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  1. Ravhite
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    Nothing like a happy seat ........I don't know if I stated that quite right

  2. wzdar6
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    just got in from a 280 mile trip. gave the seat a pretty good test. some of the roads in s.c. were rough to say the least.(highway 11, 276), started to get a little uncomfortable at about 225. i think it was more my underwear than the seat!! it was a little lonely, my wife had to work and my bud went camping. went to some areas i had never visited. almost made it home and ran into a thunderstorm. tomorrow looks like a bike cleaning day. ordered my bud a mustang seat. i'm waiting on the ups truck. i'm excited even though i didn't order anything for my self.

  3. vstarrider281
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    yerzejricg i don't think you will be disappointed!! you ordered the same set-up i got. i took a 3 hour nap. the bladder alarm got me up and i got to thinking that the chrome front fender rail would look better on the bike than on the carpet in the den. got it installed had a little trouble. would have been easier if i had a jack and the front wheel off. took about an hour to put in 4 bolts, but it looks great. took a short ride. the seat sits a little taller than stock. noticed this pretty quick since i have leg like a duck.(little on the short side) and is a little wider in the front which makes my leg shorter also. hopefully after break-in i can gain back about 1/2". if not a lowering kit may be in order!! the back rest is just what i needed and has more than enough adjustment. i was worried than with short arms it wouldn't have enough to touch my back. hope this mini review will help will post more after more seat time.
    wzdar6, I too have been considering the Mustang seat, but you mentioned the seat adds an inch so, the bike has a 28" stock seat height which is perfectly comfortable for my 5'5" height. I've sat on Honda's with 29" seat height and did not feel as if I had stable footing. Has the seat "worn" in any for you? This is good information you are providing, but I have to consider stable footing too.

    Thanks

  4. wzdar6
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    vstarrider281 ! my bud is about the same height as you. we put a lowering kit on his bike(05 1100 silverado) and he loves it. he lowered it the full 2 1/4" and it bottomed-out on big bumps. dropped it back to i think 1 7/8". he can reach the ground real well at this height, but loved it lower.(it made him feel tall). don't really know if my seat has settled but it feels natural now. i wouldn't give up my mustang seat even if i had to wear high heels.

  5. vstarrider281
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    I was reading up on the Mustang site and this was one of the FAQ's. They compared any difference in height depending on how much the current seat was worn in. I was just inquiring on another thread if anyone has the Yamaha Dual Touring Assembly, look very similar to Mustang seats. Now, the lowering kit. I have seen these and my immediate thought was on how much 'lean' is compromised by installing these? Your bud notice anything in the curves?

  6. wzdar6
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    just got in from a trip to the s.c. and n.c. mountains. lots of curves. he is not too agressive of a rider. so he has not had the floorboards to scrap yet. he is still playing with the backrest adjustment so he hasn't found the comfort zone yet. only rode app. about 160 miles today. got a late start.(church service) went to dupont forest near hendersonville,n.c.

  7. pero455
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    Hello
    I Have Been Searching For A Good Set Of Seats.
    And All The Arrows Point To The Mustang Vintage Direction.
    After Reading Your Comments, I Feel Confident To Purchase One.
    !!!!!but Listen Guys Don't Pay Extra Bucks, Unless You Have Too Much To Burn.
    I Searched On The Ebay And Found This Site:

    Bikerhaven Wholesale 870-275-4163

    They Have A Fantastic Selection Of Almost Everything You Need, On Whole Sale Price.
    For Eg.-mustang Vintage With Backrest $ 550 Part#79242 + $18 S+h
    I'll Buy The #75912 For $350, Which Is A $100 Less Then Elsewhere.

    I'm 6'1" I Have A Pretty Uncomfortable Ride In The Stock Seat.
    After 30 Minutes On The Bike I Feel Like My Nuts Are Squeezed By Giant Gorilla.
    Hopefully The Riding Angle And The Shape Of The Mustang Will Eliminate This Feeling.
    Sincerely
    Bero

  8. rocgjmarciano
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    I was not to impressed with the mustang seats vs the stock seat....the only good i found in mustang is the driver backrest....other than that i dont see what all the fuss is about....i would maybe pay 200 250 for theses seats.

  9. yoepama
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    Mine came with brand new Mustang seats installed when I bought it, so I have no comparisons to the stock seat, but I can say I do not like the back rest at all. Forces me way too far forward, and I like to lean back and put my feet up on the highway pegs. I'm also not crazy about the studding on the seat, would prefer it unadorned. I'm going to live with it for a little while, but I'll most likely swap it out for a Corbin. I've had a Corbin on my other bike for 10 years or so and have always been happy.

