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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-24-2019, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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i recently acquired the new 2018 Goldwing. I find the back seat is a through disgrace compared to my old 2012 model. The old model seat was so comfortable i have had two pillions actually fall asleep. It also was able to convince, reluctant daughters of Eve who had a slight apprehension of going for a ride to get on the bike. Once they sat on the back seat (bike stationary) they would be ready to go for a ride. Not this new Goldwing. I recently went on a tour with a young lady, who had travelled with me on my 2012 model before, the first leg was a 7 hr ride, after which she was so sore she was non functional. Needless to say she had nothing good to say about the seat. Is there any after market seat that can revive the old comfort level. I would have expected an improvement on the comfort of what is generally known as the most comfortable tourer in the world. Is taking legal action an option. What is wrong with Honda ?
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 10:30 AM
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The seat on your 2012 wing was old and a little softer, just like a couch or any other thing you sit on. Over time it becomes softer, I think your comparing a seat that is broke-in to a new one that is not. But I'm only guessing. You might want a to try air hawk cushion for the passenger.
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I know of several co-riders that have no complaints on the newer models' seat as far as comfort and feel goes. Some are less than impressed with the seating space though, the new model is definitely shy of room compared to the previous model.

Corbin, Hartco, Ultimate and Russell (perhaps others) all have aftermarket options for seats for the new model wing.

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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-26-2019, 04:45 AM
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I know that Wingsoft also has a modification for the new Wing.
http://www.bikesolutionsllc.com/2018-goldwing.html

I have one on my 2010 and enjoy the ride.

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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 07:22 AM
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I've used a company "Mean City Cycles" to modify my seats on my 93 Goldwing and 96 Vulcan, very happy with both mods (wife also). You give them the measurements of rider & driver, what you want to accomplish (I wanted to be lower & moved back), you ship them your seat and they have back to you within a week. Very nice people to work with and much more affordable than aftermarket seats, I recommend them. Our rides are much more comfortable on our butts, I also use a sheepskin sometimes on longer rides and it feels good.

http://www.meancitycycles.com/
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-19-2019, 10:17 AM
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My wife is one of the two women in the USA that like the seat, I went with a RDL

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