The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM®
 

Go Back   The Sportster and Buell Motorcycle Forum - The XLFORUM® > SPORTSTER MOTORCYCLE FORUM > Sportster Motorcycle Seating and Luggage
XLF Blogs XLF Arcade XLF Disclaimer/Privacy Statement/Terms Of Use

Notices

Sportster Motorcycle Seating and Luggage Here is where you post discussions about seating and luggage

Active Threads
0 Matrix brakes
Last Post: John Harper
Posted On: 14 Minutes Ago
Replies: 1
Views: 39
0 Kick starter resistance
Last Post: metal88
Posted On: 16 Minutes Ago
Replies: 13
Views: 274
0 What did you do for your sporty Today?
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 31 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7,150
Views: 1,040,286
0 1200S race bike miss at 3500-400
Last Post: ftwflh
Posted On: 34 Minutes Ago
Replies: 28
Views: 510
0 Static timing
Last Post: ftwflh
Posted On: 36 Minutes Ago
Replies: 7
Views: 298
0 how to check cam postion sensor
Last Post: ftwflh
Posted On: 38 Minutes Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 315
0 Hello New in the Forum
Last Post: Dosmie72
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 12
Views: 149
0 Hottie of the day, no nudity.
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 22,075
Views: 2,258,933
0 Opinions (On Bike Considering Buying)
Last Post: Racepres
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 6
Views: 193
0 Fuel Pump Problems
Last Post: Lowe175
Posted On: 1 Hour Ago
Replies: 258
Views: 165,718
0 ....1
Last Post: Graywolf
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 5,814
Views: 333,886
0 Potential future changes for the Sportster motor?
Last Post: Nibelungen
Posted On: 3 Hours Ago
Replies: 43
Views: 1,765
0 What's your opinion on windshields?
Last Post: boomerguy
Posted On: 4 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,247
Views: 221,627
0 79-85 Breather Vent Mod - Adding a Secondary Vent Hose at 6:00 Position
Last Post: Rolli
Posted On: 5 Hours Ago
Replies: 10
Views: 315
0 MPG HONESTLY, what do you get?
Last Post: H.E.L.M
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 608
Views: 87,244
0 Do you use premium gas in your Sportster?
Last Post: XL1275
Posted On: 6 Hours Ago
Replies: 1,837
Views: 389,866
0 Ultima electronic ignition installation - Solved
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 9 Hours Ago
Replies: 75
Views: 2,641
0 KT - 2020 - Where Eagles Dare
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 11 Hours Ago
Replies: 60
Views: 13,969
0 Which cams ?
Last Post: rocketmangb
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 2,077
0 Anyone go racing last weekend?
Last Post: Tinz
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 3,222
Views: 332,439
0 Front end restoration
Last Post: Dosmie72
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 8
Views: 435
0 Accelerator nozzle and idle not right
Last Post: IXL2Relax
Posted On: 12 Hours Ago
Replies: 66
Views: 2,640
0 2020 east coast meet and greet.
Last Post: mick42
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 215
Views: 17,810
0 This is gonna hurt.
Last Post: hexnut
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 8,167
Views: 1,743,382
0 Kicker shaft question
Last Post: Captain Johnny
Posted On: 13 Hours Ago
Replies: 4
Views: 186
0 Spitfire motorcycle 2 into 1 Blaster
Last Post: Bmyers
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 65
0 Snippets
Last Post: Crusty
Posted On: 14 Hours Ago
Replies: 239
Views: 23,973
0 Official XL Forum Random Image Thread (NO NUDITY!)
Last Post: trainman
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 48,375
Views: 7,799,651
0 The salty debate thread.
Last Post: NLXL
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 38
Views: 1,416
0 Cylinder head painting and battery and kick start advice
Last Post: Uberstorm
Posted On: 15 Hours Ago
Replies: 0
Views: 64
More...
Members Birthdays
Reply
 
Share Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 13th August 2019
60Gunner's Avatar
60Gunner 60Gunner is offline
Senior Custom Bike Builder
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: United States
Posts: 2,919
Sportster/Buell Model: 1200/1250C
Sportster/Buell Year: 05
Reputation: 3247009
60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute60Gunner has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Crusty View Post
It looks a whole lot better at the end of an 800 mile day.
I couldn't get past the ugliness in 8000 miles but hey, that's me.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 14th August 2019
JRRadtke's Avatar
JRRadtke JRRadtke is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 31
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2017
Other Motorcycle Model: BMW R90/6
Other Motorcycle Year: 1976
Reputation: 171661
JRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant future
Default

