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seat 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Ok, had this bike for 2 months and have put 600 miles on her and i've read just about all the mods to do. I've installed new plugs,changed to mobil 1, stage 1 exhaust mod and things are looking up but man what is up with this stock seat, I've sat on softer bricks. My bride is chewing my ear about that seat of hers. So I know you guys just love hearing the same old question about which seat is best however I'm looking for anyone who has a used mustang, ultimate, corbin , pacific coast what ever. Not trying to get off cheap, well yes i am see i want alot of things for my bike so trying to find a deal thanks for your time
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Re:seat 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I've had the Mustang and Ultimate, I'd definitely recommend the Ultimate. Both had the drivers back rest but with the Mustang it slid down into the driver seat and I could feel the metal bar in the low of my back, on the Ultimate the back rest slides into the bottom of the passenger seat. The First Lady enjoyed both pillions so there was no difference there, both were a huge improvement for her over stock.

Your best bet is to go to a gathering of bikes and see if you can find some Road Stars with different seats and ask the owners their opinions and if you can sit on them. Most of these seats will put you an inch or so farther forward, you get used to it quickly. Ultimate will let you return their seat for a short time if you don't care for it so that's a plus as well.
 
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Re:seat 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Might want to check out www.meancitycycles.com , they can make your seat better.
 
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Re:seat 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I tried my buddies Mustang seat for a couple weeks... loved the backrest, sitting lower into the frame, a little forward except, after about ten miles it felt like I was sitting on a 2 X 4! Not for me.

I also had the opportunity to get an Ultimate at a ridiculously low price and went with that. It has all the features of the Mustang except they dont have the 2 X 4 in the seat! I love it. I believe Ultimate has a trial period to use it and return it if you dont like it.

Borrow some seats and try them out.
 
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Re:seat 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I have never found the perfect bike seat, I have had several aftermarket seats on various motorcycles. I have the mustang studded with a backrest on the driver, I just got back from a ride of 1550 mile ride and sat in the seat usually about 8 hours a day with usual rest stops doing slow 45 mph Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah Valley, I never got the monkey butt.
 
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Re:seat 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
The only aftermarket seat I've used on this bike is the Ultimate. My wife and I love it. Like it's been said, if you can sit on a few before buying, you'll make a better choice for your situation. I believe Ultimate still has a 14-day trial period.
 
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Re:seat 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
If you're looking for a soft seat, the Mustang isn't for you. Mine is considerably more firm than the stock seat. However, I do find it much more ride-able than the stock one. Maybe it's the integrated backrest or that it just plain fits my rump better. I don't know. I can ride all day on the Mustang and not have near the level of pain that the stock seat would give.

I've only sat on an Ultimate for a short period of time and it did feel wonderful. Much softer, yet somehow more supportive than the stock. However Ultimate requires you to install a rear pillion in order to have a backrest for the driver and if you notice I prefer the look of a solo setup. Hence the Mustang. BTW, I have yet to have the experience of feeling the backrest support on my seat like RoadieFF reported, but I'm sure it could happen since it is a part of the seat.

The wife doesn't ride with me very much and I honestly prefer to ride solo anyway. It's my mental therapy and the LAST thing I need when I'm doing "me time" is worrying if the person behind me is having a good time.

Bottom line: Get your butt in a few different seats and listen to what it tells you. No one seat will work for every person and you really need to try 'em for yourself.

Good luck!!

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Re:seat 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
I'm riding with a low profile Looney's right now and I like it. I sit lower into the bike now than I did with the stock seat. Downside is it pushes you forward a bit.
 
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Re:seat 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Booster wrote:
I have never found the perfect bike seat, I have had several aftermarket seats on various motorcycles. I have the mustang studded with a backrest on the driver, I just got back from a ride of 1550 mile ride and sat in the seat usually about 8 hours a day with usual rest stops doing slow 45 mph Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah Valley, I never got the monkey butt.
Back in the early 70's Corbin Gentry made a king and queen seat that was the most comfortable seat I have ever sat on. But that was then and this is now

I have the Pacific Coast Star's potato chip now.
It's not a seat for everyone, but it fits my skinny butt fine.
Two years ago I did a round trip from NY to Fl. on the stock seat.
I came home with a raw sore on my tail bone and a pinched nerve in my right shoulder.
This year I did the same trip on the potato chip.
I came home tired, but then the last day I rode around 600 miles or so.
At 6'2" the seat lowers me enough to put the handlebars at a comfortable height.
It also sets me back a little so my legs are in a better postion.
 
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Re:seat 7 Years, 8 Months ago  
Ultimate.
 
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