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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 08-14-2017, 10:02 AM Thread Starter
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Would love to be lower and back a bit...

Hey all--Really sick of the stock seat. I'd really like to be a bit lower and back. I took out a RG with a HD "Tallboy" seat. I was lower and back, but it was hard as a rock. Saw a La Pera Maverick Daddy Long Legs seat that purports to do what I want. Anyone use that seat, or recommend another one that would do what I need? I'm 6'1 ish around 275 if that makes a difference. Thanks

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Edit; In your case, your inseam measurement may be the most important. Sounds like you may be a long legged 6"1" and 275lbs. There are going to be lots of suggestions but whenever you can "try" a seat, I think you should and give them at least a day's worth of riding, get your comfort in the saddle perfect first, then you may have to switch up your windshield next."


After a long exhaustive search; for me, my Corbin seat was the only way to go. I fought it for a long time, tried several different Harley seats, stock touring seat, stock FLTRX seat, HD Hammock and a HD Sundowner, sent 2 seats away to have work done to them, test road Tall boy seats. The hammock was about the best of all the HD seats to fit me but it still didn't let me ride all day without discomfort.

Finally broke down and bit the bullet and custom ordered a Corbin solo seat built to my specs, weight, height, shorter inseam so it was little narrower in the front and I love it. A Corbin seat is like Chuck Norris, you break your ass into a Corbin seat, seriously it does take aboot a 1000 miles to get it broke in properly but now, what a seat. I wouldn't go back. Adding up all the money I spent on other seats, modifications to those seats, shipping them back and forth for modifications etc, the Corbin was cheap for a custom seat.

If it just you, I recommend the solo tour. If you travel two up, the Corbin Dual Tour, lots of options for customization and heat as well.

I don't recommend buying a used Corbin seat, they are custom and the used seat may have been made for completely different dimensions than your personal ones.


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If you can find a CVO Seat, well worth it - I rock one off a '15 SG CVO and rode about 2500+ miles for SW and was on the bike everyday for over a week and never once felt uncomfy - It sits back and down about an inch in both directions and IMHO, looks killer
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Low touring saddle.


I did not think the tall boy was lower, just further back.


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If you can find a CVO Seat, well worth it - I rock one off a '15 SG CVO and rode about 2500+ miles for SW and was on the bike everyday for over a week and never once felt uncomfy - It sits back and down about an inch in both directions and IMHO, looks killer
This. However, it does bring up the question as to whether the OP needs a one piece two up seat, or whether he is willing to go with a solo and passenger pillion.


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This. However, it does bring up the question as to whether the OP needs a one piece two up seat, or whether he is willing to go with a solo and passenger pillion.
True - They Beauty of the '15 SG CVO is its a 2 piece so you can rock solo or keep the Pillion on - Not like the RG CVO that is of an Ultra type

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Mean City Cycles will customize your seat for your inseam and weight. Just tell the what you want as far as back and lower. They can put memory foam and or gel. I went with memory front and back and I love it. A lot cheaper than replacing the seat and it customized for you. Good folks fast turn around.
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Edit; In your case, your inseam measurement may be the most important. Sounds like you may be a long legged 6"1" and 275lbs. There are going to be lots of suggestions but whenever you can "try" a seat, I think you should and give them at least a day's worth of riding, get your comfort in the saddle perfect first, then you may have to switch up your windshield next."


After a long exhaustive search; for me, my Corbin seat was the only way to go. I fought it for a long time, tried several different Harley seats, stock touring seat, stock FLTRX seat, HD Hammock and a HD Sundowner, sent 2 seats away to have work done to them, test road Tall boy seats. The hammock was about the best of all the HD seats to fit me but it still didn't let me ride all day without discomfort.

Finally broke down and bit the bullet and custom ordered a Corbin solo seat built to my specs, weight, height, shorter inseam so it was little narrower in the front and I love it. A Corbin seat is like Chuck Norris, you break your ass into a Corbin seat, seriously it does take aboot a 1000 miles to get it broke in properly but now, what a seat. I wouldn't go back. Adding up all the money I spent on other seats, modifications to those seats, shipping them back and forth for modifications etc, the Corbin was cheap for a custom seat.

If it just you, I recommend the solo tour. If you travel two up, the Corbin Dual Tour, lots of options for customization and heat as well.

I don't recommend buying a used Corbin seat, they are custom and the used seat may have been made for completely different dimensions than your personal ones.


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Lol--would you take the Corbin off if you got another bike? They are expensive. I just would want to test a few out. Only problem is I'd have to go to a rally like Sturgis to see them.

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This. However, it does bring up the question as to whether the OP needs a one piece two up seat, or whether he is willing to go with a solo and passenger pillion.
The wife wants to be comfy too so I'd have to go with a 2 up.

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