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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 01-18-2018, 06:35 PM Thread Starter
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Default Seats, crashbars, and windscreens for 2016 Hammer S

Hi folks. I've done a bunch of searching, and I think I may have the answer regarding aftermarket seats, but I'll ask anyway. So...

Question 1) What aftermarket seat will provide extra "rider height" over stock? Generally I like a higher seating position than the normal cruiser riding position, probably because I still ride a sport bike, and I also feel that it keeps my from sloughing. I plan on riding with the stock seat to see how that goes, but with my last cruiser I added about an inch of additional seat height and that made for a much better position. It looks to me that the Corbin Dual Tour might be the answer, plus I have the option of having them add some additional foam during the ordering process. Not concerned about passengers since I ride alone. Comments? Can anyone tell me how the standard Corbin Dual Tour compares in height to the stock seat?

Question 2) Anything I should know about crash bars for the bike? Any specific recommendations?

Question 3) I will probably want to add a small windscreen to keep pressure off my chest. I ride with a full-face helmet, so wind really isn't an issue there. I like the looks of the National Cycle Mohawk...any comments on that or other recommendations?
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Victory-Motorcycles but sell and trade on FB has had these items recently - maybe still available.
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How about Baron Engine guard , maybe if you have footpeg extensions the crash bars don't fit?


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As for the seat give it a chance. I think you'll like the feeling of sitting into the bike sweeping thru the curves. It will give you a better feeling I think. Please don't compare your Hammer to a sport bike there two different riding feelings.

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As for the seat give it a chance. I think you'll like the feeling of sitting into the bike sweeping thru the curves. It will give you a better feeling I think. Please don't compare your Hammer to a sport bike there two different riding feelings.
Thanks...I will and had planned to do just that. Got it home today...only did a ride from the driveway into the garage...had too many other things to do plus I wanted to look over the bike carefully before my first ride. Has a lot of "showroom dust" since it sat for about a year on the floor. Otherwise it looks perfect. I measured the raised seat that I had on my Suzuki trade-in prior to it going to the dealer, and I'm only getting 2.25" difference, which really isn't much considering the Suzuki seat had been modified. Still would like to hear from any Corbin owners.
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Rather than a seat replacement why not just get an Airhawk or some other seat cushion? The Airhawk is nice because its adjustable and allows your butt to breath.

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Corbin is traditionally a harder seat. If you like that, you're a prospect for Corbin. Personally, I will never trade with them after the royal screwing I got. My favorite way to go if a saddle is less than comfortable is to take me and the bike to a saddle customizer. That way, I get my saddle tailored to my butt - not one size fits all off the shelf unit. If you do go that way, have them put heat in your saddle while they're at it. You will thank me for that suggestion many times over.
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I sure hope this thread gets more inputs...

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If you do go that way, have them put heat in your saddle while they're at it. You will thank me for that suggestion many times over.
RICZ....in my case, being in Florida, I would need air conditioning more than heat, but thanks for the input.
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So far the stock seat isn't terrible and I also find the height ok, but it does put pressure on my tailbone so most likely I'll change it. I wish the back rise of the seat had a correct curvature rather than just a straight rise. Nonetheless, if I wanted to purchase a Victory touring seat, how do I do that? I looked at the Victory accessory page and it's pathetic. The year of my bike, 2016, isn't even listed as part of the drop-down menu (goes from 2015 to 2017), and I don't see that seat listed. Is that seat still available for the Hammer S? Can someone provide a direct link? Thanks

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Seems you're going through a very similar experience as when I bought my hammer. The stock seat took some getting used to. They aren't great but I can handle day rides with it. I actually enjoy the low down feel now. When I go for longer rides I use an airhawk. I can ride forever with that thing on there. Still plan on having the seat customized one of these days but I'll probably still use the airhawk for longer trips.
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