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jacsul
17th May 2010, 04:01
Hey folks,
I'm up for a touring seat and this one looks best.
http://www.mustangseats.com/Product.aspx?ID=105
Any comments?
probably get it at Dennis kirk or J&P cycles

Cadillac
17th May 2010, 04:02
If you do a search for it you will see the 2 most used are that one and the sundowner. so Yeah, thats a good one.

Tuch24
17th May 2010, 04:05
Try ebay I got that seat for 225 bucks and it wasnt even broken in yet. Make sure you ride it enough to break it in before you decide if you like it. I didnt like it at first but now its real comfortable.

jacsul
17th May 2010, 13:47
I've tried searching this site and I keep an error page, what's the deal with that?

johnwestphal
17th May 2010, 20:24
The Sundowner is an ugly ass huge seat. That being said, my wife loves it and when combined with a detach backrest with a big ol' ass touring pad, the lil' woman is happy. That and the tour bag on the rack for all her, uh "gear", lol on/off in seconds brother with a thumbscrew. The thing is vinyl and I might get some seat pads as it's hot as hell in the summers here and I got a bit of monkey butt rash last year on a hot all day ride.

PaulDM
17th May 2010, 20:33
Two comments. Buy used if you can find what you want to avoid the breakin. If there is any remote chance that you may want to go to a larger tank buy the seat for the larger tank, so what if there's a bit of space between the seat the small tank andyou won't have to go to another seat if you switch seats.

drvsafe
17th May 2010, 21:20
My $.02, get the 2 piece, so if you ever want to ride solo, you can just remove the pillion. From the looks of it, it appears to be the same shape as the Solo with the additional pillion. I bought the solo, then hated having to swap it out when the boss wanted to join, so I added the pillion to mine and she loves it!

Can anyone comment on whether there is a functional difference between the two setups, other than what I mentioned above?

ParrotHead
17th May 2010, 21:51
For me it took about 1000 miles to get my seat broken in. Even if used, the seat needs to break into you and you need to break into the seat.

The mustang is a firm seat which takes some getting used to. Once broken in, I have done 750+ mile rides back to back without issue.

jharback
17th May 2010, 22:45
I've tried searching this site and I keep an error page, what's the deal with that?

Never use the search at the top of the page. It sux. Use the search function at the bottom of the page.

jharback
17th May 2010, 22:48
For me it took about 1000 miles to get my seat broken in. Even if used, the seat needs to break into you and you need to break into the seat.

The mustang is a firm seat which takes some getting used to. Once broken in, I have done 750+ mile rides back to back without issue.

+1
Once broken in they can't be beat!

Tulsaghost
17th May 2010, 23:29
everything I have seen and read and people I have talked to, Mustang is the way to go...

jimmyess333
18th May 2010, 05:58
I have that same mustang seat.
My girl and I rode from PA to Central Texas on it with no complaints, then we hit Austin, San Antonio, and Houston before ending the trip.

GophersAndCheese
18th May 2010, 06:57
My $.02, get the 2 piece, so if you ever want to ride solo, you can just remove the pillion. From the looks of it, it appears to be the same shape as the Solo with the additional pillion. I bought the solo, then hated having to swap it out when the boss wanted to join, so I added the pillion to mine and she loves it!

Can anyone comment on whether there is a functional difference between the two setups, other than what I mentioned above?

I had the 2-piece version and liked it a lot. It was very easy to add or remove the pillion and I really liked running without it when riding solo. Since chopping my fender struts, I only use the solo seat now. Mustang also makes a rear fender bib that covers the area left bare when the passenger pillion is removed that I used and liked.

I've used Dennis Kirk and J&P Cycles for many things but you should always shop around as prices can be vary a lot. I just checked and there was over a $70 difference between them on the one-piece version of that seat! I think I bought mine from Phat Performance Parts (http://www.phatperformanceparts.com/) and they have free shipping over $99. It'll be a big box so be sure to factor in S&H. As mentioned, check eBay too.

jacsul
18th May 2010, 15:44
I gotta tell ya, I haven't ridin in 20 years. My last bike was an 85 wide glide worked out to the max and still streetable,100+ RWHP, built by me. ;)

I can't tell you how many countless times I was in and out of bike shops, speed shops and dealerships searching for the best combos to make my scooter run, look and feel primo.

Had this technology (the internet) been available to me 20 years ago, I could have saved thousands.

This forum and you members are a tribute to the brotherhood of riding.

Thanks

Jack

jacsul
23rd May 2010, 22:22
Hey I'm not sure how this is gonna look on my bike or if I'll like it
Can some of you post your pic so I can get an idea.
Thanks

johnwestphal
23rd May 2010, 23:02
For those interested, Corbin is running a overstock "Web Special" pricing on dual tour seats for both the small and large tank seats. $199 and $249 for the heated seats.

http://corbin.com/specials/specialshdxl.shtml

nodak
24th May 2010, 00:35
heres mine with pillon and offset backresthttp://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/medium/Picture_001_Medium_1.jpg

Don Burton
24th May 2010, 05:19
For those interested, Corbin is running a overstock "Web Special" pricing on dual tour seats for both the small and large tank seats. $199 and $249 for the heated seats.

http://corbin.com/specials/specialshdxl.shtml

That's a good deal for sure!

Zich11
24th May 2010, 13:19
wide vintage mustang with backrest on my 87...love it..recently added 08 nightster to collection and immediately rode to Myrtle Beach rally. First stop was Mustang truck at 8:45 am so could put same seat on new bike when they opened! If I am lucky enough to acquire any more bikes in the future....first purchases will be more Vintage Mustangs!

Tuch24
25th May 2010, 02:53
Heres a picture of mine. One piece mustang vintage.

http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/3_0.jpg

Close up
http://xlforum.net/photopost/data/500/1_0.jpg