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Re:Seats.... 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Just make sure that you scotch guard the recliner really good.
When you get your mustang seat be sure to seal the seems good. Mustang uses a plastic(saran wrap) covering between the seat foam and the top cover. It makes it easier to put the cover on during assembly. The challenge is those seats collect water, even just from washing the bike. The plastic coating doesn't let the water evaporate, or breath out. We've rebuilt some fairly new Mustangs and the inner foam was already black with mold and beginning to rot.
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Re:Seats.... 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Wife hates the stock seat and I also get that nasty tailbone burn after a hundred miles or so but I found a guy here in town that people swear by. He rebuilds seats and custom fits them. A lot cheaper than buying a new seat! For a couple hundred bucks wifeys seat in having the ridge taken off from around the edges...she says it pinches her legs...widened 2 inches and topped off with 3/4 inch of gel and a new cover and then wrapped in sheepskin. Mine is getting a gel pad with a relief cut for my tailbone. At about 1/3 the cost of a new seat.....will keep ya posted on this one too.
 
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Re:Seats.... 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Maybe I need to switch to a Mustang, then. I've got the Corbin Dual Tour seat, and there is NO lower back support whatsoever. In just a few miles of riding, my back is killin' me.
 
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Re:Seats.... 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
I like my Mustang seat ... that little lower back support from the passenger seat makes a world of difference for me. However, it does push you forward as well as down some.
 
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Re:Seats.... 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
I wonder if it's a little lower than the Corbin... That would be okay with me.
 
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Re:Seats.... 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Frank_W wrote:
I wonder if it's a little lower than the Corbin... That would be okay with me.

I had a Mustang and now have a Corbin Dual Touring Saddle. IMO the Corbin sits lower.

Surprised by the comment you made concerning the back support. Do you have a backrest? The Corbin backrest is fully adjustable.
 
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Re:Seats.... 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Hey Smooth
Which seat did your wife like best and why?
 
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Re:Seats.... 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
wow dan, isn't that a new thread? My wife loves the mustang pillion. Can't speak for the other seats as all I've had is the mustang and stock. She hated the stock pillion. I'm so used to my mustang that my back hurts on my R* when I put the stock back on. My butt hurts me with the mustang though quicker than the stock did and it is easier to squirm around and find a semi-sweet spot on the stock seat (at least for 30 seconds ). Got the mustang for three reasons... nicer pillion, back rest for me, and I liked the looks.
 
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Re:Seats.... 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
Is the 1600 seat more dished than the 1700??? Looks in pictures to be a better looking more comfortable seat!
 
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Last Edit: 2008/09/04 18:54 By GJCARVING.
 
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Re:Seats.... 5 Years, 11 Months ago  
the 1600 is narrower than the 1700 seat. Guess bigger American butts...
 
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