wonder what seats are out there that will sit me lower for the time being untill i can get taller bars?
Look at the Dennis Kirk or JP Cycles website see the different brands and sizes. Then go to eBay and see if they have what you need.I sat on a street glide at the dealer today that had 12" bars on it and man it felt great! I believe 10" would be ideal for me. So now i need to figure out what brand to get that will fit what i need and not break me. Also trying to fix the awful head buffeting. I got an amazon 7" recurve windshield and it helped very little, not nearly enough.I dont want to have to put a huge tall shield on it..There has to be a better one thats still not real short that will stop this.I also got the wind deflector that goes between the forks and dont think it did anything at all.
Thats what i was thinking about trying. Does anyone know what size the stock bars are? Just by a rough measure it seems they are already 10" but that cant be right because the one i sat on with the 12" seemed way taller than just 2 more inches..?Look at the Dennis Kirk or JP Cycles website see the different brands and sizes. Then go to eBay and see if they have what you need.
I agree with all of this. I'll just add in, that had I known about Russell Day Long when I had my Ultra Classic, I would have had my seat made by them. I spent a lot of time and money seat hunting when I had that bike and always felt okay on it, but never amazing. I have an RDL on my current bike and honestly, I will never have another touring bike without one. They build the seat to your specific body dimensions. They're not cheap, but neither is the trial and error of seat hunting.Congrats on the new SG. Bars and seats are very personal and not one size fits all. Some seats are firm, some cushy, some better for short riders, some for tall, some for bar hopping, some for long touring, and you need to keep the missus happy back there too so that's another factor. I recommend you put some thought into the seat and solve that first. Sounds like you want something that gets you lower which may impact the buffeting and hand position. Then with the seat solved, you have your base to figure out exactly what bars/shield would be best. There are dozens (hundreds?) of choices for seats, with everything you could imagine. Take your time and keep searching. Don't limit yourself to HD dealers. Some popular names with websites / info....Lepera, Mustang, Corbin, Saddleman, C&C Custom. Also poke around on J&P Cycles, Dennis Kirk, and other HD aftermarket on-line sellers.