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Re:Mustang vs. Ultimate Seats
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Re:Mustang vs. Ultimate Seats 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
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Bronson I also felt the backrest pushed me a little too forward, so I ordered the offset (wish I'd ordered with the seats) and it did make a difference for me.

PapaTom - Did you have any interference problems with the offset post and the passenger seat on your Mustang? The MustangSeats web site let me to believe that it only worked with seats with the reinforce concave front. I had the Mustant seat with the riders backrest on my VStar and we loved it until I used the backrest. I had to manufacture my own offset post out of 1" x 1/4" steel strap. I was going to order a new seat for my RoadStar last night but I wanted to get your feedback on this first.

My bike is in the shop for two weeks. Yamaha authorized them to tear it down and swap parts to resolve the excessive engine noise issue. They say they've had good results doing this in the past so I'm encouraged. Only problem is, "What am I going to do without my bike for the next two weeks?".


Go upgrade shopping Or maybe give some time and attention to things that are neglected when the bike is around, like... everything?

Dan
 
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Re:Mustang vs. Ultimate Seats 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
RangerDan wrote:
Long2Ride wrote:
PapaTom wrote:
Bronson I also felt the backrest pushed me a little too forward, so I ordered the offset (wish I'd ordered with the seats) and it did make a difference for me.

PapaTom - Did you have any interference problems with the offset post and the passenger seat on your Mustang? The MustangSeats web site let me to believe that it only worked with seats with the reinforce concave front. I had the Mustant seat with the riders backrest on my VStar and we loved it until I used the backrest. I had to manufacture my own offset post out of 1" x 1/4" steel strap. I was going to order a new seat for my RoadStar last night but I wanted to get your feedback on this first.

My bike is in the shop for two weeks. Yamaha authorized them to tear it down and swap parts to resolve the excessive engine noise issue. They say they've had good results doing this in the past so I'm encouraged. Only problem is, "What am I going to do without my bike for the next two weeks?".


Go upgrade shopping Or maybe give some time and attention to things that are neglected when the bike is around, like... everything?

Dan


Wait just a minute! Have you been talking to my wife?
 
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Re:Mustang vs. Ultimate Seats 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
OK - three weeks later I was able to pick my bike up from the dealer. They replaced the rod bearings and the generator shaft. The engine sounds great. I installed my new mustang seat. It came with the offset post for the drivers backrest and the seat fits me and the bike great. They sky is blue and the birds are singing and life is wonderful!
 
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Re:Mustang vs. Ultimate Seats 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
Now ride, brother, RIDE!
 
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Re:Mustang vs. Ultimate Seats 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
don't laugh, these work pretty good...
http://www.beadrider.com/

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Re:Mustang vs. Ultimate Seats 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
Just put my Mustang on last week with new saddle bags from Saddleman new Cobra freeway bar with Kuryakan small ISO pegs . Life is good went 200 miles first day no problems
 
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Re:Mustang vs. Ultimate Seats 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
The last two weekends we put on nearly 800 miles on the bike with the new Ultimate seats. Gotta say both the wife and I are very pleased with the decision. I'm 6'2" and 210 pounds and was really worried about the seat pushing me forward. The seat did seem to slide me forward and at first I though I would definitely need to purchase the floor board extensions. Funny thing, after riding the bike a while the "new feel" seems natural and I'm perfectly comfortable. Last weekend's 500 plus mile ride in the mountains confirmed I made the right decision.
 
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Re:Mustang vs. Ultimate Seats 9 Years, 7 Months ago  
My .02 worth... I picked up a Corbin off of eBay last Summer. Put it on the day it arrived, and absolutely hated it immediately!

The foam was very firm, and it allowed all the normal buzzes and vibrations of the bike to go right through to my posterior... and you know how those buzzes and vibes can change throughout the RPM range.

There was a money back satisfaction guarantee. You know what I did.
 
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Re:Mustang vs. Ultimate Seats 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
I am 5'8 and 220lbs. I don't do the 600 mile runs or anything. Mostly 300 or less and my stock seat kills me. Would the mustang seat be better off for me since I'm short?
 
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Re:Mustang vs. Ultimate Seats 6 Years, 11 Months ago  
the mustang seat is nice, but very stiff. The ultimate is made of memory foam and will be softer from the get go, no break in time. (well it took one long ride when it was new).
 
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