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Saddlemen Saddlehyde Explorer Seat w/o Driver Backrest - HZ3950JS

  • Part #: 451632
  • Manufacturer Part #: HZ3950JS
Our Price: $427.00
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Overview of Saddlemen Saddlehyde Explorer Seat w/o Driver Backrest - HZ3950JS

  • Seats in a comfortable touring design
  • Features the soft leathery texture of SaddleHyde® and a unique split-cushion design with generous rear seating area and designer stitching
  • SaddleGel® pads in driver and passenger portions give even weight distribution for comfort on long trips
  • Made in the U.S.A.

Dimensions:
Overall Length:
28 in.
Drivers Seat: Length: 12-1/2 in., Width: 13 in.
Drivers Lumbar Height: 7 in.
Passenger Seat: Length: 12 in., Width: 11 in.

Specs for Saddlemen Saddlehyde Explorer Seat w/o Driver Backrest - HZ3950JS

Color - Primary Black
Color - Seat Black
Length - Driver Seat 12 1/2 in.
Length - Pillion 12 in.
Length - Seat Overall 28 in.
Type - Two Up Seat Two Up
Units Each
Weight 10.93 lbs
Width - Driver Seat 13 in.
Width - Pillion 11 in.

Specs for Saddlemen Saddlehyde Explorer Seat w/o Driver Backrest - HZ3950JS

Color - Primary Black
Color - Seat Black
Length - Driver Seat 12 1/2 in.
Length - Pillion 12 in.
Length - Seat Overall 28 in.
Type - Two Up Seat Two Up
Units Each
Weight 10.93 lbs
Width - Driver Seat 13 in.
Width - Pillion 11 in.

Fitment for Saddlemen Saddlehyde Explorer Seat w/o Driver Backrest - HZ3950JS

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Part 451632 fits the following machines

Honda
  • 2007 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit
  • 2006 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit
  • 2005 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit
  • 2004 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit
  • 2003 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit
  • 2002 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit
  • 2001 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit
  • 2000 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit
  • 1999 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit
  • 1998 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit
  • 1997 Honda VT1100C Shadow Spirit
4.4 / 5.0
28 Reviews
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1
Style
4.8 / 5
Value
4.4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Big improvement over stock!
Well made seat, replaces both seat and pillion.
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.
October 16, 2009
Style
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Nice Seat
I tried the Mustang seat first and both the wife and I didn't like it. Once I put on the Saddlemen Explorer I knew I had found the seat. It sits nice and low and is not too wide. Also Dennis Kirk shipped it quickly.
November 5, 2010
Style
5 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Good, but not great.
Purchased this seat a couple weeks ago. I have a few comments.
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.
August 18, 2011
Style
4 / 5
Value
3 / 5
Very Disappointed
This seat just did not work for me on my 07 C50 Boulevard
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.
April 22, 2011
Style
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Wow what a difference !!!
Night and Day. Can't believe how comfortable this seat is compared to OEM. Looks feels and rides 1,000 times better. After my accident my tailbone was sore all the time. Now I can ride alot longer. Thanks !!!
September 5, 2010
Style
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
great seat
wife was very uncomfortable on stock seat now she loves to ride with me
August 9, 2011
Style
5 / 5
Value
4 / 5
Outstanding! Great service will buy from DK again.
Arrived much sooner than expected, great product, wife loves the seat. We have over a couple of hundred miles riding over the weekend and it is very comfortable for the both of us.
April 21, 2010
Style
4 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Excellent value - It grows on you.
It's a HARD seat!
On my 06 Vulcan Classic it really improves the seating position. Drops you down so you are more "in" than "on" the bike, that's nice. The shape of the drivers portion is great. A bit narrower by the tank than stock and it holds you in place very well. Takes all of 5 min to install it.
The stitching pattern on the pass portion is a bit funky and takes some getting used to. The pass part is a little smaller and thiner than the stock seat and my kid preffered the stock seat especially after I had a layer of memory foam installed, but that made it thick and bulky looking. But I primarily ride single and won't usually haul a passenger for more that a quick trip, so pass comfort wasn't a priority.
I now have about 400 miles on it, and either it's softened up, or more likely, I've gotten used to it. I must admit it's not as padded as I would like, but that said, I can still ride it for hours without discomfort. I do not regret the purchase and really think that if you give it time it gets more comfortable.
May 3, 2011
Style
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Teriffic seat indeed
Love the way the seat is constructed, no back rest needed with the back of the driver seat being so high. It sets you lower than the stock seat like I have Ape Hanger bars now, very comfortable.
April 13, 2010
Style
5 / 5
Value
5 / 5
Saddleman Explorer Seat
Excellent aftermarket seat! Extra wide rear seat is a dream for my wife, at 14" wide it's 5" wider than the stock seat and it makes a HUGE difference in comfort. Driver seat is snug and comfortable. This was a great purchase for my 2005 Shadow Aero and super easy to install in minutes. Don't hesitate to get one if you want more comfort on long rides.
June 7, 2010

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