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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-31-2009, 05:07 PM Thread Starter
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I've recently been told by the Saddlemen people they have no seats that would fit the VN750 after 1999. None. Mine is a 2003. What in the world are they talking about? I thought the bike was pretty much the same all the way from 1985 to 2006. Splain this to me Lucy.

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They are full of SH!T, 85'-06' are the same.


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They are full of SH!T, 85'-06' are the same.
Yep...what they are really saying is they have not had a Vulcan to check the fit of the seat since 1999 so they don't want to comit to saying it will fit models after that. This happens alot with the Vulcan...so just nodd your head and smile at them*, then tell them you were wrong- your bike is a '98.


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so just nodd your head and smile at them*, then tell them you were wrong- your bike is a '98.

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Heh heh.... good idea. I'll try that. All I wanted to know was, in addition to the Classic Explorer, what other options they had. It took a week to hear back from them the first time. I won't hold my breath.

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Don't fret on the issue. We have to work around what the dumb,dumbs know. Dealers will tell you they don't stock anything but a couple years old. So Ask anyone why they don't have any 06' parts. I've had to special order everything I've needed. (praying it was right!) The 750 was left in the dust a long time ago. Regardless of how great the bike is.
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I agree, 85's to 06's are the same. After lots of lots of research I noticed the saddleman seat is available for my 93 in fact, I just bought one. They told me they didn't have any in stock and to expect it to ship in 3 to 5 weeks because they have to make it first. They're really at good at getting back to me via e-mail. They even gave me 2 different guys in 2 different departments to talk to.

No other Saddleman seats are available for our bikes besides the classic explorer.

FYI, once I get the seat (in 3 to 5) I'll be posting a full review in the equipment forum including pictures and an ongoing note about break-in time...
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just an observation i got a rear rack that mounts below the sissy bar and the sissybar slides into the 2 square sleeves catching one bolt at the base and one in the rack the square is a lil different it works and is very sturdy but its tweaked just a little bit... now the rear of the seat sits about an inch higher... granted i bought the rack of ebay ... like i said i t works but i feel they swiched the way the sissybar mounts on some years or maybe the luggage rack came org with a different sissybar... (by sissy bar i mean where the tool box goes) the rack has a reflector like the one on the tool box and lifts the whole sissy bar up 1 inch...
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just an observation i got a rear rack that mounts below the sissy bar and the sissybar slides into the 2 square sleeves catching one bolt at the base and one in the rack the square is a lil different it works and is very sturdy but its tweaked just a little bit... now the rear of the seat sits about an inch higher... granted i bought the rack of ebay ... like i said i t works but i feel they swiched the way the sissybar mounts on some years or maybe the luggage rack came org with a different sissybar... (by sissy bar i mean where the tool box goes) the rack has a reflector like the one on the tool box and lifts the whole sissy bar up 1 inch...
I have a luggage rack on mine. Every rack I've ever seen for our bikes looks exactly the same, like mine (see attached pic). I've never seen the rack you have on yours. Are you sure its supposed to fit our bikes?

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The rack in question I believe is the first generation F&S rack. Talked about and shown at Bulldog's site http://tinyurl.com/cmtwzg

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