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Old 09-16-2011, 09:42 PM   #1
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Default Comfortable Motorcycle Seats

Here is my VTX 1300R. I really enjoy cruising with my family and friends. The best part of my bike is the aftermarket seat. It is so comfortable. I would highly recommend them for anyone who has a cruiser and likes to take long rides.

One place to get them is NBMotorcycleSeats.com

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Old 09-17-2011, 09:59 AM   #2
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I don't see your thumbnails, did you use a photobucket account? This would also allow you to insert full size pics at will.


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Old 09-17-2011, 11:27 AM   #3
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A better option is to take your seat to a local custom upholstery shop. some specialize in bike seats. They will make a seat that fits you perfectly and for less than those expensive mail order seats. I know this because I have done it.
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Old 09-17-2011, 02:34 PM   #4
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I've done both, local seat guy and mail order, to be honest the local guy just wasn't that good. Great workmanship but his ego gets in the way. Live and learn.

The Russell I have on my GS truly is an all day seat, very comfortable, very good workmanship, definately worth the money in my opinion. I've also had good luck with Corbins and have had a few of them on different bikes, despite the horror stories one hears I've been pretty happy with them.

Since everyones bum is different and everyone has a different idea of what constitutes comfort it's hard to find a generic seat that works, as The Dr said, if you can find a local guy that can fit the seat to your backside then that's the way to go.
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They will make a seat that fits you perfectly and for less than those expensive mail order seats.
BUT.....all shops are not the same.
Ask for references and check them.

I went that way once and ended up wasting a couple of hundred bucks.
Turns out that their only qualification was that one of the guys rides a Harley.

It wasn't a "bad" job, just no better than stock.
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Old 09-17-2011, 03:13 PM   #6
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The Russell I have on my GS truly is an all day seat, very comfortable, very good workmanship, definately worth the money in my opinion.
Yes, yes and I don't like to think about what it cost me.

In my case, almost nobody makes a seat for my model so I didn't have much choice.

I think the built-in back rest might have helped me about as much as the better formed seat did.

Think I'll still be using my sheepskin gel pad for really long rides though.
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Believe it or not, I've gone 23hrs in the seat pictured above. On the last day of my 7,600mile, 10day trip, I hit N.Florida and just kept going south until reaching home.
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Default Here's my Honda VTX 1300R

Trying again on the pics.




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I don't see your thumbnails, did you use a photobucket account? This would also allow you to insert full size pics at will.
Thanks for the advice on the pics. Kinda new to this.
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Nice looking bike, glad I could help with the pics.

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