Seats

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by DC Chad, Sep 27, 2014.

  1. DC Chad

    DC Chad Member

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    hi all

    right ive had my 1990 FHLS now for a few weeks and slightly tailoring it to my needs , so ive rolled the bars up slightly (fatboy bars) so they dont hit my knees on full lock , heel and toe adjusted , and brake pedal adjusted , now i must point out im 6'7" tall so my next point of call is the Seat :D So after spending a fair bit of time searching the net , part numbers , seat company's etc ive hit the wall and decided to ask those who know:D

    what the heck fits what ? im after a seat that will position my backside a good couple of inches back but still needs to be of a good comfort level for the petticoat Government too as she loves the comfort of the Standard seat .

    it seams a bit of a mine field trying to find a second hand seat:dknow i would like to avoid buying new due the the cost.

    thanks in advance for your help.

    Chad:D
     
  2. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I'd look up different makers of seats and see what they fit and the dimensions they quote. Ebay may be a good source for a used seat
     
  3. DC Chad

    DC Chad Member

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    Thanks for the reply Jeff , Ebay is a good source for second hand seats i think the biggest issue im having is knowing if they will fit .
    im given to believe that the fixing arrangement was changed around 95 but not sure?
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    It is often worth looking at the sites for aftermarket seat manufacturers to find which seat fits which years of bike and the range of years that a seat model will fit
    I have a good collection of seats in the shed for both sportster and softail as I went through a few ebay purchases of used seats just to find that they did not work for me in the end I found a seat model by mustang that seemed to be a good seat for my requirements and found an ebay seller in the US that sold the seat and purchased that way the ebay seller was a wee bit low on the customs valuation therefore my customs payment was negligible
    Seat still good after 4 years with many comfortable miles
    Getting the seat right in the first place will only enhance the pleasure of riding your bike

    Brian
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    89-96 seats from touring models should fit, you may look at Roadking seats:s
     
  6. DC Chad

    DC Chad Member

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    thanks Brian getting the seat right is something im quite familliar with after years riding dual sports BMWs ive spent a bloody fortune in the past on Sargent and Corbin seats however the fitment was simple:D where as im finding the model list quite confusing with Harley

    :D
     
  7. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I have no experience with touring Harleys but I think capital jack has given you the correct answer to the applicable year models that will be suitable

    Brian
     
  8. DC Chad

    DC Chad Member

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    you star :D:D:D:D let the investigation commence :D thanks jack:worthy
     
  9. hillbilly81

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    sounds like you need a daddy long legs seat from lepera it is called a maverick