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Mustang Wide Solo 121 51.49%
Corbin Dual Touring 10 4.26%
Sportster Sundowner 61 25.96%
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For the record, I love my Mustang wide solo seat. Miz says the pillion seat that goes along with it is comfy too. She also has the regular sized Mustang on her bike and says its also comfortable.

I think 1000 miles is about right on the break in. The back rest spoiled me right away! No comparison between the stock seats and the Mustangs..

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^^^^ Or maybe you went on a 1000 mile putt!^^^^

One day break in period!
No, I got the Mustang seat before I did that type of riding.
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I'm looking to get the C&C Squareback tho a couple of the mustang seats are a close runner up.
Road a friend's bike with a sundowner and besides being butt ugly, rider positioning sucks. Forward and up. I want lower and back.
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I'm looking to get the C&C Squareback tho a couple of the mustang seats are a close runner up.
Road a friend's bike with a sundowner and besides being butt ugly, rider positioning sucks. Forward and up. I want lower and back.
Rider positioning really depends on the rider. For me the Sundowner seat is a little to far back or I need handlebars that are a little back. I slide forward to often, although I can slide backwards to change the pressure on the bottom. If the seat was lower the seat cushion would be thinner, I would expect thinner equals less comfort.
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I have been fitting custom seats on my Sporties since the 80s. I have doen some for style. and some so the bike just looks balanced, But at 60 I now do it for comfort.

I have has a lot of seats, but the HD Sundowner seems to me the most comfy seat for long rides.

I hate to say to say this but it is so comfy I have had to learn when the squish is the seat just settling in or the tire breaking loose in a corner stepping out to square out a turn. I mean that feeling you get mid corner as the rear tire breaks loos and starts to spin telling you that you have about 5 % traction left in the tire, yea with the Sundowner that means you still have 15% and keep pushing harder because the seat has so much cush in it feels like the tire getiing on edge.

I really like the sundowner, it just looks huge on my 48
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Rider positioning really depends on the rider. For me the Sundowner seat is a little to far back or I need handlebars that are a little back. I slide forward to often, although I can slide backwards to change the pressure on the bottom. If the seat was lower the seat cushion would be thinner, I would expect thinner equals less comfort.
You'd be wrong making such assumptions and generalizations.
Thinner does not automatically equal less comfort nor does lower have to be thinner tho they generally are.
And you can have 5" of fluff that's uncomfortable as all hell. I don't find seats like that comfortable at all. They aren't firm enough and have have no lower back support. You just sink in the fluff
I ended going with the C&C Fastback as I ride solo but like the looks better than the solo. Same seat except for the fastback flows nice over the fender.
They both have a 5" lumbar and you sit in it, not on it and I won't slide back and forth on hard accels. It's firm, but not hard. I also got the seat portion in leather, not vinyl.
The Squareback is the same seat as well. Just wider for the passenger.
With the C&C seats you can also have them move the lumbar more forward or back to your liking. Or sit higher if you like. Tell them your height when you order, they'll make it accordingly. Add gel if you want.

I guess it comes down to what you consider comfortable, really. Of the 3 choices in the poll, I'd have to say the mustang.

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Four Mustang seats on the three Sporty’s, good enough for me.
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I see seats that make razor blades wrapped in barbed wire look comfortable! Saw a sporty with what looked like a 1/8" thick leather cover on a metal base with 2 tiny springs at St Anne's bike meet last week
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Saw a sporty with what looked like a 1/8" thick leather cover on a metal base with 2 tiny springs at St Anne's bike meet last week
I tried one of those 'solo spring seat' type things. Mine didn't have any springs, but it did have gel under the leather cover. It was incredibly uncomfortable! I couldn't stand it to ride any distance at all.

I don't know what came over me, but I'm alright now. Relatively.
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I tried a Sundowner and didn't care for how it sat me back as far as it did. Tried a Mustang Tripper wide, very nice after a time but, just okay on the really long rides. Put a Mustang wide solo on a couple of weeks ago. Zero discomfort on a 800km day trip. Wish I had bought one in the first place.
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