Thanks for all the questions and replies.
I'm only 5' 7" with a 29" inseam and 31" sleeve, so the seat change was noticeable after 20 minutes on the bike.
Surprisingly, the Mustang seat put me up about 1 inch and 2 inches back as a by-product of increased padding and the seat pocket design of the seat. As mentioned in one of the posts, to be truly comfortable in the seat pocket with its small, natural backrest we come back, not forward. This matter has been discussed at length in a few recent posts on the 900 forum. One member even considered sending his mustang back and buying an ultimate seat as a result of this "reach" issue. The issues we short folks put up with!!
The risers were "easy" to install once I took the bars off my stock risers and started from that point. Getting the bars off the stock risers requires loosening the bolts inside the risers which have allen key inserts. A metric allen key and hammer
were needed to get them off the stock tightening.
On a "Classic" the new risers must be bolted to the stock risers, mounted to the triple tree, and then put the handle bars back on. On a "Custom", you may be able to put the new risers directly on the triple tree and then remount your bars; not sure on that. When ordering these risers from refined cycle
, a set of new bolts are included for an extra $3, and they came in very handy as my stock bolts were used to fasten the stock risers to the new ones. The new bolts were used to fasten the new set up back to the triple tree. Those new bolts are also allen key type tighteners which is a bit difficult to get a trusted torque set without a good allen key and hammer tap or two. Given I used the hammer a few times, I covered the tank and other "vital" bike parts with towels at least to make me feel better.
Long answer is; it was "easy" given the excellent results, but harder than I expected; like most any "easy" installation.
I hope this helps your situation. Refined Cycle was quick to mail out their product and offered a refund should they not work on my classic as he was not sure I would like the set up; great guys at Refined.