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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 04-29-2017, 08:53 AM Thread Starter
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C&C Wide Solo Issues

I ordered the C&C wide solo last week, it arrived 8 days later, awesome! Unfortunately it doesn't fit. I am not going to totally blame them since I have a bad dad rear fender, but it never crossed my mind to ask. Chuck mentioned after calling that his newer guy doesn't always ask about after market fenders but he always does.... Well, that sucks but it appears we both missed the chance to get it right the first go around. He did say he hoped I could find a way to make it work and ride it to make sure I liked it before sending back to be reworked. I can appreciate that.

The front of the seat is off center, just like I have heard from others online. When I asked the guy on the phone about this, he said they test fit them and send you pictures before sending the seat. Unfortunately that didn't happen. The front looks flat, like an afterthought, I sure hope they can address this.

I did order the wide solo, but it seems too wide. The bag lids hit the seat on right side every time they are opened. The left side is the same unless you open them very slowly. It seems like I am going to end up with marred bag lids and marks on the seat if not thin spots or holes down the road.

So, besides these issues, is the seat worth messing with? They seem to be interested in making this right. I am keeping a positive attitude about this whole deal, but $650 later for a solo seat (gel) and backrest, I am second guessing my choice. My goal was to find a very comfortable solo seat with backrest that was fairly low profile.
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WOW! I would not be happy with that seat at all. My cheap $200.00 LePera fits perfect even with aftermarket fender, bags and side covers.

I guess they test fit seats on stock bikes, new stretched fenders and bags's can change thing's up a bit.

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Just my opinion, but if they're willing to make it right, and for the cash you've spent, I'd let them make it right. There was obviously a break down in communication, which happens. If you haven't done so already, I'd send them the pics of what the problems are so they know exactly what the problem is and what they need to fix.

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Just my opinion, but if they're willing to make it right, and for the cash you've spent, I'd let them make it right. There was obviously a break down in communication, which happens. If you haven't done so already, I'd send them the pics of what the problems are so they know exactly what the problem is and what they need to fix.

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Exactly this. And if the redone seat is off. I'd ask for a refund.


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Just my opinion, but if they're willing to make it right, and for the cash you've spent, I'd let them make it right. There was obviously a break down in communication, which happens. If you haven't done so already, I'd send them the pics of what the problems are so they know exactly what the problem is and what they need to fix.

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I sent detailed pics and plan to use chalk to mark the areas on the rear that will need to be cut down to fit the fender. I will also try to figure out a way to send them some sort of carboard or foam profile. I want to do everything I can to make it successful, but there is this voice in the back of my head that needed some reassurance that this seat is worth the trouble.
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For what you paid? No way in hell is that acceptable. That right there is some shitty craftsmanship.


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I found another problem when I pulled the seat off. Apparently the seat pan is slightly too long, it cut through the bottom side of the carpet and put a scratch/ small dent in my tank. Chuck sent me an install video after talking on the phone and it showed the installer smacking the back of the seat pretty hard to make them fit. Well, I could never get the rear mounting stud to be centered in the slotted hole and I now know why, it was hitting the tank at the front.
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This picture of the poor fit (not just being off center) of the Seat to the Tank / Dash got me looking at the C&C Website,,, All the C&C Seat to Tank / Dash Fitments look very poor compared to Corbin or LePera or the Factory Seat on my '05 for that matter...

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This picture of the poor fit (not just being off center) of the Seat to the Tank / Dash got me looking at the C&C Website,,, All the C&C Seat to Tank / Dash Fitments look very poor compared to Corbin or LePera or the Factory Seat on my '05 for that matter...

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I agree, I went back to their site after seeing mine out of the box. I should have looked closer but the flash pictures with no ability to stop the pictures or zoom in, is almost deceiving.
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