Questions on Mustang seats... Yes again sorry.
Hey guys I know this has been brought up many times and all butts are different but I have some questions and am in need of some help...
My wife and I put around 550 miles on this past weekend and both were uncomfortable after around an hour of riding. Sat was a shorter run up to the cabin around 90 miles away and back, then Sun was around 375 miles for the day. For me it was more than just my butt, after around the 100 mile mark my legs were killing me. It felt like restless leg syndrome, couldn't let them sit still and they were all sore and tingly. Pretty sure it's form being to close to my high way pegs or it was the pressure points on my leg bones. Now I'm 5' 9" and weigh 190 lbs with a bony butt, so I'm not the biggest guy but with my back rest in it pushes me forward too much and I really don't like it. With the rest out the seat position is really good for me, but then on longer runs my back start hurts too much from slouching.
I'm really leaning towards the Mustang wide vintage touring but there's really not a lot of information on them for our bikes (I've only found 1 good review on them). I think they look really good and the price is better than the Corbins. For around $700 I can find one with a backrest. Also I like the fact that I can get it with a receiver for a passenger backrest. I have the Vic lock and ride pass backrest but Mama wishes it would be taller, so this may be the perfect solution. I haven't called Mustang to see if they work with the factory backrest but I'm hoping if they don't I can just buy the mount for $35 and use my factory pad. Plus they offer an offset mount that looks like it's right up my ally, I really like being stretched out.
With that said any one running a Mustang seat? Hows the position on the bike for both rider and passenger compared to the stock seat both with and without the back rests? I'm okay if it's a bit taller but not closer for my legs, by a bit I'm thinking like 1/4-3/8" max. Like I stated earlier I like the stock seat height. Also how firm is it? I'm okay with firmer than stock but not a rock. I have a very bony butt with not much meat for cushion, so I don't like the sitting on a bench feeling. Oh and hows it do with heat? The stock seat get wicked hot after awhile and it's annoying. Not sure if it's form a pressure point on my tailbone or if it's just getting that hot from the motor.
Well I hope I didn't loose ya with my rambling I'm just looking for the "best fit" for me with out spending a small fortune. Thanks and all insight is welcomed and appreciated!
2015 Cross Country 8-ball
Custom tuned with Maximus tuner
Hot Vic Powercone debaffled slip on's
Mafia Customs 18's with heated grips
LRS 10" clear flip shield
Victory LED head light
Clear Water Darla LED lights
Alpine head unit
Magnum speaker boxes with Alpine 5 1/4s
Crash bars with Victory hard lower inserts
Changes are still being made so more to come....
Last edited by WoodRat; 08-15-2018 at 10:56 AM.