What seat

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Dustinthewind, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. Dustinthewind

    Dustinthewind Member

    Hi all.
    I'm looking to replace my seat.on my 2008 Sporty R. I am looking at the Danny Gray big solo and the Mustang touring solo.
    I would like to incorporate a back rest if necessary, my 63 year old back might appreciate it. also a passenger pad when needed. Anyone have experience with either of these. I know comfort is subjective. (My brother rode a hardtail for years!)
    These aren't cheap so any help is appreciated.
    Best regards.
  2. gusotto

    gusotto Junior Member

    The stock seat leaves much to be desired.
    200 miles on my stock '02 Sporty would hammer me in the kidneys.
    I put a Mustang on my Sporty and can do 500 miles easy and never notice it.

    Also have a Mustang seat on my Ultra. Ride cross country without a seat problem.

    Good luck.
  3. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Guest

  4. Terry Jackson

    Terry Jackson Member

    I put the widest Mustang seat I could find on my sporty, and it made a huge difference. But it does sit a couple inches higher.
  5. sgt_1230

    sgt_1230 Active Member

    I used to have an 08 1200R and I put the HD Sundowner seat with a pair of 412 Progressive shocks on it. I couldn't make it more than 50 miles or so when it was stock without a sore rear end. Longest ride after changing the seat/shocks was over 500. Still have them both if you are interested drop me a PM.
  6. aklim

    aklim Member

    Mine went up a little but I don't believe it was a couple of inches higher. Maybe a half inch to an inch but that is about that.