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  1. ropatam4
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    ultimateseats.ca/yamaha_vstar950.html

  2. rytnzc10
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    It never fails that after I purchased the Mustang, the Ultimate comes out!

  3. Hapu889
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    Ordered mine Saturday and it was to ship today. Couple days of rain here in Pittsburgh, but I am waiting for the big brown box to be at my door soon

  4. jamahadim
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    Ultimate seats are water resistant, not waterproof. Plus, they look alot like a Mustang seat. I have found Corbin, or the new Yamaha seats to be more durable, and more comfortable for me. Regardless, the stock seat, well, ah, just plain sucks.

  5. yyaj69
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    I've got the mustang seat myself, the ultimate looks similar, maybe a little more plush. I think any seat wether it's from Mustang, Corbin or Ultimate are a marked improvement from the stock back bone buster.

  6. VTvinChic
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    Hey Tim, you really should emphasize the "for me" part. The Mustang, Ultimate, and Corbin seats are worlds, I mean light years, apart from one another in their seating style.

    Since this thread hasn't been resurrected for a while, it might be nice to convey the differences in the individual seats.

    1) Corbin: very firm, litle padding. Reminiscent of an equestrian saddle. Advantage and comfort is in the shape of the seat and the high back. Dual Tour is only model made at this time; no solo seat available. Durable and weather resistant. No memory foam. Wide variety of material colors, styles and patterns. Available in vinyl, leather or fabric. Can be custom cut for shorter riders. Removeable driver backrest may be added at any time after purchase. Seat position moves rider away from handlebars due to angles seat back. Disadvantage is lack of padding and seat rests on frame without much to prevent transmission of road vibration to rider. Break-in is like a leather saddle and can take a while.

    2) Mustang: middleweight in padding. Absorbs road vibration well, yet still allows rider to recognize he/she is still riding a v-twin. Well padded at seat edges. Cheaper alternative to Ultimate Seat. Advantage goes to its value and availability. Cannot be custom fit; only color available is black vinyl. Weather resistant. Very short break-in time. Driver backrest MUST be purchased at the same time of the seat, and is adjustable. Seat position gives the feeling of moving up and forward due to the different angle.

    3) Ultimate (based on 1300): most plush foam seat available. Costly, but most vibration reducing seat on the market. Advantage to hour-after-hour comfort. Although weather resistant, the foam seems to be most sensitive to water penetration. Ultimate addresses this by selling rain covers made of Frogg Togg material. May be custom ordered with color side panels, custom emroidery or color stitching. Also available in leather, but stock is black vinyl. Seating position raises rider up (more than Mustang) and slightly forward due to thick foam material. Driver backrest may be ordered and installed afterward, but an optional pouch on the backrest must be ordered at the same time as the backrest. Backrest is fully adjustable. Disadvantage is cost, but exceptionally worthwhile for touring.

    I feel I can provide an unbiased opinion on all three, as my 950 had the stock, Corbin and Mustang at one time or another, and I am about to steal my husband's Ultimate for my 1300.

  7. jamahadim
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    It really all depends on your preference, and of course, your butt size. I like the way the Corbins support your full butt, and wrap around, and they push me forward just enough...and I don't have a big butt. The Corbin seats are very Euro style firm though.

    The Mustangs are to flat backed to me, no wrap around, and push you too far forward. Plus I feel like they rock you back into the seat too much.

    The Ultimate seats don't feel like they rock you back as much, and wrap a little better than the Mustang, but they look cheap to me. They are a little softer though.

    Yamaha's new seats, and I don't know who builds them for Yamaha, are really nice. Gel top, great shape and very supportive...FOR ME. Corbin used to build Yamaha accessory seats, but not anymore. The seats now are much nicer than Corbins...IN MY OPINION.

  8. Hapu889
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    In reading the posting on Ultimate's web site they said that the rider height does not change from stock seat. But nothing about moving you forward a bit. I'll post a report as soon as they arrive and get them on.

  9. Cabri103
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    <<<The Ultimate seats don't feel like they rock you back as much, and wrap a little better than the Mustang, but they look cheap to me. They are a little softer though.>>>

    You are the first person that I have EVER heard that has anythging at all negative to say about Ultimate Seats. These are top quality seats. Right now the best motorcycle seat being made. They are in now way "cheap" as your post suggests. If you are going to make a comment about something you should at least try the item out first

  10. jamahadim
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    <<<The Ultimate seats don't feel like they rock you back as much, and wrap a little better than the Mustang, but they look cheap to me. They are a little softer though.>>> You are the first person that I have EVER heard that has anythging at all negative to say about Ultimate Seats. These are top quality seats. Right now the best motorcycle seat being made. They are in now way "cheap" as your post suggests. If you are going to make a comment about something you should at least try the item out first

    I have tried them out, I work at a dealership and have tried a lot of different seats on a lot of different bikes. It was my opinion, I have one just like you do...

