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View Poll Results: What kind of seat do you use on your sporty?
Stock 235 27.58%
The "Reach" 2 up 12 1.41%
The "Reach" solo 13 1.53%
Sundowner 122 14.32%
Sidekick 9 1.06%
Badlander 44 5.16%
Aftermarket 2up 128 15.02%
Aftermarket Solo 232 27.23%
Other seats 95 11.15%
Piece of plywood 14 1.64%
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Got my LaPera Cherokee yesterday. So nice.
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I like the Saddleman, its firm. The Sundowner is also nice, softer, but I am not crazy about its looks. She likes the Mustang.

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My Sundowner is fine for comfort, but, quite Fugly. I plan on going to a solo spring style in the near future.
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Been testing seats for a few years and I find the Mustang Wide Vintage Touring seat to be the all-around best given comfort, looks and function.
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I have a LePera Daytona Daddy Long Legs. I'm 6' 1" 220 lbs, 34" inseam, 36" sleeve. Long arms and legs, short torso for reference.

It sits me lower and farther back. Gives a better position (for me) and my knee now (just) clears my offset Hammer Impact air cleaner assy.
It's more comfy. Way better than the OE seat. Not an all day seat but pretty good. For 50 miles it's comfy, then less comfy but tolerable and never terrible like other seats I've had. It's bit narrow. That's one of the things that jumps out at you when you first sit on it, along with the nicer position it puts you in plus it really looks good on the bike.

I want to try a Sundowner. There's a dealer that's in the seat demo program about 30 miles from me. I'd still like an all day seat to go with the LePera.
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I have the two up stock Anniversary seat and it's not bad by any means but if I'm going on a longer ride (couple of hundred miles) I will use an Air Hawk pad that I have had for years. Keeps the old tush comfy.
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i rode last season on a LePera bare bones, it looked amazing!
i got it used cheap in pretty good shape.
it was not comfortable on longer rides unfortunately.

this season, i put back on the factory 2up seat, that came on my 2010 1200 low.
its way more comfortable than the LaPera!
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I've got an aftermarket XR type seat. Hard plastic with a plastic sheet pulled over it.

Zero padding. I am going to swap it out.........someday
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