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What seat to run???

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chopped850
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What seat to run???

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Post by chopped850 » Mon Jul 12, 2010 8:18 pm

Just looking to see what is a comfy seat for the pan. I'm running a steel solo right now with 4" springs. Runnin around town it's not bad but burning up an down the freeway it's not comfy. I'm either gonna run a stock pogo or a king/queen style seat that mounts to the frame. What are you riders running and what's good for long rides? Thanks as any input is welcomed whether good or bad.



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Re: What seat to run???

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Post by kevsett » Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:42 pm

The king/queen saddle seat has always been very comfortable for me (64 FL with shocks) unless there is a passenger b/c it puts me way farther forward than I can be (6'4" and skinny) to remain comfortable. My dad used a more "modern" seat in the mid-70's and I still use it today. I'm sure there are better options but I never checked them out.

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Re: What seat to run???

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Post by RussW » Sun Jul 18, 2010 4:09 am

This seat is a take-off from a new Crossbones, picked it up from Ebay for about $125 including springs/brackets. Used a Fab Kevin front mount, most of the stock hardware that came with the seat for the rear, and a set of 2" springs. Pretty comfortable (Harley does make some descent new seats). good price, and I think it fits better on the pan than it did on the Crossbones!
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Re: What seat to run???

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Post by chopped850 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 5:32 pm

RussW wrote:This seat is a take-off from a new Crossbones, picked it up from Ebay for about $125 including springs/brackets. Used a Fab Kevin front mount, most of the stock hardware that came with the seat for the rear, and a set of 2" springs. Pretty comfortable (Harley does make some descent new seats). good price, and I think it fits better on the pan than it did on the Crossbones!
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That's a bitchen idea! I'm goin to the stealership today anyway so I'll have a seat on a crossbones and see how it fits. I think the pogo will have me sitting to far foward and that seat right there would put me back where it's comfortable. I would probably use the seat springs I have now as I'm running rigid.

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Re: What seat to run???

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Post by Scrap » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:20 pm

On my rigid 57, I have a stock solo with a pogo & I added buddy springs. I have been on many week long trips and its as comfortable as can be. You ride kind of high with the buddy springs, but man is it worth it.

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Post by lovestory » Fri Jul 30, 2010 2:10 am

Im with Scraps man,
I love my solo/pogo its like riding on a cloud compared to the rest of my bikes, love it

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Re: What seat to run???

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Post by chopped850 » Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:27 am

My pogo seat is on it's way to my house. I'm probably gonna mount it like a solo seat and see if I like it. If not then I'll find the stick and T bracket.

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Re: What seat to run???

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Post by chopped850 » Mon Aug 02, 2010 11:53 pm

RussW wrote:This seat is a take-off from a new Crossbones, picked it up from Ebay for about $125 including springs/brackets. Used a Fab Kevin front mount, most of the stock hardware that came with the seat for the rear, and a set of 2" springs. Pretty comfortable (Harley does make some descent new seats). good price, and I think it fits better on the pan than it did on the Crossbones!
newseat.jpg
I've got a police seat from my uncle. Can you post some pix of the brackets on your seat?

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