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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 07:43 PM Thread Starter
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Been lookin at gettin a bike ( been 20 + yrs ), and have settled on a Vulcan 900lt. Hope that it is all I hope it can be. The dealers I've been talking to have been more than helpful with me and I think that this will be the bike to get me back to riding. There will be some 2-up on this and we weigh about 300 lbs together so I don't think that will be a issue. But is the seat a problem or does it breakin ok or should I think about finding something different?
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post #2 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-06-2009, 08:02 PM
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Some people are ok with it.
Give it a try before deciding to change things

My wife insisted on a better seat , so we have a Mustang saddle

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Weight wise you will be totally fine. (I think you might be one of lightest couples on here )Unless you plan on draggin with your lady riding bich. Alot of people don't like the stocker seat. Mine came with a Mustang. I like mine alot cuz it came with the driver backrest, and with my back it is a great help.

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My wife and I double up at 280 pounds. The bike runs great. We both have problems with the seat though. Dead butt!
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If your wife is just gonna go bar-hopping with you, it'll probably be fine, but if you are looking at serious riding with your wife, i'm gonna side with Murphy's wife... get her a good comfortable saddle.

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The stock seat isn't HORRIBLE, it's just not great... that's for you, anyway. For a passenger, it's not so great at all. If she's riding with you a lot, I'd say there's an upgrade in your future!

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post #7 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 06:50 AM
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The stock seat seems to be the biggest complaint with 900 owners and one of the first items to be changed. Mine felt very comfortable setting on the showroom floor, but 20 minutes on the road changed my mind in a hurry. The most popular seat for riding 2-up on the 900 seems to be the Mustang. Check EBay for the best pricing on those.

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post #8 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 06:53 AM
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post #9 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-07-2009, 07:22 AM
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i agree after 30 minutes the seat gets uncomfortable
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post #10 of 17 (permalink) Old 09-08-2009, 07:51 AM
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My bike is a year old now and I just bought the Kawasaki Gel Seat. My wife said the rear seat is a big improvement and I find the front to be a slight improvement. I didn't notice any change in the seat height for me. The Saddelmen seat moves you down and forward. Corbins with a nose job will move you down and forward a little. My short legs make seat height important. Taller riders seem to prefer the Mustang, they move you up and forward. There are lots of threads on seats. Hope you enjoy your new ride.
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