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Old 11-09-2012, 08:12 PM
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20k on my RGU stock seat with no issues. Run a sheep skin thrown over to help with heat in central Alabama.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:43 PM
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Talking Stock

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I have a stock on my 05 and find very fine. I can go much longer without having to stop than I could on my 1500 Vulcan.
Im fine with mine to!! 2012 RGU no long trips just day trips but I like it!!
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Old 11-09-2012, 10:45 PM
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I read all the complaints about OEM seats on here and realize how lucky I am that my well padded arse and the stock 2011 RGC seat get along just fine. When my butt says it's time to stop and get off for 10 -15 minutes, my knees or some other part of me (bladder!) is typically plenty ready to take that break too.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:31 PM
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I've been happy with the stock seat, although I have added a HD backrest and the HD "Circulator" mesh seat pad. I put 4,400 miles on it one week last month. Stopped about ever 2 to 2 1/2 hours, but the seat was never the limiting factor.

I think that the Circulator is roughly the functional equivalent to a sheepskin cover, but have had several riders tell me that there simply is no equivalent to the sheepskins. I can't offer any experience.
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Old 11-12-2012, 12:39 AM
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I replaced my stock seat ........ with a stock seat.
Bought a next to new Ultra seat for $20.00 at a swap meet in 2011.

Very happy with it.

2008 Road Glide (my first HD)
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:03 PM
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I have no complaints at all with the stock seat. I like the height and the reach is fine. I've ridden a couple hundred miles with no discomfort at all. I'd like to add both rider and passenger back rests though. Now the stock bars...that's a totally different story!
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Old 11-23-2012, 09:50 AM
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Over 90,000 miles on my '05 Glide with stock seat(s). I say "seat(s)" because after about 50k miles the original stock seat had holes worn in the outer cover from getting on and off the bike. I purchased another stock seat off Ebay and put it on......same results after 40k. I'm thinking about taking one of them to an automotive upholstery shop and see if they can recover it.....might be cheaper than just keep buying seats.

I've still got the original seat on my '12 Glide and don't currently have any plans to change it out.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:35 AM
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Around 20K on my 11 RGU. Still rides good if not a little butt sprung.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:10 AM
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my stock seat is great for about the first 300 miles. For longer trips I added the Airhawk cover and my a$$ had no complaints at all!!
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:05 AM
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I put 12,000 miles on my 11 rgu love the stock seat
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