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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 04-02-2012, 02:08 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Guys,

I ride a Victory Vegas and i love the bike to bits but as i am 130kg and 6ft 4 inch my ASS is killing me after anywere between 100 miles
and 250 mile ride.

Has any other enormous guy hit the same problem and what did you do to get around it ( ie Rear Shock / Seat ).

Yes i know the obvious answer guys but i like my Wild Turkey to much for that. ( lol ).

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G'Day Mate,

Yeah, you're definately a big guy. But I'm not small myself and I just can't force myself to think about a big bagger. It just doesn't fit my style.

However, you might want to take a look at the Mustang seats for your bike. The one they offer for Victories doesn't exactly match the styling too well, but I did have it on my Harley Deuce and it really helped a lot. Here's a link to it:

http://www.mustangseats.com/Category/Seats

As you can see, its wider at the rear and the back as well as a lot more cushy which makes it easier on your butt.

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I bought a 2008 Vegas about a year ago. The seat didn't fit me as well as I wanted, so I bought Victory Gunslinger seat. I didn't like it. I thought I would because I rode a Jackpot that I liked. Many months went by thinking I'll get used to it. Last month I put a beaded seat cover on my stock seat. I like it. I cosidered using Rich's Custom Seats. They have good reports from long distance riders. I know you will enjoy your Vegas; its a great bike.

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Although I'm only 6'-0", I had the same issue with my Vegas and resolved it like this: I added 2" forward control extensions, went through a couple of different seats and ended-up with a Mustang that I ultimately modified as I found it to be too wide; it was pinching nerves on the underside of my thighs so I had a local auto upholstery guy shave down the sides and it now is the same width as my stock seat but is approximately 1 1/2" - 2" longer. I tweaked it a bit after I got it home - added some foam here and there just because I can and I'm a real picky bastard! The Mustang also has an adjustable back rest which is nice so between the peg relocation and the seat mod, my ass and thighs don't bother me like they used to. Check it out, may be worth a shot - the forward extensions are available in different lengths so you may find greater than 2" will work better for you given that you're 4" taller than me!
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Hi Guys,

I ride a Victory Vegas and i love the bike to bits but as i am 130kg and 6ft 4 inch my ASS is killing me after anywere between 100 miles
and 250 mile ride.

Has any other enormous guy hit the same problem and what did you do to get around it ( ie Rear Shock / Seat ).

Yes i know the obvious answer guys but i like my Wild Turkey to much for that. ( lol ).

Cheers
AL

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Thx 4 replying guy's,

Has anyone got a pic of there bike from the rear so i can see wether the Mustang seat looks hideous?

I know that i am more concerned about comfort but i just don't want to destroy the look of the bike niether.

I take it by the responses that changing the rear shock is not necessary ?

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Not a Vegas but since most parts are interchangeable with the KP; you can get an idea on how it looks. This isn't the touring Mustang seat; it's the more sport model. It sits farther back than a stock Vic seat or the leather Vic seat I now use with a Corbin Smuggler on the back fender. This Mustang seat is very comfortable. The shocks seem to be adjusted just right for my heavy ass too. This KP is my "keeper" and daily rider now. You can see the rider and passenger both have plenty of room with this dual Mustang seat setup.

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I had the same problem with my XC seat, torture after couple hundred miles. I didn't want to loose the look of the stock seat, so I gave it to Bad Ass Bike Seats, a local M/C seat maker in southeast MI, and this is what he did;

Took off the skin,
Hollowed out the ass section,
Added 3/4" saddle gel pad leaving a void where my tailbone hits,
Topped it with a new layer of foam to match existing height (I think about an inch),
Added an inch of width to each side to compensate for my ass cheek overhang,
Reinstalled skin.
Also reskinned my backrest to match stock seat.

Actually looks better than new, feels awesome, and at a fraction of what it would cost for a new seat.

He knows that my wife rides a Vegas and said to her "when you're ready, I can do the same to yours". You could find a local to do the same, or maybe contact Scott and send it to him and rest assured it will turn out right.

http://badassbikeseats.com

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