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    Okay guys I just returned from a 18 day road trip with my Rt and it did great. I averaged 38 miles per and did a total of 4600 miles. I have but one complaint. the seat has to go. So I am looking to replace the stocker. I see mustang offers one . there was another brand but the names escapes my memory at this time. I really do like long rides but my back side cant take much more of the stocker... have any of you tried this seat and if there are other seats out there please any help is appreciated . .

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    Actually sat on both a Russel day long seat today and also an Ultimate Seat ( Tall boy) and I really like how the Ultimate seat felt, and really like how it felt around the lower back.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MOSESS View Post
    Okay guys I just returned from a 18 day road trip with my Rt and it did great. I averaged 38 miles per and did a total of 4600 miles. I have but one complaint. the seat has to go. So I am looking to replace the stocker. I see mustang offers one . there was another brand but the names escapes my memory at this time. I really do like long rides but my back side cant take much more of the stocker... have any of you tried this seat and if there are other seats out there please any help is appreciated . .
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    Stock seat killed me within 5 mins in the showroom. Bought a used RTL with a Russell Day Long and love it.
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    Last 3 distance bikes, 1995 Goldwing 1500, 2004 Goldwing 1800 and our current 2018 Spyder RTL have all had Diamond seats. They are made on their own seat pan, (some have you send in the stock seat and they rebuild it on the stock pan) to our weights and measurements. Gloria didn't like staring at the back of my helmet, so she had them make the passenger seat 1 1/2" higher so she can now peek over my head not just around it. They have a choice of stitch patterns and materials for the seat cover. As most custom seats, they aren't cheap, but we found it well worth it when we run 600 mile days. There are many good seat makers out there, Russel Day Long, Hartco (I believe they are a sister company of Diamond) Sargent and others. Most custom seat makers will modify the seat after a time if it doesn't quite fit you. Corbin makes both a off the shelf and a custom to you seat for most motorcycles, and Ultimate, Mustang and others make good off the shelf aftermarket seats in different models. If you have the time check out a Spyder gathering and see if you can't have a sit on different brands.
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    I am heading up to spyder odyssey so ill see if I can sit and possibly ride with different seats....

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    I bought a Corbin seat for my RT. It is very supportive, what some call "hard" but it does soften some as you break it in.
    They totally custom built mine. Moved drivers portion up 2" and back 3". I am 6ft 6 inches and never carry a passenger,
    so the back seat area has been shortened. Hey I am tall and heavy, and it was just what I needed. They aren't cheap. but you get what
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    Butts are like opinions, everybody has at least one. Yours is the only one that can tell you which is most comfortable for YOU. Although I don't own one on this web site I have never say anything bad about a Russell Day Long Spyder seat.
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    Save your money......I have had the same problem with stock seats. I have purchased an Air Hawk cushion that I place under my Alaskan Leather cover. I must tell you I have experience such a comfortable ride that is amazing. I recently took a 3000 mile trip 600 plus miles a day when riding and I have been very comfortable. Before I couldn't sit still for 1 hour in the seat.

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    What's your budget?

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    4 MARIE ,,,We are the same height , I am about 245,,,i two up a few times a year, I had a Sargent seat and a Corbin, loved them both on my st11 and 13 Hondas ... For years I have heard that the Russell day longs are great seats. my budget 800 to 1400.00, Due to the bride riding with me I cant move the seat back more than 2 inches....Yeochips I tried the air hawks and felt I was sitting to high up.plus I need to move back a bit...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOSESS View Post
    I am heading up to spyder odyssey so ill see if I can sit and possibly ride with different seats....
    Very good idea. Seats are very personal. The more you can try and test, the more likely you are to find the one that is best for you.

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    I love my Laam. Laamseats.com
    I have 40,000 miles on it (16 months) and it is perfect. Perfect for me, anyway. Custom fit to my butt. About half the cost of a daylong, which we have 2 of on other bikes
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    There was a very good comparison of three seats done by a forum member a couple of years ago. Type "three seat comparison" in the white box at the top right corner and look for it. Was done by tehrlich. I may have the spelling of his name a little off but not hard to find..... Jim
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    Loved the Ultimate when I had my RT.
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    This is only a suggestion.
    Before you lay out about $800 to over $1000 dollars on a new seat give this a try.
    There is nothing wrong with your stock seat that can't be fixed, most if not all seat problems
    are because you are sitting in one position for long periods of time with your legs spread apart
    this can and will cause HOT spots or pressure points and they hurt like hell. Several years ago
    the company who makes my Gel pads invented the Medical Gel used in hospitals today, it is made
    to put in the hospital beds for people who lay in bed in one position all day and night, this causes
    BED SORES that in time open and bleed. I have been using this same GEL in the seats I build for years
    my customers love it and now, my GEL comes with Memory Foam on it as well this makes it more comfortable
    and cooler to sit on. The one in this photo was for a rider with a broken tail bone, "see the cut out part in back"
    This is an easy to do yourself modification to your seat and it is only $79.95 for the Gel Kit,
    what do you have to loose ? at most $79.00 but you will save HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MOSESS View Post
    Okay guys I just returned from a 18 day road trip with my Rt and it did great. I averaged 38 miles per and did a total of 4600 miles. I have but one complaint. the seat has to go. So I am looking to replace the stocker. I see mustang offers one . there was another brand but the names escapes my memory at this time. I really do like long rides but my back side cant take much more of the stocker... have any of you tried this seat and if there are other seats out there please any help is appreciated . .

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    Thanks Dave , I am also looking to get the seat moved back 2 inches. and still have the stock back rest....is this possible to accomplish .

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    I will be doing this tomorrow ...installing pad and moving back an inch...we will see.

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    My issue with the stock seat is the "cup" - for want of a better term - at the back of the driver's seat. When riding solo, the top part of the "cup" is pushing into my back. Maybe if I put the drivers backrest on again it'll be better, but I haven't done it yet.
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    I trimmed the the stock seat both in the front where your brains are sitting and took away the steep angle ...much better. I trimmed the entire outer edge of the bucket including the lumbar area. I moved myself back 1.5 inches and lowered an inch. The Dave gel pad is great. I made my own custom seat and so far good. I need to take to a local upholstery guy to remove some of the excess seat material after removing so much foam. added Highway pegs and tri axis bars...very comfortable all for less then a high end seat would cost.

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    Thopper do you have a back rest.

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    Yes show chrome...this arraignment is fantastic for me.

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    One of the options I was looking at is to keep the stock backrest and move the drive section back 2inches.....I may have to buy a comfort seat and send it to Russell day long...

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    I moved back about 1.250 inches and use the backrest as is. The way the backrest tilts it works. I would try carving the the seat before you buy the comfort seat...nothing to loose if youare buying a new seat anyway. Taking the seat off can be a headache if you dont have the right tool. I bour a right angle drill driver and this made it very easy.

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    Okay I have the stock seat with a stock back rest you saying that there is enough room to move back another inch and a quarter and keep the back rest... okay if that possible ill try it.....

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