Seat Issues

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by sons of anarchy, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. sons of anarchy

    sons of anarchy New Member

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    Ok guys, I need your input on this. I have a bad back and the stock seat on my Heritage is about to cripple me. After 70 miles, I am toast. Now, I went the Mustang seat route on my Sporty, and it wasn't much better and granted, we are talking about a Sporty. A few of my fellow HOG members are raving about this company out of Maiden NC called Mean City Cycles. These folks supposedly have the magic formula and re-upholster your stock seat with memory foam and according to my members, they have died and gone to heaven. Can anyone give me any feedback on this company and do they really make a difference? Thanks
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  3. sons of anarchy

    sons of anarchy New Member

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    Thanks, I believe I will call them to set things up
     
  4. bobwire

    bobwire Active Member

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    don't forget the main prob. handle bars...............bw
     
  5. sons of anarchy

    sons of anarchy New Member

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    Bob wire, could you elaberate a little more on this. Is there a rule of thumb when it comes to handle bar position?

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  6. geezer

    geezer Senior Member Contributor

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    Have you tried a back rest? I have a bad back also and found a back rest helped a lot.
     
  7. flhr2003

    flhr2003 New Member

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    try an "airhawk" seat cushion. you can adjust the amount of air inflation to suit your comfort. j&p cycles stocks them. they are kind of pricey, but they work.

    mike m.
     
  8. bobwire

    bobwire Active Member

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    SON, still working throu prob. seems a seat that moves you forward, and bars that let you set more upright combined with backrest is whats good for the busness. risers might change things enough. get comfy in the saddle,(upright), then see if you can reach the bars wity out leaning forward, elbows bent about like in your car. i think you can meet all these needs with the right bars.................bw
     
  9. Mainah

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    I spent 30 years as a pole climber for the local cable company, Needless to say my chiropractor and I are very good friends. Two things that help me, first get a good alignment from a chiropractor as that will reduce the stress on your muscles. Second try a support belt, I use a Back-A-Line belt. I had a backrest on my Softail and it helped a lot, but by wearing a support belt I haven't needed one on my touring bike, even on seven hour days.