I put the C&C solo on when I want the look , but I ride on the Sundowner.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 19th September 2019
Tomcatt Tomcatt is offline
Dazed & Confused
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Never Never Land
Posts: 1,483
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2017
Other Motorcycle Model: BMW R9T
Other Motorcycle Year: 2015
Tomcatt has disabled reputation
Default

I went to my seat demo dealer and put a Sundowner on my 2017 XL1200C, in place of my LePera Daytona Daddy Long Legs. The Sundowner does sit me farther back, just like my Lepera does but also sits me higher up. It's thicker. Does feel pretty nice, definitely cushier. I didn't change my rear seat mount and go for a ride with it. I may go back and do that before it gets cold. Seems the demo program lets you keep the seat up to 5 days. The demo seats have "demo" all over them in orange letters so they come back. It's a pretty neat program.
__________________
2017 XL1200C in Wisconsin, USA
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 20th September 2019
JRRadtke's Avatar
JRRadtke JRRadtke is offline
Biker
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 31
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2017
Other Motorcycle Model: BMW R90/6
Other Motorcycle Year: 1976
Reputation: 171661
JRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant futureJRRadtke has a brilliant future
Default

I got my Sundowner Solo before I changed handle bars.
With the Sundowner, the stock bars were a bit low, causing me to put more weight on my hands than I wanted. For me this translated to excessive shock to my upper body on the rough roads which are everywhere in my neck of the woods. It also made counter steering more difficult.
I switched the stock bars out twice and settled on the HD Tallboys.
For me at 5'10" and 30" inseam, the Sundowner/Tallboy combination works very well.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 21st September 2019
Tomcatt Tomcatt is offline
Dazed & Confused
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Never Never Land
Posts: 1,483
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2017
Other Motorcycle Model: BMW R9T
Other Motorcycle Year: 2015
Tomcatt has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JRRadtke View Post
I got my Sundowner Solo before I changed handle bars.
With the Sundowner, the stock bars were a bit low...
I noticed that too. The seat sits you higher so the bars become, relatively, lower. Two things I noticed most just sitting: The bar / seat relationship change and that the Sundowner seat is cushy.
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 21st September 2019
Ireeman's Avatar
Ireeman Ireeman is offline
Asgardian
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Deck of Me boat
Posts: 8,379
Sportster/Buell Model: 883r
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Other Motorcycle Model: Chris Craft 32
Other Motorcycle Year: abov
Reputation: 8684959
Ireeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I have ape length arms, position ass forward is not an option.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 21st September 2019
Tomcatt Tomcatt is offline
Dazed & Confused
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Never Never Land
Posts: 1,483
Sportster/Buell Model: XL1200C
Sportster/Buell Year: 2017
Other Motorcycle Model: BMW R9T
Other Motorcycle Year: 2015
Tomcatt has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ireeman View Post
I have ape length arms, position ass forward is not an option.
That's what this thread was all about. The solo Sundowner for the late Sportsters does move you back. There was conflicting info.
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 21st September 2019
Ireeman's Avatar
Ireeman Ireeman is offline
Asgardian
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Deck of Me boat
Posts: 8,379
Sportster/Buell Model: 883r
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Other Motorcycle Model: Chris Craft 32
Other Motorcycle Year: abov
Reputation: 8684959
Ireeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Rear set foot pegs help.
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old 21st September 2019
Ireeman's Avatar
Ireeman Ireeman is offline
Asgardian
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Deck of Me boat
Posts: 8,379
Sportster/Buell Model: 883r
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Other Motorcycle Model: Chris Craft 32
Other Motorcycle Year: abov
Reputation: 8684959
Ireeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond repute
Default

There is considerable mass under braking in corners.
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old 21st September 2019
Ireeman's Avatar
Ireeman Ireeman is offline
Asgardian
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Deck of Me boat
Posts: 8,379
Sportster/Buell Model: 883r
Sportster/Buell Year: 2003
Other Motorcycle Model: Chris Craft 32
Other Motorcycle Year: abov
Reputation: 8684959
Ireeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond reputeIreeman has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Best not keep your feet and hands on the same pivot point of the steering neck i have found.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 15:10.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
XL Forum® - Linson Media LLC