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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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new member with a seat question

I finally managed to buy the GL1200 Iíve been in love with since I was a teenager. Iíve got a few hundred miles on it now, the seat looks good and initially sits ok, but after a short time becomes very uncomfortable, I keep sliding forward. The whole trip is spent moving back and readjusting, Iím 6í2 and 190 lbs so I feel Iím kinda in the tall side of average build. Is there a seat that would tilt back more? I feel like if it tilted me back into the saddle itíd be much more comfortable. Perhaps one that gives a little more leg room? I see a couple Corbin masters seats on eBay but Iím reluctant to buy a 300.00 used seat to find out.
Any help or input would be appreciated
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-23-2019, 07:20 PM
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Hello and welcome to the forum.
May I suggest looking into having the current seat resized for you. https://day-long.com/



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Welcome to GWOF from Down Under. I have been riding a 1200 for 75,000 miles. I am 160lbs, 5ft 10in and fitted a Saddleman which is a big improvement over the original.

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Hello and welcome to the forum.
May I suggest looking into having the current seat resized for you. https://day-long.com/
That’s probably a good idea, I guess it’d have to wait till fall as I need something to sit on, any idea of the cost of these seats?
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Welcome to GWOF from Down Under. I have been riding a 1200 for 75,000 miles. I am 160lbs, 5ft 10in and fitted a Saddleman which is a big improvement over the original.
Those look awesome, also they state that they address ss my issues. Thanks for the tip
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The pricing is on their website, but I have a couple more for you to look at.
http://diamondseats.com/honda-vintage-gl/
http://hartcoseats.com/honda-goldwing/



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The pricing is on their website, but I have a couple more for you to look at.
http://diamondseats.com/honda-vintage-gl/
http://hartcoseats.com/honda-goldwing/
These seats are designed for you.



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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your Wing purchase.

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post #9 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-24-2019, 04:30 AM
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Seth, before you spend the money on a new seat, try some cushions first. You can position the cushion forward so you're only sitting on the rear and compressing that enough to get the rearward lean.

Those cushions that use adjustable air bladders, such as Air Hawk, will probably work best for that. Of course, they are also the most expensive.

You'll spend no more than half the cost of a replacement seat, probably less. If it doesn't work, hang on to it. Even the replacement may some day need a cushion.
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