Originally Posted by DanDiver
Here is the challenge. Lately, my wife wants to ride with me and I've found that I seem to be sliding more forward than is comfortable. She rides back against the top case and is not pushing on me. Even in my normal riding position, I find that I would probably be more comfortable if I were back a little. It hard to describe, but I sometimes feel like I'm sliding forward. I don't mind investing in a new seat, just wondering if that is the solution, and which one?
The rider's seat isn't very spacious for a Tourer, no doubt about that.
Since the problem seems to be more apparent while riding double, is it possible that the rearmost seat support is missing or misaligned? The seat pan is very lightweight and flexible, and if the very rear was pushed down a bit, it would tend to raise the rear of the rider's seat, sliding you forward. Would be pretty subtle. Worth checking.
The Russell Day-Long is expensive, and puts the bike out of commission for a month or so, but well worth it. The key is to tell them exactly what you want to accomplish. I've never worked with a group of people that worked so hard to please, and they built mine exactly as I asked. You probably wouldn't like mine, as I'm twice as heavy as you, but you're welcome to try it out.
If you do decide to send in your seat to be customized by Russell, Kontour, one of the Mayers, or whoever, come on down and pick up either my spare Corbin or my spare OEM high seat to borrow until yours is returned, so you can ride while your seat is away. I live in Lehigh Acres, just across I-75 from Fort Myers. If interested, send me a PM, and I'll return my phone number and address.