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Re:ED vs. Ultimate seat? 1 Week, 4 Days ago  
Roadie1700 wrote:
For those that own the ED Big Touring. If you also get the passenger seat with rider backrest, can you take the riders back rest off if riding two up for a short period and don't want it?

To answer you're question, the backrest on the ED is removable. It is bolted on to a bracket that sticks out of the rear seat. This will leave that bracket sticking out, not far, but it'll be there. It's not as easy as a quick release or backrest that is made to detach but with a couple wrenches, you can remove the riders backrest.
 
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Re:ED vs. Ultimate seat? 1 Week, 3 Days ago  
Roadie1700 wrote:
For those that own the ED Big Touring. If you also get the passenger seat with rider backrest, can you take the riders back rest off if riding two up for a short period and don't want it?

Also, same question for the Ultimate.

Which one sits farther back / lower???

Thanks all!


The rider backrest slides into a slot in the passenger seat. Takes a second to slide on or off. But, if you go solo without the passenger seat, you can't use the rider backrest.
 
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Re:ED vs. Ultimate seat? 1 Week, 2 Days ago  
cike wrote:
I had the ED standard on my 01 and now have the ultimate on my 04
ED was a very comfortable seat for the long ride. it sits you a little more into the seat. The back of the seat kinda acts as a support for your back which is great after about 10 mins in the saddle. It also makes your back a little bit hotter. Great seat for me and I would have one again without a doubt. Most comfortable seat that I have ever had.
My ultimate is the one used one off of Smokescreens bike. It feels a little bit roomier than the ED. Seems pretty comfortable so far, but I have yet to take a long trip on it (until tomorrow) Defiantly does not have the back support that the ED does.
As of right now, I have been happy with both seats, but if I had to choose I would take the ED standard over the Ultimate (but not by a large margin)
Just my .02

Over 1000 miles in the last 2 days on the Ultimate and no complaints here, but I still think the
ed
Was a
Little more comfortable
 
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Re:ED vs. Ultimate seat? 1 Week ago  
I've used the ED big touring and the mustang 2 pc but still haven't been able to go more than about an hour in the saddle without pain on the tail bone. I finally concluded that the problem is I simply don't have enough ass to make any of these seats a comfortable long mileage seat. A friend of mine swears by the air hawk seat cushion so today I ordered the lg. cruiser pad. I'm going to try it over my stock seat first and see what the old cheek bones feel like. If this is the answer to my problem i'll be pissed at the $$$ I've laid out for those expensive aftermarket seats.
 
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Re:ED vs. Ultimate seat? 1 Week ago  
Is your ED big tour studded and do you have a passenger seat also? I might be interested in buying them from you if you deceide to sell.Dick M. wrote:
I've used the ED big touring and the mustang 2 pc but still haven't been able to go more than about an hour in the saddle without pain on the tail bone. I finally concluded that the problem is I simply don't have enough ass to make any of these seats a comfortable long mileage seat. A friend of mine swears by the air hawk seat cushion so today I ordered the lg. cruiser pad. I'm going to try it over my stock seat first and see what the old cheek bones feel like. If this is the answer to my problem i'll be pissed at the $$$ I've laid out for those expensive aftermarket seats.
 
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Re:ED vs. Ultimate seat? 1 Week ago  
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Is your ED big tour studded and do you have a passenger seat also? I might be interested in buying them from you if you deceide to sell.Dick M. wrote:
I've used the ED big touring and the mustang 2 pc but still haven't been able to go more than about an hour in the saddle without pain on the tail bone. I finally concluded that the problem is I simply don't have enough ass to make any of these seats a comfortable long mileage seat. A friend of mine swears by the air hawk seat cushion so today I ordered the lg. cruiser pad. I'm going to try it over my stock seat first and see what the old cheek bones feel like. If this is the answer to my problem i'll be pissed at the $$$ I've laid out for those expensive aftermarket seats.


Not studded and I do have the passenger seat too. Don't know if I am going to part with them just yet though. If I do I'll let you know.
 
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