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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-20-2010, 08:07 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking for input on some of the most comfortable seats for a vstar 1100 custom. Both driver and passenger. Any suggestions is appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-20-2010, 08:55 PM
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Just installed the mustang cruiser two piece with no backrest. What a difference and I was able to find it online for about 325. Worth every penny. It is such a deep seat that the back passenger part actually creates a lower back rest itself. The passenger seat is about two times the size of the original.
I did my research on all the seats out there and for the price this was well worth it.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-20-2010, 10:14 PM
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I went with a Mustang two peace. Like it, the rider seat is a little better than stock. The passenger seat is a much better.

Still think some results can be had by just riding more and toughening up a little.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-20-2010, 11:54 PM
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I like my Saddlemen's Explorer seat. Its a one piece made for a classic but fits the Custom.

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 08:41 AM Thread Starter
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I was looking at the explorer seat as well but didn't know if the classic seat would bolt right up to a custom, if so I'm very interested
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-21-2010, 09:37 AM
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You have to remove all the original seat hardware. I have to drop it fairly close to being on the bike to get the right angle for the front tabs to grab ( I have passenger backrest and drop the rear of the seat under the backrest pad to getit flat for insertion). It takes a firm push to get the tabs all the way in then it just bolts on the regular rear seat bolt. I used a stainless washer under the seat mount to spread the load out, the reat mount is slotted.

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2005 1100 Custom
Speedster Slashdowns
ORKed 5/16" Lines
PODs K&N RU-600s W/PCV
PCS XXX/2 cams
Jetted & PMS Tweaked 20.0/152.5 3.0 turns
AIS Removed/Plugged
Wimmer Machine Custom Oil Cooler & Stash Tube
Pro-1 Tach
Dyna 3000 Step 5/ 6500 redline
TPS Connected
6" Fwd Control Extension W/Boards F&R
Memphis Shades Bullet Fairing
Progressive 465 rear
Progressive Springs and GVE front

10,000 Monkeys throwing crap at the glass and this one thinks he's Picasso...
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 11:33 AM
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I just got a Mustang 1 piece touring for my 650 Classic - very happy with it, good quality
looks great and the back support is fantastic
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 05:38 PM
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made my own

Was tired of looking at all these uber expensive seats, and decided I could make my own. And did. Fiberglass pan, simulated snakeskin vinyl. No sewing. (Hate having seams make that one area of your bum go to sleep!) I dont think I could have bought one that feels any better.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-30-2010, 05:51 PM
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I installed the Yamaha Solo seat out of the Star catalog. The seat and I have many miles and it still feels great. Added a Ultimate rear for the girlfriend.

Doug

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