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  • rick k
    rick k
    21 days ago
    I’m looking at changing the LePera bare bones seat on my 2006 fxsti . I can get 2016 softail slim for little next to nothing  . Will this fit mine or if not can it be changed to fit without too much drama?
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    21 days ago
    Dunno, fatboys have two rear bolts on the seat, your softy the same? Slim seat only has one bolt, if it is off a slim s they should give it to you cause that's the worst seat I've plonked my arse on.
  • rick k
    rick k
    21 days ago
    Mines 1 bolt too but thinking about my R wheel 200 and slim is 150 maybe not fit over my guard . I’ve heard reports about the seat being hard but so is the lepera . I might get the lepera upholstered as it looks a cool shape .
  • Grease Monkey
    Grease Monkey
    20 days ago
    If you do go the reupholstery route you can buy gel insert mats of various thicknesses on eBay, might help the lepera become a bit more arse/distance friendly? 
  • rick k
    rick k
    20 days ago
    Sounds like the go GM ,, I’m surprised at the lack of 2000 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 etc year model softail standard solo seats actually getting around for sale . There very hard to come by unless you spend around 1000 bucks for it . 
  • fatbat
    fatbat
    18 days ago
    I don’t think 2007 onward twin cam seats fit on pre 2007 softails so your purchasing options are more limited. 

    For the 2007 onward softails, some had the 200 rear tyre, some had the skinny rear tyre and some had the fat 240 rear tyre. All require different seats too. 

    The barebones are a good looking seat but not comfortable. The gel makes a little difference but you’d never want one for any serious touring. To make it properly comfortable I’d suggest a whole heap of reupholstering work would be required to the extent it wouldn’t look as good as intended. 

    Good luck and keep your eyes on gumtree, Facebook buy swap and sell (harley pages) and eBay. 
  • rick k
    rick k
    18 days ago
    Thanks fatbat , I bit the bullet and getting the seat reupholstered  , it’ll feel and look real nice when it’s  done so it’ll be getting a photo posted up .