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Wife thinks I fell down and bumped my head. I pilled the cover off my brand new mustand seat this afternoon and narrowed the front 1/2 to allow my feet to reach the ground. I wish I had taken a little more padding out but I was very afraid of taking too much. It was very easy to do. I only removed the front 1/2 of the drivers seat cover. The seat is fibersglass or something simular. I drilled out the rivits and pealed it open. Used a fillet knife to remove the foam. Just like filleting the cheeks off a Groupers head. (that's a Florida fish for you non fishing midwesterns). I laid the cover back down. Stretched the cover tight. Drilled new holes and installed tne pop rivits in the new holes and the old ones as well. Took about 45 min. I was able to flat foot with my sandels on so I think with my boots it will be just right.
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Very interesting, I just received my Mustang seat last week, not at all happy with it, too high and wide at the front. The pressure on the inside of the legs is causing numbness when riding around town, not game to go for a long ride with it. Also awkward to put feet down when stopping. I thought I was the only one.
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I pealed the cover off my brand new mustang seat this afternoon and narrowed the front 1/2 to allow my feet to reach the ground.

Couldn't resist!
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Very interesting, I just received my Mustang seat last week, not at all happy with it, too high and wide at the front. The pressure on the inside of the legs is causing numbness when riding around town, not game to go for a long ride with it. Also awkward to put feet down when stopping. I thought I was the only one.
I'm very happey with the riding position. It was just puting the feet down. I think I've solved this. If not, I'll take it apart again and shave some more.
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admire those who are not afraid to experiment on new purchases...my history of such attemtps usually means I end up paying twice for the same product...glad to read it went well.
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I have been considering a Mustang for my C50T but paying that much money for something that requires modification isn't anything I'm comfortable with.

I reworked my stock seat, increased the seat well, removed 1" of open cell foam from the underside of the cushion and replaced it with closed cell. It's been working a lot better and after reading this, it feels even more comfortable.
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I have been considering a Mustang for my C50T but paying that much money for something that requires modification isn't anything I'm comfortable with.

I reworked my stock seat, increased the seat well, removed 1" of open cell foam from the underside of the cushion and replaced it with closed cell. It's been working a lot better and after reading this, it feels even more comfortable.
I did something similar years ago and it worked out great. I also added high density foam across the back of the seat to build it up so I couldn't feel the mounting area of the seat pan. It doesn't have the comfort of a "broken in" Mustang seat but it does let me make 300-400 mile day rides without bustin' my hump. LOL If you add the Grasshopper back rest that will make a difference too.
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The first thing I bought for my Street Glide was a Mustang seat for the specific reason that it was narrower at the nose of the seat than any other seat out there.

I'm happy with the seat, even though it cost more than my last couch.

My passenger thinks the Mustang is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

For me it's just another motorcycle seat that I'm itch'n to get off of after 100 miles, but it is narrower at the nose and that did help with flat footing the bike.

I also lowered the front forks a full 1 inch and that made the biggest difference.

For the vertically challenged Suzuki rider I recommend lowering bones.
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I have been considering a Mustang for my C50T but paying that much money for something that requires modification isn't anything I'm comfortable with.

I reworked my stock seat, increased the seat well, removed 1" of open cell foam from the underside of the cushion and replaced it with closed cell. It's been working a lot better and after reading this, it feels even more comfortable.
If your not verticlly challanged like I am (27" inseam.) it may not be a problem for you. As I said, the riding position is WAY more comfortable than stock. I feel like I'm siting in and not on the bike. With the grasshopper backrest it's like being in my lazyboy. I paid $368.00 shipped.
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The first thing I bought for my Street Glide was a Mustang seat for the specific reason that it was narrower at the nose of the seat than any other seat out there.

I'm happy with the seat, even though it cost more than my last couch.

My passenger thinks the Mustang is the greatest thing since sliced bread.

For me it's just another motorcycle seat that I'm itch'n to get off of after 100 miles, but it is narrower at the nose and that did help with flat footing the bike.

I also lowered the front forks a full 1 inch and that made the biggest difference.

I also did the Johns lowering bones 2". Lowering the front forks sounds interesting.
For the vertically challenged Suzuki rider I recommend lowering bones.
I also did the Johns lowering bones 2". Lowering the front forks sounds interesting
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