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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 04-21-2019, 10:24 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in search of a seat for my 19 road glide. I tried out the hammock and dare I say it but it was too soft and I wasnt found of how it made me feel like I was sitting on top of the bike. No back support unless I used a backrest. The sundowner wasnt bad but I also wasnt thrilled by it. Rode on 2 hour trips. On my dyna I tried a lepera daytona and was pretty good but only for me. I also had an explorer and a step up from saddlemen and loved both. Debating about trying either the dominator or the road sofa on this bike and was wondering if anyone had any feedback on either of them. I'm 5'9 with a 33" inseam 190 lbs so moving up a little doesnt bother me much.
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The dominator will feel just like the Hammock. It lifts you up and moves you forward. there is zero back support and the backrest they sell is ugly as fuck. That had to be the God awful worst seat I had the displeasure of riding a season on. I had the pillion for the wife. Made it maybe 30 Mike's had to pull over and she let me know she'd never ride on that seat again after that day. I dumped the seat for 180 bucks. Was able to return the pillion.

I had a Mustang Vintage Solo. wasn't a bad seat. Integrated backrest looked good. Firm like you say you like. But not like sitting on a brick like the Saddleman.

Best seat for me so far has been the P&A low profile solo for touring. Bought the backrest from CVObackrest.com and I'm good to go.


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I tried the hammock and it made me to go to the chiropractor for a 6 week treatment

The saddleman dominator was terrible for my height but wasn't even comfortable and my wife hated the pillion as well.

The saddleman road sofa LS was a nice looking seat and had more support but still wasn't the ticket. It hurt my lower back like crazy. The wife was ok on it but still a little too hard for her.

I now have a two up Ultimate seat that is great for myself and the wife. I used to have an ultimate seat when I owned a VTX 1800 way back and I'm sure glad they started making them for the H-D. Best part is they have a 14 day money back guarantee if turns out you don't like it.

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Paul do you have the 1 piece seat and also do you have a standard height seat? I can't say I've seen any bad reviews on the ultimate seats so it does have me thinking about them as well.
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Also. Want to add. I have a Hammock seat too. Love it. Just not how it looks on my bike. Best long distance seat I've ever owned.


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Thanks for the help guys. I ended up picking up a hammock seat for dirt cheap. Guess I'll overcome the lack of back support with a backrest. I'll get another seat later for shorter trips and save the hammock for out of state rides.
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You said you got a Hammock for dirt cheap, is it a Harley seat? I'm seeing Hammocks for real cheap online, but I think they are knock off. Had anyone bought one, eBay has em under $200?
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You said you got a Hammock for dirt cheap, is it a Harley seat? I'm seeing Hammocks for real cheap online, but I think they are knock off. Had anyone bought one, eBay has em under $200?
By dirt cheap I bought one with less than a months use for under 300. Looked like it hadn't been sat on even. Ironically I did also buy a knock off one from ebay. It does the job just not quite as good as the real hammock. Unfortunately the real hammock sits my wife taller than she would like. I'll keep it for long solo trips. Bought a drag specialties low profile touring seat and she loves it. We just did 280 mile one way trip to Galveston and she didnt complain at all about the seat.
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I have a Saddleman Explorer LS on my Wide Glide and absolutely love it. I did the 760 mile ride to Sturgis in one go in 10 hours or so. They're certainly worth a phone call to talk to about a seat for you. If I wasn't wanting to keep my CVO seat for my own personal reasons, I'd have one on my RG now. In fact, I may call them to modify my CVO set up if I'm not comfortable after some longer test rides.

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I picked up a Saddleman Road Sofa low profile mid-season this year and put 10k on it. I have a small, bony butt, and the hardness of the Road Sofa was not what I liked at all for many miles. It took a good 2000k before it just suddenly 'broke in', the gel in the seat did its thing, and I have grown to really like the seat. Anyone I have doubled has like the seat as well, so I am now understanding the comfort in the initially harder seat, as I quite liked the softness of the original seat, until the foam wore to the point that my butt rode on the seat pan - then it was just a pain the butt (pun intended).

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