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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-27-2010, 06:30 PM Thread Starter
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Smile Saddlemen still makes seats for our bikes.

FYI Saddlemen still makes seats for our bikes. http://www.saddlemen.com/store/index...&cPath=513_572

Out of shear curiosity I called them (800) 397-7709 and spoke with an extremely helpful guy named Jerry. Even though their site lists no seats for the VN7xx they still have pattern and can make seats for our bikes. Jerry said they have the seat plans for 1985-thru the late 90's, but I bet they fit all VN750s up to 2006 unless Kawasaki made some change to our bikes that I don't know about.

According to Jerry all Saddlemen seats come with their Saddlegel™ Comfort Pads built in. They have three styles of seats and four or five different tank chaps for us too.

Desperado seat K371-FJ $279.95
Lowboy seat K379-FJ $315.95
Explorer seat K371-FJ $379.95 http://www.saddlemen.com/store/index...oducts_id=6037

If you modified your stock seatpan for your custom Vulcan you can send them the seatpan and they can cover it for you (including foam and gel insert) in the $400 range.

Jerry was super friendly and knowledgeable, he can be reached at extension 202 or he said to speak with Richard too.

From their site:
"All Saddlemen seats are proudly made in the U.S.A.

Most seats ordered directly from Saddlemen are made to order at time of purchase at our California factory. Lead times can vary seasonally - please contact us for current turnaround estimates. "

If any one has any experience with Saddlemen seats please feel free to post your reviews! -Sloppy

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Hey that's good to know....prices are within reason too. I've heard that Saddlemens are good seats.

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Thanks man! I will consider them on my next vulcan!

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When I got my V-Star 650, it came with a Corbin, which I HATED! Thing was hard as a rock. I bought a Saddleman seat and right out of the box it was comfy as all get out. And CHEAPER than a Mustang or Corbin to boot!

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I believe they also make covers for our stock seat.
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I put the saddleman seat on my bike. There was a loooong wait to get it because they only make it once you order. Once it came it was great though! It puts down about an inch and back maybe 2. I could ride all day on that thing. I posted a review here a while ago once I got it. You should be able to look it up. The girl I was seeing at the time was happy with the pillion too. They're pricey but there really well made. They even make the bike look better overall.
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If you modified your stock seatpan for your custom Vulcan you can send them the seatpan and they can cover it for you (including foam and gel insert) in the $400 range.

Jerry was super friendly and knowledgeable, he can be reached at extension 202 or he said to speak with Richard too.
Sloppy,
I'm confused....do you need to supply the seat pan?
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Nope.

Ok, let me rephrase that… If you choose to send them any seatpan they can also cover it for you.

I specifically was thinking about modifying my own seatpan and asked if they could cover it afterwards. (Yes they can.)

They sell complete seats, they don't need your stock seat to make you a new seat. Buying their seat new is also cheaper than sending them an old seatpan to be recovered.

-Sloppy

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Nope.

Ok, let me rephrase that… If you choose to send them any seatpan they can also cover it for you.

I specifically was thinking about modifying my own seatpan and asked if they could cover it afterwards. (Yes they can.)

They sell complete seats, they don't need your stock seat to make you a new seat. Buying their seat new is also cheaper than sending them an old seatpan to be recovered.

-Sloppy
Thanks for the clarification
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I just ordered the explorer classic from Ron Ayers...... $308
$71 off list price. Oh, I called Saddleman and they told me they are running at a 7 to 10 day lead time on seats right now.
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