually gone 130 miles and beyond with no problems or complaints.

Here's a couple of pics and I hope this helps. Once I wash my bike I will post an updated pic.






Yeah... On June 14, I ordered one, and was disappointed when the supplier told me they were back-ordered till June 30th! But, on June 26th I got a message that my seat was shipped... the expected delivery date is July 5th... so all in all not too bad!!

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Okay, she's semi-clean. I am posting both with and without the saddle bags.

















Hope this helps you decide.
 

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thanks to all

thanks to all that replied. I will order my seat today. Even if there is a back order it will be a relief knowing that it is on the way. After riding it for a year with stock seat my back feels every one of the 9000 miles i have put on it. Again thanks for the advice and enjoy the holidays.
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Check with DennisKirk.com they usually have at least 1 in stock. Had mine in 4 days. Plus 90 money back garantee.
 

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Check with DennisKirk.com they usually have at least 1 in stock. Had mine in 4 days. Plus 90 money back garantee.
Got mine from G & M Cycles on Ebay for $289.99... I see that Dennis Kirk has the same model listed for $379.99 -- that's a $90.00 difference! :shock:

I don't mind waiting a little over 2 weeks to save that much!

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seats~

Man, I love my mustang seat so far but the seat on the pics might be the best looking seat of all the brands on the VTX. The lines are just much smoother with the rest of the bike. I think the mustang looks very good on my bike, but these look great! Cool


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Xlr8 said:
Check with DennisKirk.com they usually have at least 1 in stock. Had mine in 4 days. Plus 90 money back garantee.
I wish I would have known this when I was buying mine, I waited 2 months and paid $350.
 

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Well I finally got Saddlemen Explorer in the mail today!! To my great horror the end of the seat had a 1/2" gash in it!!! I brought it to my local upholsterer and he assured me that it couldn't be fixed properly. So I'm sending it back to my seller, who wants to reinburse me, but doesn't want to sell me a replacement due to the high risk and shipping cost involved.

Bummer!! :(

I'll start looking for another source tonight

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Dude i will give you an A+ for patience and perserverance. I woulda nuked em all after all the hassle you been through. You're a good patient man. ............................ Do you have em in the cross hairs yet? LOL

Have a great INDEPENDANCE DAY all

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Floodgates said:
Well I finally got Saddlemen Explorer in the mail today!! To my great horror the end of the seat had a 1/2" gash in it!!! I brought it to my local upholsterer and he assured me that it couldn't be fixed properly. So I'm sending it back to my seller, who wants to reinburse me, but doesn't want to sell me a replacement due to the high risk and shipping cost involved.

Bummer!! :(

I'll start looking for another source tonight

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That sucks! Hope that you find another source and get your seats.
 
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