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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 01-13-2019, 09:34 AM Thread Starter
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Cool La Rosa seat review

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Just kidding, I was told that my new La Rosa seat and saddlebag has finally shipped. So, in anticipation, I started this thread to alert those that have shown interest it's on the way and I should get it around the 15th.



What I can report, it looks like a 2-month lead time from ordering, production, and shipping for a custom made seat. Off the shelf should go out immediately. They told me they were a bit behind due to the Holiday ordering, so they may be catching up.


Once i get the boxes, I'll take some photos and post in this thread. Just FYI - I woke up to 7" of snow this morning, so it may be a bit before I can get an actual ride in.


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Hi David,

Thanks for this mate. Looking forward to seeing how it turns out.

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You got me, this was the first thing I clicked on! Any way here is my custom seat that I only have 1 ride on,.
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You got me, this was the first thing I clicked on! Any way here is my custom seat that I only have 1 ride on,.

That's a good looking seat. Also, looks comfy

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That's a good looking seat. Also, looks comfy
I had the stock seat ( of course ) the Statement seat, and the Quilted brown seat, I drew up sketches of my "dream seat" and took them and some photos and my stock seat pan to the local custom seat shop. It came out exactly like the photos I gave them. I only have 1 half hour ride on it but it is as comfortable as the stocker ( very ) and much better looking.

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The box finally arrived today, so I got to unpacking. The first set of pics are just showcasing the seat and saddlebag. I managed a few pics of the seat sitting on the Triumph seat for size and shape comparison. I will say, I'm impressed with the how high the back of the seat is "kicked up", which should help keep me planted. Also... the seat is FIRM, but it is cushioned. Not anything like leather on a bare pan.



The garage is unheated, and it's 30 degrees out, so I'll probably wait until this weekend to mount everything up. More pics to come.
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Man, that looks great. You got me thinking now.
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That does look great but since I have been riding with my Indian buddies my average ride is probably 2 hours with a 4 or even 5 hour ride not out of the question. That is why I went back to my stock seat pan.
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That does look great but since I have been riding with my Indian buddies my average ride is probably 2 hours with a 4 or even 5 hour ride not out of the question. That is why I went back to my stock seat pan.

Indian bobber or Indian baggers? I'm used to doing 13 hour days in the saddle of my Harley Bagger with the Indian and Wing guys I ride with. There is one secret weapon that can help with the bobber: Sheepskin. Seriously - Sheepskin can make metal comfortable. The secret is that it allows air to circulate beneath your bum, preventing sweating and hotspots, plus a bit of cushion. It's an old biker trade.
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It warmed up to a balmy 40 degrees today, so after work, I went to the garage and started tinkering. Everything went on perfectly smooth, with no issues. La Rosa paid a lot of attention to every detail regarding fitment and quality. Note how the seat pan fits the curve of the bracket, just resting on it. Once the bolts are tightened, it's a perfect match, flush, no gaps.


Next, I'll have to do a test ride. I haven't sat on it yet, it's still on the lift.

I'll have a genuine Triumph saddlebag and hardware for sale shortly for anyone interested.
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