  10. 1vajniac
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    I ordered and installed the seat and backrest manufactured by Ultimate Seats and am sittin' fine. Have had both Corbin & Mustang in the past but the Ultimate is the most comfortable I've found. You sit in it rather than on it...no hot spots and it maintains stock seat height. Will be adding the pillon and passenger back rest that bolts right on the existing sissy bar. No mods required and excellent craftsmanship. Pricey but worth it according to my 59 y.o. butt!
    ultimateseats.ca/yamahavstarclassic.html

  11. rocgjmarciano
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    I ordered and installed the seat and backrest manufactured by Ultimate Seats and am sittin' fine. Have had both Corbin & Mustang in the past but the Ultimate is the most comfortable I've found. You sit in it rather than on it...no hot spots and it maintains stock seat height. Will be adding the pillon and passenger back rest that bolts right on the existing sissy bar. No mods required and excellent craftsmanship. Pricey but worth it according to my 59 y.o. butt! www.ultimateseats.ca/yamahavstarclassic.html
    I may have to check those out...thanks for the link.

  12. Ravhite
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    I may have to check those out...thanks for the link.
    There are two things you should be aware of with the Ultimates; 1) If they get wet your back side will to, they to not shed water. 2) I have been reading reports of foam integrity failure..........Your mileage may vary.

  13. HACKB828
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    ...I do not like the back rest at all. Forces me way too far forward, and I like to lean back and put my feet up on the highway pegs...
    Mustang makes an offset bracket now. It moves the backrest back 2 inches. It'll cost you about $25. May be worth a try before you buy a new seat.

    Here it is at J&P Cycle...
    jpcycles.com/productgroup.aspx?GID=AE2C2791-0A9A-48BE-8B56-B65DE576E745&search=MUSTANG+BACKREST&store=Metric&page=4

  14. yoepama
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    Thanks but I think I'll just do without the backrest. With the bar backs and the bars tilted back, I can just hang by my hands in the reclined position.

  15. vstarrider281
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    Does any one know about the custom seats offered in the Yamaha catalog?

  16. chilibebber
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    I just sold a set of Mustang seats. While they were comfortable, not $670 worth of comfortable. What I figured out it that the seat was not that much more comfortable but the backrest added support for the driver that in turn made it very comfortable. The Mustang seat did move me forward about an inch too...which changed my foot position somewhat but not enough to make it uncomfortable but enough to effect the center of gravity. The bike rode a little different in the turns or at least it felt a little diffeent. Now that the cold weather is coming on us here, I have been do some cad designs and will me manufacturing a back rest and contour pad for next year for my bike. I think that the back support is what provided the comfort with the Mustangs, not the seats. My stock seats were actually more cushined than the Mustang is.

  17. yerzejricg
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    ...There's been some great input on this thread and thanx everyone. As a new rider myself and not knowing any other seat except for the stock one, this is how I and I repeat I myself would persue this again. I would try someone elses seat if they had one. But if you can get to a bike rally of some sort, they have loads of venders selling everything so you can try different ones. Find a dealer with some different bikes you can sit on.

    I agree with chilibebber with not knowing what all the hype is. It is more comfortable then my stock one is. It's made extremely well. But $800.00 for the whole nine yards is alot. Plus you only have ten days to return it. It's alot to shell out for something you've never tried unless you are a NUT like I am. I couldn't wait! And I know there has to be a limit, but is ten days really enough? It is more then the dealer either auto or cycle will give you when you drive off the showroom floor.

    No matter what the brand name is, someone in here said it before, make sure it fits YOUR butt........................

  18. vstarrider281
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    chilibebber - this I'd definitely like to see. I'm hoping you won't mind sharing your thoughts, as I am putting some ideas together myself, nothing on paper yet.

  19. 1vajniac
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    There are two things you should be aware of with the Ultimates; 1) If they get wet your back side will to, they to not shed water. 2) I have been reading reports of foam integrity failure..........Your mileage may vary.
    Ultimate seats do not have the plastic inner liner that keeps water out of the foam...but they breathe better as a result. They sell a rain cover that keeps the H2O out...a minor inconvenience in rain...but it works...and we see little rain in Reno

  20. DYNA270
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    Takes a while to break in but i'am 65 and can ride all day and not have dead butt, love my Corbin. Thanks DNNA

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