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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-17-2011, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for a seat, possibly solo...(900 custom)

I am wanting to get an aftermarket seat to make my highway rides more comfortable. I want it to fit the flow of the bike (2010 custom SE) and i was considering a Saddleman Renegade but then i read on here there were fitment issues on the customs and I'm not sure if gel would be the way to go in the summer (wont it get and stay hot if out in the sun?) and i thought about a mustang daytripper but i've seen people say it pushes you forward and makes you sit higher, I'm 6'1 and about 165lbs, i dont wanna sit any higher on the bike or closer to the front. What else is out there? I really wish i had some places around here that stocked these so i could see what i like best.
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I have the saddlemen solo gel. It's pretty comfortable. I still have to give my butt a rest after a couple if hours. It is a little narrower than the oem seat, but seems to push you forward a bit (maybe an inch). No issue with the fit. I think there are 2 generations of this seat and I'm pretty sure I have the newer version. Maybe the fit issues are on the first generation.
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I put the Saddlemen on my 900C, no problems with fitment, seat is firm for a while, drops you into the bike a bit more than the stocker. Had pictures, but on my old laptop
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Hmm, i like the looks of it. How long did it take to get softer? I only road about 5300 miles last year (got the bike april first last year, rained alot so i didnt ride much) and I'm hopeing to ride atleast 7k miles this year so i'm wanting something i'm going to like. Also did you purchase them directly from the saddleman site? or else where?
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I have a bike with the Saddleman and I really like it, non of the problems you mentioned, and it is very comfortable. I have a mustang seat with the removable back rest for my 900LT I like it very well. I agree on the seat pushing you forward. It looks good but looks are soon forgotten when you are on a trip and your butt is on fire.
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The best seat I ever had was a Corbin Solo, I could ride for hour and feel fine. I am an old f(&0- and have had most of the seats in 50 yrs of riding. I have been very pleased with the saddleman seats, very comfortable.....
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I have a day tripper, gun slinger or whatever, still in the box for a Honda. I put it on sat on it an took it off several years ago, very uncomfortable. I too am just over 6' and it pushed me me too much forward......
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Does anybody knows if there is any compatibility of the seat of other bike on the VN 900? Cause i live in brazil and here there are no acessories fpr this bike. Tanks! ( Sorry about my poor english! )
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I have a bike with the Saddleman and I really like it, non of the problems you mentioned, and it is very comfortable. I have a mustang seat with the removable back rest for my 900LT I like it very well. I agree on the seat pushing you forward. It looks good but looks are soon forgotten when you are on a trip and your butt is on fire.
Very True, i really wish i could find someone local with this seat, I'm not really sure if forward is a good thing or bad or if i will notice it all that much. I am already thinking of getting forward control extensions...

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