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You might remember my last thread: http://www.victoryforums.com/showthread.php?t=6028

I need a quality saddle folks, and out of all my bookmarks, I can't seem to find what I need. Here's the criteria:

Must fit an 07 Hammer S (which may well be different from Vegas, etc)

Must be far better cushioned than stock for both me and my passenger. My ass is seriously tired of going numb, and so are "my boys" ;)

Must have the ability to accept a backrest for my passenger (bonus if I can have one too, but not required)


Cmon, someone here must know of a good one! Help a brotha out! cheers
 

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Vic Hammer tour seat. Deeper bucket, and MUCH larger passenger seat. Comes with back rest for passenger
This is why we love you Kevin thumb up

Two questions tho. Is the backrest substantial enough to make her feel secure enough to ride without really having to hold on to me much, and where can I get one?
 

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I just got the Corbin dual touring saddle for my jackpot(they also have one for the hammer.) It is the best thing ever. IMO the victory touring seats aren't near the quality. I had the victory two up seat, not the touring, on my bike and I would get numb after about 50 miles. I"ve ridden the Victory touring seats a few times and wasn't impressed. Also the backrests aren't nearly as big as the Corbin offerings. I got my wife the largest backrest and put it on the back and we went for a 300 mile ride Sat. Not one complaint from either of us. I had no feeling of numbness or did I even have to do the old moving around trick to try and find the right spot in the seat. What's even better is that when she isn't riding I can put the same backrest behind me.

They say that they take 1-2k miles to break in. If mine doesn't get any better I'll be more than happy with how it is now. I think I could probably do 500-600 miles on it with no problems. That's also with no windscreen. This is my first purchase from Corbin and I am very impressed.
 

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I'm up for anything, but the Corbin I have on my GSXR is very stiff, and I have only heard from Vic owners the same thing... a hard saddle.

That's why I haven't entertained the thought of a Corbin for my Hammer yet.
 

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I just checked out Corbin's website after your recommendation, and it simply won't work for me.

The pillion seat is way too thick and high. It completely detracts from the flow of the lines of the bike. You also must remove the saddle in order to install the backrest according to their description. I do not want it to be that permanent as I ride mostly solo. They also describe the cushioning as firm, and I need it to be a bit more cushy.

Thank you for the option though!
 

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yeah, you do have to take the seat off to install the passenger backrest. You can install/uninstall the driver with the seat on. Really though, your talking about a 3-5 minute job once you do it a few times.

I was worried about the lines of the bike when I got the seat, but with it on it doesn't bother me that much. Also, the more seat for the wife the less complaining I hear.

Just my $.02 on the firmness of the seat; I've ridden a lot of bikes with a lot of different seats. For me, the ones that start off soft end up mushy and uncomfortable. The firm seats have always held up better on longer rides for me. The stock victory seat is soft when you first sit on it then after about 50 miles the foam flattens and it gets uncomfortable. Gel can do the same thing. Hope you find what you're looking for without making a $500-800 mistake. Good Luckthumb up
 

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i think i already mentioned it but ill say it again.


my bike came with a corbin and it was removed within the hour of being at my house. i've put it back on for 80 mile cruises through the country with the gf.

my: likes and dislikes.
likes: although rock hard it does have a nice curve that makes it fairly comfortable to buttocks.

dislikes: it ruins the look of a hammer(pretty sure they all will), its so thick it raises you up on top of the bike where as i like to be down and in it. i feel more forward too.

Girlfriends likes and dislikes:
likes: how wide it is
dislikes: actually she just hates the sissy bar, its way to curved and low, she wont lean on it but it does give her a safety so she dosent have to lean into me. although the back seat is just as hard, she dosent complain after ridding on the stock setup.

plan to: ill probably sell it and get a quick detach tall sissy bar.
i kinda want to fab up a wider pad on a plate that could clip into the same holes as the cowl, then i'd be set. i dont find the stock seat uncomfortable, only problem i have is the seat grabs my pant legs and tightens them as they rotate and that becomes a problem for the boys but thats only stop and go traffic.
 

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I just checked out Corbin's website after your recommendation, and it simply won't work for me.

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you want THE PERFECT seat? hop on your scooter & ride to CA after making an appointment at corbin.

show up at 8Am, ride out at 4 pm AND HAVE THE PERFECT 1-off cutom seat just the way you want it.

and the cost for this $2,000 value (imho)? just how much over msrp would you pay for a comfy, custome personal fitted seat?

try $000.000

zero mark-up over list price. you want the $499 standard corbin whatever seat, & you want it custom? how much? $499.

no one i know can offer that value. no one.
 

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This is why we love you Kevin thumb up

Two questions tho. Is the backrest substantial enough to make her feel secure enough to ride without really having to hold on to me much, and where can I get one?
Has a spade style back rest. While it will keep her in place. It's more lumbar sized the lean back on size. Available through any dealer
2875842-01
 

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Isn't that the one that Vic just put the recall out on though?
Nope...That's the V/KP dual tour, and the recall is because the seats were shipped with the blots loose. That is the NHTSA trying to cut the Darwin recipients that are not smart enough to tighten the rest that is obviously loose
 

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Heres a pic of my hammer with the touring seat. I've ridden for an hour and a half with no numbness in the ass.
 

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