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I just picked up a 2015 Chieftain last Friday. I am very happy with the bike except that I am 6' 2" and a little cramped. I'm thinking of a taller windshield, 14" maybe, and I hear Freedom Shields are really good. I am also going to need to invest in one of the seats that provide extended reach. Which one or ones are your favorites?
 

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Corbin will custom make a seat for you. If you happen to be near Hollister, CA or Daytona, FL, you can drive in, wait while they make it, then drive out. If not, you can custom order through their website. I love my Corbin seat. It is the most comfortable I have had on any of the bikes I have owned.

Since you are taller, they can make it sit back further than the stock seat. Good luck.
 

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I had Corbin build me a seat that set me back 2-1/2” from the stock seat position and then added Rox Risers to bring the bars back a bit.
I’m 6’3” and I am now very comfortable.
 

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Corbin will custom make a seat for you. If you happen to be near Hollister, CA or Daytona, FL, you can drive in, wait while they make it, then drive out. If not, you can custom order through their website. I love my Corbin seat. It is the most comfortable I have had on any of the bikes I have owned.

Since you are taller, they can make it sit back further than the stock seat. Good luck.
Thank you, I wish I could do the in-person deal with Corbin but I live in CO. I have heard consistently good feedback about Corbin and may go that route if I can't find a cheaper alternative that is almost as good.
 

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I had Corbin build me a seat that set me back 2-1/2” from the stock seat position and then added Rox Risers to bring the bars back a bit.
I’m 6’3” and I am now very comfortable.
Sounds like Corbin is a favorite. This is my first bagger, I am assuming that there is plenty of room for the Rox Risers under the fairing?
 

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No experience with Corbin but with my Ultinate tall boy and Kuryakyn highway pegs, longhorn offsets, I'm good to go. I prefer the stock bars over mid raisers, but an inch closer to me would not hurt.
 

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I have the extended reach touring seat and the Kuryakyn longhorn offsets. I also turned my bars upwards as far as they would go. I'm 6'4".
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6'4" here ... I've got a Corbin seat, but would have bought an Ultimate if they would have had the brown color when I bought the bike in 2014. I added the floorboard extenders from Aeromach - really helped, but they are no longer in business (might still be able to find them through a distribution source). I also have the Kuryakyn longhorn offsets so you can stretch the legs out during longer rides.

It's amazing how much just an extra inch will make in comfort. This especially applies to height - if you can be seated a little higher so your knees are lower than your hips you will be a lot more comfortable.
 

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I too have now a corbin.
They moved me back extended reach initially about 2 1/2 inches.
Had them delete the rider backrest from the seat and this got me setback 3 1/2 roughly.
So comfortable not cramped and we are 6.0 and 33 inseam.
Totally love my corbin.
 

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I would do your seat first before your windshield. That way you can have a more accurate measurement for the windshield. I did mine the opposite and could have gotten the next size up. I love my Corbin and you can't go wrong with a Freedom.

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In addition to those things already mentioned I highly recommend the aeromech floorboard lowering kit. Makes a big difference if your long in the legs.
 
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Check with Billet Proof products that purchased the Aeromach product line for the board extender brackets. I agree that it makes a world of difference.
 

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If Aeromach is still in business get their floorboard lowering kit. I had it on a 2015 Chieftain and it made a world of difference in the legroom.
 

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I'm a little over 6' tall, with a 34" inseam. (long arms and legs, short torso) I ride a 2014 chieftain.
I have the Ultimate tallboy seat, stock bars with Rox risers and added an Aeromach (first generation) floorboard lowering kit. I'm also running the Indian (Klockwerks) light tint flip windshield and JES lowers to reduce buffeting.

With this combination, it's the most comfortable long distance bike I have ever ridden.
 

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You guys will get a kick out of this. I stopped off at one of the Indian dealerships here in Colorado and the accessories specialist looked at my bike and grabbed a tape measure and the front of seat to rear lip distance was 13" so my new-to-me bike had a reduced reach seat installed on it by the previous owner. The dealer had a standard seat that was a takeoff and just switching to that made a world of difference.
 

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You guys will get a kick out of this. I stopped off at one of the Indian dealerships here in Colorado and the accessories specialist looked at my bike and grabbed a tape measure and the front of seat to rear lip distance was 13" so my new-to-me bike had a reduced reach seat installed on it by the previous owner. The dealer had a standard seat that was a takeoff and just switching to that made a world of difference.
If you still are looking for an extended reach seat, I have a brand new one from my 2020 Roadmaster Darkhorse. I went with the wider passenger seat upgrade on the deluxe electric seat for mama and I have the original extended reach, brand new, available if you're interested.

On a side note for seats, I just put on 2800 miles in 5 days and after brutalizing my buttocks, I'm going back to a Russell Day Long. Very expensive seat but easily the best investment for long range riding enjoyment I've ever made on any bike. 100% customization of your existing pan based on your measurements and pictures of you (and passenger) on the bike. It is no joke how much better the seat feels and fits. It's different (feels higher due to support under legs), but it is a game changer.
 

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I don't know if the Aeromach floorboard lowering kits are still available but I put one on the 2015 Chieftain I had and it made a huge improvement in legroom for me with a 32 inch inseam.
 
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