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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 08-07-2016, 02:52 PM Thread Starter
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i love my DLL but I have got to get another touring seat. I can't handle a 400 mile ground and pound with this seat. Has anyone found a more comfortable seat with possibly the same specs. A seat that sits you back further and also lower? Any suggestions?

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i love my DLL but I have got to get another touring seat. I can't handle a 400 mile ground and pound with this seat. Has anyone found a more comfortable seat with possibly the same specs. A seat that sits you back further and also lower? Any suggestions?
How long have you had your seat? Does it have the gel insert or backrest? The reason I ask is that I have been eyeballing getting this exact seat for my '15 RGS, and have read nothing but good things. The gel insert is supposed to make a big difference for longer rides and I've heard that it takes a little while to get the seat to break in.
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No gel inserts but it does have the backrest. I've had the seat for at least two years and have several miles on it. I am 6' 2" and 270 lbs also. I think I have broke it in quite well with the road time I have on it.

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No gel inserts but it does have the backrest. I've had the seat for at least two years and have several miles on it. I am 6' 2" and 270 lbs also. I think I have broke it in quite well with the road time I have on it.
Hmmm, you are about my size (6'3" 255) and now I am a bit concerned about ordering one of these. I'm curious to see if anyone else chimes in with suggestions for a similar seat that puts you in the same position as the DLL.

Bigshaqa, are you running stock handlebars? If so, did you have any issues with the DLL pushing you back too far where you had to reach for the bars (thus causing back/shoulder fatigue)?


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On my '13 RGC I had 14" apes. Mustang Super Tourer, 2" back 1" down.
On my '16 RGU I put 16" apes. Heated Mustang Super Tourer, 2" back.
It is the widest seat I've found with the features that you are looking for.

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I have 14 in malos. At 100 miles I'm looking for the nearest gas station lol. No way I can do 175 miles on a tank.?

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Glider Rider, any chance for a part number for the seat on your 13? I can't find one that's 2" back and 1" down on their website. Only 1.75" back, nothing down.

I am running a leather covered DLL with leather backrest and gel inserts, and I just got a DG Airhawk. Neither one make my ass happy on long rides. If the Mustang suits me both of the other seats will be for sale.


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I went thru about 8 seats on my glide and here is my .02

I would try sending your OEM seat to meancitycycles and have them shape it for you.
They can work miracles on any seat pan.
I bought a used beat up seat and sent it to them.
Fit was great.

Also bought an $800 C&C seat, (orange/black/gator/ostrich) that seat cost alot but they had cheaper ones. They can move you back and down. Good seat.

Long trips, I ended up buying a russell day-long seat. By far, the most comfortable seat to ride for long trips. Very expensive but worth it. Did not sit you down/back but back and up. Had to tiptoe when stopping. But again, the long rides were nothing after that.

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I went thru about 8 seats on my glide and here is my .02

I would try sending your OEM seat to meancitycycles and have them shape it for you.
They can work miracles on any seat pan.
I bought a used beat up seat and sent it to them.
Fit was great.

Also bought an $800 C&C seat, (orange/black/gator/ostrich) that seat cost alot but they had cheaper ones. They can move you back and down. Good seat.

Long trips, I ended up buying a russell day-long seat. By far, the most comfortable seat to ride for long trips. Very expensive but worth it. Did not sit you down/back but back and up. Had to tiptoe when stopping. But again, the long rides were nothing after that.

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I am seriously considering the Russel day-long seat. I am currently riding 2 up on a Harley tall boy seat. What seat did you sent them? I am wondering if I will get the say results by sending in the stock seat vs the tall boy.

Anyone have any thoughts on this?

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I have thought about getting another seat, decided to give Mean City Cycles a try. Got my seat back today and I can already tell it feels better, plan on doing some riding this weekend to confirm it.


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