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I am 6'3" and 240 lb. I just picked up my Russell Seats for both the passenger and driver and installed them before taking them out for a ride. Cruised for two hours without getting off the bike and felt great. This is my 2nd Russell (the other is on my GSA). It is so much better then the stock that there is just no comparison...at least for my butt. The seat is built up about an inch so with a Verholen peg relo kit it is very comfortable for a big guy.
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yeah, im 6.3 was wondering about russell seat thanks for post
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yeah, im 6.3 was wondering about russell seat thanks for post
I have a GT two piece Russell Daylong Saddle with about two months riding time on the riders seat and less than an hour on the passenger seat that I would like to sell. Both seats done in leather with vinyl sides. The seat is too tall for my 5'10" frame and 30" inseam. I now have a one piece GTL Lowboy modified by Russell and it is super.

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I'm another 6'3", 240 who likes Russell Seats.

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+1 on the Russell.

Ya know how it is at the end of a 500 or 600 mile day? You just want to sit down and have a cold beer. That chair feels just so damn fine after riding all day and the beer tastes great.

Sitting on a Russell is like sitting on that chair.

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+1 on the Russell

I've set on a lot of chairs that weren't as comfortable.

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Totally agree on the Russell.

Rode 960 miles with out a problem. Best money spent imho...

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I have a ride-in scheduled for a Russell for my GTL. It's great to hear so much enthusiasm for the product. One of my goals is to get a little more seat height for some extra leg room and a better posture.

Any advice as to material, pattern,...anything else?

I know a lot of It is just preference. But things like: how do different meterials and patterns perform in heat and cold? That kind of thing.

Did any/all of you get the pillion seat redone? And the back pad on the trunk?

Thanks in advance for the help.
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6'2" and the Russell seat has ruined me for anything else.
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+1 on the Russell. Ya know how it is at the end of a 500 or 600 mile day?
500 or 600 mile day. Sometimes I do that many miles after breakfast just for the heck of it with my stock BMW seat on my LT.

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500 or 600 mile day. Sometimes I do that many miles after breakfast just for the heck of it with my stock BMW seat on my LT.
Me too. Except it's 100-150 miles until a breakfast stop and I finally gave in with the tired and sore ass thing and got a good saddle.

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I have a GT two piece Russell Daylong Saddle with about two months riding time on the riders seat and less than an hour on the passenger seat that I would like to sell. Both seats done in leather with vinyl sides. The seat is too tall for my 5'10" frame and 30" inseam. I now have a one piece GTL Lowboy modified by Russell and it is super.

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6'2" 220lbs and really like my russell seat. In all honesty tho, I have to stop every 200 miles just to stretch and give my arse a break. Think I would have to do that no matter the seat.

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I have a ride-in scheduled for a Russell for my GTL. It's great to hear so much enthusiasm for the product. One of my goals is to get a little more seat height for some extra leg room and a better posture.

Any advice as to material, pattern,...anything else?

I know a lot of It is just preference. But things like: how do different meterials and patterns perform in heat and cold? That kind of thing.

Did any/all of you get the pillion seat redone? And the back pad on the trunk?

Thanks in advance for the help.

Jim, I'm 6'3" 205lbs with a 35" inseam. Asked for an extra 2" added to the GTL one piece high seat. There was issue with the seat (more on that later) so when I sent it back, asked to for 1" to be removed (so net only 1" higher than what would have been produced from the stock GTL high seat). Now the fit is perfect.

I've always opted for all-leather. I just like leather and it wears well. Had the backrest installed. Never use it except for long trips (over 400 miles in a day). Had the pillion part of the seat left as "stock". I did not get the topcase backrest done but I should have. I don't use the topcase much at all, so it's not much of an issue for me.

One of things that wins me as a customer for life is not when things go well, but when they don't and the Company rises to the challenge. This was my third Russell seat; the prior two were fine right from the start. I did a SS1000 with the GTL with both the stock seat and the new Russell seat. The Russell did not live up to what I was expecting based on the prior two purchases. When I called, I was put in touch with the seat builder, and we discussed my issues. The seat was shipped back "repaired" under warranty and returned quicker than I expected. I was really impressed with the service.

It's the only long distance after-market seat I will buy.

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I have a GT two piece Russell Daylong Saddle with about two months riding time on the riders seat and less than an hour on the passenger seat that I would like to sell. Both seats done in leather with vinyl sides. The seat is too tall for my 5'10" frame and 30" inseam. I now have a one piece GTL Lowboy modified by Russell and it is super.

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Mr Smith are Russell Seats made for each in individual person size or not that critical.
This wasn't addressed to me, but : Russell seats are custom built on your OEM seat pan. Its truly amazing what they can do, but you have to tell them in detail what you're expecting, and photos are required. The more info you give them, the better the result. Link will give you lots of info: http://www.day-long.com/

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