when I bought my vstar 1100 custom, it was mostly stock... except the seat. the seat is a studded "touring" style seat from Yamaha (who buys aftermarket seats thru Yamaha anyway?!). its not too bad til you get about 5 miles down the road. possibly the hardest seat I've ever sat on. it's got "extra padding" on it, which only makes it taller (not great for someone who's 6'1"). if you have something free or cheap (as I mostly just want to try it out, and would potentially get it reconditioned etc). ebay has junk going for over $60. maybe I'm out of touch with seat prices, but I'm not willing to pay that much for something that needs re covered. if you can point me in the right direction or if you have anything, let me know please.