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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-21-2012, 04:58 PM Thread Starter
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Quick seat question?

Is there any difference in the stock seat I have on my 900 Custom an a stock seat on a Classic? I was wanting to get a little better seat for the passanger ( my wife ). The Classic passanger seat looks a little wider. I found a good deal on a classic seat.I want to get a Mustange seat but don't have the extra funds right now ( tax time ). I was thinking about getting the classic seat to use for a while.

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Is there any difference in the stock seat I have on my 900 Custom an a stock seat on a Classic? I was wanting to get a little better seat for the passanger ( my wife ). The Classic passanger seat looks a little wider. I found a good deal on a classic seat.I want to get a Mustange seat but don't have the extra funds right now ( tax time ). I was thinking about getting the classic seat to use for a while.

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Yes the classic seat will fit on your custom! I have a Mustang seat so a buddy has my stock on his custom for the same reason(his wife) the classic seat is a little better but not by much, about 40 minutes and my wife had to get stop...but she loves the Mustang!!

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I had a Fire and Steel gel seat on my 900 classic. It's not a bad seat for 240 bucks and had plenty of cushion for passengers. Might want to give it a look.
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HI

I put 1 seat Mustang on my Classic and the saddle is scheduled for Custom and Classic, it's the same. There are only two layers in place for the Custom. Everything was provided! The seat Kawa is better for passanger on the Classic.

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I am seriously considering buying a Kawasaki gel seat on eBay but I keep reading mixed reviews. I hear it is better than the stock seat but not as comfortable as the Mustang. I wonder if it best to wait and save up for the Mustang? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Agree with many, could not ride the stock seat for more then 50 miles before pain & numbness set in.

Went with a Corbin Dual Tour and will be adding the back rest for my wife. This is my second Corbin so I knew it would work for me. I can ride 300+ days with no pain or numbness in my back or tail bone. This model you can add two back rests, and heating if you so desire. Have been very pleased with the company and the quality over the years.

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Found a really good gel seat at Chaparrall in San bernardino. Can't remember the make but there are only so many out there. Agreed that the seat can get pretty uncomfortable after a couple of hour riding. My last tour of wine country I thought my butt was going to drop off.

(just make sure you don't tell your wife "I need a wider seat to fit your ass." you'll be sleeping on the couch for a week.)
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Found a really good gel seat at Chaparrall in San bernardino. Can't remember the make but there are only so many out there. Agreed that the seat can get pretty uncomfortable after a couple of hour riding. My last tour of wine country I thought my butt was going to drop off.

(just make sure you don't tell your wife "I need a wider seat to fit your ass." you'll be sleeping on the couch for a week.)
You didn't say that...

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I almost went with a Kaw Gel seat on my custom, but at the time they didn't offer one for the Custom. I drove to the dealer and asked if they would try a seat swap from a classic just to see it would work. It would not latch. So I bought the Mustang Vintage Wide Touring and love it. Turns out the catch on the custom seat mounts at a different height than the classic and you have to shim out the catch about 1/2" so it will reach the lock. Seems like most people like the gel seat for a few K miles but then the gel starts to break down and bunch up (just like the Mustang site warns it will). I've got 20K miles on my Mustang and it's still as comfortable and good looking as day 1! My vote is save your pennies for a real seat and forego the Kaw product.
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Thanks for all the info. I missed out on the seat. So now I will have to make up my mind on what to get. Thanks again.
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