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  • Kadale Posts: 18
    Sth east Melbourne
    Stock Poster Kadale
    15 Jan 2020 09:02 PM
    Hi guys

    I have a softail with a bad lander seat
    I’m a shorter fella (5.7) and the misses likes to ride with me and we’re looking into different seats

    Firstly- does anyone use a backrest and is it worth the extra money 
    What seat did you try and then end up buying if you tried some 

    Anyone know where’s best to get them as these things tend to come from the US at around $1500 a seat 

    Ideally a single front with back rest and a seperate rear would be ideal but open to options and all input

    Thanks D
  • wello Posts: 229
    Stock Poster wello
    15 Jan 2020 09:07 PM
    Quoting Kadale on 15 Jan 2020 09:02 PM
    Hi guys

    I have a softail with a bad lander seat
    I’m a shorter fella (5.7) and the misses likes to ride with me and we’re looking into different seats

    Firstly- does anyone use a backrest and is it worth the extra money 
    What seat did you try and then end up buying if you tried some 

    Anyone know where’s best to get them as these things tend to come from the US at around $1500 a seat 

    Ideally a single front with back rest and a seperate rear would be ideal but open to options and all input

    Thanks D
    i have the quik release back rest ,, wife wont ride without it . also fitted a sundowner seat for a better and wider set than the standard sportglide seat
  • Kadale Posts: 18
    Sth east Melbourne
    Stock Poster Kadale
    15 Jan 2020 09:07 PM
    Thanks for the reply

    Got any pics of what you have and how it works ?


  • Kadale Posts: 18
    Sth east Melbourne
    Stock Poster Kadale
    15 Jan 2020 09:08 PM
    Sorry I should make it clear

    We have the sissy bar for the wife

    A back rest for me- the rider - the important one !
  • wello Posts: 229
    Stock Poster wello
    15 Jan 2020 09:17 PM
    dont really need one on the sportglide , but im just waiting delivery of my new ultra limited, i would probably want to try one out before i bought one ..cant really make up my mind on them visually ... im not exactly tall either so cocking ur leg over could be a bit tricky
  • Kadale Posts: 18
    Sth east Melbourne
    Stock Poster Kadale
    15 Jan 2020 09:18 PM
    Yes that’s one of the thoughts I had 

    Smacking my balls on it half way over

    But I can’t get out of my head laying back into the rest - legs out - arms on the apes 

    Wind in my face and loving it 
  • Kadale Posts: 18
    Sth east Melbourne
    Stock Poster Kadale
    15 Jan 2020 09:19 PM
    —-Insert easy rider song —-

    My current band lander seat is too rounded at the base of my spine- ass and makes me curl up causing lower back pain after an hour 

    Plus the rear is too thin for the wife 
  • JFE Posts: 1799
    NSW
    Motor Head JFE
    18 Jan 2020 01:31 AM
    I got a Mustang seat with removable backrest for my Dyna. I liked how seamlessly it can be added or removed; it looks clean removed. Only use it on real long trips as find it is a good help with support in the wind. The seat itself is exceptionally comfortable.

    I picked it up in the US a few years back. Easy R sell them here and I’m sure others do too:

    https://www.easyr.com.au/brand/mustang/

  • imoo6170 Posts: 661
    Sydney
    Performance Poster imoo6170
    18 Jan 2020 07:34 AM
    I have a Corbin with a riders backrest (which is removable) - best seat I have every had. I was lucky to pick mine up second hand so only paid about $400 / $500 from memory.  

    Do some regular searches on Gumtree / ebay / facebook market. I have a Springer with a 240 tyre (so the range of seats is a bit limited) but I found my seat 2 suburbs away (maybe I was just lucky). 

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  • Kadale Posts: 18
    Sth east Melbourne
    Stock Poster Kadale
    18 Jan 2020 07:45 AM
    Thanks for the replies guys

    We ended up purchasing a mustang with back rest 

    I was shown by the guy at Cnc cycles in Dandenong they have different mount for the back rest that can position it more rearward if it is of a too upright position 

    I will post pics when I get it early next week


  • ralphski Posts: 1101
    Performance Poster ralphski
    18 Jan 2020 03:02 PM
    i bought a Mustang with back rest for my Springer for the longer rides.
    don't really find the seat that comfy, but the back rest is great for the long rides.  
  • Timmy Posts: 79
    Stock Poster Timmy
    21 Jan 2020 05:52 AM
    The backrest is also great on the freeway.  I found that I could remove my windshield when using the backrest, as the wind hitting your chest doesn’t make you hold on tighter as the backrest takes the load 
  • JFE Posts: 1799
    NSW
    Motor Head JFE
    21 Jan 2020 12:12 PM
    Quoting Timmy on 21 Jan 2020 05:52 AM
    The backrest is also great on the freeway.  I found that I could remove my windshield when using the backrest, as the wind hitting your chest doesn’t make you hold on tighter as the backrest takes the load 
    Good that way for fast twisty roads too. Kinda locks you in better, particularly with forwards.
  • boxa Posts: 687
    Performance Poster boxa
    22 Jan 2020 08:08 PM
    Rode my rocket tourer around for 80,000  klm of  virtually long distance stuff , and the riders backrest was a GREAT adition with the touring seat ,, bought the dyna   and just got a sundowner seat  without the backrest  , sorry now  should of sprung for the extra , , there well worth it if you do long journeys , with them take the screen off you don't need it
  • Robbo_Townsville Posts: 150
    Townsville
    Stock Poster Robbo_Townsville
    26 Jan 2020 09:30 PM
    I’d try the signature series from Harley. I haven’t got one but I tried it and it was just a bit too close for me, but you should give it a go cause most Harley shops have Demo seats to try.
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