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Mustang Wide Solo 128 50.20%
Corbin Dual Touring 10 3.92%
Sportster Sundowner 69 27.06%
Other 48 18.82%
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I used to have the Sundowner Solo seat until it developed a rather worrying crack in the plastic base. After a bit of a fight with HD (with them trying to convince me that it's "normal"... yeah right) I managed to finally get that refunded under warranty.
This manifested only after a short distance, so to those who have a Sundowner Solo, please remove it and check the base every once in a while!

Got a wide "tractor seat" (spring seat) from Mother Road Customs (Rich Phillips) and although the kit was lacking a bit (had to find some bronze bushings for it) it is quite a comfortable seat, even for long-ish distances (lets say 300km plus?), especially with the gel cushioning.
I have a Sundowner with a crack in it as well.
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