Joker
Evening all,

I have already done a search and found this post https://www.indianmotorcycleforum.com.au/post/roadmaster-seat-on-springfield-8568278?pid=1304214784 but it doesn't really answer the question I have, so I am hoping that someone with a lot more knowledge on the subject can help me out please.

I am after feedback on the following seat from Indian: 
https://imcaustralia.com/collections/111ci-thunder-stroke-cosmetic/products/2882563-02
I know that it will fit the Springfield with full functionality with the heated seats and also allow for the passenger sissy bar due to the trimmed base now being on these seats from 2018 onwards. What I am unsure about is, is this the same seat as the Roadmaster? Or is it different?

If different, what is the major differences? Also does anyone have this seat (if it's not the RM one) and can shed some feedback on how it goes over stock. I am tossing up between one of the saddlemen seats, or one of these genuine Indian ones.

Thank you all,
Chris.
Chris
2019 Springfield
Perth, WA
IMRG #102278
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Dr.Shifty
It does not look like it's the same as the stock Roadmaster seat. One way to check this is to look up the part numbers - which the Aus website doesn't show but the US site does.

Here is the US Indian page
https://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/shop/accessories/seats-backrests/seats/2882563-02/

And here is the PartShark page for the stock RM seat. Any year will show the same current part number for most things.
https://www.partshark.com/oemparts/a/ind/5a3a92e287a8660eb45ebc26/body-seat-asm-n18traaa-treaa-all-options

The touring seat is advertised as leather, which the current RM seats are not. I think all Indian seat are now either vinyl (some DH bikes) or a composite leather which doesn't need the ongoing treatment that pure leather does - the 2014 bikes had pure leather and lots of people had trouble caring for it. It also looks like the touring seat has upgraded cushioning.

The thing that mystifies me is the price difference. Indian US sells the touring seat for $825. The PartShark prices for either black or tan stock seats are $1425 or $1610 - twice the price of the touring one. And the stock seat prices don't include the switch assembly etc. The Dark Horse RM vinyl is much cheaper.

You might find more info on the international site where there are loads more people and a greater chance of somebody having the touring seat.
Cheers, Kim.

From Woodrising (no, nobody else has heard of it either)
Rides a Springfield Dark Horse
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Pacman
When I got my RM i bought it with the touring seat added, it is wider and higher than the stock seat (but yes more comfortable on the road).  I am 6'3" and with the touring seat found I was struggling to be comfortably flat footed when at a standstill mainly due to the extra width it has.  Ended up going back to the stock seat and did a deal with Indian in Perth to swap the touring seat for the touring windshield and a credit (subsequently spent on other Indian items ÃƒÂ°Ã…¸ËœÂ).  It is the same mounting etc as the stock seat so no doubt would fit the Springfield if the stock seat fits.

Touring seat fitted when I bought it, note it is much higher (due to extra padding) and wider than a stock one:
Touring Seat.png 
Cheers, Peter

Perth W.A.

2018 Roadmaster
IMRG # 101978
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DAVO
I have the top case removed on my 17 RM and fitted the Chieftan limited seat with the standard height 12” passenger backrest fitted, have now removed that seat and refitted the stock RM seat with the passenger backrest with no issues fitting the backrest, early RM had the wider seat bases that had to be trimmed, the wife prefers the RM seat when on the back.
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Joker
Thank you all for your replies, I do appreciate the information!  Seems like I won't be buying the Indian Touring seat after what Pac wrote below, as I am only 5'10" with a 30" inseam. I don't really want to suffer the embarrassment of picking up my bike at the lights because something happens and cannot be comfortably flat footed at a standstill.

Pacman wrote:
I am 6'3" and with the touring seat found I was struggling to be comfortably flat footed when at a standstill mainly due to the extra width it has.


I have read a lot of mildly negative reviews about the Saddlemen RoadSofa seats too, especially on the Yank forums. Mind you, they do say that they all cannot ride more than 30-60 mins on their stock seat - I can ride 400+kms no dramas on the stock seat without huge discomfort so I am unsure on whether to take the plunge on one of them.

However the other option which caught my eye was the Ultimate seat https://ultimateseats.ca/indian-motorcycle-accessories/seats-for-chief-chieftain-classic-and-springfield-2019-and-newer 
I have reached out to Des and will await a reply, but this seems the more "tried and tested" option and gets the overall vote from our Yank brethren. I would like to look at Corbin but noting their reputation is somewhat diminished of late with hit and miss customer service, I am reluctant to spend the insane amount of money for a new seat only to have it backfire.

Does anyone/anyone you know have the Ultimate seat? If yes, how do you/they rate it? 
Chris
2019 Springfield
Perth, WA
IMRG #102278
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