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I know how much everyone loves the Ultimate seats, and I would love to give one a try. What scares me is the price and being stuck with it if I end up not liking it. I read that if I purchase it directly through Ultimate I can return it within 14 days if I don't like it. I would like to take advantage of the Sale Hal has going on, but I'm scared that I won't be able to return the seat if I don't like it. Anyone else run into this with HDL?
 

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Considering that Ultimate is going to add another 25.00 to their list price for shipping your going to save 80.00 or more going through HDL while the sales on. (Assuming your buying the front and passengers seat.)

Even if you don't like it , after the 4th our could easily sell it and recover most your money. There are always people looking to buy the Ultimate.
 

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The HDL sales are the only way to get a discount on an Ultimate seat. Snap one up now. As Cow says, if you don't like it you can always sell it. They hold their value pretty well. Post-sale, for an almost new seat, you'll probably be able to sell it real close to what you bought it for.

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It took about 150 miles for me to get use to the Ultimate seat but now I wouldn't take it off for anything. Get the back rest while your at it. I can ride all day with no fatigue what so ever.
 

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Yeah, I just came back from a trip where we put on 2500 miles in a week. Our longer days were 400, 550, and 600 miles. I never ended the day's ride with a sore backside and was always ready to hit the road again the next day. My Ultimate Low Rider has served me well.

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One more thing to consider is ordering from Ultimate you can get the pouch installed behind the drivers seat back. I don't think HDL offers that option and it is very handy to have for small stuff storage.
 

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Don't U have any fellow Xer's around were U live to allow U toi sit on it??? There are Tons of Ultimates around everywere :wink: Go out to a Local Bike Night and Sit on one :idea: :idea: :idea:
 

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Kevin Kuiper said:
Don't U have any fellow Xer's around were U live to allow U toi sit on it??? There are Tons of Ultimates around everywere :wink: Go out to a Local Bike Night and Sit on one :idea: :idea: :idea:
Damn, I think Kevin just told you to sit on it.
 

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FYI: I've had the BigBoy for a couple years now. It's the most comfortable I've ridden on. I'm 6'4" at 280lbs. Ultimate says the seat is rated for 240lbs +. Now they are saying 240lbs max. The pan cracked around the backrest bracket and it's been three weeks since I sent it back for repair and no seat yet. When I called they said they hadn't had any seats with this problem before. A friend had the same thing happen, only his broke out, and when he called, a week later than me, they told him the same thing. He took his apart and the welds on the bracket were very poor too. It cost $75 to ship and insure cheapest but, they where more than willing to fix it for free?? Makes you wonder. You have to ship it to their Niagra Falls warehouse who ships it to Canada. When fixed, they ship it back to you but, they only ship on Tuesdays. Hopefully I'll get it back next week. Not too sure I want to recommend this seat anymore.
 

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The Ulitimate is the best seat I've ever had the pleasure to ride on in over thirty years. It is a great product and well worth the money. IMHO 8)
 

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I would never again buy any seat sight unseen no matter how much praise is heaped on it. There are so many intangibles that cannot be put in words.
 

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I don't think we have really answered his concern or question here..... and I think it will take Hal to answer it about exchanging/returning. Granted, he could try to find someone with the seat and try it out... but what if he just can't (especially with the holiday and sale going on).

I am in a similar situation with the Ultimate seats. I already have one for my VTX and love it. Its the Low Rider and it does put me up to the tank quite a bit, a bit too much at times. I would love to get an Ultimate seat for my Valkyrie, but I'm thinking I want to know if the Low Rider or Big Boy will do me better on the Valk. Unfortunately not everyone at Bike Night has a Valk with an Ultimate seat or a choice of the two seats. So if I splurge for the Low Rider for the Valk (which is probably what I will end up doing) and then after sitting on it decide I need the Big Boy instead.... is it exchangable or returnable??? I think that is what the original poster is concerned with...... after all it is a pricey item.
 

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I bought an Ultimate. Tried to like it but couldn't.

So take the definative statements that you will, with a grain of salt.
 

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bdunshee said:
I bought an Ultimate. Tried to like it but couldn't.

