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I've only been out with it once, but I wanted to offer my impressions of the Parts Unlimited low-profile solo seat (with flame stitch.)

I was searching endlessly for reviews of this thing before I purchased, but only a handful forum members are using this seat. To begin with, it looks great. The quality of the materials is very good. There is a solar-reflective leather on the main part of the seat, and a heavy vinyl on the edges. I really love how it shows off more of the rear fender. You can really see Lola's ass now, and **** she looks good! Now I just need to find a way to clean up those rear fender bolts. I don't want to cover the fender with a rack, so some type of plug might be the answer. Overall, it looks the price. The stitching is well done, and the flame pattern is very nice. Goes great with the flames on the tank....



The PU seat is noticeably wider than the stocker. That's both good and bad. The good part is there's more real estate under your butt. You feel more planted on the bike, and cutouts at the front of the fake strut mounts are well hidden. The down side is that if you're vertically challenged like myself (30 inch inseam) your legs are stretching slightly further to touch the ground. It's not a big deal, but if you're shorter than me you'll want to keep this in mind.

As for comfort, no complaints here. I won't say it's more plush than stock, but I certainly like the feel better. More importantly, I did not feel it pushing me forward like some say about the Mustang solo seat. Installation was easy, but Phats forgot one of the bolts used to secure the rear anchor onto the bike. It's not a big deal because I like the stock chrome hardware much better than the black bolts from PU. You will be re-using the front L-bracket from your stock seat, so switching between this and the stock one would not be a fast transition.



The buying experience from Phats Performance was average. It took a week for them to get the seat, and two weeks for ground shipping to the Toronto area. Would I buy it again? **** yeah. But I will come back here after a couple months to update this review if it warrants.

Thanks for reading folks.

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Very nice. You will have to let us know about riding longer distances.
 

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wormburner said:
I've only been out with it once, but I wanted to offer my impressions of the Parts Unlimited low-profile solo seat (with flame stitch.)

I was searching endlessly for reviews of this thing before I purchased, but only a handful forum members are using this seat. To begin with, it looks great. The quality of the materials is very good. There is a solar-reflective leather on the main part of the seat, and a heavy vinyl on the edges. I really love how it shows off more of the rear fender. You can really see Lola's ass now, and **** she looks good! Now I just need to find a way to clean up those rear fender bolts. I don't want to cover the fender with a rack, so some type of plug might be the answer. Overall, it looks the price. The stitching is well done, and the flame pattern is very nice. Goes great with the flames on the tank....



The PU seat is noticeably wider than the stocker. That's both good and bad. The good part is there's more real estate under your butt. You feel more planted on the bike, and cutouts at the front of the fake strut mounts are well hidden. [color=maroon]The down side is that if you're vertically challenged like myself (30 inch inseam) your legs are stretching slightly further to touch the ground[/color]. It's not a big deal, but if you're shorter than me you'll want to keep this in mind.

As for comfort, no complaints here. I won't say it's more plush than stock, but I certainly like the feel better. More importantly, I did not feel it pushing me forward like some say about the Mustang solo seat. Installation was easy, but Phats forgot one of the bolts used to secure the rear anchor onto the bike. It's not a big deal because I like the stock chrome hardware much better than the black bolts from PU. You will be re-using the front L-bracket from your stock seat, so switching between this and the stock one would not be a fast transition.

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The buying experience from Phats Performance was average. It took a week for them to get the seat, and two weeks for ground shipping to the Toronto area. Would I buy it again? **** yeah. But I will come back here after a couple months to update this review if it warrants.

Thanks for reading folks.

'Burner
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Thanks for the review friend!!
 

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Where did you buy your seat from. I've seen alot of good reviews on this seat.

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I'll also recommend this seat....well actually my wife recommends this seat. But it is a good bit wider than stock. She is about 5'-6" and was comfortable with the stock seat but this one pushes her legs out wider and therefore makes it a little tougher touching the ground. We put on a L&M lowering spring and that made a big difference.
 

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I been contemplating getting this seat for some time now and still haven't got around to ordering one. Have bought several new rifles that I couldn't resist and have been putting off getting a new seat. I do not like that you say its wider cause I'm am also vertically challenged with a 29-30" inseam, so may have to move my 1" drop to the 2.25" setting when i order mine. Hope I can run the 2.25" drop with the 240 when the time comes, may have to do some trimming under the fender.

Please post further riding experience out of it and if it hold up well.
 

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I have the Avon 240 and the 2 1/4" drop and there are no issues. I had my reservations but I have a bunch on miles on the tire and lowering links and it has not bottomed out at all. Now I'm also not riding two up either.

With this seat and the L&M lowering spring there are no issues. It is actually lower than stock even with the wider seat.
 

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Interesting info, I ride my stryker similar to a sport bike, and constantly scraping the pegs. So the extra height sounds like a good thing to me, I have a 34" inseam, so height won't be an issue. I am hesitating getting a solo seat due to my ex still ride our bikes together, and just in case something happens to his bike, he can ride on the back of mine. Lol!! :)
 

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Interesting info, I ride my stryker similar to a sport bike, and constantly scraping the pegs. So the extra height sounds like a good thing to me, I have a 34" inseam, so height won't be an issue. I am hesitating getting a solo seat due to my ex still ride our bikes together, and just in case something happens to his bike, he can ride on the back of mine. Lol!! :)
ya just never know. lol especially if he rides a Harley.
 

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I have the Avon 240 and the 2 1/4" drop and there are no issues. I had my reservations but I have a bunch on miles on the tire and lowering links and it has not bottomed out at all. Now I'm also not riding two up either.

With this seat and the L&M lowering spring there are no issues. It is actually lower than stock even with the wider seat.
Good to know, I still ride my Links on the 1" drop but have been contemplating moving it down to the 2.25" for awhile and getting used it to. The add this seat to lower it even more, with the 1" drop i can barely flat foot the bike as it is lol.

So would be adding this seat and lowering the link to its lowest setting should help out a lot, I never ride 2 up so i was hoping to not see any issues with a 240 tire.

Thx for the reassurance
 

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I would be interested in an update on this seat. I am considering the PU seat with the back rest. 28" inseam and I just bought the PCS links to drop it 1". The back support would be welcome. Other options or options would be appreciated too.

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I would be interested in an update on this seat. I am considering the PU seat with the back rest. 28" inseam and I just bought the PCS links to drop it 1". The back support would be welcome. Other options or options would be appreciated too.

Cheers!
I got this seat about 6 motnhs ago and had to do some work on it, I'm 6,3 after 40 mins my tailbone was killing me because the seat doesnt have enought back support also because I taller i kept pushing myself backwards, I was refered to this guy which shaved some padding from the slope section and made a tailbone channel WHAT A DIFFERENCES! I can go all day long without any pain. I would suggest to get the one that has the backrest.
 

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I would be interested in an update on this seat. I am considering the PU seat with the back rest. 28" inseam and I just bought the PCS links to drop it 1". The back support would be welcome. Other options or options would be appreciated too.

Cheers!
I do not have the back rest, just the smooth solo seat, w/ yamaha rear fender rack. With the stock seat, I would get saddle sore after about an hour of riding. On the PU seat, I can go much further between breaks. I'm 5'11" w/ a 32" inseam, and w/ the PCS links on 2'1/4" drop and the PU seat, my knees are bent pretty good when sitting and flat footed on the ground.
 
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