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I have a beautiful, 2010 Vstar 950T. Almost perfect- except the seat was the only con in making my decision to get this one.. I am used to my 650 Silverado, saddle and I miss my CUSHY seat! I have never had to buy a new seat but this one has got to go. I ride less than 2hours and my butt is numb. If anyone has suggestions please fire away!:)

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I experienced similar discomfort on my '09. After looking into the options out there and even trying the bead rider seat cover, I opted for the Mustang seat with the integrated backrest. I must say I'm quite happy with my purchase.

Good luck with your decision.
 

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I bought my 950 with the mustang seat and its good. Although the one I have kinda leans back. I saw one the other day that has the integrated backrest and it looked good. I still use an Air Hawk Air cushion for longer rides. Nothing beats air to me.
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I have a 2010 950T, but after riding it just about every day now
for a few hours a day or more I've gotten used to it, and
the seat dosent bother me like it did at first. So it's fine for me now.
 

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TonyB has the right idea with the mustang. I first bought one for my '79 iron head which is a bike that will rattle you to the core, and it made a decent ride of it. i just put one on my 950 and i wouldnt trade it for anything.
 

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Does anyone have any feedback on the Mustang Day Tripper for the 950??? Do a lot of riding with the wife and want a seat comfortable for both of us. My buddy has a mustang two piece for his warrior and I don't like how huge the passenger seat is. Takes away from the look of the bike.

Any feedback would be great.

Thanks.
 

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Give the stock seat some time to break in.
My wife and I find the stock seat to be very comfortable. We got no problem with it. And I love the way it looks.:)
 

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Sometimes it feels like motorcycle seats have been a long odyssey. On various bikes ranging from a Rebel to a Goldwing, I've used OEM, gel pads, beads, backrests, Airhawk (by the way it's for sale), sheepskin, and Mustang-- often several elements in combination.

What finally worked for me was the Ultimate seat, and I don't have to add sheepskin, backrest, or any other padding to it. Right out of the box it's the best I've used in almost 48 years of motorcycles. Had I been smart enough to have purchased it from the get-go, I could have saved money over all the Rube Goldberg contraptions (that didn't work) I bought over the years.

But Taboo is correct: new equipment takes time to break in, and derriere muscles take time to toughen up and adapt.

Good luck, eh?:)
 

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Seats

Suds,

I see by you picture you are not new at riding, But some thoughts on seats. I do not have a Day tripper, I have a Mustang two peace seat. Mostly wanted it for the passenger seat. While the passenger seat is two inches wider and thicker than stock, that is want we wanted. As the wife would want to stop every 40 or 50 miles to rest. The after market seats have a better padding also slightly firmer to take up the weight without just collapsing to nothing. So the bigger look is just taken in stride. Floor boards helped for the wife also.

I was not unhappy with the stock rider seat although the Mustang seat is some better. It's better firmer padding and moving me forward a little helps. Posture is a big factor for riders on a cruiser. We lean forward slightly with arms apart in that cool Easy Rider, Bronson, Wild Hogs, look. The seat didn't do much for the cramps in my shoulders. I added an inch and half riser, moving the bars seven eights rearward.

The biggest thing for comfort has been just riding to toughen up. Often we see talk of a new seat at the beginning of the season or when someone gets a new bike. A few weeks of riding and a new seat and miracles have happened. I'm one that doesn't think those $500 seats get all the credit. Lambs wool or a bead seat can help that hot seat and riding can help the cramps. Would I buy another? Probably, but I have spent a lot of money on comfort including a trunk with a large back rest for the wife.

I drove through your area this spring on Rte 30 on the way to Dayton Ham Radio Convention. I live in a farming community just north of Warren. If you get over this way send a private message, we can have a cup of coffee.

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Give the stock seat some time to break in.
My wife and I find the stock seat to be very comfortable. We got no problem with it. And I love the way it looks.:)
did the stock seat feel uncomfortable at first or did you always like it? i've found that most people either don't like it, just find it satisfactory, or realized over time that it felt worse and worse or discovered that it just wasn't good for longer trips. but haven't found anyone who said it got more comfortable over time.
 

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did the stock seat feel uncomfortable at first or did you always like it? i've found that most people either don't like it, just find it satisfactory, or realized over time that it felt worse and worse or discovered that it just wasn't good for longer trips. but haven't found anyone who said it got more comfortable over time.
It took some getting used to at first, but as I added the highway bars and the backrest, and put more miles on it I don't even think about it anymore. Even the longer rides are not an issue. I find I need to stop for a cigarette more than I need to stop for an ass break.
 

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I haven't had this bike too long, but so far I find the stock seat to be fine. I tried my Airhawk cushion on it the other day and it changed my seating position slightly and I liked that too. I've had the Airhawk for awhile and have tried it on other bikes, but it never fit well or felt good on the other bikes. Kinda like sitting on soft marbles. It fits the stock seat on the 950 perfectly.
 

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I was at the dealer last Saturday waiting while my bike was being serviced. There was a used 950 with a Mustang seat on it. So I sat on it to see how it felt compared to my stock seat. I wasn't very impressed at all, especialy for the $500 or $600 that they want for one. I guess I'm just very used to my stock seat with the drivers backrest, it's all the comfort I need.
 

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I was at the dealer last Saturday waiting while my bike was being serviced. There was a used 950 with a Mustang seat on it. So I sat on it to see how it felt compared to my stock seat. I wasn't very impressed at all, especialy for the $500 or $600 that they want for one. I guess I'm just very used to my stock seat with the drivers backrest, it's all the comfort I need.
How did you get a backrest for your stock driver seat? I would like to do the same/similar thing to mine. Could you share how you did that?

Btw I just took the "leather" off of mine and glued 1" of soft foam to the original molded foam and put the "leather" back on. It made the stock seat much more comfortable.

It's still not really comfortable for the long rides, but it's much better than it used to be.

Ps it only cost about 10 bucks for the foam and the glue.


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How did you get a backrest for your stock driver seat? I would like to do the same/similar thing to mine. Could you share how you did that?

Btw I just took the "leather" off of mine and glued 1" of soft foam to the original molded foam and put the "leather" back on. It made the stock seat much more comfortable.

It's still not really comfortable for the long rides, but it's much better than it used to be.

Ps it only cost about 10 bucks for the foam and the glue.


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I got the backrest on Ebay from Grasshopper Limited. Only $100. It's a two piece set bracket monts under the passenger seat, the backrest slides into the bracket. It slides in and out, no clips needed. Takes about five minutes to install the mounting bracket, best $100 I ever spent.
 

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I got the backrest on Ebay from Grasshopper Limited. Only $100. It's a two piece set bracket monts under the passenger seat, the backrest slides into the bracket. It slides in and out, no clips needed. Takes about five minutes to install the mounting bracket, best $100 I ever spent.
I am going to order one next week!! Thanks for the info
 

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You're welcome. I never ride without mine anymore.;)
 
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