Seat Modifications

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by SteveGleckner, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. SteveGleckner

    SteveGleckner Member

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    Hi,

    My butt gets a bit sore after riding for an hour or so. Getting off for a few minutes helps but I was wondering if either getting a gel seat pad or having the seat modified might help.

    I found a company called Mean City Cycles that takes your seat and changes the padding. They offer several types of modifications based on your height and weight. Do any of you have any experience with this company. If so, did you like what they did ... did it improve riding comfort.

    Any one use a gel pad on top of the stock seat. Any good?

    Thanks;

    Steve
     
  2. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Mean City has a great reputation for rebuilding seats. They have an appt. program with a turn around time so you know what to expect. No experience with the top pads.....
     
  3. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Several members here have used Mean City and are pretty happy. I'm sure they'll chime in with their experiences.
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    I've also heard good things about Mean City seat mods. I have a gel pad that I use on my Dyna, and used on my Electra Glide before I got a Mustang seat. It is an improvement. A lot of people also say the Airhawk seat pad works well. The Mustang seat is a lot firmer and comfy for a lot of miles. It was also pricey.
     
  5. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Ok all the pictures are missing since the forum was upgraded I will try to fix but do not know if I can

    Brian

    Woo Hoo managed to fix the thread by re uploading and inserting the pictures
    Sorted

    Brian
     
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  7. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    What are you riding is my first question????? And are you using the O.E. seat.
     
  8. coopernicus

    coopernicus Junior Member Contributor

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    I had them do the h.d. signature series seat on my heritage. I have only rode 185 miles in a stretch but never got sore. I don't know what 300 miles would do. I had the gel pad and memory foam put in. It is cool to just call them and talk to them. Very nice people and will tell you everything you want to know.

    Oh yeah it was Mean City Cycles.
     
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  9. SteveGleckner

    SteveGleckner Member

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    Hi,

    Thanks for all the reply 's. The bike is a 2005 Ultra Classic with the stock seat.

    Steve
     
  10. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Mean City will ask you weight, height and several other questions to get it right the first time