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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 07-23-2012, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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OK, got some seat answers..

Got them all out today and took pictures.

The widest parts of the seats measured:
Stock 14"

Saddleman 14-1/2"

Mustang 16"

Corbin 13"


When on the bike I put it on the center stand and put a level across the seat and measured from the ground up.
Stock 28-3/4"
Saddleman 28-3/4"
Mustang 30"
Corbin 28-1/2"

And from the rear of the gas cap to the front part of the rear seat pillar (where your back is):
Stock ? (hard to tell where it starts)
Saddleman 25-1/2"
Mustang 25-1/2"
Corbin 26-1/2"

So the Mustang sits you a little higher and the Corbin sits a little lower and back a bit more.

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Got them all out today and took pictures.

The widest parts of the seats measured:
Stock 14"

Saddleman 14-1/2"

Mustang 16"

Corbin 13"


When on the bike I put it on the center stand and put a level across the seat and measured from the ground up.
Stock 28-3/4"
Saddleman 28-3/4"
Mustang 30"
Corbin 28-1/2"

And from the rear of the gas cap to the front part of the rear seat pillar (where your back is):
Stock ? (hard to tell where it starts)
Saddleman 25-1/2"
Mustang 25-1/2"
Corbin 26-1/2"

So the Mustang sits you a little higher and the Corbin sits a little lower and back a bit more.

I have a 2003 Vulcan Nomad 1500 seat mounted on my 750.
It is 16" wide and 25" from fuel cap/rear seat piller. Very comfortable and a deep saddle (exactly as the Corbin pictured) .....gives me needed lower back support. Lowered me 1/2" in the saddle over stock seat.

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Great comparison, just the info I've been looking for.

So the Mustang has the most height change, 1 1/4" increase, with 1/4" more rearward on the step. The Corbin gives 1 1/4" more rearward (compared to my own stock measurement from the gas cap to the bottom edge of the step), but sits 1/4" lower than stock.

By the way, I think my 2003 stock seat has a different shape at the step than this one. The top edge of my step is sharper where this one looks more rounded and less defined, and it looks like the slope could be steeper on mine, a lot closer to vertical.

Looks like I need a Corbin, could maybe use the Mustang if the height helps make up for the small rearward gain.

Never dreamed that stock seat would be such a problem, it looked so comfy. Needs about 2 or 3" of adjuster slide. Move the pegs? Contact Spencer?

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Thanks for this thread!! I'm looking for a new seat and only know enough (newer rider) to be dangerous so this information is amazingly helpful!
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I saw somewhere in my research, while looking for bikes to by, that the seats on the vulcan is higher on the 2004 and older models than the 2005 and newer ones. Is this true?

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I saw somewhere in my research, while looking for bikes to by, that the seats on the vulcan is higher on the 2004 and older models than the 2005 and newer ones. Is this true?
I don't believe so,, these bikes have been virtually identical across all the years of production.
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Or you can do a little medication and add the VN 900 seat. A tad lower and little more comfy.

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Or you can do a little medication and add the VN 900 seat. A tad lower and little more comfy.

Yea the medication makes the work easier

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I saw somewhere in my research, while looking for bikes to by, that the seats on the vulcan is higher on the 2004 and older models than the 2005 and newer ones. Is this true?
no all years had the same set hight... even the '85 VN700.
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