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Old 07-12-2007, 11:47 AM   #1
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Hi, I am new to this forum. I am a fairly new (female) rider. I bought an 883 Low in April and put a little over 2000 miles on it and just traded it in for an 07 Softail Deluxe. My problem is that I am barley 5'3" and about 105 pounds. The seat that came with the bike is too wide. I have been looking at the Mustang seats and also the Harley Reach seat. I can't find any reviews from shorter people describing what seat they most prefer. Any comments out there?
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Old 07-12-2007, 12:07 PM   #2
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Hi, I am new to this forum. I just posted this question on the HD forum but thought maybe my fellow biker sisters could help.

I am a fairly new (female) rider. I bought an 883 Low in April and put a little over 2000 miles on it and just traded it in for an 07 Softail Deluxe. My problem is that I am barley 5'3" and about 105 pounds. The seat that came with the bike is too wide. I have been looking at the Mustang seats and also the Harley Reach seat. I can't find any reviews from shorter people describing what seat they most prefer. Any comments out there?
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Old 07-12-2007, 01:55 PM   #3
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Kind of off topic, but how's the reach to the bars and pegs on that Deuce? My mom is also about 5'3" and is looking at getting something similar.
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:30 PM   #4
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My bike is a Deluxe, not a Deuce, and the reach is good. The width of the frame on the bigger bikes are wider, which makes it seam taller to us short people, but the Deluxe is only a 24.5 seat hight. The biggest problem I am having right now is the seat. The original seat "sucks" for lack of a better term. The bike is just as easy, if not easier to pick up than my Sprotster was. Although, I haven't been able to ride it yet. I am waiting to resolve the seat issue first. The Deuce's last year is 07, they will not be manufacturing any more. Hopes this helps you.
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:33 PM   #5
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Try the Mustang "Gunfighter" eat. It's narrow and low, if you like the look.
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Old 07-12-2007, 02:42 PM   #6
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haha Oops I read that wrong.

Nevermind then, I know the difference between the Deluxe and the Deuce. Thanks though!
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Old 07-12-2007, 06:00 PM   #7
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That's what my wife says anyway. She has a Mustang touring saddle on her Road Glide and loves it because of the narrowness of it. She's 5'6" and when she gets on my Road King (Corbin saddle) she complains everytime about how wide it is. Go with the Mustang. -OR- Have a cutom saddle built by somebody.
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Old 07-13-2007, 04:27 AM   #8
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BTW, if you have too much money laying around, Corbin will custom fit one of their seats just for you. My friend Christine did that for her Sporty, they put the new seat on her bike, then fit foam around her butt to move her position forward. Not cheap, it was about a thousand buckazoids all said and done. Took almost two months.

A note on Mustang, I got their gunfighter seat 15 years ago. The vynil finally gave out, but for about $200 they'll completey re-do it. I just have to send it in to their factory. Not a bad deal at all.
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Old 07-13-2007, 06:43 AM   #9
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BTW, if you have too much money laying around, Corbin will custom fit one of their seats just for you. My friend Christine did that for her Sporty, they put the new seat on her bike, then fit foam around her butt to move her position forward. Not cheap, it was about a thousand buckazoids all said and done. Took almost two months.

A note on Mustang, I got their gunfighter seat 15 years ago. The vynil finally gave out, but for about $200 they'll completey re-do it. I just have to send it in to their factory. Not a bad deal at all.

A local upholstery shop will do the same thing for about $300. I had "rags to Riches" do my seat. It took about 3 hours.
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Old 07-13-2007, 07:23 AM   #10
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I've always had good luck with Corbin seats. I have them on every bike I ride. Some people swear by them and some swear at them, but I would check them out here:

Corbin Motorcycle Seats & Accessories | Harley-Davidson Softail | 800-538-7035

They even have the width of the seat on the specifications. I know they are comfortable after breaking them in. The link is for the seats that fit the Deluxe. Good luck!
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