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Old 11-24-2012, 08:46 PM   #1
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Sundowner seat for Street rod

Does anyone know where I can locate a sundowner seat? I know HD discontiued this seat a while ago but I have an urge to do some touring.

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Old 11-24-2012, 11:53 PM   #2
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Watch the classified on this site. Sundowner seats turn up along with other R parts from time to time. Make a habit to cruise through the classified every time you long on and you'll find what you are looking for soon enough.
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Old 11-25-2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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You could try corbin "Hollywood Solo" seat for the Street rod, I've got one installed in my R and I'm happy with it, it is sold with a lock installed to avoid the "fuel thieves".

http://www.corbin.com/harley/vrsca/streetrod_hs.shtml
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Old 11-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #4
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I had a sundowner & it was no noticeable difference. Try Day-Long.com if you want a touring seat.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:32 PM   #5
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thanks guys. I have been using the airhawk2 to add cushioning but a little wider seat would offer more support. I appreciate the help.
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Old 11-26-2012, 12:13 AM   #6
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I had a local upholster repad my stock seat. He made it wider for my wide posterior, filled in much of the butt pocket and was able to move the step back and smooth it out so I can move around on the seat. This cost me $200. Comapare that to how much Corbin will skin you for one of their seats. The local upholsterer can tailor a seat to your seat. Not so Corbin.
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Old 11-27-2012, 03:14 PM   #7
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They are on EBay retailers. I bought mine there. The pillion pad too. If you get the 2012 it come with it.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:09 PM   #8
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They are on EBay retailers. I bought mine there. The pillion pad too. If you get the 2012 it come with it.
WRONG !
He's looking for one for his "R" model. It's a whole different fitment;a 2012 won't fit it nor will any other model's seat.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:47 PM   #9
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Be wary of the sundowner seat. I bought one put it on the bike rode once and took it off and sold it. It raises you up about an inch and pushes you forward a couple inches. It made it a little less comfortable for me. I am 6' even with pretty long arms, so it made my arms bend a little too much for comfortable riding. Worst case like mine, you buy it and try it and if you don't like it, it will resale pretty quickly..
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:57 PM   #10
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Be wary of the sundowner seat. I bought one put it on the bike rode once and took it off and sold it. It raises you up about an inch and pushes you forward a couple inches. It made it a little less comfortable for me. I am 6' even with pretty long arms, so it made my arms bend a little too much for comfortable riding. Worst case like mine, you buy it and try it and if you don't like it, it will resale pretty quickly..


Though I kept mine on for quite a while,long enough to replace it.
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That inch increase in seat height was just what my knees wanted. My only complaint with the Sundowner was there was no room to move around. You are in one position and that is that. Nonetheless, I could do 500 mile days on it comfortably. The extra width was greatly appreciated, but every back side is different. The complaint I hear more often is the little extra height of the Sundowner doesn't work for shorter stature riders. But for me, parked next to my trusty old BMW K100RS the Street Rod looks like a low rider. I'm not quite six feet but the R feels slammed compared to my dual sport or the K. Those are tall bikes.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:02 PM   #12
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That inch increase in seat height was just what my knees wanted. My only complaint with the Sundowner was there was no room to move around. You are in one position and that is that. Nonetheless, I could do 500 mile days on it comfortably. The extra width was greatly appreciated, but every back side is different. The complaint I hear more often is the little extra height of the Sundowner doesn't work for shorter stature riders. But for me, parked next to my trusty old BMW K100RS the Street Rod looks like a low rider. I'm not quite six feet but the R feels slammed compared to my dual sport or the K. Those are tall bikes.
Even with my 34 inch inseam, the stock seat/pegs were never uncomfortable to me. The extra height with the sundowner was nice, but didn't like being pushed forward too much.
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Old 11-27-2012, 05:03 PM   #13
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Yeah that's just it about the Sundowner seat for the "R", either it works for you or it doesn't.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:35 PM   #14
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I was at Milwaukee HD yesterday and they're selling an R. I saw the seat and actually like it. Is this the Sundowner?

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Old 11-29-2012, 01:21 PM   #15
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WRONG !
He's looking for one for his "R" model. It's a whole different fitment;a 2012 won't fit it nor will any other model's seat.
Are you sure I'm wrong? Here's the link to a street rod seat search on EBay:

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_saca...reet+rod&rt=nc

There seems to be a few of them. Weather they are for the "R", I don't know. He'll have to contact the on-line store for more details once he sees one. I see 6 saddles for the street rod. One does have a reference to a "A" and "B" versions. You know full well the "R" version of the Sundowner is going to be used and it will show up eventually on the big "E"! I've found all my projects and mods for my NRS on EBay.
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