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Old 09-06-2003, 02:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Fatboy stock seat

I've read a few places that I should wait awhile for the stock seat to break in before giving up on it. Now I have 1600 Miles and its not much better! I like the way it looks but would really like it to be more user friendly. Is there anyone that can rework the seat to soften it up a bit?
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Old 09-08-2003, 02:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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When I got my Fatboy in 1999, I had a hard time with my seat as well.
I had a guy swap out the foam from HD and add car seat foam (or something like car seat foam) and then they re-installed the same leather that came on the bike. It was a cheap alternative and the seat has held up well for over 4 years now. I have about 18,000 miles on that seat now and I do some long rides. I can ride for 8-10 hours and my rear is fine. The guy charged me $150.00 to swap out the foam, and it still looks like the orignal stock seat. Maybe this can be an alternative for you.

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Old 09-08-2003, 08:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dave,
Thats exactly what I was looking for!! I really like the look of the seat and bought a tool bag to match. If you or anyone knows someone in Northern NJ I'll be there tomorrow otherwise I'll ship it in the off season. Just got the new bike even with the bad ride I aint gonna miss a day untill it snows.
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Old 09-09-2003, 01:38 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I had them do my seat and the passenger seat. It really looks good.
It looks just like the seat came from the HD factory. It was a fast turn around. I dropped it off on a Friday and I picked it up on a Sunday.
I've done 1100 mile rides with that seat with no problems.

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Old 09-10-2003, 09:30 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I've heard of guys using Heritage foam innards under the Fatboy cover... actually got to ride a freinds bike set-up like that... but I thought it was kinda cushy... BTW, I have 18K on the stock seat... I guess my ass is just the right shape for the stock seat...(wide and fat)
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