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post #1 of 50 (permalink) Old 11-13-2011, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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Talking mustang seats, are they good!

I have a vulcan 900 custom and I'm thinking of replacing the seat as I had back surgery a year ago so I want the most comfort that I can get. I've heard mustang seats are very good but they sit a little higher than the stock seats which isnt much of an issue as the comfort, if I go over a bump I don't want to feel it in my spine. Any other seats out there that may be a good alternative, I also want to have the backrest added which should aid in comfort
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I also have a bad back. The Classic that I purchased used already had the Mustang seats with the backrest. Some days I think the Motorcycle is more comfortable than the car. The backrest is really nice. Sorry I don't have much experience with other seats. But I'm very happy with the Mustang seats.

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I have a Mustang on my Classic LT...The best upgade I've done to the bike, I and the wife love it. I can't answer for the Mustang seat for the custom, but just to let you know that my seat will fit a custom also. If you ride 2up alot, it might be something to think about! In my opinion, it's worth every penny!

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I bought a Mustang Vintage Wide Touring seat and found it not much different than stock... I did not like it at all......anyway, I dont think they are so hot but many folks swear by them.

I finally found Russell Seats... they make a seat called the Daylong that solved all my long distance ride issues.... it works well particularly if you are a big person...


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I have a vulcan 900 custom and I'm thinking of replacing the seat as I had back surgery a year ago so I want the most comfort that I can get. I've heard mustang seats are very good but they sit a little higher than the stock seats which isnt much of an issue as the comfort, if I go over a bump I don't want to feel it in my spine. Any other seats out there that may be a good alternative, I also want to have the backrest added which should aid in comfort

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IMO, from my experience, the Mustang is better than the stock OEM seat, but that's about all I can say about it. My wife was uncomfortable with her Mustang seat as well.

We both now have Russell seats on our 900 Classics and are very comfortable now. The Russell is more expensive than the Mustang, about $200 more, and worth every penny of it, too. It's a truly custom made seat and they make it exactly to your needs and specifications. I don't know where you live, but it's really worthwhile to arrange for a ride-in appointment to have your seat made because you're right there for the fittings. Of course if you live on the other side of the country that wouldn't be very convenient. We are fortunate to live just a day's drive to Redding, CA.

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The Mustang seat is AMAZING. Well worth the cost.
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I have a Mustang on my Classic LT...The best upgade I've done to the bike, I and the wife love it. I can't answer for the Mustang seat for the custom, but just to let you know that my seat will fit a custom also. If you ride 2up alot, it might be something to think about! In my opinion, it's worth every penny!
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After trying a Corbin on my Sabre, I went with the Mustang and LOVED it! I also have a bad back - surgery 10 years ago - The Mustang gave me about 17,000 comfortable miles on the Sabre - including a two week nearly 7,000 mile cross country trip last year - I just put one on my Voyager and my butt and back are very happy . . .

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For me, the Mustang is better than stock for 2-up riding. One negative is the driver position goes up and forward a bit, changing the riding experience. It's a good seat, but it isn't the greatest thing since sliced bread.

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I have 2 steel rods in my back (scoliosis surgery in '98), and I just got a Mustang Daytripper. I enjoy it very much. It is much firmer than the stock seat, and so gives good support. I liken it to sleeping on a firm mattress (which I like).

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