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My 14 ultra had me a little to crowded forward. I also felt the seat wasn't breaking in and wasn't comfortable. I switched to the hammock seat and what a difference. Moving back changed my foot position and gave me a better feel. The seat is comfortable as well. If you are tall give the Hammock a try.


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I went with the Ultimate LowBoy. World of difference.
 

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Ric, I was drooling over the Ultra for a while. The wife and I made a trip to New Orleans back in July. I took advantage and rented an Ultra from the Harley shop there. I felt the same way. We both hated the seat. I stopped drooling over the Ultra and changed my desire to the Road Glide when the new ones came out. Proud owner now, lol.
 

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My 14 ultra had me a little to crowded forward. I also felt the seat wasn't breaking in and wasn't comfortable. I switched to the hammock seat and what a difference. Moving back changed my foot position and gave me a better feel. The seat is comfortable as well. If you are tall give the Hammock a try.


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Yep. I also have the Hammock seat. It doesn't really move you back, it just raises you. Which is what I needed being 6'6". Damned expensive seat, but has been worth every penny for me!
 

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I bought the Hammock also. Don't care for being lifted but the rest of it for the rider is great. However for the wife, she is why we were looking for a better seat, it did absolutely nothing for her comfort. For as much as this thing cost you would think there would be more benefit for the passenger also.
 

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I bought the Hammock also. Don't care for being lifted but the rest of it for the rider is great. However for the wife, she is why we were looking for a better seat, it did absolutely nothing for her comfort. For as much as this thing cost you would think there would be more benefit for the passenger also.
I get where your coming from, but, remember, we all have different butts. How do they design a seat that's comfy for to every one? 10 guys try riding the same bike, I bet you get at least 5 or 6 different opinions. The issue with seats is cost and being able to try them before laying out the cash. Some seats you can try others good luck. Hope you guys find something that works.
 

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I've been riding the OEM RK seat since 2001 when I got the bike. 56+ miles (3 years overseas slowed my riding pace). Maybe something's wrong with my butt.
 

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The stock seat works for me not the boss. I am only using the Hammock because I bought it. If someone came along that wanted it I would sell it to them.
 

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I am thinking real hard about a Mustang w\ backrest.
700.00 is a lot of $$, but the stock seat on my ultra does suck...

You guys think they are worth it??
 

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I am thinking real hard about a Mustang w\ backrest.
700.00 is a lot of $$, but the stock seat on my ultra does suck...

You guys think they are worth it??
I paid $480 for the Ultimate Low Boy with back rest. Worth every penny. The stock seat is chitty.

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Ric, I was drooling over the Ultra for a while. The wife and I made a trip to New Orleans back in July. I took advantage and rented an Ultra from the Harley shop there. I felt the same way. We both hated the seat. I stopped drooling over the Ultra and changed my desire to the Road Glide when the new ones came out. Proud owner now, lol.
Congrats on the new Road glide.
 

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just got mine back from the local guy that does seats for the bikers around here - first I road over he took measurements listened - decided to move me back 2 inches (we also adjusted the stock harley back rest mechanism back 2 inches to match new seat) he decided to leave the overall seat height alone but built up the seat sides in rider area with many layers of diff density foam to put lots of support under my legs which takes presure off my butt - he did nothing to pass area which girlfriend likes ok. he made a new like kind cover with fancy stiching. I like it very much - very comfortable - it took 3 weeks cost $300
 

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just got mine back from the local guy that does seats for the bikers around here - first I road over he took measurements listened - decided to move me back 2 inches (we also adjusted the stock harley back rest mechanism back 2 inches to match new seat) he decided to leave the overall seat height alone but built up the seat sides in rider area with many layers of diff density foam to put lots of support under my legs which takes presure off my butt - he did nothing to pass area which girlfriend likes ok. he made a new like kind cover with fancy stiching. I like it very much - very comfortable - it took 3 weeks cost $300

Very nice. What city are you in?


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My 14 ultra had me a little to crowded forward. I also felt the seat wasn't breaking in and wasn't comfortable. I switched to the hammock seat and what a difference. Moving back changed my foot position and gave me a better feel. The seat is comfortable as well. If you are tall give the Hammock a try.


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Did the seat move you up at all? I am looking for a new seat for my 14 street glide. Like you, I am looking to move back. However I do not want to be raised up at all.
 

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Did the seat move you up at all? I am looking for a new seat for my 14 street glide. Like you, I am looking to move back. However I do not want to be raised up at all.
Don't get the Hammock then. It will raise you up and bring you back maybe an inch. Your dealer probably has a demo seat section which is what sold me on it to begin with. I tried every seat they had and naturally, my buns and body liked the most expensive one. I don't regret it though!

Look into their Tallboy seat instead. It's supposed to move you back 2 or 3 inches without raising you up, but it did little for my long legs. My knees still felt like they were up by my ears.
 

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I bought the Sundowner for my SG. But like the mentioned about the hammock it I raised me up a little. Not sure how much but it is enough that my taller windshield I put on is not as effective now. Definitely more comfortable on the butt for rider and passenger.
 

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I can't help but disagree about some statements that the factory seats are a pile of junk. One seat will not fit all people and just because it does not fit you does not mean it is crap. Rode my 2014 Ultra almost 1200 miles this past Sat/Sunday without any problems. ALOT of people never change their seats and are fine, ALOT of people do change their seats because the were not. My handlebars need to reach a bit closer to fit me better but I would hardly call them crap. I'm sorry about the rant but it seems like every time someone has a fitment issue it is because it's "chitty". Over the years I have used different seat manufacturers on different bikes, some with success, some not. It can be an expensive experiment to find what works best for you in the long run.
 

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I can't help but disagree about some statements that the factory seats are a pile of junk. One seat will not fit all people and just because it does not fit you does not mean it is crap. Rode my 2014 Ultra almost 1200 miles this past Sat/Sunday without any problems. ALOT of people never change their seats and are fine, ALOT of people do change their seats because the were not. My handlebars need to reach a bit closer to fit me better but I would hardly call them crap. I'm sorry about the rant but it seems like every time someone has a fitment issue it is because it's "chitty". Over the years I have used different seat manufacturers on different bikes, some with success, some not. It can be an expensive experiment to find what works best for you in the long run.
good post!
 
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