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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Mustang Seat for My V-Star Custom

I just ordered a new three-piece seat for my '05 V-Star 1100 Custom. I opted for the seat with the driver's back support; I already have a Mustang passenger back support. I've heard and read some good reviews on these seats. I hope it's as comfortable as they say.

April can't get here soon enough!

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-10-2011, 09:31 PM
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congratulations, post some pics so we can see the new seat
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post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-11-2011, 11:51 AM
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I put one on my Custom last summer, without the back rest. It is a great comfortable seat however... because of the design (bucket shape) the seat sucks you into a position and your there. Unlike the stock seat that allows you to move around anywhere or way you want.

Don't get me wrong, the Mustang seat is awesomely comfortable as long as you are okay with being stuck in that single position. I am use to it now and do not regret the purchase at all. For reference I am 5'8" and 160 pounds...
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because of the design (bucket shape) the seat sucks you into a position and your there. Unlike the stock seat that allows you to move around anywhere or way you want.
i see this as a good thing. you want to move around on the stock seat because it gets uncomfortable. i don't have any desire to move around in my mustang seat because it never gets uncomfortable to make me want to move around
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I recently put the 2 piece Mustang seat on my '06 Custom, really like it. I agree with the previous posts about it keeping you in one position, not a bad thing. The seat makes me sit up straighter and the passenger pillon is high enough that I get a good bit of lower back support which has eliminated the tailbone and lower back pain I used to get on longer rides. I think you're gonna like it.
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Thanks for the replies. I'm looking forward to the new seats. Last season my tailbone starting really hurting; I', pretty sure it had to do with the motorcycle seat. For reference, I am 6'-1" 285, so I need a good seat. It should be in this Wednesday.

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I ordered my Mustang seats from DennisKirk.com last Wednesday, March 9 and they arrived last night, March 15. I really like that online vendor; good prices, and excellent service.

Everything looks good, but I haven't installed them yet. Hopefully I'll have some time tonight after work to swap the seats. I'll post some before and after photos later.

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Well I got my Mustang seats on last night, it was a little harder than I thought; I had a real tough time getting the rear driver's seat bracket back on, but with the help of a ratcheting strap I finally got it.

Here are some before and after shots. I also installed a tank bib.

Stock Seats:



Attachment of the tank bib, I hope I did this right, there were not instructions...

Mustang Seats:



Ready to ride:


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post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-20-2011, 11:06 AM
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Looks good. My 2 piece seat went on with no trouble, the only thing is since the Mustang pillon is wider that the stock one I have trouble closing the lids on my saddlebags (Hardstreet Slimbags). Not a major issue, I'm just going to have to relocate the bags a bit lower so the lids will clear the pillon. Enjoy!
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Looks real nice. I'm also thinking of changing my seats but I'm not sure which way to go; Mustang or Ultimate. Well see what the budget allows I guess.
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