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Old 07-09-2012, 11:06 AM
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Default Best Touring Seat

I have a 2006 FLHX. I just rode 800+ miles over the weekend & the stock seat is not very comfortable. I'm looking for a sleek seat that will support my back a little better. Any thoughts?
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:30 AM
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The Sundowner. End of thread.

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:36 AM
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Mustang. BTW, sleek seats and back support are rarely uttered in the same breath.
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Old 07-09-2012, 11:45 AM
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Originally Posted by 1goindiesel View Post
Mustang. BTW, sleek seats and back support are rarely uttered in the same breath.
+1....good back support usually involves a back rest, which is not sleek, but makes a huge difference. Also, your going to get a hundred different answers, none of which may work for you, because everyone's butt and back are different. One seat may work well for someone and not work for you.

Best advice I can give...try before you buy if at all possible. Go to a rally that has a couple of different seat manufacturers, go to your dealership and ask to try some seats, or simply ask some folks parked there if you can sit and try it out. Trial and error on this can get very expensive.

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Old 07-09-2012, 11:45 AM
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or cheepo approach- I use the stock ultra seat for touring, SG seat in town is good for 4 hours, painful at 6. the ultra seat os good for 8/10 hour days, day after day.

Of course this is on an EG Classic and the tourpak is on when touring so the seat doesn't look like a turd.

my riding pal has a sundowner and it is much better than the SG seat, but he does whine a little more than me at the end of the day- but then he was born in NYC...

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:07 PM
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A lot of H-D dealers are offering a program now where you can go in and "borrow" different seats for try-out. You actually get to put the seat on your bike and go for a ride to see how it fits you.

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Old 07-09-2012, 12:19 PM
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Solo? Corbin with a backrest. The backrest just drops in.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:24 PM
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really, basically you spend on. Wether a mustang, corbin or sundowner, all are a huge diff.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:28 PM
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I will never again buy a seat I can't try on. Too much wasted money. Get in on the HD dealer demo seat thing. My dealer actually has a Danny Grey seat I'm hoping to demo today... But even without, I would restrict to what I can get to try out.

I wish seat manufacturers would get in on the idea, of shipping demo seats to dealerships (HD's seats have DEMO written all over them).
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:28 PM
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I have the solution for you

send your stock seat out to Mean City Cycles to get it worked over and it will make you happy 100% of the time no matter how long you ride

then get the removable back rest from HD that drops in when you need it, and leave it in your saddle bag or home when you don't need it

that works for me
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