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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Unread 09-09-2019, 04:06 PM Thread Starter
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installed a Mustang "Tripper" Solo Seat

I'll need to ride the seat a few hundred miles to get it broke in to truly evaluate its comfort...and guess what we have 5 days of rain forecast...so will be a while. While side by side pictures would indicate that the Mustang seat to be much thicker it actually only raises the seat height 1". I also like how it fits up around the gas tank much better than the stock seat..













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Looks good. How is it held on and does it scoot the rider forward any?
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That looks great on your bike, does it move you forward any? Thanks for the pic's, I think I need one of those.
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The Mustang seat attaches to the bike exactly like the OEM seat. Mustang provided two stainless steel bolts but I preferred to use the OEM bolts and put a snug fitting flat rubber washer on each bolt to retain them when removing the seat....don't want them falling out and getting lost down in the framework.


The fore/aft seating position is the same as OEM as far as I can tell by noting crotch position from back of tank.






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looking forward for your after a long ride review . Thanks
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I hope you will forgive me for playing fast and loose with your pictures, but here is a comparison of your seats.
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Cool, keep us updated. I like the looks of this a lot more than the Corbin.
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I hope you will forgive me for playing fast and loose with your pictures, but here is a comparison of your seats.

That comparison definitely shows the perception that the Mustang seat would appear to raise the seat height significantly. Notice the amount the Mustang seat hangs below the frame member giving it a thicker look. What I did was measure each seats height from the floor. And it shows the difference in fit with the gas tank.








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I originally just eyeballed the tape measure to check the seat height change between the Mustang and OEM and came up with 1" higher for the Mustang ....but today I used a straight edge and measured carefully and came up with Mustang seat only being 5/8" higher. And the seating position for both seats from the gas tank is virtually the same.



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Excellent, Thank you for giving us all the good info.

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