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OEM seat fittment 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
Hi guys,

Just a quick question: would a 2000 OEM seat fit on a 2004?

Sorry if it has been covered somewhere but the search returned too much results.

Thanks for your answers,

Pat
 
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Re:OEM seat fittment 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
YEP, it will work. I have a '99 Mustang seat on my '07.
 
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Re:OEM seat fittment 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
Thanks for the answer.

BTW, I have a 2004 that came with a Mustang seat. I find the Mustang seat kindda hard and tought I would give a try with a stock seat that may be softer than the Mustang. Is it worth spending about $100 on a used OEM seat or you think I may be deceived compared to the Mustang?

Let me know...
 
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Re:OEM seat fittment 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
PsYcHoPaT wrote:
Thanks for the answer.

BTW, I have a 2004 that came with a Mustang seat. I find the Mustang seat kindda hard and tought I would give a try with a stock seat that may be softer than the Mustang. Is it worth spending about $100 on a used OEM seat or you think I may be deceived compared to the Mustang?

Let me know...


100, I think too much, seen them for 50. The thing with the stock seat, absolutely no back support.
 
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Re:OEM seat fittment 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
How old is the Mustang? I've heard they take a while to break in. My 01 OEM seat is great, but Erbman02 is right no back support but is an easy add.
 
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Re:OEM seat fittment 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
PsYcHoPaT wrote:
I find the Mustang seat kindda hard and tought I would give a try with a stock seat that may be softer than the Mustang.

Cowboys go out and ride for hours on end all day. Have you ever seen a soft cushioned saddle for a horse? I think that part of the deal is that on a horse the rider can hold the reins anywhere he wants, on a bike you have to put your hands where the hand grips are and your arms & hands may not be comfortablly positioned. On a horse you can raise or lower the stirups to wherever is commfortable for you, on a bike the pegs or floorboards arn't so readily adjustable.

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Re:OEM seat fittment 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
JUST MY Opinion and WAY

But comparing riding a horse to riding a bike is apples and oranges, without a doubt I ride my horse far more often than my bike and I can say without a doubt I can stay on the horse for a much greater time than on my bike. You mentioned the hand position and foot position and so forth which is true but also the horse has a mind of its own and if you treat him/her right he/she will treat you right in return. There is a connection between a GOOD horseman and the horse which gives you a very unique feeling which cannot be duplicated with a machine. But I have seen many strange things on many types of saddles and lots of people have come up with lots of different PADDING ideas to make their saddles more comfortable and the many different styles of saddles themselves change the comfort both for the rider and the horse. I always thought tennessee to be big horse country but some of the things that I have encountered here I hope those folks never venture into real cowboy country, they probably won't like the reception they get. WOW got on a soapbax there for a second.
Sorry for the detour folks.
 
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Re:OEM seat fittment 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
Almost all aftermarket seats are firmer, with more support. The soft seats make your rear end go to sleep/sore sooner. Try the Mustang, you'll find you get used to it after awhile. Plus the Mustang seat better/thicker/less flexible (kinda like a real leather feel vinyl, it breathes accordingly. The OEM seats are stretchy vinyl and promote "swampa$$". Directly from the manuf. website "All foam is compounded and molded at our New England facility. For a seat to be comfortable, "it's what's inside that counts". The most important component of comfort is the seat foam--both the quality of the foam itself and its design. Each Mustang foam is formulated and cast to be soft enough for comfort and resilient enough to stand up to those "thousand-mile" days. Mustang has over 25 years of experience in compounding the right chemical mix to create the best controlled density polyurethane foam for all-day comfort. The foam has a density of approximately four pounds per cubic foot, depending on the size and thickness of the seat. The foam must then be molded to the correct shape to support your body at the best angle. Our quality foam usually feels firmer than stock but is less firm than other aftermarket seats. It will compress enough to mold itself to your body shape within about 15 minutes of riding time--every time you ride. You do not need a "break-in" period to be comfortable. Your 100th ride will be equal to your 10,000th mile. Mustang seats are known for retaining their shape and support after years of use."
 
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Re:OEM seat fittment 5 Years, 1 Month ago  
Thanks everyone for your answers and comments. I went to the dealership Friday after work to sit on a stock Road Star seat. Yes it's softer than the Mustang, but I noticed immediately what Erbman02 said: absolutely no back support. Then on the next day, I rode about 120km and the back support the Mustang gives is very noticeable. So I made my choice to go on with the Mustang and save money for future mods...or repairs

Yeah, 2 weeks ago a rode to work but got caught in very heavy traffic when at some places it took about 15 minutes to go 1 or 2 kilometers. So there was alot of 15-20 feet stop-and-go. So no need to say that the oil went very hot. Back at home I noticed oil drops and spill on the bottom right side below left tappet block, decompression solenoid was all oily and everything under with oil drops going under the frame towards the back. I cleaned it all and coming back from yesterday's ride, I took a look in the same area and same story. I'm afraid a seal may be leaking due to the overheat, or something else, I really have no idea. This is my first year with my Road Star (and first year with a cruiser) so I didn't had much occasion to learn the basics of that bike, the components, etc... If anyone came accross that problem, what was the cause? What did you replace? Well, maybe I should start a new thread for that topic and add pictures... I'll see if replies come.

But thanks for your comments on the seats... and the horse riding

Pat
 
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Last Edit: 2009/09/27 13:45 By PsYcHoPaT.
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