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post #1 of 43 (permalink) Old 06-30-2011, 09:27 AM Thread Starter
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Passenger seat comfort

Here is my question, sure, the passenger seat is tight for my wife but she isn't complaining about the front to back size, she is complaining about the comfort. She tells me the passenger seat is uncomfortable right down the middle from front to back as if she is sitting on a metal hump and it feels narrow to her.
Anyway, I was looking at the Butty Buddy, and pads like that or replacing the entire seat. For all you 2-up riders... what do you recommend for passenger comfort?
I need to make her a little more comfortable because I have no intentions of selling the bike.
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I went with the Corbin. My gal said it was a great improvement over stock.

So along with the passenger floorboards, and my high padded sissy bar, she was pretty happy.

However, even though bothof us are of small build, two up riding still was a bit cramped.... Hence my move to a larger bike.

You can also try sending your seat to Spencer to have it re-padded. He can firm up the passenger area to your needs.

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He can firm up the passenger area to your needs.
You're talking about the seat, aren't you?

Dangit, I had my hopes up there for a minute.

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Any other options available besides the Mustang and Corbin seat for the VN750?

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I ride by an upholestry shop every day. I keep telling myself I'm gonna stop in and see what they could do with mine. I know I'd like to get rid of the buttons. Neighbor likes to water his yard, and occasionally my bike. Nothing like not checking before you sit down in the morning and find those buttons held just enough water to soak up into the underdrawers.

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I went with the Corbin. My gal said it was a great improvement over stock.

So along with the passenger floorboards, and my high padded sissy bar, she was pretty happy.

However, even though bothof us are of small build, two up riding still was a bit cramped.... Hence my move to a larger bike.

You can also try sending your seat to Spencer to have it re-padded. He can firm up the passenger area to your needs.


I am resisting moving to a larger bike.
Last year I had a Harley Davidson Ultra Classic. Of course, my wife loved it.
Before that.. a 2000 Vulcan 1500FI completely tricked out with bags and a super comfy passenger seat and backrest. She loved it. Before that.. a 2001 Honda Valkyrie. Huge comfortable bike. She loved it.
I prefer smaller bikes. 80% of the time I am riding solo. My favorite bikes were Sportsters until I got this 750. I really like this bike.
I just want to make the seat more comfortable for her.
2 up is cramped but if her ass feels better she will be able to handle it.
I need to widen the seat for her and provide a little more padding. I guess the seat is too narrow and it the middle of it is too hard for her ass.
She told me it feels like she is sitting on a metal pipe. If the bike shook more that would probably be a good thing!
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Any other options available besides the Mustang and Corbin seat for the VN750?
Yes.

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Yes.
and they are?????

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and they are?????
Did you read the seat thread right under this thread?

You can find alot of info here if you take the time to look for it...

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