It's a couple inches taller than the stock seat, but the handlebars are still OK for me. Very comfortable, no bottoming out on freeway expansion joints.
I found on ebay for under $200, including the mounting hardware. At the dealer just the shock absorber was $269, total for mounting hardware was $462 not including the seat. Just check ebay for a late year take-off from a cop bike.
It took about an hour to install and looks like I can undo three nuts to remove and the stock seat will slip right back on, haven't tried it yet but should fit w/o issue over the shock as it is not as tall as a mount for rider backrest. Just start by removing the battery, it will save a lot of time vs. trying to get nuts started in the small gap between battery and the support piece for the shock absorber (would be the same if you're adding a rider backrest mount).
Last edited by sailronin; 05-21-2018 at 04:30 PM.