Overview of Saddlemen Saddlehyde Explorer Seat w/o Driver Backrest - H3950JS
Overall Length: 28-1/2 in.
Drivers Seat: Length: 12 in., Width: 13 in.
Drivers Lumbar Height: 6 in.
Passenger Seat: Length: 12 in., Width: 11 in.
Cross reference number(s):H3950JS
Specs for Saddlemen Saddlehyde Explorer Seat w/o Driver Backrest - H3950JS
|Color - Primary||Black|
|Length - Driver Seat||12 in.|
|Length - Pillion||12 in.|
|Length - Seat Overall||28 1/2 in.|
|Width - Driver Seat||13 in.|
Fitment for Saddlemen Saddlehyde Explorer Seat w/o Driver Backrest - H3950JSSee if this part fits your ride
Part 451630 fits the following machines
- 1999 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow American Classic Edition (A.C.E.)
- 1998 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow American Classic Edition (A.C.E.)
- 1997 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow American Classic Edition (A.C.E.)
- 1996 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow American Classic Edition (A.C.E.)
- 1995 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow American Classic Edition (A.C.E.)
- 2007 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow Sabre
- 2006 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow Sabre
- 2005 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow Sabre
- 2004 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow Sabre
- 2003 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow Sabre
- 2002 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow Sabre
- 2001 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow Sabre
- 2000 Honda VT1100C2 Shadow Sabre
- 1999 Honda VT1100D2 Shadow American Classic Edition (A.C.E.)
Makes underseat service easier (only one bolt) and both rider and passenger more comfortable.
Seat both lowers and moves rider slightly forward and adds back support.
The good. First off, very fast shipping. I love the look of this seat. Excellent styling. Very nice stitching. Really sets off my LC Intruder. The seat helps craddle you down into the bike. It helps keep movement to a minimum through bumps and corners.
The so-so. Although the description says this is a gel seat, It is quite firm, if not boarderline hard. Other reiviews have said it needs break in time, so I am giving it an average and will hope for better comfort down the road. I also read that this seat gives good back support. Having a bad back, I can only agree with this somewhat. The seat does offer some buttocks and tailbone support, but little in the way of lower lumbar. Much better than stock, of course, but not as much as I was hoping for. A driver back rest will be in order in the future. However, for those who are used to, or do not mind a firm seat, I would say they would be very pleased with this one.
The bad. I'm giving fitment low marks because it did'nt quite line up with my bikes mounting holes. Also, the bolts that came with the seat were extremely long, IMO, and while instaling the brackets onto the seat, one of the heli coils separated on the inside of the mounting hole, and hence I could not fully tighten down one of the brackets. I called Dennis Kirk and was informed that I could not return the seat. I am having to deal directly with Saddlemen to resolve the issue. So far they have been very helpful and friendly.
Overall I would say it is a good seat... but am still hoping it will soften up some after it has some miles on it.
I was really excited about ordering this product, most reviews were ok and the price was right.
For my wife and I, the darn seat is just to hard and I was glad to put my stock seat back on. It was so hard that we could both feel the vibrations of the road running up our spine. I just received and installed a Mustang 2 piece vintage seat and its (so far) fantastic. My wife LOVES the passenger seat and I love the feel of the covering and workmanship. The Mustang is a keeper. I wish I tried it from the start.
Now, that being said, the seat itself came fast, was packaged well, and had a great feel to it out of the box. It was very easy to install, and even came with a leather washer to place between the tab and the surface of the fender--a nice touch. The picture is a bit misleading, as it seems to show the back of the rider pad narrowing down to almost nothing--when the real seat is the same thickness from riser to back--but it looks fantastic on my bike. Seat fit was perfect--no modifications needed AT ALL--and feels superb to settle down into. I really could not be happier with this product, nor the service provided in getting it to me without any hassles at all.