The stock seat was killing me, so last season I went with an Airhawk 2 cruiser pad, which helped, but I still had pain after about an hour, up from a half hour.
When I decided to pull the trigger on the Ultimate seat, I called them up and the first thing they asked me is my height and weight. When I told them, they told me that the seat wouldn’t work for my height/weight. They would sell me one, but that I would probably be returning it. So rather than fork over $500 to find out if it worked or not, I started scouring ebay for used seats. I never did see an ultimate seat, but there are many mustang’s available that fit the bike.
I lucked out and found one that was listed in excellent shape, and it was local. I decided to win this auction and was able to pick it up on 5/3. The seller was correct, the seat was in excellent condition, not a mark on it and was obviously well taken care of. He stated that he had purchased it last year, and used it for the season. He stated that is selling his V-Star this year and put back on the stock seat, sot that is why it was avaliable. So, lucky for me I got a great deal on a slightly used Mustang Wide Tourer (Model 75266).
I’ve put about 75 miles on it since 5/3, and all it has made a hugh difference. It does push me forward about an inch toward the tank, but I have 4 inch extensions, so my knee angle is not that much off compared to the stock seat. My feet are positioned a little differently on the floorboards, but it’s not far off from where they were with the stock seat. I just need to get used to the new foot position.
The bike feels better to me now, an “in the bike” feeling versus an “on the bike” feeling. With this seat it feels more “natural” to me, meaning that leaning, accelerating, slowing, stopping feel better.
Bottom line – My rear feels a lot better even after 75 miles. Mustang has another satisfied customer. Why did I wait so long…