Need lower seat for Street Glide

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by retgi, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. retgi

    retgi Member

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    New member here and just picked up my first H.D. after owning many metrics over 40 years of riding. So I picked up a 2010 SG but find the stock seat sits too high for me.
    Can anyone recommend a good after market seat to lower me a couple inches? Cobra, C&C, Danny Gray, etc?
    I did contact mean Cycles and a couple others specializing in seat mods and they all tell me due to shape of the pan and amount of foam they couldn't do anything with the stock seat. thanks....
     
  2. maine-e-axe

    maine-e-axe Junior Member

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    HD Badlander is 1" to 1 1/2" lower.
     
  3. whatyardwork

    whatyardwork Banned

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    We put an HD Reach seat on the wifes 08 FLHX and that did the trick.Its lower and narrower up front which gave her the leg room she needed.It also pushes the rider forward a bit helping with the reach to the bars.
     
  4. so cal hoss

    so cal hoss Member

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    check out Mean City Cycles and have them custom fit your original seat for ya. great guys to deal with!
     
  5. retgi

    retgi Member

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    Thanks, but I already contacted them and they indicated there wasn't enough foam on the stock seat to chop it down.
     
  6. wildey

    wildey Active Member

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    I have had nothing but trouble finding a comfortable seat and one that lets me have firm footing.

    So the one we got now is HD's sundowner, it lowers you about an inch or so, enough that I can push the bike back on grade now with no problem.

    Comfort wise its not to bad, I can get about 2 or 3 hrs on it, then walk around for about 15 min, get back on and go again
     
  7. ChopperDoc

    ChopperDoc Active Member

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    My vote would be for the OEM "Reach Seat". To the casual observer, nothing has changed and the fitment is perfect. The "Reach Seat" sits lower and moves you a bit forward (Could have done without that) but the real benefit is that some of the padding has been removed from the sides which allows you to "straddle" the seat better.
     
  8. mgunn

    mgunn New Member

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    I rode a Reach seat on an '03 Road King for about 24,000 miles and it was great. I highly suggest it.
     
  9. dlingle61

    dlingle61 Member

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    I like my HD badlander
     
  10. salsa

    salsa Member

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    put a mustang sport touring on my 08 street glide... helped my reach... wife loves it