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    Thinking about a seat upgrade. RDL

    Just wanted to put some thought to it, I am settled on the Russell seat, and probably a backrest from them, while I am at it. Anyone have pics of this setup? Afterthoughts once you had it in? My seat is not bad at all, but I am all about the comfort, figure its gonna cost me a grand anyway just to get it done like I want it with some velour inserts and a backrest. Any advice before I give them a ring?

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    Beware the wait time is long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2wheelsforme View Post
    Beware the wait time is long.
    How long?

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    I think mine took about 3 or 4 weeks

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    It's winter, you've got time. The wait varies. Call RDL, speak to Jay, get your "start date.". I've had 3 (3 diff. bikes) love all of them. I prefer leather. Think about heat in your area.
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    No joke, I have months. Will give them a call Monday and get some dialogue going on timelines and options

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    I had a RDL on a Kawasaki Concours 1400. Did not care for it . pushed me forward. I put an Ultimate on my F6B it is fantastic.

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    The good thing about the RDL is it is custom made to your measurements and fit. I requested mine to be up and back quite a bit and that is the way it came giving me more leg room. Getting a used one made for someone else is a crap shoot. I also did not get the leather, heated or a back rest and I really like the way it feels. I think cost was just over 800, I had to pay for the extra padding for my weight being over a certain amount and the F6B incurs an extra fee for it size. I also had a long shipping from Cal to FL.

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    If you live near their factory you can get it done in one day if not you will have to send them a seat pan and that takes time. I purchased a used seat and sent it to them. I continued to ride during waiting time. Russell doesn't keep seat pans in stock and the F6B is different than the 1800. Also a you will send a picture of you sitting on the bike.
    Last edited by Retired Army; 12-01-2018 at 09:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retired Army View Post
    If you live near their factory you can get it done in one day if not you will have to send them a seat pan and that takes time. I purchased a used seat and sent it to them. I continued to ride during waiting time. Russell doesn't keep seat pans in stock and the F6B is different than the 1800. Also a you will send a picture of you sitting on the bike.
    Yeah was kind of wondering if it would be easier to buy a stock seat off eBay and have it shipped right to them.

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