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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-16-2009, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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Question about the seat

I was able to make a 120 ride on my bike and the seat just about killed my rear. I found this seat pad but have never seen one before. Does anyone know if its just something that is strapped to the existing seat for extra comfort? I can't really tell by the pictures and there is no instruction on the website so looking for someone on here that might have some knowledge.

Also, what size would be needed? I still have the stock seat on there. Thanks in advance!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-16-2009, 03:49 PM
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The stock seat measures 13" at the widest part and about 17" long following the curve of the seat.

With most of these seat pads you have the choice of just laying them on the seat, or attaching them with a strap. Many can also be built into the seat itself.

I did a search on airhawk seats and found this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5G_yZLgF76c

Check out www.buttbuffer.com too.

I read of one guy who bought a couple of fake sheep fleece car wash mitts from Wal-Mart for just a few $, picked out the seams and used those for seat cushions.

It has also been suggested to restring a beaded seat cushion to fit the bike seat.

I`m going to try the last two options before spending $100+ on one of the others.

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The Airhawk medium fits our seats very well, you can get a good price on Ebay.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/AIRHA...Q5fAccessories


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Best seat solution: Scout Craigslist for someone selling a Mustang seat. The stock seat was torture after 2 hours, the Mustang is fine for 12+ hour rides.

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I would not waste my money on any pad, but I do hear the airhawk is the best of the bunch.

But for the money they cost, I'd just go ahead and have my seat rebuilt by Spencer:
http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php

Many have re-done their seats themselves. I found a good deal on a Corbin seat with backrest....and I also made my own butt pad. But for the money you can't beat Spencers as he can make the seat to fit not only your needs, but your butt.


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I checked out the mustang website and was not able to find any seats for the VN750. Are there other vulcan models that have the same seats?

I"ll check out the corbin website to see if they have any VN750 seats.


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here's something to consider.
https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=12903

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One more strong endorsement for Spencer... he did my stock seat and it was so good I sold the Mustang seat I had. Then not long afterward I noticed the seat wasn't quite as comfortable anymore. I contacted Spencer and after a few emails back and forth he agreed to take the seat back for the rare but possible "tweaking" of his work.... no charge. He's an honorable guy. Give him your seat. You won't regret it.

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One more strong endorsement for Spencer... he did my stock seat and it was so good I sold the Mustang seat I had. Then not long afterward I noticed the seat wasn't quite as comfortable anymore. I contacted Spencer and after a few emails back and forth he agreed to take the seat back for the rare but possible "tweaking" of his work.... no charge. He's an honorable guy. Give him your seat. You won't regret it.
And in today's market, such qualities are hard to find!

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Thanks for the feedback. Looks like Spencers is the best and cheapest way to go for me at the moment. I have a question about a section on his order form.

Link to order form: http://greatdaytoride.com/Order_Form.html

It says: Supracor "LD" upgrade on Riders Seat: YES NO

what is a Supracor "LD"??


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