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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-28-2008, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Comfortable Seat????

I was wondering what the stock seat on a strato is like. The seat on my V-Star is soft but after a couple of hours of riding my tail bone is painfully sore. The same thing for my wife riding on the back.
I was thinking about getting a new bike and I really like the strato. Is the stock seat decent or should I go right out a purchase a Mustang for it? Thanks.

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post #2 of 36 (permalink) Old 09-02-2008, 08:51 PM
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Try the Ultimate Seat Company ... great saddles

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I was wondering what the stock seat on a strato is like. The seat on my V-Star is soft but after a couple of hours of riding my tail bone is painfully sore. The same thing for my wife riding on the back.
I was thinking about getting a new bike and I really like the strato. Is the stock seat decent or should I go right out a purchase a Mustang for it? Thanks.
The stock seat is good for short trips but for comfort I would go with the Ultimate Seat company seat .This is what I have on mine and my wife and I just made a 2500 mile trek with it and when we got home 7 days later she was ready for more .They make a direct fit custom seat that will look just like the factory seat plus you have the option of having a rider back rest or not .Check it out I am glad I did and I know several riders with the same seat and are very please as well .
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post #3 of 36 (permalink) Old 01-27-2009, 09:37 AM
 
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I agree, the xv1900 seats are uncomfortable, for several reasons, not the least of which is the thickness and width. I fixed that by shaving the seat down 2 1/2 inches and narrowing the foam to make the seat more comfortable for me. Oddly enough the seat is alot softer and with my 30" inseam it sits alot better too and it cost me 0$
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post #4 of 36 (permalink) Old 04-20-2009, 11:26 AM
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Talking Have a Stratoliner s-2007

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I was wondering what the stock seat on a strato is like. The seat on my V-Star is soft but after a couple of hours of riding my tail bone is painfully sore. The same thing for my wife riding on the back.
I was thinking about getting a new bike and I really like the strato. Is the stock seat decent or should I go right out a purchase a Mustang for it? Thanks.
I have the same problem..I just purchased a set of jell seats pads for my seat.and passenger....thank god I got a good deal...the seat is lousy...for a $16,000 bike it stinks...the whole bike is not user friendly (maintenace) ...the pads where used..it seems to help a little..I could go on and on about this bike..(problems)....but I can tell you one thing its not a VALKYRIE INTERSTATE...man do I miss that bike....keep in touch
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post #5 of 36 (permalink) Old 07-10-2009, 08:27 PM
 
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Hey,, I got a 2008 Stratoliner. Got 4500 miles and I haven't ever had an aftermarket seat. I do know that after 100 miles more or less my rear is kinda numb and sore. I have to get gas every 120 to 140 miles so I end up doing some minor walking and stretching and stalling before I take off again. Once I was in a hurry and after a couple of hundred miles the trip began to not be fun. I was thinking about a Mustang and I never heard of the Ultimate kind? I definitely not skilled enough to be altering the original seat myself. But the cost on the Mustang is agood 600 for both I havent checked on the other one mentioned in this thread.. It sound really good. In my mind I just assumed you couldnt really have agood seat for long rides. I am very interested in the thought of taking a long trip in comfort.
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post #6 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-15-2009, 08:33 PM
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I've switched this season to a Hartco International seat and I'm very happy. The stock seat had me howling after 70 miles or so. I'm a tad on the big side - 6'7", 290 lbs - and they made a custom seat with backrest. It's the single best investment I've made for my 2006 'liner. They're great folks to deal with and work real hard to get it right.
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post #7 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 05:15 PM
 
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I went to the reviews on Mustang and Ultimate and honestly I didn't check out the Hartco... I been really busy and hadn't had a chance to come and review this Starbike forum and your input MacGregor...

So the more I researched the more the Ultimate came out on top... I have purchased the whole 4 piece package from Ultimate which is a chunk of money to say the least. Everyone I talked to with an ultimate seat was more than 100% happy.. Way more!!! I got mixed feelings on the Mustang . I stopped short as the men I talked to with the Ultimate were adamant about satisfaction...

When I get it in which should be maybe 2 weeks, I will post my thoughts again..Thanks for the help
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post #8 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 05:33 PM
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I talked with the folks at Ultimate first. When I told them about my size, they were honest and said they didn't think the seat would work for me. They said it would probably move the seating position too far forward. Ya gotta appreciate a company that would rather lose the sale then sell you something they don't think you'd be happy with. They do look a far sight better than the stocker.

Hope it gets you where you want to be.
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post #9 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 05:45 PM
 
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Thanks MacGregor... I have a lot to learn about this extra stuff. The thought of calling these seat companies and seeing what they say never occured to me...

I am 6'1" and weigh a solid 260lbs. I made all my calculations based on the new seat being an inch higher. On the stock seat I find myself always trying to kinda get up on the back incline of my seat just a little and it feels more comfortable. Of course I can't stay there long as I am not sitting down fully in the seat.

WE shall see how it goes, I'll be back with my assessments...
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post #10 of 36 (permalink) Old 08-16-2009, 06:05 PM
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Thought about Starpegs?

Sounds like you might be looking to stretch your legs too. I've got Starpegs, from Tipps Cycle Specialties. They're highway pegs that attach to the floorboards. They give you a way to unkink your knees while under way. Good way to to add highway pegs if you don't have crashbars.
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