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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 04-30-2012, 08:51 PM Thread Starter
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any other custom seats

From a mass-produced standpoint..are there any other seat options than Saddleman, Corbin or the random Mustang find on Ebay?? Also.. how much difference does the Pro-Tac back rest make with a stock seat?? Does a custom seat become necessary after adding the backrest?

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The protac backrest was great. I love it still. I consider it one of the best mods I did on my bike. It makes me feel more stable riding and when coming to a stop.. Dunno why.. just does... I went to a VN900 seat... and although I love the extra space.. Its not very comfy for me.. I think I will send mine out and have it repadded...

Good luck .. and for the most part.. I hear NOTHING but good about the mustang seats.. Seems Corbin reviews are mixed... I think it just has alot to do with the ass its cushioning :-)

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I absolutely love my backrest! Feels much more comfortable than riding stock. The difference is when you change seats the mounting bracket or the actual curve of the backrest support arms may differ as to how wide the seat is. I feel the same way about floorboards, once you have them---would be hard to give them up!!!!!

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so let me ask this..are you saying that if you get a backrest with the stock seat..it then wont fit if you get a custom seat??

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Well mine fit just fine with the VN900 MOD... but I do not believe it will work with the corbin seat.. I do not know about the others.. I am sure other guys will chime in that have more experience than I.

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i think i want to go to the Saddleman Classic Explorer, but there is no backrest option there. The Corbin seat has an optional backrest, but thats a few more bucks. So if the Pro-tac can fit with the Saddleman, I'll be in good shape

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I am almost certain they can make it custom to work for you. When you order the pro tac backrest they ask you those questions.. If you tell them you want it to fit over a saddlemans seat I am sure they will do it for you.

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The mounting bracket bolts to the top shock bolt on each side, install takes 4 mins!! I would assume that a wider than stock seat means that the back rest frame is bent to accomidate whatever seat you tell them you have, stock, corbin, mustang ect.

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Corbin seats do have an option backrest that has its own mounting system encoperated into the seat itself, as does others!

04-3,200 miles bought July 2011 with 928 miles. Loaded with acessories to many to list here, see my albums for more details! I also make a custom tank bib specific for the 750 if anyone is interested, ck my albums for some pics.
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ok.. so i guess to finish the question..should i get the seat first and then the backrest, or go ahead and get the backrest, and if doing that, do i tell them i have a stock seat or Saddleman. I.E will stock backrest fit Saddleman or will Saddleman backrest fit stock or would it make any difference.
I would rather go ahead and get a backrest.. I have that expense ability now, but not the new seat

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