1 Member Review
Seat and Driver Backrest for 2018+ Gold Wing Tour
ITEM CODE: PG38516
|The seat is pricey but it is very comfortable. It is a firm seat at first but after a 20 minutes you start to sink into the seat a little. It is kinda like a firm memory foam mattress that gets more comfortable as you sit on it. When you get off the bike after a couple hours you can see the way the seat comformed to the bum a little. Where as the stock seat was springy and always pushed up on my bum. I purchased the midrider because I didn't want to be any further from the handle bars and my wife has a very big but beautiful bum so she needs the room on the passenger side. She loves the new seat. I measured the seats against each other both on and off the bike and the ultimate seat it technically 3/4 of a inch taller than the stock seat. However, if I mark a spot with tape on my windshield both the stock and ultimate seat are relatively the same eye level. I imagine the extra height in the ultimate is to compensate for settling in as the memory foam conforms to you. At 5'9" I can still Flat foot it but it is a little harder, mostly because the seat is slightly wider and is shaped slightly concave where the stock seat is slightly convex. As for the backrest, it is very comfortable and easy to adjust forward and aft, but there is no height adjustment. I know they design them to be height adjustable but the backrest when pushed all the way in hits the last notch so it is only one height. My biggest problem with the backrest is it removes very easily, too easy in my opinion. I got the heated version and when I first received my seat it was to warm to turn the heat on but a week later I did a cold morning ride and to my surprise the heat didn't work. I called ultimate who paid for the shipping to repair it and the heat works great now. I recommend testing the heat feature right away. Overall I am very happy with my purchase.|
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