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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-21-2018, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
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I just installed a police shock absorber seat on my 2018 RG, great improvement over the standard seat for solo riding.
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Looks comfy. Does it install in frame tube like the old ones?
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I looked at pic closer. Guess it don’t.
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I just installed a police shock absorber seat on my 2018 RG, great improvement over the standard seat for solo riding.

How much $$$? How much higher than OEM? How difficult to install? Can it be easily swapped out for when I want to carry a pillion?


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i was admiring one of those the other day at a dealer showroom. sure looks comfy to me.
bought a kit for a solo on the heritage but never installed it. life always gets in the way.

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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).
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