Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Ontario, Canada
I have both front and rear Voyager/Nomad pillow top gel seats and the Vaquero gel seat. The Voyager seats both sit about an inch higher than stock, mainly because they are much firmer. The pillow top seats have buttons to hold the cover in place, creating depressions in the top of the seat that hold water, and eventually rots the cover. After 3 years and 150k miles both my covers were toast, cracked and torn at the buttons, so I removed the covers from my stock seats and used them to re-cover the pillow tops and that works great, over 200k and the cushions are still firm. Whoever dreamed up the idea to make a motorcycle seat with buttons and depressions that hold water should be shot!
I use the Vaquero seat for solo riding, it fits directly onto the Voyager by simply adding a couple spacers under the latch plate. It sits a bit lower and further back to give me more legroom.
To fit the Voyager dual seats to a Vaquero you will need the catch to bolt to the rear fender, the latch plate for the rear seat, and the bracket and grommets for the front seat. The rear seat will sit about 1/8 inch higher due to the design of the latch mechanism.
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