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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-08-2010, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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I got a 2006 v star 650 custom, and my girl can stand the back seat its too hard for her, Looking for a cheap fix any ideas out there, will another seat for a diffent bike fit or some thing cant affored a mustang or corban seat.
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-08-2010, 06:46 PM
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Try an AirHawk seat pad. I tried the Yamaha star aftermarket rear seat, better but still not enough for my girlfriend. I ended up getting an Ultimate rear seat she loves it.
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My wife the Airhawk too, but you could try something like a sheepskin first, I like it on long trips. The Airhawk is much cheaper than a new seat, but still plenty of bucks, I may have got shafted, but I give around 170 new.

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-08-2010, 07:10 PM
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I think I gave about 170 to 200 for the Ultimate rear seat.

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post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-08-2010, 08:38 PM
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remove the seat, look under it, remove the bracket that mounts it, use needlenose pliers to pull the staples and remove the cover....hit the hard foam with a sander, then add memory foam and some upholstrey batting....slip the cover back over and restaple it in place. Only shoot a few staples in until you slip it back in place and have her try it. you can add more or less foam as needed when you get it right use a bit of spray adhesive to hold the memory foam or plusher foam to the original seat foam, cover again with the batting and then staple it all back up, remount the bracket and your golden. I did mine and studded it at the same time.

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I think I gave about 170 to 200 for the Ultimate rear seat.
Doug, yeah you are right, I had a little brain fart there, I was thinking the full meal deal, total seat replacement, Mustang, Corbin, ect.

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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-09-2010, 09:10 PM Thread Starter
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will a classic seat fit on a custom then classice seat looks thicker, the local shop have a gel sporter seat they think will fit does any one know if it will fit or not.
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2010, 07:43 AM Thread Starter
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anyone know if other vstar seats will fit in the back
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post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-11-2010, 08:49 PM
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damquick's solution works very well. My wife could not last much over 100 miles on the stock Classic seat. After some trial and error with the memory foam, we got it so she was more comfortable. Then I lucked out and found a Mustang seat for $250. Now we can both ride all day with no complaints!
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cheapest place to get a good seat
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