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Offline Princess Butt

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What makes the newer touring seats different?
« on: February 14, 2018, 01:49:56 PM »
For touring bikes, how different are the 2008-2013 seats versus 2014 and later?

Is there any chance of interchange, or are they so different that itís not worth the bother?

I currently have a 2012 Ultra Limited. If I buy a new seat and trade the bike in a year or two, it would be nice to know if the seat will swap.

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Re: What makes the newer touring seats different?
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 03:48:08 PM »
Seats for the baggers are same fit from 2008 and up. Now there are variations between models, the seat might mount up but not fit properly. A seat from a Road King will mount to a Ultra, but I believe the nose is shaped differently.

I don't know if i would worry about it. You could buy a seat that fits you '12, that might fit the same model through '18, but what is the '19 models change? Or perhaps you decide to go to a different model and the seat mounts, but doesn't fit quite right? Are you going to buy a bike because you have a seat that fits it?

Buy a seat, keep your old one and put it back on when you trade and sell the "custom" seat separately.
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Re: What makes the newer touring seats different?
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 06:49:59 PM »
As PoorUB said, they will fit. Buy the seat you want. A seat that is comfortable is so worth it.
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Re: What makes the newer touring seats different?
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 08:14:56 PM »
Don't buy a harley Hammock, other that the heated part, it's the worse thing that I've put my arse on. My sister bought it for me 4 years ago. I wish it was a Mustang. I get numb after 100-150 miles. The stock one is the same.. :gob: :gob: :gob: :gob:

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Re: What makes the newer touring seats different?
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2018, 04:09:42 AM »
I have the Hammock seat now. It was good when new, but the suspension part of the insides is stretched out. I had additional foam put in there, but it didnít give me the results I had hoped for.

If we trade the Ultra Limited, weíll probably go to a Road Glide Ultra.
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Re: What makes the newer touring seats different?
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2018, 03:40:33 PM »
For me the seat on my '17 SGS was not very comfy.  Got a Mustang LowDown & backrest - I'm a happy camper now!