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Hey guys I just took a 850 mile trip on my 2013 XC. The seat that came with my bike is low profile sleek and super uncomfortable.



The stock XC or XCT seat is much wider than mine and the passenger portion is far better too. I believe they put a CrossRoads seat on my Custom Paint XC.

I have done a lot of research and just wanted to get a few more opinion's before I pay 800-1k on a new seat. What are you guys using and what do you think is the best option out there for comfort?

Note: I've read great reviews about the Ultimate seat, I just don't like the passenger pillowtop look on a XC without backrest. I ride my bike 75-85% of the time without the backrest on. So I'm really leary of getting the Ultimate because I don't like how it looks.
 

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Dude, You're Tommy Armour and rich. Buy one of each and see what you like best. ;)

I have the Ultimate and like it, but you're not interested so I'm no help here.
 

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I agree...Ultimate for me too. I'm on my 3rd one in 3 bikes...love the seat. Many times you'll sacrifice aesthetics for comfort...especially after a 1000 miles...and they call it the Ultimate Seat for a reason.
 

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Dude, You're Tommy Armour and rich. Buy one of each and see what you like best. ;)

I have the Ultimate and like it, but you're not interested so I'm no help here.
Tommy Armour and rich. :ltr:

I would love to be able to buy one of each. But this is a big buy for me.

I have owned Mustang in the past and loved it:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mustang-Touring-Seat-Driver-Backrest-Rear-Receiver-Victory-Cross-Country-11-14-/321416091383?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item4ad5e456f7&vxp=mtr

But the Corbin seat simply looks the coolest. I just haven't heard enough cross country owners with the Corbin seat give a good review.
 

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Hey guys I just took a 850 mile trip on my 2013 XC. The seat that came with my bike is low profile sleek and super uncomfortable.



The stock XC or XCT seat is much wider than mine and the passenger portion is far better too. I believe they put a CrossRoads seat on my Custom Paint XC.

I have done a lot of research and just wanted to get a few more opinion's before I pay 800-1k on a new seat. What are you guys using and what do you think is the best option out there for comfort?

Note: I've read great reviews about the Ultimate seat, I just don't like the passenger pillowtop look on a XC without backrest. I ride my bike 75-85% of the time without the backrest on. So I'm really leary of getting the Ultimate because I don't like how it looks.
Looks or comfort, which is it you are looking for.? Cant have both the way you are looking at it. If you don't haul a passenger get a single seat or somethign that follow your idea of lines. If you want her to ride with you comfort would be advisable

Everyseat I have ever bought I have rebuilt to make it right to ride.

Just my 2 cents. Good Luck.
 

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Looks or comfort, which is it you are looking for.? Cant have both the way you are looking at it. If you don't haul a passenger get a single seat or somethign that follow your idea of lines. If you want her to ride with you comfort would be advisable

Everyseat I have ever bought I have rebuilt to make it right to ride.

Just my 2 cents. Good Luck.
I think the Corbin touring seat looks great. It has to be much better than stock. Maybe I'll just go that route. Seen one on the *** for under 400 with a small tear.
 

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Does anyone know....if Ultimate will be at the Hunter NY rally later this month?

I'm planning on attending,riding up on my stock seat. If it is a pain in the A$$ ??? Hoping to buy one there?
 

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Corbin

I've got the Corbin dual tour and am very pleased with it so far. For me, it was comfortable from the very start, though they say it takes a while to break in. They ask for weight and inseam when you order it, so there's likely some customization. And I liked that I could get something other than black.

I had an Ultimate on my VTX for a couple thousand miles, didn't like it. Too soft and it held in all the heat.

So, who knows what you'll find comfortable?
 

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I've got the Corbin dual tour and am very pleased with it so far. For me, it was comfortable from the very start, though they say it takes a while to break in. They ask for weight and inseam when you order it, so there's likely some customization. And I liked that I could get something other than black.

I had an Ultimate on my VTX for a couple thousand miles, didn't like it. Too soft and it held in all the heat.

So, who knows what you'll find comfortable?
Thanks for that. One great Corbin Review!!! I'm close to buying a used Corbin Touring seat. ;)

I'm pretty skinny. 6'0 170lbs. My wife is approx the same. The stock seat killed us both. We ended up stopping at Walmart and picking up a memory foam office pillow for her. ;)
 

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Why not get the XCT seat. That's what came on my XC as standard issue back in 2011. It's larger than the new XC seats and from what others say way more comfy. I almost got the Ultimate at an event but when I asked my wife if she thought we should she said I'm perfect on the one we have. I have to say it is all day comfy for me too. I have no reason to change it. You might save a few bucks on that option.
 

