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Hey guys I have a question for you all. I do not like the Mustang seat set-up that Boss Hoss uses. I don't really have a complaint about the comfort, I'd give it an 8/10 in that department. I don't like the way it attaches to the bike. I have to remove the rear tank mounting bolts and loosen the front tank bolts to get it off just to access my battery! That seems rediculas to me. I also don't like the idea of the seat pan lifting me higher off the bike ... The wind beats the heck out of me when riding at any kind of speed. I looked at some of the other bikes in Daytona that have the Corbin set-up. You sit a lot lower and you don't get near the wind when riding ... it feels 100% more comfortable and I like the lower sitting look better too!

I went over to see Corbin while down in FL. I looked at the seat they make now for the Boss. It is a great looking seat and it looses the seat pan idea of the Mustang too. You sit lower in the saddle so you miss all the wind. The problem I did not like was this: I use the storage under my passenger seat. I like that it is pretty "water tight" and I use it to store extra gear ... I don't want it wet. I've been caught in big rain and yes it will get some water in there under heavy condition from the sidecover gaps. Corbin is willing to design a seat that will make the compartment as water tight or better then the Mustang set-up IF there is enough interest out here! Right now their seat has a piece that pulls out of passenger bottom to access the storage ... water would fill that sucker up in notime in a heavy rain. They never realized some of us have storage - they thought we all had an aux fuel tank there!

If any of you would be slightly interested PLEASE drop Corbin a note here:

http://www.corbin.com/new/mrequest.shtml

Address the note to VINCE. Vince is the number two guy just below Mike Corbin so he has the power to make decision. I spoke to Vince in Daytona and he has no problem with us overloading him with requests :D

I sure hope there is enough of us to make a difference ... Thanks for listening to my ramblings too! :D
 

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Another thing you can do with the bikes that use a seat pan, use the wide moulding to edge the top of your luggage box. Set your pan on the bike and measure the between seat pan and the compartment. By a piece of foam strip for weather seal and apply to the top of the edging material. Seals the compartment and adds some support to the seat pan.

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That would be a temp solution and I will use the bag idea now to keep my things dry. Hopefully they (Corbin) can come up with a solution other then the center of the seat lifting out though. Thanks

Tim
I have added the molding already with foam seal on that! Took that idea from somebody else but forget who/where. I get water in from the gap between the side panels and seat pan. My biggest thing is to loose the seat pan altogether! I don't like the way it looks and I don't like the way it raises me up into the blast of air compared to riding a bike without a seat pan. I also don't like the way the tank mounts have to be removed and loosened to remove the seat/pan just to gain access to battery and wiring. It would be much easier to just remove seat itself like the older style does.
 

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If ya get Marv's mounting kit you won't have to do anything to your tank to get the seat pan out.
 

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Don,

In line with Wags post, I just stopped at Marvs Monday nite and he is making some new rear mounting tabs for the tanks that are going to have 3 hole adjustment. But if you want a simple fix, drill and tap your frame rail for the rear mount and you can get your seat pan off without removing (or loosening) your tank.

I agree with the thinking on the Mustang seat. One one of the bikes Marv took to DAB, there was a custom made seat very similar to the Mustang, but I sat on it Monday and it is lower and way more comfortable than the Mustang. I think he is just in the developing stages on those seats, but the front will run about $500 with jell and any stitch pattern you want.

The seat was on the oragne bike that he had there.......

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Thanks Wag & Tim

I probably will tap the frame and move the rear of the tank up for now ... makes everything more accessible and for removing the seat pan for sure. I wish I had seen Marv's new seat in Daytona :? but I didn't.

Tim

With Marv's new seat - do I loose the seat pan, sounds like it. If that is the case I will definantly keep an eye on his site for updates. He is going to do a passenger seat for sure? I have to keep a rear seat on this bike or the better half will kill me! She told me before I bought the bike "this one will not be a solo cruiser" ... she knows me too well I guess. An easy off two piece seat would be perfect - use it solo or two up. Thanks

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Don,

No the new seat goes on the seat pan, but it is cut much lower and they have removed some of the side material so your legs aren't rubbing on the seat so much. Uses the stock type slip in passenger seat.

Felt really comfortable when I sat on it, don't know how it will be on long hauls, but what the ?????

Tim
 

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Don,

No the new seat goes on the seat pan, but it is cut much lower and they have removed some of the side material so your legs aren't rubbing on the seat so much. Uses the stock type slip in passenger seat.

Felt really comfortable when I sat on it, don't know how it will be on long hauls, but what the ?????

Tim
Thanks Tim :D Good news on the passenger seat anyway, sounds like I can use the same setup I have if I need to.
 
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