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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-13-2015, 09:03 AM Thread Starter
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Is the magnum seat itself any lower than the OEM Victory CC/CR seat? I know the seat height on the Magnum bike is about 0.6" lower (CC=26.3", Magnum=25.7"), but I cannot determine from any article whether that is from the bike's 1" rear suspension drop, or from the new seat that is maybe more scooped out.

I want a lower seat height, and was going to get the plain super low seat (1" drop). But if the Magnum seat is also lower, I'd prefer that seat since its a little more stylish.

The main reason I want to sit lower is that I have a 25" Cee Bailey Shield (w/ lowers, w/ Goldwing vent) on my CR, but my head is just a hair too high still and I get minor buffeting. I already look through the shield but I don't mind that. My hope is to sit a little lower behind the shield to get my head out of the turbulent air.

If the lower seat doesn't work, I intend to try one of those wings/lips attached to the top edge of the shield. Memphis Shades, Laminar Lip, or MRA all make a version. The wing is adjustable to angle air further upward.
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From sitting on it I am 98% sure that it is lower. Since I feel lower in relation to the dash.

I will say that having sat on the super low seat for a minute I think that may actually be the more comfortable seat.

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That is interesting to me you thought the super low was more comfortable. The Magnum seat at most may have a 0.6" drop since the total seat height drop on the Magnum bike is only 0.6". The super low seat I assume loses more foam to achieve the 1" drop. I would have assumed more foam = more comfort. Maybe the foam density on the magnum is different than the super low, independent of how much foam is present?

I need to visit my local dealer and see if he has either seat for me to try.
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I found a thread that may provide an answer

https://www.victoryforums.com/34-vict...m-lowered.html

One individual says he asked a Victory person, and they said the seat is the same thickness as the normal seat. This implies the 0.6" seat height drop is from the roughly 1" suspension drop.

Looking at ground clearance for the CC and Magnum, the CC has 5.8" ground clearance, the Magnum has 5.3". That would mostly account for the 0.6" seat height reduction they quote between the two.

Based on that information, it would appear the Magnum seat is fairly similar to oem, maybe at most 0.1-0.2" lower. I guess I will be looking at a super low seat then to get the full 1" lower height
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If you can find a Ness seat; they are definitely lower than stock. I don't know how they compare to the super low.
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That is interesting to me you thought the super low was more comfortable. The Magnum seat at most may have a 0.6" drop since the total seat height drop on the Magnum bike is only 0.6". The super low seat I assume loses more foam to achieve the 1" drop. I would have assumed more foam = more comfort. Maybe the foam density on the magnum is different than the super low, independent of how much foam is present?

I need to visit my local dealer and see if he has either seat for me to try.
I think it had to do with how my hips aligned to the back of the seat. Seemed a bit more back friendly.

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I replaced my stock Magnum seat with a Corbin. Where I was more than flat-footed with the Magnum seat, the Corbin is higher (flat-footed - just not as flat-footed, if that makes sense). I had a Cross Country before this bike and I'd ride on the balls of my feet when I stopped. I'd say the stock Magnum seat, even with the lowering, is less thick than a Cross.

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The stock seat has great lumbar support....too bad it's not more comfortable for the passenger. The Minister of Finance will NOT ride without a comfortable backrest!
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I have both the stock and magnum seat for my XC.

The magnum seat does sit you lower. I would guesstimate 1/2". I love the looks of it but my daughter and wife do not like it for 2up.

I can almost flat foot my bike with Mag seat but I am on my tippy toes with XC seat. My bike also has a 1" lower link. I am one of them funny shaped guys with long torso short legs (good for wrestling).

I get lower back pains with both seats on long rides. It does seem a bit worse with the Mag seat. I don't think its my seat though. I think I need longer bars so I don't have a bend in my lower back.

I think I might send my stock seat to get worked on this winter and sell my magnum seat or even try a mustang seat.

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Just replaced my stock cc seat with the magnum. Deffinely lower than stock. My old windshield was perfect height now I look through the curve. 1/2 3/4 inch lower but is way better for me. Thinner in the tank curve & how it rolls down on the sides. Tried a mustang way wider in that area & rubbed on the bags too. Wasn't for me
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