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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 09:43 PM Thread Starter
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Had my stock seat "re-done"...

One of the few complaints I had about my Thunderbird was the stock seat was way too "firm" for my liking. I would ride to the rallys and check out the "seat guys", looking for an option other than Corbin, or another "out of the box" seat. [Nothing wrong with those options, I'm just kinda picky.]

Finally found a guy I liked, and watched him do a seat or two. I got a good "vibe" from him and liked his work. After some on-line research, I went back to a local Bike Night where I knew he was set-up. I had him do a "double memory foam" install on my seat, and requested he move me "up" and "back" a bit.

Holy crap-what a HUGE difference! I can ride for hours now and never need to move/adjust my position. The best part was I got to watch him do it, and throughout the process he would stop, put the seat on the bike and ask "how's that?" Seriously, if you can find a guy who will customize your seat while you wait, right in front of you, it's something to consider...
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-08-2012, 10:45 PM
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A few years ago when I lived in Cincinnati I had a Road King Classic and I sent my seat down to MeanCity Cycles outside of Charlotte. They put memory foam in it and the seat looked and felt great. Now I live near Charlotte and just bought a Thunderbird a few weeks ago. I brought the seat up to MeanCity Cycles for their double foam. The price is very reasonable and although I've only gone on one short ride since it was done, I know it will be well worth it. If anyone is interested, get on a Harley forum and I'm sure MeanCity Cycles will be a topic of discussion. Their work is excellent and their customer service is even better. I guess the one disadvantage is that unless you live in the area, you can't be there while they work on it. Since they weren't changing the seating position for me, I just dropped the seat off and picked it up a week later. But if you check the forums you'll see that people from all over the country send them their seats. I think that no matter who you use, as Tallboy 67 said to start this thread, memory foam in the stock seats are a definite improvement.
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Seriously, if you can find a guy who will customize your seat while you wait, right in front of you, it's something to consider...
That is exactly what I did. I wanted something made to fit my butt.




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I really like the mod that Frank Turnier did to my America seat. It fits my butt and I can ride all day. His work is excellent, it's an inexpensive option, and his service is speedy. Check him out at http://greatdaytoride.com/.


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