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Hammock seat

  • Daffy
    Daffy
    15 days ago
    Hi. Anyone got a hammock seat and have an opinion on it. I now have osteoarthritis and riding has become a bit of a chore. I am getting the loan one from Harley Heaven to try. Sat on one on a guys bike the other day and seemed good. Would be interested to get an opinion from someone who has a few kilometres on one. Cheers   I have a 21 Heritage Classic. 
  • Lushy
    Lushy
    15 days ago
    I was having trouble on long rides with the other half getting uncomfortable. We tried the rental seat for a weekend and she gave it the tick. It was also better on a long run for me as a bonus. So we bought a real one. Don't get me wrong it's a good seat, but the rental seat must have been a bit flogged out. Our new seat is like 25mm higher than the renter. Bear that in mind if your inside leg is a bit short. Seat is fine, but the extra height alters low speed manoeuvrability and screen protection. 
  • Daffy
    Daffy
    14 days ago
    Thanks mate. I was told by HH you had one and I tried to call you. The height is a factor because I am short. I currently have a solo sundowner seat so I was wondering if that’s a bit higher than standard. I’m ok with the Sundowner but would like a bit more comfort with my now crappy back. Thanks for the reply. I’ll try calling you again. I’m in the Barossa. Cheers 
  • Hilly
    Hilly
    14 days ago
    Sundowner usually moves you up and forward a little compared to stock, at least that was my experience with my Dyna, you might be ok?
  • Rextheute2022
    Rextheute2022
    14 days ago
    I have a 2018 heritage and a hammock seat - but I love my back rest ! 
    I’m heavy - ish around a 100 kg ….. done 17.000km with the seat and it’s good , pillion likes it also .
    Have tried the standard seat and it isn’t as comfy .
    This could be a me thing and no fault of the standard seat . 
    I like the way it sits you up straight ,I’m not tall ( average ) but I can easily flat foot the bike as I have to push it out of the shed backwards 
  • WideglidingNZ
    WideglidingNZ
    13 days ago
    with the 4 different Harley's I've owned none of the std seats were comfortable, I've used aftermarket HD (some were ok but I didn't like the look of them) also tried the Saddlemen Step-up (pushed me too far forward) in the end I've settled on a Lepera Kick-flip seat and my ass love's it-  https://lepera.com/v4_Deluxe_Heritage_result.php
  • Hilly
    Hilly
    12 days ago
    It's great to find a seat you like, I have few seats for my slim, every one of them except the stock one get a run from time to time depending on the circumstances, I sometimes think it's overkill but when I go to get rid of any a little voice says nar, you will regret it.
  • Daffy
    Daffy
    9 days ago
    Quoting Rextheute2022 on 11 Jun 2024 08:35 AM

    I have a 2018 heritage and a hammock seat - but I love my back rest ! 

    I’m heavy - ish around a 100 kg ….. done 17.000km with the seat and it’s good , pillion likes it also .
    Have tried the standard seat and it isn’t as comfy .
    This could be a me thing and no fault of the standard seat . 
    I like the way it sits you up straight ,I’m not tall ( average ) but I can easily flat foot the bike as I have to push it out of the shed backwards 

    Could you please post a pic of you heritage with the hammock seat. Cheers 
  • Rextheute2022
    Rextheute2022
    5 days ago
    Apologies daffy , was away for a bit - can take a better one if needed 
  • Rextheute2022
    Rextheute2022
    5 days ago
    This was from when it was new 
  • Daffy
    Daffy
    4 days ago
    Thanks mate. You still happy with it. I have a loan seat from Harley heaven. Haven’t had. Chance to go for a decent ride. Maybe tomorrow. Cheers 
  • Rextheute2022
    Rextheute2022
    4 days ago
    Yes , it is ( or should say ) very comfortable for me .
    The stock seat makes my back ache as I am sitting to far back and find I have to slouch to the bars . 
    This one is a more upright position if that makes sense 
    Sitting on this bike is like riding an old lover , it’s just ‘ right ‘ 
  • Daffy
    Daffy
    yesterday
    Went for a 100k ride yesterday. Not that far I know. Enough to convince me. Ordering one today. That loaner seat programme is great. Cheers