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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-15-2012, 10:07 PM Thread Starter
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Seat upgrade

I know my questions have probably been asked before but after hours of searching I have not found an answer. I have a '93 with the extended backrest. My seat is torn and in need of a recover. I contacted Mean City Cycles about a memory foam upgrade and recover and the price seemed a bit high to keep the stock seat. What aftermarket seats fit with the extended backrest? Can a "standard" seat or the backrest be modified easily to prevent any interference/fitment issues? What other options do I have?
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I went with a Saddlemen's Explorer Classic, and a Pro-Tac driver's backrest.




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Several members have used this guy and been pleased: http://greatdaytoride.com/FAQ.html

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I highly recommend the Protac backrest, but they don't make them anymore. Some online places still list them for the Vulcan 750, but they are not available directly from Protac anymore. It is hard to imagine any seat being more comfortable than the stock Vulcan seat, but I'm talking about an unmodified one. If yours is damaged, I'd look for a used stock seat, or a Mustang seat, which is not available anymore either. I believe to only aftermarket seat still available for the Vulcan 750 is the Corbin, and my one and only experience with a Corbin seat was awful. It was hard as a rock, and narrower than stock. Check advrider.com, and you'll find that most people who have bought Corbin seats regret buying them.

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2006 Sportster 1200 Low
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2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
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I'm a bigger feller and the stock seat was hell on my butt. Saddlemans still makes a replacement seat on request for around $400. Got a darn near perfect one going on ebay in a few weeks my self. I went to the 900 seat.
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I highly recommend the Protac backrest, but they don't make them anymore.
Protac is no longer mass producing backrests, as the founder retired. However, he is still making a few. Here's his email: [email protected] <[email protected]>

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Another inexpensive item that will make any motorcycle seat more comfortable is one of these. I have 3. www.beadrider.com.

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1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike
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Thanks for the info guys. I just found what I feel to be a great deal. I just purchased a new in the box Mustang seat. A bike shop in Baton Rouge bought out another shop that was going under. They found this seat unopened in the stock room.
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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-17-2012, 01:07 AM
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Great. From what I've heard, if there is a seat that is better than stock, it's the Mustang. I'm almost 53, with arthritis and fibromyalgia, and can still ride 600 mile days on the stock seat with very little pain. I usually don't even get off at gas stops, I stick in the debit card, and fuel it up while still on the seat.

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1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike
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the "best" stock motorcycle seat I have ever sat on was/is the stock seat of my wife's Vulcan EN500. that seat RULES!

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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