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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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Lowest seat?

Does anyone know of a seat that 1: is the lowest, and brings you the furthest toward for a Dyna super glide?
I'm 5'2" and could use it a bit lower and closer to the forward pegs.



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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-25-2012, 04:27 PM Thread Starter
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Furthest forward. Sry for the typo.


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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 01:52 PM
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There is a Reach Seat from HD, I tried it when I first bought bike, not confy at all, try a used StreetBob solo seat, or 11" rear shocks will do trick.

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Find a custom seat builder / upholster in your local area and have them fit the seat to your size and needs.
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If you can ride out to hollister, ca or Daytona, fl...visit Corbin seat, they will fit you and you can test ride the seat and with your new seat same day,


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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 09:07 PM
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Not just the lowest; also look at the front of the saddle to see how narrow it is. Makes a big difference in touching the ground at stops.

A Vintage Wide Mustang on my FXDC is way wider for support, but very narrow up front.

At 5' 2", you will be way more comfortable with mids than forwards IMHO.

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Danny Gray butt crack is what is on my wifes Dyna. She's your height and she can stop flat footed. Lowest I've found.

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-29-2012, 09:35 PM
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Highly recommend lowering the bike as much as possible without compromising handling. That mean no lowering block. Then see how you fit the bike. After lowering the bike look for a lower seat (if still needed). I have a short inseam and have been down this road a few time. Your going to spend several hours in the saddle you need a good seat. Shave to much of the seat and your not going to enjoy those long rides. Look at a good pair of riding boots. If you loose a little in the suspension, a little in the seat, and wrap up with a good boot. Follow these rule and end up very happy.

You can't make up for shortness with one extreme modification.
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Highly recommend lowering the bike as much as possible without compromising handling.

That is a tough one. These bikes throw sparks, especially to the right, pretty easy. Even if you are not an aggressive rider you may need whatever lean angle there is now in an emergency; lowering will reduce lean angle.

Try the seat first and then lower if you must. Act like you are buying a seat from them and perhaps your local H-D Dealer can help at their "Fit Shop". Worth a try.

Riding boots was a great suggestion; thicker sole and heel.

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At 5'2" unless you are all legs I just don't see you being able to use the forward controls. I'm 5'8" with a 32" inseam and I certainly can't use the standard ones and can just barley use the reduced reach forward controls.

I'd seriously look at using the mids.
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