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Custom Aftermarket Seats  & Modifications


Custom seats are a very individual matter. Each of the following manufacturers have good,

albeit expensive, products. Thorough investigation into the various characteristics of each

would be wise before spending anywhere between $350 to $900 for a complete set of seats

and backrests. The V Star 1300 Riders forum on Delphi is a great place to get information and

opinions about some of these products before you buy. 


E.D. Seats


Praised by 1300 riders as being amazingly comfortable yet also supportive.  Priced to compete with other popular aftermarket seats.
A highly welcomed feature, E.D. Seats are available in a STANDARD size, LOW FORWARD size and BIG TOURING size.    
USA:   Mike Couch / mike@edseats.ca / 419-654-6235 or toll-free 877-594-5424
Canada: toll-free 877-594-5425
Additional pictures: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ED-Seats-USA/582077191821795
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqHpi9VMD1I&list=UUAVpv4PVfhuAyBQIC17wDdA&index=1&#160
5% discount to FORUM members - let them know when you call you read about it here.  

Ultimate Seats

Ultimate seats have been around for a while but just began production of seats for the XVS1300 as of February 2008. Their motto: "It feels like your butt has gone to heaven!" 

Mustang Seats

Mustang seats got to market quickly with an adaptation for the XVS1300. Mustang seats

have garnered a fairly large following over the years.

Many riders state that for the 1300 the Mustang seat does re-position the rider somewhat more forward, by approximately 1 inch, which may or may not be desirable, depending upon the rider. 

Corbin Seats

Corbin offers, as do the other manufacturers, many options to their seats, including various colors, trims and style designs. Theirs are available only from Corbin and are not sold through other suppliers.  Corbin also offers heated seats.

ASTECH Seats (custom modification)


Exceptional customized and personalized modifications done to either the rider or passenger seat, or both....even to include the rider or passenger backrest pad if needed. 
PAT MITCHELL is not only a top quality individual in many regards, he does exceptional work at re-shaping seats and making them amazingly comfortable, regardless of the seat....stock or aftermarket.  Depending upon one's needs, his cost is often in line with others, sometimes possibly a bit higher, but the end result is a seat that is even superior to buying a brand new seat....at 1/4 to 1/2 the cost.  This company quite possibly provides THE most comfortable results from seat  modifications of anyone.  If this service is something of interest, contacting Pat Mitchell at ASTECH SEATS in Jonesboro, IN (NE of Indianapolis) could be a very worthy call. 


Spencers Motorcycle Seat Mods

Spencer does custom modifications to all types of factory seats. The process involves undercutting the original stock seat foam from the nose to the tail and using it as a form only, then replacing the removed foam with different types, shapes and densities of material between the original pan and the form. 

On the V Star 1300, Spencer highly recommends the "LD" upgrade with Supracor material for both the stock driver and passenger seat. The passenger seat is considered an automatic Supracor upgrade, due to it's inferior stock quality, and as such you should not expect to see the same level of improvement as you will for the driver's seat. The modification runs around $100 plus round-trip shipping for both driver and passenger, and turn around time is quoted as 24/48 hours from the day the seat is received.

Mean City Cycles

Mean City Cycles does custom modifications to all types of factory seats. These range from simple re-shaping to removal of much of the factory foam and replaciing with 5.5# hospital grade memory foam. Mean City is currently only taking new work by appointment only to keep turn-around time down. You set the appointment, pay a $25 fee to hold your slot (this $25 is applied toward you order later), and

they call to tell you when to send the seat.


DIY Motorcycle Seats

This is a Do-It-Yourselfer's resource site providing guidance and recommended tooling to, yes, do a seat modification yourself. It provides information on types of foams, seat shapes, tools, and how to modify your seat. 



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