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I did a ride-in to RDL the first week of Dec/19. Have now got nearly 1000 miles in the new saddle: Wow! What a phenomenal level of comfort. I was near ready to sell my 2018 Wing because it was sooooo uncomfortable for my wife & I to ride. I tried the Mustang seat at Wingding in Nashville and it too was a huge comfort improvement - but only for the rider ... had little to no improvement for the passenger’s comfort.The Ultimate seat was not any more comfortable for me than the stock Seat. I read about 50% good and 50% bad about Wingsoft alterations but seemed to only read 100% satisfaction with Russel Day Long. And since the RDL was less $$ than a new Mustang and only about $150 more than Wingsoft it made total sense to choose RDL. And am I ever glad I did. And a bonus ! I had installed the Traxxion trunk relocator kit to better fit my wife back there and the huge space that was created by moving the trunk back, RDL filled up the gap with highest quality design of seat for my wife. Looks factory fit - looks awesome and is more fantabulous than you can imagine. I had RDL make their backrest for me and even though I had Utopia backrests on previous bikes, the RDL backrest is waaaay awesome. My wife is waaaay pleased and now wants to ride more often than I do. We both love riding again. RDL saved my but (literally) and saved my marriage too. When you spend 30K + on a motorcycle and can’t stand (or sit) to ride it, what’s another $1000 to make it all so worthwhile and so comfortable ?
 

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No argument from me either. :agree:
 

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I did a ride-in to RDL the first week of Dec/19. Have now got nearly 1000 miles in the new saddle: Wow! What a phenomenal level of comfort. I was near ready to sell my 2018 Wing because it was sooooo uncomfortable for my wife & I to ride. I tried the Mustang seat at Wingding in Nashville and it too was a huge comfort improvement - but only for the rider ... had little to no improvement for the passenger’s comfort.The Ultimate seat was not any more comfortable for me than the stock Seat. I read about 50% good and 50% bad about Wingsoft alterations but seemed to only read 100% satisfaction with Russel Day Long. And since the RDL was less $$ than a new Mustang and only about $150 more than Wingsoft it made total sense to choose RDL. And am I ever glad I did. And a bonus ! I had installed the Traxxion trunk relocator kit to better fit my wife back there and the huge space that was created by moving the trunk back, RDL filled up the gap with highest quality design of seat for my wife. Looks factory fit - looks awesome and is more fantabulous than you can imagine. I had RDL make their backrest for me and even though I had Utopia backrests on previous bikes, the RDL backrest is waaaay awesome. My wife is waaaay pleased and now wants to ride more often than I do. We both love riding again. RDL saved my but (literally) and saved my marriage too. When you spend 30K + on a motorcycle and can’t stand (or sit) to ride it, what’s another $1000 to make it all so worthwhile and so comfortable ?
Pictures man, pictures! I've never really been a fan of the RDL seats based on looks alone, but I'm coming around to 'em.
 

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RDL is awesome........don't think I'll ever own another bike without it.

They are not cheap, but long term comfort makes it worth every penny.
I retained the OEM heat for rider/passenger and it is just as good as stock IMHO.
 

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I have had RDL on my three bikes prior to my GW. my 4th RDL on my 12 GW.



They are just amazing seats. I am fortunate to live just a few hours from RDL shop so I do the ride in program. RDL is the only seat I will pay $ for on any of my bikes. They are a proven winner.
 

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Heat was very good. Seat temps felt right on par with the original stock seat heat.
That was one feature I got to test right away. It was about 35 degrees on my first ride after the install.
 

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How’s the vinyl match to the passenger backrest? Is it the same anti slip stuff that Honda uses? I really like that stuff. I had it on my canam quad and I prefer it. I’m glad Honda uses it now.
 

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It’s a pretty close match. I was debating if I should have the backrest done also. It was RDL that recommend I wait since I was staying with the same color and vinyl. They said it would be pretty close and it was. Saved me a few $.
 

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I did a ride-in to RDL the first week of Dec/19. Have now got nearly 1000 miles in the new saddle: Wow! What a phenomenal level of comfort. I was near ready to sell my 2018 Wing because it was sooooo uncomfortable for my wife & I to ride. I tried the Mustang seat at Wingding in Nashville and it too was a huge comfort improvement - but only for the rider ... had little to no improvement for the passenger’s comfort.The Ultimate seat was not any more comfortable for me than the stock Seat. I read about 50% good and 50% bad about Wingsoft alterations but seemed to only read 100% satisfaction with Russel Day Long. And since the RDL was less $$ than a new Mustang and only about $150 more than Wingsoft it made total sense to choose RDL. And am I ever glad I did. And a bonus ! I had installed the Traxxion trunk relocator kit to better fit my wife back there and the huge space that was created by moving the trunk back, RDL filled up the gap with highest quality design of seat for my wife. Looks factory fit - looks awesome and is more fantabulous than you can imagine. I had RDL make their backrest for me and even though I had Utopia backrests on previous bikes, the RDL backrest is waaaay awesome. My wife is waaaay pleased and now wants to ride more often than I do. We both love riding again. RDL saved my but (literally) and saved my marriage too. When you spend 30K + on a motorcycle and can’t stand (or sit) to ride it, what’s another $1000 to make it all so worthwhile and so comfortable ?
Ok, I've posted 3 pics now so you can see my lovely seat.
 

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Can you still ride aggressively with one of these seats or does it "hold" you in and not really allow you to shift your body weight to the inside of the corner when riding those twisties hard?
 

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Got mine a couple weeks ago, and due to the cold Michigan weather I have only been able to do about 50 miles, but did like what I felt. Anxious for spring to do many more miles. I kept the OEM passenger backrest. It all looks very good.



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Does anyone have a picture of their bike without the trunk installed and a Russell on that they could please post?

My build date is 03/25. Looking forward to it. This will be my 4th Russell and the only seat that works for my Wife. She has never complained with a Russell. Last Fall she said no more riding due to the seat but I hope the Russell solves the problem. I had resigned myself to selling the bike when I retire due to finances and her lack of desire but I really love the Wing.

My dilemma is now whether to have the Russell modified to fit my trunk which was moved backwards or use the filler. If I have the Russell modified to fit the modified trunk placement it will not work when the trunk is off. I would have to buy a second stock seat for non trunk riding.
 

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How's the heat after this mod? Do they move the element up close to the liner?
I thought my RDL felt warmer but I have no way of knowing for sure.
 

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Got a Russell Day Long seat upgrade on my 2018. All I can say is Wow.
This seat is very nice. It feels like my bum is being cradled.

How much did it raised you and how much did it cost?
 
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