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anyone has tried this awesomeness????

I would love to hear about someone who used this seat...it looks so comfortable that but just looking at it a feel relaxed for a two up riding....any feedback??
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Put some 6 inch risers on the handlebars and some highway pegs and you will be set. What some people will do to create a cruiser, when they could have just bought a cruiser.

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I had a Russell DayLong not with the love seat pillion section. It was extremely comfortable but it spreads your hips wider so if your having trouble touching the ground it will be worse with the seat. For long trips its worth every penny.

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2 replies & 2 different views..........

I wouldn't use a V for 2 up "cruising", but a more comfortable single seat, utilizing the bitch/pillion/passenger space for luggage/tent/beer crate storage might work for me.

Esthetically I think it looks awful & ruins the sleek lines of the V.
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Well, in my trip to Europe last summer, I had a tail bag to which I added small pillows and the set up was perfect for me....now that the Madam will be joining me for my next trip, I was thinking about a kind of backrest for me ...
Joseph, I'm 6'1" do no issues in standing my feet, if the backrest in comfy then I would give it a try


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I didn't have a backrest on mine but i'm sure it works well.

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Well, in my trip to Europe last summer, I had a tail bag to which I added small pillows and the set up was perfect for me....now that the Madam will be joining me for my next trip, I was thinking about a kind of backrest for me ...
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Not sure how your back will be in the backrest with the stock handlebars unless you are curving your back which is bad posture for riding. Make sure the backrest doesn't bother your passenger and that it folds forward so if you go down you wife doesn't get trapped by it.

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Put some 6 inch risers on the handlebars and some highway pegs and you will be set. What some people will do to create a cruiser, when they could have just bought a cruiser.

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Put some 6 inch risers on the handlebars and some highway pegs and you will be set. What some people will do to create a cruiser, when they could have just bought a cruiser.

I am not a category guy and I don't follow each bikes category as such...I try to do all what I need on the only bike I have and I can't afford the luxury to buy a bike for each riding style....my V gave me the best I wanted and the only remaining part for me is a cruise like seat which I am working on now....


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i've been riding with a backride most of the time with my group, each lasting 4-6hr one-way ride. i cannot recommend the backrest for the driver, during long rides, you will sometimes want to move your body forward or backwards to battle strain and fatigue.

the passsenger backrest is nice though, my partner really loves it when she uses my oxford back to be her backrest compared to not having any backrest at all.

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Had a Russell seat on my ST1300 and loved it. Taller than stock is a downside. No, they don't look good, but you can't see it when your sitting on it and if your that worried about looks perhaps you need to switch brands/bikes.
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I've done plenty of long rides in comfort with my stock seat but my posterior is probably within the design dimensions of the stock seat. I've heard people say the stock seat is miserable too, guess it comes down to the size and shape of a particular rider's posterior and what works for them.
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Haha...I love that. Too right...who cares what others think, if it suits you then do it
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