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Old 06-14-2013, 09:08 AM
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Default Twin Cities, MN Metro Area guys - seat mod question

I just brought home my first Harley, a 2011 Road King Classic in Root Beer that I couldn't be happier with (Upgraded from a Kawi Vulcan 900 which was my first bike). The first experience on the bike was the 1300 mile trip from Whitefish, Montana home to the Twin Cities and I love it.

The only problem is that my fiance is not happy with the stock seat for the passenger (the backrest is fantastic though). I've got a week and a half to resolve that because we're planning on taking a 1500 mile mini-honeymoon on the bike after the wedding. We love the crosshatching on the seat matching the saddlebags, so I'm hoping to get our current seat moded with some memory foam...

Anyone know of any local places to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area that can do this? I've heard upholstery places might be able to, but being I only have the one seat and limited time, I can't really afford a place to mess it up.

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Old 06-14-2013, 10:35 AM
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Congrats on your new ride. I am also from the Twin Cities and have a 2011 Root Beer RKC. I got the Sundowner seat for mine, and me and the wife both love it. The passenger portion of the Sundowner is much wider than the stock seat. I got the one specifically made to match the RKC which has the cross hatching/basket weave styling. This is not the answer to your question, but I thought it might help you out.
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Old 06-14-2013, 10:49 AM
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Thanks yarg, were you at the St. Paul HD shop last Saturday? I was there and saw someone's RootBeer Classic sitting outside. It was the first time I'd actually seen it in person...bought it based off pics and didn't get to see it until the next day. It's even more beautiful in person...especial when the sun is hitting it and making those big flakes pop.

I am going to give the Sundowner a look as well. I'm only 5'11" though, so I'm concerned it's going to raise me up when I'd actually like to be lowered a bit.
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:35 PM
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I ran over to my local Harley shop and checked out the Sundowner that matches the FLHRC trim and ordered one up.
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Hope you like it. It will raise you up a bit. And no that wasn't me at SPHD. So there are at least 3 of us Root Beer RKC'ers in the TC area!
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There are a couple guys I am aware of - Mark Milbrandt, I have 2 seats he made for my bagger but he's hard to get on the schedule 612-481-0040. He does first class work. The other guy is Duane Smith out in Montrose. He has a page on Facebook. He owns a canvas shop and I've seen their work but I haven't personally seen his seats. I'm sure there are others but I would say these guys are worth checking out and seats are their specialties.
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Old 06-17-2013, 08:25 AM
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Thanks Rizzo, even though I ordered up a new seat I'll definitely keep these recommendations in mind if the Sundowner raises me up too high. A modded seat is definitely cheaper than replacing the shocks to bring her down an inch.
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