What seat

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Dustinthewind, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Dustinthewind

    Dustinthewind Member

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    Hi all.
    I'm looking to replace my seat.on my 2008 Sporty R. I am looking at the Danny Gray big solo and the Mustang touring solo.
    I would like to incorporate a back rest if necessary, my 63 year old back might appreciate it. also a passenger pad when needed. Anyone have experience with either of these. I know comfort is subjective. (My brother rode a hardtail for years!)
    These aren't cheap so any help is appreciated.
    Best regards.
     
  2. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

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    The stock seat leaves much to be desired.
    200 miles on my stock '02 Sporty would hammer me in the kidneys.
    I put a Mustang on my Sporty and can do 500 miles easy and never notice it.

    Also have a Mustang seat on my Ultra. Ride cross country without a seat problem.

    Good luck.
     
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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  4. Terry Jackson

    Terry Jackson Member

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    I put the widest Mustang seat I could find on my sporty, and it made a huge difference. But it does sit a couple inches higher.
     
  5. sgt_1230

    sgt_1230 Active Member

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    I used to have an 08 1200R and I put the HD Sundowner seat with a pair of 412 Progressive shocks on it. I couldn't make it more than 50 miles or so when it was stock without a sore rear end. Longest ride after changing the seat/shocks was over 500. Still have them both if you are interested drop me a PM.
     
  6. aklim

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    Mine went up a little but I don't believe it was a couple of inches higher. Maybe a half inch to an inch but that is about that.