Nightster seat

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by gravel-gordon, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. gravel-gordon

    gravel-gordon Member

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    On long trips my wife's butt get soar (I sear there is no padding in that seat). See is 5'4", 115lbs and really likes the seat hight of the bike. I'm looking at buying her a new seat. Mustange vintage solo is aprox $200.00 and the Corbin classic solo is $400.00 - is the Corbin really worth the extra $200.00? Is there something better than these two?
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  2. DANNY MC

    DANNY MC Active Member

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    Wife has 09 Nightster and changed hers for the Sundowner seat,lot better for longer journey..got it from local HD
     
  3. Bait

    Bait Active Member

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    My wife likes the Le Pera seats. She had one on her Nightster and now on her Street Bob. They normally sell for under under $200.00 and thier gel seats for about $230.00.
     
  4. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Gravel-Gordon, might try the sheepskin-gel pad by www.amspecialtiesusa.com/

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    Pillion pad 11"x7" p/n 18000 which adds a bit of cushioning with easy on vinyl covered metal clips. I got a rider pad 12"x12" p/n 18005 more for protecting my leather seat cover, but it does add comfort and 3/4" height. They run about $80 to $100, but the HD dealer had them in stock and took advantage of coupon week specials for 20% discount.
     
  5. Smokintoad

    Smokintoad Member

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    I had the Mustang Wide Vintage Solo and pillion on my 07 Nightster for over a year. It was comfortable to me. It does have a similar seated height, but it does move you back a couple of inches. You may need to adjust her bars.

    Pictures in this thread>>>> Pics of Sportsters with saddlebags - Harley Davidson Community
     
  6. T1R7

    T1R7 New Member

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    I have the badlander seat that I use for long trips on my Nightster - doesn't look nearly as nice as the solo, but tons more comfortable.
     
  7. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    g-g; anything's better than the stock seat - especially on the Sportster class. Can't speak for Corbin, but my Mustang seat on the Sporty was a HUGE improvement. Another option is Smitty's recomendation (MeanCity Mod) which would be a fraction of new. I've looked at the Drag Specialties seats too b/c they're reasonably priced, but like to "try before I buy" w/seats b/c I want to be sure before dropping huge ca$h into anything.

    If you're limited on funds - go w/the Mustang, or MeanCity options...if not, best to see if you can get to one of the large biker events & maybe test some spendier seats. Good Luck!