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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-13-2009, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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Question New Seat?

I've been looking at a Mustang seat for my 900 as the stocker is just too uncomfortable to ride for very long. I've seen the Kawi "Gel" seats and they are cheaper, but having had my butt actually in a Mustang seat I like, are the gels as good? Or just, 'eh?'
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 08-14-2009, 04:23 AM
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They're better than stock, for sure. Never sat on a Mustang seat so can't help there. I could only do about 20 min. on the stock seat.....can do about an hour and a half on the gel before my butt needs a break.

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My kaw gel is good for about the first 2hrs, then 1 hour after that. I just eat a handfull of Motrin before I go on long trips. I've had 3 back surgeries too so that doesn't help.
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I just installed the mustang seat with back rest on my 900 classic lt .DUDE GET A MUSTANG SEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re:seat Pic

Here she is with the stang seat.Also installed baron intake,cobra slash cuts,cobra fuel processoe
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I must be lucky, tough, stupid or all 3 because I have no problem doing 500 miles a day with the stock seat..........
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I asked this same question about a month ago and the general consensus on the forum was that the Mustang was the way to go unless you get some other true custom seat like Day Long. Mustang is definitely the cheapest of the two.

Also, the Kawasaki gel seat is exactly the same as the stock seat except they put a small square of gel right in the center of the seat. The gel is only about the size of a CD case. One of the other Vulcan brothers on the forum actually sent me a picture of his K-gel seat with the cover off. He fixed it by taking a piece of raw gel like you can buy at Saddlemen and then just stapled the cover back over. That at least gave him full gel coverage.

You might be able to find the old thread with the pics if you search for threads by Jeep Pirate. I can't remember the title, but it was something like "Which seat?".

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I must be lucky, tough, stupid or all 3 because I have no problem doing 500 miles a day with the stock seat..........
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I put a mustang seat on my Valkarie, couldn't have done better, I had a Day Long on a gold wing and it too was excellent. ndotob1
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