Looking to replace my stock Chieftain saddle. Please vote, and/or leave a comment.
Added Your Choice for voting. Heard about them some time ago, but they seem to be a very small market. Maybe their price, or just not enough marketing. Never heard an owner say anything bad about them though. Thank You for your input.Ultimate motorcycle seats.com
It's around 4900 miles. It did get better, some, but (no pun intended) I'm looking for still more comfort. I've had mustang seats, and a Corbin on a CBR, although I don't think that's a fair comparison of what they are capable of with a cruiser seat. I've got several weeks before I'll be ready to settle on a solution. Going to keep my eye on the polls, see what they suggest...I had a Corbin on my last bike and can vouch for how comfortable they are after the break-in period.
My stock Indian saddle was uncomfortable as hell until around 4,000 miles. Hard to pin point exactly but one day all of a sudden it was okay. Don't know how many mile you have on your stock saddle, but might be worth giving it a little more time/miles.
Thank you for posting about your seat. I've never heard of Ultimate. It looks like the stock Indian backrest will work with it. Can you confirm stock Indian driver backrest and passenger back rest work with it? Overall, what are your thoughts on it? It seems this may be the only aftermarket seat that works with Indian OEM backrests. Thanks in advance for your time and response.
Good call. So, I don't feel like I need to move anywhere, up, down, back, or forward.The choice you make depends on what you need.
Do you need to move forward, backwards, up, down?
What is uncomfortable about your current seat?
I got real bad butt burn and numbness from the stock seat. I had it rebuilt by Mean City Cycles twice and it got better, but it still wasn't good enough. I figured out that I needed to move back. The Mustang moved me back 1.5" and down 1". It is really good for my height. I still need an Airhawk pad for long rides. I have a RM seat that I plan to have built for ME by Russel Daylong and hopefully, that will be the end of my butt woes.
Agreed on the contouring. I compared my HD's mustang seat that I loved with the shape of the Chieftain seat and for me the contour of the Indian seat comes around a little too narrow for me as compared to the Mustang. The Ultimate looks like it has the same contour as the Mustang in so much as it doesn't come around at the edges. The rest of the seat dynamics are fine with me. The more I look at the Ultimate, the more I think I'm going to go with that so I can keep the OEM sissy bar/luggage rack. My understanding is the Mustang does not support that.Good call. So, I don't feel like I need to move anywhere, up, down, back, or forward.
What makes my stocker uncomfortable is Hot-Spots causing butt-burn and numbness. I get the feeling it is from improper contouring. Like the cushioning and pan are not right for me. I wouldn't mind it a little wider either. I can still push through and put down a 350 mile day, albeit with moderate discomfort, but occasionally I have the need/desire to do around 700 miles a day, and the stocker is just not going to cut it.
I can confirm that the Ultimate and the Mustang seats will both work with the stock Indian backrest. I can only tell you that the after trying both the stock and mustang seats both my passenger and I have the most comfort on the Ultimate seat as pictured. I am 6'1'' and I purchased the tall boy and it fits me fine. The Mustang seating position is same as stock. Good luck I hope you find a comfortable ride. The backrest pad from Ultimate that fits on the stock Indian backrest and bolts right up is designed to give the passenger a little more room without compromising comfort, and of course matches the seats better.Thank you for posting about your seat. I've never heard of Ultimate. It looks like the stock Indian backrest will work with it. Can you confirm stock Indian driver backrest and passenger back rest work with it? Overall, what are your thoughts on it? It seems this may be the only aftermarket seat that works with Indian OEM backrests. Thanks in advance for your time and response.