It's a beautiful seat. It does look a bit different that the rendering on their site.
I hope it was worth the wait!!
on a side note: that's quite a boat in the background, and your mounting of the backrest is interesting.
From the side the seat looks exactly the same as on the website, I just removed the frilly things I don't like. Are you looking at the "Classic Explorer" online?
Thanks, the boats name is "Mis Behavin'" too, how cool is that? I can't take credit for the mounting of the backrest. I bought it from a guy here who's an expert machinist. He got new bags and the backrest became incompatible so he sold it to me complete with the additional brackets he machined. They move the backrest up an inch and back an inch. I'm having my buddy powder coat them black this weekend.
No doubt, that is a fantastic seat. I'm guessing that it *was* worth the wait...
Sure was! I was out on it yesterday for an hour and could already feel it breaking in from the previous days ride. It felt like I could ride forever.
No tufts, no buttons, no pain I bet. Looks good.
I would think after a few thousand miles the foam will push forward a bit and make that gap alot less noticable.
Are you sure it is shoved all the way foreward?
Yup, its all the way forward. The bolts that came with it are secure in the back (the toolbox) so it ain't going any more forward. The seat pan is made of this hard but slightly maluable plastic. I assume the whole thing will slide forward a bit and kind of "settle" into the bike over time.
X3 to what he said. Is that a Pro-tac backrest?
Could you post some close-up pics of how you have it mounted?
Yeah its a protac and I'd be glad to take some pics for you but remember, the additional mounting brackets are one of a kind made by an expert machinist (see above). I made out pretty damn good on that deal. The machined brackets even have set screws in them so you can make the arms coming down tighter that you need. When you stretch the arms to fit into the original brackets, it secures the backrest to the bike - a feature you won't find on the original backrest. I'll post pics today or tomorrow.