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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-24-2010, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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How does Saddleman Seat Compare...?

Since nobody is answering me in this thread:

https://www.vn750.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15583

...I'll ask it here.

How does the Saddleman seat (Custom Explorer, I think) compare for the Mustang and the Corbin for our VN750's? Regarding seat comfort, support, and pain on long trips.

Also...can one use the Pro-Tac backrest and mounts with the Saddleman seat?

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the protac drivers backrest can be used... the only seat option IRC that protac doesn't work with is the Corbin, becasue it has its own driver's backrest..

No one is repsonding to your question because it is a hard one to answer... all three are great seat option, but is sadleman the best.. I D K... I do know that it is going to be the last aftermarket seat available for our VN750.. what ever seat a person chooses now, won't be available for much longer... parts are going to be hard to find for our vn7xx over the next several years.. and aftermarket parts.. hmmmfff... forget about them.
So you want a new seat... read teh reviews from saddleman, daylong, and corbin.. then make your judgment from there.
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I have a vn900 seat on mine.. but I'm 6'2" and need the extra inchs that it sits back from the stock seat... and I love it!
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Interesting....did you have trouble making it fit? Any pictures?
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Interesting....did you have trouble making it fit? Any pictures?
me?...not really... it has a gap.. but a friend of mine his into leather.. yeah yeah.. dont go there... he is making me an "add on peice that will cover the gap.[IMG][/IMG]
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What is comfortable to one will be painful to others. Adjusting for leg position makes a big difference in the comfort of any seat. Any recommendation for a seat is purely subjective.

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What is comfortable to one will be painful to others. Adjusting for leg position makes a big difference in the comfort of any seat. Any recommendation for a seat is purely subjective.
I can see that.

However...it can't be any worse than the stock seat...

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LED Tail Light
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some say they are and some say they aren't.. for the best seat comfort, build your own, or mod your stock seat
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I might have to look into that option with the vn900. I am aware of the discomfort the stock seat offers on rides longer than an hour. I have been looking for options, but my '97 vn750 is not something that everyone screams to build aftermarket parts for today. From what I have read the Corbin is low and I need a higher seat being 6'5". I was looking at Mustang seats, but they are hard to find. Also trying to find out about the saddleman seats. If the VN900 will fit and offers more comfort than stock I may have to go down that path.

Clock152 would you say the VN900 seat is higher than stock? Where did you get it?

Has anyone else tried putting the VN900 seat on the VN750 or any of the VN900 aftermarket seat options?

I love the bike and it is my first bike, which I bought in April 2010 with about 8200 miles on it. Actually, found out from the seller about this forum here. He steped up and got the 2009 Vulcan 2000.
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From what I have read the Corbin is low and I need a higher seat being 6'5"
not necessarily true.. going lower on the seat, but moving your tail bone backwards at the same time gets just as good, if not better results than raising the seat height.
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