Seat for Shorty with Street Glide - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
Harley-DavidsonForums.com is an independent enthusiast website owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc. Harley-DavidsonForums.com is not sponsored by or in any way affiliated with Harley-Davidson Inc.. The Harley Davidson names and logos are trademarks owned by Harley-Davidson Inc.

Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum > Specific Model Areas > Touring General Discussions

» Insurance
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-23-2012, 11:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
Member
 
ernstw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ma
Posts: 45
Seat for Shorty with Street Glide

I just bought a 2013 Street Glide, Does anybody have any suggestion for a lower or reduced reach seat? Thanks
ernstw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 02:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
bgdv1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: butler,pa
Posts: 1,381
Garage
harley has a reduced reach seat
__________________
2011 black denim SG,SE 103 w/255 cams, SE ventilator,decatted header pipe,SE 4" pipes, SEPST,
10" LA Chopper Twin Peaks bagger bars, lots of xtra chrome,ipod,garmin 255W, 19"/18" contrast chrome agitators
bgdv1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 08:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: GulfCoast
Posts: 3
I have a 2012 and sent my seat to Mean City Cycles.They did a great job on it. I am 5'8 and can touch flat footed with no shoes on.
Poppa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 09:26 PM   #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: georgia
Posts: 106
I have an '04 RK and I put the reach seat on mine. I'm 5'6 and it does pretty well. Can't flat foot both feet, but one down and one on the brake suits me fine. A bit expensive....but suits me. YMMV
alii1959 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2012, 09:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
Ride Hard
 
DSMITH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: SoCal
Posts: 802
I been down the seat search for road and found all reduced reach seat do is shove your junk in to the tank. Drop the rear an inch with a set of shocks. Buy an adjustable back rest. You will be a lot more comfortable.
DSMITH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 08:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: boston
Posts: 5
badlander seat

i have a badlander seat, and it feels much lower than the stock seat on my 2010. It is not as comfy though.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg sideview.jpg (621.6 KB, 28 views)
loubigbalz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-26-2012, 09:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Cleveland, ohio
Posts: 10
I have an 11 streetglide and I am 5'3" with a 26" inseam!
I did a number of things to to lower my glide. I lowered the front by changing the springs which brought the front down 1", I lowered the back by 2"s with take down blocks, and I lowered the seat 3"s with a Drop Seat Kit from FatBaggers.com.
Wearing boots with 2" heals I can reach the ground.
I also had the seat redone to push me forward 2"s which made it easier to reach the brake.
I am now looking at getting rid of the air shocks and take down blocks and going with a spring shock.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMAG0232.jpg (984.9 KB, 69 views)
File Type: jpg IMAG0231.jpg (993.2 KB, 41 views)
File Type: jpg IMAG0233.jpg (899.4 KB, 46 views)
STClassic01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-27-2012, 09:47 AM   #8 (permalink)
Member
 
ernstw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ma
Posts: 45
Thanks for the help, I bought a Harley reduce reach seat, I like the way it pushes me foward, I hate the look of the passenger seat, it's huge.. I called Mean City cycles and they don't cut the back seat. Does anybody know of a company who does cut the back seat or did anybody have their stock seat altered to be pushed foward by mean city? Ever better, does anybody know of a low profile seat that pushes you foward? Thanks
ernstw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 06:04 AM   #9 (permalink)
Member
 
ernstw's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Ma
Posts: 45
Who did you have redo the seat? it looks good in the pics.
ernstw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 01:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Cleveland, ohio
Posts: 10
I had the seat done at a local upholsterer because I didn't want to wait to get it back, and I was able to voice my likes and dislikes to a person face to face.
It's not the best job I believe but it's made the way I want it. Like I said it pushes me forward and it has a jelpak. I could raise the handlebars a little but I just don't want to go through the bother of taking the fairing and radio apart again.
I am looking at changing the shocks. I measured from bolt center to bolt center to where the blocks are mounted and I think I can go with a 10 1/2 to 11 inch shock and do away with the take down blocks. If anyone has any thoughts about that I'd appreciate hearing them.
One more thing when I get to old to hold the bike up anymore FATBAGGERS has the trike conversion kit.
STClassic01 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:25 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
This site is in no way affiliated with Harley-Davidson
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum