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Looking for a possible replacement of stock seat? Any recommendations for solo seat? Any one had the factory seat reworked by companies such as Mean City Cycles?
 

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I bought an Airhawk R to supplement the stock seat on my 2010 Vegas and its great, rode another 700 kms Sunday yesterday and not a problem.. Progressive shock a big improvement töo as with Grasshopper backrest I use when riding solo.
 

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Cant see what youre riding but I bought an Airhawk R to supplement the stock seat on my 2010 Vegas and its great, rode another 700 kms Sunday yesterday and not a problem.. Progressive shock a big improvement töo as with Grasshopper backrest I use when riding solo.
I have a 2015 Highball.
 

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I have a 2015 Highball.
Yeah sorry, my original reply was made without looking at the section!..its morning here in Oz and only had one coffee!
Ive edited my original as soon as I spotted my oversight!
Highball-Vegas...same seat, my solution works well but may not suit you...Airhawk R is great when used with minimal air but at the price ya cant just leave it in yr bike and walk off, mine gets shoved in my helmet with my gloves if Im away from my bike.
That Progessive Shocky is worlds apart from the stock one too.
 

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I'm a believer in going to seat customizers. That way, you get your saddle contoured to YOUR butt and your butt only, not some one size maybe fits all mail order saddle. Please help us to help you by completing your profile and a signature. If we knew where you live and what you ride, we could be more specific. Cheers and welcome.
 

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I'm a believer in going to seat customizers. That way, you get your saddle contoured to YOUR butt and your butt only, not some one size maybe fits all mail order saddle. Please help us to help you by completing your profile and a signature. If we knew where you live and what you ride, we could be more specific. Cheers and welcome.

+1 on the seat customizing. No two asses are the same so why not get a seat built for your ass.
 

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Bartcanoe I'm not sure where your located or if your close to a Corbin Seat store/ location. Corbin has a ride-in service that is awesome. I'm about 2-1/2 hours from their Hollister, CA plant and made an appointment to have a seat customize a seat for me two-years ago. They shape the seat/ foam of the seat until your happy (test ride with the seat on your bike). Then pick the material, stitching and piping if wanted...the seat is finished as you wait and you ride home with the new seat installed. Anyway this was two years ago...my wife just did not feel comfort on the back...always sliding forward. So I called Corbin three weeks ago and they said make an appointment to come they'll make any adjustments at no cost unless I need a new cover.
We went down this weekend they added foam to the center making more of saddle for her and widen the seat to give her more support. They talked her about what to change, tested adjustments, did the rework at no cost...I did not need a receipt or proof of purchase (the seat is marked) and my wife is happy with the ride.
I would recommend to getting a Corbin seat...quality and service that is very hard to find these days.



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I would not send a sick dog to Corbin. I had such grievous dealings with those a-holes that I will never go there again and will warn others to stay away. I even write a letter (yeah on paper) to Mike Corbin telling about how his people screwed me and stuck me with the seat from hell and he never replied. Caveat Emptor my friend. That got me going to my local customizer and I have never looked back.
 

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Ricz did you use the ride-in service or ordered the seat and have it shipped?



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Ricz did you use the ride-in service or ordered the seat and have it shipped?
I had it shipped. It wouldn't even fit the bike. Took photos and measurements. Had to ship it back at my expense. When it came back, it was changed very little, like someone did not even try. It was so bad, I had to go to a customizer to make it a decent saddle. That cost me almost $1,000 because he said a Corbin is too difficult to work with. You'd be bitter too. My customizer is an hour away. Corbin is 14 hours away and that's too close if you ask me.
 

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Yeah...we're essentially saying the same thing...ride into a shop and have the seat custom built to fit. I would not recommend ordering a seat online.



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I bought a custom seat from Mustang with the passenger seat attachment. The seat is super comfortable and also for sale! I'm selling the bike which would be the only reason I'm looking at getting rid of it. Let me know if your interested.

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Each of us are different so another vote for a customizing the OEM seat if you can and IF your riding is usually full day or long hour trips. I find these Victory seats too narrow to offer much support for long trips for me. I tried a Corbin on a bike that was the same as my last one and I'd not give them another try. Just didn't fit and very uncomfortable.

On my last Honda I had a Mustang seat I could easily go all day on so one of the first things I did was order another for the Vic. Even with the Mustang, after a couple of hours this one is uncomfortable. A couple of days in a row requires a couple of days off. The bike will be going to sleep soon so I'll be making up my mind in the spring. None with any kind of reputation in the area so I'd have to head across the border into Washington.
 

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Kbcooper, I live in North Carolina, so the closest place (Mean City Cycles) is about 4 hours away

There are seat customizer's all over you don't need to go with a recognized brand name... I too would stay away from Corbin I have yet to see them do any work I like. I found my seat lady by asking around at the local HD shop.
 

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Kbcooper, I live in North Carolina, so the closest place (Mean City Cycles) is about 4 hours away

I had my XC seat redone by Allen and Mean City Cycles. They do GREAT work! I went from about 90 mins of comfort on the seat to being able to do a full fuel run, no problem.

I know several people that have used them. Great prices and great results.


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Kbcooper, I live in North Carolina, so the closest place (Mean City Cycles) is about 4 hours away
Make an appointment, ride there the day before and check into a motel. I've had to do that before I leaned of a closer customizer.
 

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I may have found someone local. Seems like he knows what he's doing. I like that even though he was willing to take the job now, he suggested I put some more miles on the bike, so I can be certain of what I want.
 
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