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Anyone have pics of a willie & max solo seat on there 900 custom and if so how do they like it?????does it hide fender impressions???
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I have one but don't have a pic available now but just type Willie & Max on the search engine and you'll find several postings with pictures. This seat is even smaller than the saddleman solo so no it does not hide the fender impressions. In my bike you can hardly see them though but I'm running a VN900 Classic fender. This is better than stock but not as near as comfortable as my Corbin Young Guns I sold. Maybe I just have to put more miles to break it inn more. The bike loos great so I highly recommend it.


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Tom, two questions on the seat 'cause i've been thinking hard on getting one too.

You said the seat is smaller... I'm assuming you mean in length. How about in width? I think the stock seat is WAY too wide and i'm looking for something that runs closer to the frame width.

The Saddleman seat is more comfortable that the W&M? Wow, i wouldn't have expected that. The Young Guns seat looks thinner and, therefore to me, less cushy. In what way is it more comfortable?

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Tom, two questions on the seat 'cause i've been thinking hard on getting one too.

You said the seat is smaller... I'm assuming you mean in length. How about in width? I think the stock seat is WAY too wide and i'm looking for something that runs closer to the frame width.

The Saddleman seat is more comfortable that the W&M? Wow, i wouldn't have expected that. The Young Guns seat looks thinner and, therefore to me, less cushy. In what way is it more comfortable?
Width wise it is smaller than stock but wider than the frame. I think you may have miss read on the comfortness though. The Corbin I had was much more comfortable than this Willie & Max. On this Willie I would compare the comfort level just about the same as the saddleman solo. Neither are built for long trips.

Found this on the search engine.

https://www.vulcanforums.com/forums/s...ght=willie+max


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Thanks for the link, i'd forgotten about that one.

I may end up looking more along the lines of the Corbin Hollywood Solo for mine.

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Thanks for the link, i'd forgotten about that one.

I may end up looking more along the lines of the Corbin Hollywood Solo for mine.
For the VN900 Corbin only makes the Young Guns and the Dual Tour. Britt makes a smaller one but I believe you have to use their fender in conjunction. The saddleman is a great choice too.


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Hi Guys,
Though I could tap on your experience with solo seats. I'm also thinking of switching my stock for a solo seat. I have seen the W & M and granucci. On the topic. How do you compare the W & M to the Granucci in terms of comfort, looks etc?

Appreciate your views......
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I put the Willie and Max solo seat on my 900 Classic. It looks great, but man oh man it is hard as rock. I only have about 25 miles on it so far, hope it breaks in...

I got it based on the great reviews that it got from different folks.

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I have the saddleman renegade solo but had the willie max solo and had to return it. The wm seat didn't fit my custom 900 and you could shake it from side to side. When i rode with it i could feel the seat move around whenever i applied the brakes. It would move 1/4 inch left to right . Don't know if i had a defective one or it was altered by someone and than returned to the shop i brought it from but it definitely was not secure to use. I got it online and sent it back. I did find that the saddleman had more back support than the wm though.
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My W&M is perfect. I can ride 6 hours in comfort, and it suits the Custom look better than the other options in my opinion.


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