  11. Cabri103
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    here is a picture of the cheap ultimate seat

    WTB Windshield Bracket

  12. Bentc
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    <<<The Ultimate seats don't feel like they rock you back as much, and wrap a little better than the Mustang, but they look cheap to me. They are a little softer though.>>> You are the first person that I have EVER heard that has anythging at all negative to say about Ultimate Seats. These are top quality seats. Right now the best motorcycle seat being made. They are in now way "cheap" as your post suggests. If you are going to make a comment about something you should at least try the item out first

    I can't get past the fact that they are not waterproof. We are talking motorcycles here. So now you've heard two people say something negative about Ultimate Seats. I can say that without ever having put my butt on one also.

  13. MorkKW
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    I feel that this is a topic long ago understood, but....
    DITTO to everything about the Ultimate being just that, the ULTIMATE seat made for the 1300. Yes, some folks will have different needs and enjoy a different fit "for them," which is fine, but one cannot rightfully argue against the quality or comfort of this seat. Yes, it's that good. Check out the other forums as hundreds there riding various models of Yammy and othes will attest to a similar belief. I also sincerely believe there are other very nice seats out there and could be quite happy with two or three of them. I originally switched to the Corbin Dual Touring seat, one that I happened to have liked. My wife wasn't so please with it, hence, the change. I tried the Mustang and also liked it, but "personally" found the U to be much more comfy. My wife's feelings mirrored mine as she believes the U passenger pillion, hands-down, is more comfy than any other...."for her."

    While I don't work in a Yammy dealership, I did stay once at a Holiday Inn Express. Oh, yeah....one of my best friends is the owner of our local Yammy dealer and I, too, have tried the optional seat offered by Yammy, finding it much better than the stocker, just not in the same category as the M or U.....again, "personal opinion." I believe, which means this is another "personal" opinion, that the U has set the absolute highest standard in comfort in seats today.

    It's also interesting that, early on, I was uninterested in the U solely because it required the occasional use of its little rain covers. Well, once I went with the U, that issue became a very minor one that has never caused a problem since. Whenever I need to put on my rain gear, it requires much less time to add the waterproof seat covers than it does to put on and secure my jacket. As a footnote, the Corbin seat I had, due to its stiching, was only barely more water resistant than is the Ultimate. Bottom line - the U rocks!

  14. VTvinChic
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    I think the water issue should be clarified a bit. Our Ultimate has seen it's fair share of precipitation and water from cleaning, and has suffered no ill effect thus far - other than retaining moisture longer than any other seat we've owned. It is the padding absorbing it. I'm sure after years and years of this it could potentially adversely affect the padding and or covering. But again, there is a bonnet available to protect it.
    So he gets a squishy butt for a half-hour after water. No biggie in comparison to the amount of comfort it provides. It is a tradeoff, and is in part due to the fact that Ultimate does not insert a layer of plastic between the seat cover and foam. They do that so that the seat is even more comfy and breathable in dry weather - where 70% of riding is done.

  15. roatzdarriternov
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    i considered the ultimate, but my deciding factor to purchase a mustang seat for my r* was..... the driver's backrest on the mustang is attached to the driver's seat, not the passenger's seat, as it appeared to be with the ultimate r* seat. i didn't want to lose the comfort of my driver's backrest should i ever want to go with the solo-look and remove the passenger's seat.

    i don't recall other brands (other than for hd) having the driver's backrest connecting directly to the driver's seat.

    just something to think about if you want to go with the solo look once in a while but don't want to give up your driver's seat backrest.

  16. MorkKW
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    The Ultimate's backrest is also attached to the 1300's "rider" seat, not the passenger seat. Otherwise, it would seem to be a crazy set-up that would then place the backrest in a very unnatural and uncomfortable position.

  17. VTvinChic
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    Oh, and despite what's on U's website, the driver seat AND driver backrest WILL fit with the stock passenger seat.

  18. Cabri103
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    i considered the ultimate, but my deciding factor to purchase a mustang seat for my r* was..... the driver's backrest on the mustang is attached to the driver's seat, not the passenger's seat, as it appeared to be with the ultimate r* seat. i didn't want to lose the comfort of my driver's backrest should i ever want to go with the solo-look and remove the passenger's seat.))))

    You are absolutely correct

    There is, however a quite simple fix for this. Rather than buy the complete rider and passanger Ultimate seat, just buy the ultimate rider seat you can get a back with the solo seat and use the stock seat for the pillion. If you are planning on doing a lot of solo riding the pillion woould probably not used extensively anyway....costs less too.

    I like having the drivers back rest in the pillion as it makes it so much more adjustable that the back rest I had when it was in the back off the riders seat.

    Phil

    Love my R*

  19. Cabri103
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    Oh, and despite what's on U's website, the driver seat AND driver backrest WILL fit with the stock passenger seat.

    ooops sorry Chic, I did not know that you has already submitted a reply with the same information.

  20. yyaj69
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    No way, the Mustang seat is clearly the best seat you can buy. The minute I put it on my bike it removed all dents and scratches from all of my vehicles. I can now run faster and I grew 4 inches almost immediately!

    I think the moral to this story is we all have different needs and preferences, no one seat is the best so buy what you think fits YOU the best.

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