So take the definative statements that you will, with a grain of salt.
bdunshee, did you not like the LowRider or BigBoy? And what did you end up liking? I'm nearing the end of my 14 day trial on a BigBoy and although it's superb in many ways, I still get some irritation on my tailbone on longer rides. However, my tailbone has been injured once before so maybe there's no seat that wouldn't bother my tailbone!
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Seats are also not the same on every bike for every person. With my bike and my fatty T-bars and short shield there are alot of seats that would put me in positions on my bikes set up that would change my seating position. This would change how I see through my shield, and how my back would be positiond when I ride. Here is the deal, I have had two different Mustange seats, one Corbin custom made seat, a High end seat, and have tryed the ultimate on my buddys bike, also a factory seat with gell, and a factory seat with the bad X mod. For me the only one to totally fit right, be comfy, and still look good was the new Mustange DayTripper, I been on it 6hrs with out any pain, Mustange dose say its only made for day long rides. That said, I never tell anyone that they should get thart seat. You would be best off to buy used seats, find what you like and then buy new if you want. By buying used seats you can almost always sell them and get your money back. With all the seats I been through in four years my total out of pocket money so far is still under 400.00. I have lost nothing trying this all out. Your size, waight, and prefered sitting position, and what you want the seat to look like, and your bikes setup will make this a very personal desition. I hateted my hight end seat, also cant stand the ultimate seat, the factory with gell was really good, but put me in the wrong place, the Mustang touring was good, but put me in the wrong place, didnt like the bad X at all, the Corbin was very good, but the leather seat just didnt work good for me. I got a chance to try the Mustang new Daytripper for a unreal price direct from Mustang, got an offer I couldnt refuse, and took it, im sold on this seat. This is all just ME, it will be different for everyone, my best friend says his ultimate is the best, another friend says his Corbi touring is the best, look at all thre of us, and are bikes are all differnt set ups, and we are all three different wights, and hights. You are going to have to spend money to find out nomatter what you pick. Buy them try them sell them and do it again in you have to, they told me I would never find what I wanted in a seat cuz I wanted to many things from one seat, they were wrong, it took four years but I have it now.
 

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BillF said:
bdunshee said:
I bought an Ultimate. Tried to like it but couldn't.

So take the definative statements that you will, with a grain of salt.
bdunshee, did you not like the LowRider or BigBoy? And what did you end up liking? I'm nearing the end of my 14 day trial on a BigBoy and although it's superb in many ways, I still get some irritation on my tailbone on longer rides. However, my tailbone has been injured once before so maybe there's no seat that wouldn't bother my tailbone!
Bill
It was the BigBoy. The seat in general was too soft. It would deform and I'd still get pressure on my tailbone, which was the same problem with the stock seat. That softness also led to capturing a lot of heat which led to a lot of sweating.

I ended up buying a stock seat and having it slightly reshaped and recovered with leather. The leather doesn't hold heat like vinyl.
 

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Seats are also not the same on every bike for every person. With my bike and my fatty T-bars and short shield there are alot of seats that would put me in positions on my bikes set up that would change my seating position. This would change how I see through my shield, and how my back would be positiond when I ride. Here is the deal, I have had two different Mustange seats, one Corbin custom made seat, a High end seat, and have tryed the ultimate on my buddys bike, also a factory seat with gell, and a factory seat with the bad X mod. For me the only one to totally fit right, be comfy, and still look good was the new Mustange DayTripper, I been on it 6hrs with out any pain, Mustange dose say its only made for day long rides. That said, I never tell anyone that they should get thart seat. You would be best off to buy used seats, find what you like and then buy new if you want. By buying used seats you can almost always sell them and get your money back. With all the seats I been through in four years my total out of pocket money so far is still under 400.00. I have lost nothing trying this all out. Your size, waight, and prefered sitting position, and what you want the seat to look like, and your bikes setup will make this a very personal desition. I hateted my hight end seat, also cant stand the ultimate seat, the factory with gell was really good, but put me in the wrong place, the Mustang touring was good, but put me in the wrong place, didnt like the bad X at all, the Corbin was very good, but the leather seat just didnt work good for me. I got a chance to try the Mustang new Daytripper for a unreal price direct from Mustang, got an offer I couldnt refuse, and took it, im sold on this seat. This is all just ME, it will be different for everyone, my best friend says his ultimate is the best, another friend says his Corbi touring is the best, look at all thre of us, and are bikes are all differnt set ups, and we are all three different wights, and hights. You are going to have to spend money to find out nomatter what you pick. Buy them try them sell them and do it again in you have to, they told me I would never find what I wanted in a seat cuz I wanted to many things from one seat, they were wrong, it took four years but I have it now.
+1. I've used the Corbin and Mustang and found the Ultimate to be the best for me. But, I can only ride a couple hours before my bum starts hurting and then I have to cut the ride time. Still, this is 1.5 hours longer than the other seats. I got mine direct so I have to deal with them. Distributors will have their own return/exchange policies.
 
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