I'm looking for a seat that puts me closer to the ground. I have a 06 Spring Softail. My seat comes with barbed wire design that matches my tins. But I would also like to keep my body where its at. Even though I'm 5-feet-8 I still like my leg room. Any suggestions for me?

Trace Weber
Hammond, IN
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Editor Response
You have a very specific model that is no longer being made so you'll have to search all the manufacturers to see if they have a seat that not only fits your Springer but also gets you lower to the ground. We're big fans of Mustang Seats as they have supported Women Riders Now for years. So be sure to check out MustangSeats.com. And then of course check with Harley-Davidson. Good luck!
Genevieve Schmitt, Editor
Thank you for this article. I went and bought the seat yesterday for my Road King and what a difference! In addition I switched out the handlebars to Heritage bars which gave me 2 inches of height. Can't wait to take that long ride and see how much more comfortable it is. I also added the heat deflectors I read about in another article. I have long legs (36 inch inseam); but my arms were stretched out lower than my shoulders which made for a very uncomfortable ride. Now my arms are parallel to the ground which pushes my back straight up.

With the new seat my legs can rest comfortably on my highway pegs without feeling like the wind was going to blow them off. Keep up the good articles. I've ridden this Road King for 1 1/2 years and was never happy with it. These changes made all the difference. How about an article on chrome bolts verses chrome toppers...my next splurge!

Joy Mormur
Lake Helen, FL
Thursday, June 9, 2011