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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-19-2016, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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So I bought the ultimate Lowrider setup, front seat and passenger seat. Sitting on it at first was very comfortable, but after 140 miles today, my tailbone is killing me. A little better than stock, but not much. I'm wondering if I should waste the shipping charges to try the midrider driver seat, or just return it and get a mustang. I'm 6'2" and 245 lbs with a 34" inseam. Any thoughts?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-20-2016, 08:24 AM
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Is there a reason that you opted for the low rider to begin with. I have a 30" inseam and had issues with the stock seat at red lights. Never had any other problems with it except for my legs being fully extended when stopped.

I looked at ultimate, but finally chose a local guy who uses the same foam that is used in aviation and wheelchairs for paraplegics. The final cost for all the seats in a custom colored vinyl was just over $800. He spent over an hour with me getting it all turned in and the result was sweet. Love my seats.

If you're having issues in the tailbone area, you may want to consider custom if you're doing a lot of riding. I took a 10 day 3000 mile ride last fall and had one 800 mile and one 600 day with no issues.
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Is there a reason that you opted for the low rider to begin with. I have a 30" inseam and had issues with the stock seat at red lights. Never had any other problems with it except for my legs being fully extended when stopped.

I looked at ultimate, but finally chose a local guy who uses the same foam that is used in aviation and wheelchairs for paraplegics. The final cost for all the seats in a custom colored vinyl was just over $800. He spent over an hour with me getting it all turned in and the result was sweet. Love my seats.

If you're having issues in the tailbone area, you may want to consider custom if you're doing a lot of riding. I took a 10 day 3000 mile ride last fall and had one 800 mile and one 600 day with no issues.
They turned out nice. What did you search for to find this guy...customer upholstery or something similar?
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They turned out nice. What did you search for to find this guy...customer upholstery or something similar?
No, I was referred by the shop manager at the dealership that I usually do business. He did an alligator seat for the Bolt-R contest that Yamaha had, I believe it was, last year. He does really good work. Husband and wife team.

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The seat starts out kinda hard in the morning, but as it absorbs heat from my body, it basically makes a mold of my seat. The different densities of foam that he uses allows support and softness without going the whole way to the pan. It was worth the couple hundred dollars extra over the ultimate. I picked a two-tone/texture that really doesn't show up in the picture. Love the seat. I hope this guy is still in business if I ever get another new bike.
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No, I was referred by the shop manager at the dealership that I usually do business. He did an alligator seat for the Bolt-R contest that Yamaha had, I believe it was, last year. He does really good work. Husband and wife team.

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The seat starts out kinda hard in the morning, but as it absorbs heat from my body, it basically makes a mold of my seat. The different densities of foam that he uses allows support and softness without going the whole way to the pan. It was worth the couple hundred dollars extra over the ultimate. I picked a two-tone/texture that really doesn't show up in the picture. Love the seat. I hope this guy is still in business if I ever get another new bike.
Thanks for the info. Wonder if he can make them even if I am not local. I'll have to get in touch with him.
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Thanks for the info. Wonder if he can make them even if I am not local. I'll have to get in touch with him.
I believe his name is Brian and very easy to work with. He seems to know his stuff. The workmanship on my seat is exemplary. He's a talker. My wife and I went down to have the seats fitted and he spent a good hour working on us while on the bike. For the rest of the 2 hours that I was there, we talked about everything motorcycle related and then some. Very personable.
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I believe his name is Brian and very easy to work with. He seems to know his stuff. The workmanship on my seat is exemplary. He's a talker. My wife and I went down to have the seats fitted and he spent a good hour working on us while on the bike. For the rest of the 2 hours that I was there, we talked about everything motorcycle related and then some. Very personable.
Sounds like my kind of person.
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After trying out the Lowrider Ultimate, it didn't work for me. I was going to try the midrider, but once my wife took a ride on the back, she prefers the mustang passenger seat we had on our old bike, so that sealed the deal. Returning both ultimates and going back to Mustang. The grass isn't always greener on the other side. But I will say, ultimate seats has the best customer service I've ever dealt with, and because of this, I'm sad that the seats didn't work out.
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I put this extra thick passenger seat with rider backrest on Ghost, much better for longer trips. Click image for larger version

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