Ok, yes, these general ideas are in a lot of threads, but I am not finding the specific answers I am trying to find. And I have sent emails to Mustang and Ultimate, but still waiting on response.
Anyway, looking at new seat ideas. First for the wife's comfort and second for me. Of course, it has come down to the Mustang and Ultimate. Originally I was leaning towards the Mustang, but don't like the idea of being moved forward, even an inch or so. Already wishing I had more room.
So now looking more towards the Ultimate. Plus, there are multiple members in our local Star Touring group that swear by the Ultimate include a couple that have done 1000+ miles in a day!
Biggest problem I am seeing is that the Ultimate site (and some threads on here) note that the Ultimate passenger seat will not fit with the Cobra short sissy bar (even some threads saying the Mustang won't either).
Now, we got a Cobra sissy bar/back rest when we got the bike new. I am not exactly sure which model, but pretty sure it is the round short version. Overall height is about 14" and round standard is listed as 17". So guessing we have the short. I can't find out the specific reason the short won't work, but guessing because of how/where the support bars come in would interfere with the passenger seat.
So, I am looking at options to make this work. One main reason I like the Ultimate, besides stock seating position, is that I can buy in pieces and that all rider seats are back rest ready, so can add that whenever I want to break up the overall cost.
So, looking for any input on why the Ultimate rear seat does not work with a short Cobra sissy bar? And if the only reason is because of where the bars angle in, instead of getting a new sissy bar, could I get something like this for additional 3" clearance and make the rear seat work:
And more importantly, any idea if that would work with the Cobra sissy bar?
If not, guess I would have to look for a Cobra standard sissy bar and try to sell my short to recoup costs.
So, what do you think? All thoughts and input appreciated. If you added one of these and originally had a Cobra short sissy bar, what did you do?