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Why not get the XCT seat. That's what came on my XC as standard issue back in 2011. It's larger than the new XC seats and from what others say way more comfy. I almost got the Ultimate at an event but when I asked my wife if she thought we should she said I'm perfect on the one we have. I have to say it is all day comfy for me too. I have no reason to change it. You might save a few bucks on that option.
I have considered that too. The stock XCT seat is much better especially for the passenger.
 

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I 100% agree with slickvic, I don't know if it was a "stock" on the 13's but when I bought my XC(used with 6k miles) it had an XCT seat. Its very comfortable and looks good on the bike with the back rest on or off. I had no issues comfort wise after 3 days and 1100miles during our stay in Laconia. My wife said this Vic is the most comfortable bike she's ever been on.
I'll grab a decent pic, when I have the bike out later.
 

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I was looking at the Ultimate and it appears as though if it looks like rain, you have to use a rain cover? Seems kinda strange, but they claim it helps with keeping the butt cool. Anyone with experience with these rain covers?
 

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i dont know how the 13 or 14 xct seat feel, but before i bought
an ultimate, i put a barely used 12 xct seat on and it sat a lot better
than the xr seat. i use it every once in a while now. the pass.
part is a lot wider too. more comfy for her. seems to be a little
softer.
 

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I was looking at the Ultimate and it appears as though if it looks like rain, you have to use a rain cover? Seems kinda strange, but they claim it helps with keeping the butt cool. Anyone with experience with these rain covers?
I have the rain covers, but have never used them. No seat is waterproof or water resistant UNLESS you have one without any seams.

So here's my take on this...when it's raining and I'm on the bike...the seat is kinda protected. When it's raining out and I'm not on the bike...the bike has a COVER on it (or it's in my garage)...so in my opinion, there is no need for the covers.

Besides...never had any issues with rain or deterioration of any of my Ultimate Seats.
 

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OK. I follow you. Looking at their site and reading it, it almost sounded like they would absorb water and be tough to dry out as they claimed that other seats have plastic in them to help repel water which also does not allow it to breathe where their design would. I guess I almost envisioned it as a sponge sort of speak. My simple brain again :D

I will have to look at one of Vic's touring seats as mentioned above as well.
 

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I went through several seats including custom built ones for my 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 and finally spent the money and bought a Russel Day Long and it was the best money I have every spent. It took my bagger and made it into a touring bike. I had rented both the XCT and the goldwing and my wife says the Russel Day Long is way more comfortable for her.

However, I just bought a 2012 XCT and the jury is still out on whether or not I will keep it or get another seat. I haven't taken any really long rides. I bought the Russel because they have an excellent guarantee. If you don't like it you can send it back. The only thing that I didn't like was when you come to a stop the wings will push you forward slightly. When you take off you have to readjust. The wife liked the comfort but said when I came to a stop it slid her forward a little. None of these were major issues and after a period I never thought about it.
But now that I have the last bike I will ever own I might try the Ulitmate seat just to get rid of the pushing/sliding issues. I can't remember what their guarantee is but if its 100% returnable I will at least give it a try. If it doesn't work I know the Russel Day Long will.

PS: I'm 6' 2" and 240lbs and my Russel had the extra spring installed.
 

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I went through several seats including custom built ones for my 2005 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500 and finally spent the money and bought a Russel Day Long and it was the best money I have every spent. It took my bagger and made it into a touring bike. I had rented both the XCT and the goldwing and my wife says the Russel Day Long is way more comfortable for her.

However, I just bought a 2012 XCT and the jury is still out on whether or not I will keep it or get another seat. I haven't taken any really long rides. I bought the Russel because they have an excellent guarantee. If you don't like it you can send it back. The only thing that I didn't like was when you come to a stop the wings will push you forward slightly. When you take off you have to readjust. The wife liked the comfort but said when I came to a stop it slid her forward a little. None of these were major issues and after a period I never thought about it.
But now that I have the last bike I will ever own I might try the Ulitmate seat just to get rid of the pushing/sliding issues. I can't remember what their guarantee is but if its 100% returnable I will at least give it a try. If it doesn't work I know the Russel Day Long will.

PS: I'm 6' 2" and 240lbs and my Russel had the extra spring installed.
I sat on a Russell day long and it felt great. Of course you can only tell so much in a parking lot. If they weren't so busy i would of already had one. Still trying to buy the used Corbin.
 
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