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Since I'm a new owner of a Softail Standard,I thought that I would see who else here owns the same.
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Anyone know of a seat that will sit you back further in the saddle. I currently have a badlander seat on my FXSTI but I'm not liking it too much. I would rather have something like the Harley Tall Boy that sits you back an additional 1.75" and further up 2" to get you a bit more leg room however, they don't make one for the FXST. I already have the extended forward controls on it but want a bit more leg room......any idea's for a new seat tall riders out there?

I have an existing question on another thread regarding the full rear fender on a FXST. Nobody has responded yet. My question is: Which fender did you use and what sort of modifications, if any did you have to do to make it fit. Did it bolt right up or did you have to drill additional holes.

I'm wondering if I can get away with using a fatboy, heritage or deluxe fender on my '03 FXST.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Any issues installing the fatboy rear fender or does it bolt right up? Any info helps as I am going to do the same with my '03.

nochrome said:
SeaDog, my bike is an 01 and the fender is new from harley purchased in May 05. It bolts on with no mods. the wiring harness is plenty long enough and your existing tail light flips over to be mounted on. With that said though you will have to buy the chrome mounting plate for your tail light. All plugs are the same. The one thing I did not like was when HD went to a wider tire in 02 or 03 they bent in the small channel in the underside of the fender to make room without having to reconstruct a new fender. this seems to have weekend the fender in terms of its stiffness. You can twist the fender now by hand. Not a big deal but just one of those things I noticed. Also you will have a rubber channel with 3m tape that will be used to hold your wiring up inside the fender. I liked the older fenders with the hangers spot welded on. You will need to take the connector off the end to slip the harness through (do not cut the wires, they pull out/unlock if you know what your doing then lock back in when you done). Easy job with no problems.
Thanks - exactly the information I was hoping to hear.
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