Saddlemen Explorer Seat For Harley Sportster With 4.5 Gallon Tank 2004-2018
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Saddlemen Explorer Seat For Harley Sportster With 4.5 Gallon Tank 2004-2018 Videos

Saddlemen Explorer Seat For Harley Sportster With 4.5 Gallon Tank

The deep, wide contours of the Explorer saddle makes this the perfect long distance saddle for both rider and passenger. The unique split cushion design reduces seating pressure for maximum long-range comfort. SaddleGel reduces tail bone pressure and increases circulation allowing you to ride longer. For your next trip of 10 or 10,000 miles, the Explorer is the comfort king by which all others must be judged!

Features:

  • Comfortable touring design
  • Supple SaddleHyde offers a combination of comfort, glove-soft leathery feel and weather-resistant, no-maintenance good looks
  • Exclusive, unique split-cushion design separates the seating surface from the lumbar support, reducing tailbone and back pressure for maximum long-range comfort
  • SaddleGel increases comfort even during long trips
  • Made in the USA
4.7 / 5
Bang For The Buck
4.5 / 5
Features
4.7 / 5
Comfort
4.7 / 5
Style
4.7 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.7 / 5
Fit & Finish
4.7 / 5
Durability
5 / 5

Fitment Notes & Exceptions

  • For use with Sportster (XL) models equipped with 4.5 gallon fuel tank only
This Product Fits:
Harley Davidson
Sportster Custom XL1200C 20042018
Sportster Custom XL883C 20042009
Sportster Low/SuperLow XL883L 20112018
Sportster Low XL1200L 20062011
Sportster Roadster XL1200R 2007, 2008
Sportster SuperLow XL1200T 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Black Contour Stitch / With Driver Backrest 884189 807-03-030 Out of Stock
Black Contour Stitch / Without Driver Backrest 883770 807-03-029 In Stock: Ships within 1-2 business days
Black Diamond Stitch / Without Driver Backrest 1234285 807-03-029LS Out of Stock

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4.7 / 5.0
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Bang For The Buck
4.5 / 5
Features
4.7 / 5
Comfort
4.7 / 5
Style
4.7 / 5
Ease Of Install
4.7 / 5
Fit & Finish
4.7 / 5
Durability
5.0 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Great seat for 2up riding..
I bought this seat because my wife refused to ride on the stock Harley seat. She said this new seat feels way better than stock and rides with me everywhere. Happy wife means Happy life so i strongly recommend this seat for anyone wanting to improve the 2up riding capability of their bike.
August 19, 2016
Ride:
2009 Harley Davidson Sportster Custom XL883C
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Very good seat for the money
It took me longer to get the seat out of the box than it did to put it on my bike. The seat forms to your butt, no slipping/sliding when riding or coming to a stop. Very well made and really looks good. Had it on my bike in about 10 minutes, took me about 20 to get it out of the box. They packed the seat as if a bomb was going off. Not complaining just took me by surprise. Not many company's do that anymore. Very satisfied with the seat and Revzilla.
August 15, 2014
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Looks Good, Feels Great
I was a little skeptical about a touring seat at first because some can tend to look very Big and Bulky. This one is actually fits the bike better compared to the sundowner and even some others I have seen. A Burly Brand sissy bar, which can be found here on Revzilla, goes great with the seat and gives the bike that sweet 'retro' look! In terms of comfort, it is excellent. The seat puts you in a good touring position, making long rides very enjoyable. Getting on the seat at first, it may feel a little hard, but as you ride you will find you're butt and lower back are very well supported and comfortable. you will also find that the seat absorbs a lot more than the stock seat. In terms of having a passenger, which was one of the main reasons I got the seat, my passenger is more secure, comfortable and is also very satisfied with the seat as well.
August 17, 2015
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Great seat
It fits great. opens up the look. Great for rider and passenger.
March 24, 2017
Purchased
6 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
Style
4 / 5
Ease Of Install
3 / 5
Fit & Finish
4 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Improves comfort, confidence and speed
Installed the Explorer Seat on my 2016 Sportster Superlow 1200t replacing the stock seat. I have ridden it several times now and have these impressions:

The Good:

The seat is high quality and I find that not only is it comfortable but as a new rider (less than 1 year) it improves my confidence and speed. The seat really smooths out my bike's ride and reduces transmitted vibrations and shocks by more than half. The deep bucket holds me firmly in position (with the stock seat I tended to slide around a bit). This has improved my confidence on the bike and allowed me to increase speed without feeling out of control. In terms of comfort, it definitely will allow me to go at least 50% longer. I am still in the break in period on the seat (first 500 miles) and I expect this to improve.

Ordering from Revzilla was very easy. The seat came two days earlier than expected. When I had sent a query about my order it was answered promptly.

The Not So Good:

The seat does not come with a grab strap, an easy way to add one or any instructions or advice from Saddleman for installing a strap. This is not a small matter as many states (including mine) require a hand hold for passengers. The stock seat has a bracket that snaps into the pan with hooks for the strap. I was able to pop the bracket off the stock seat. There is not place on the Saddlemen to snap that bracket into the new pan. But with effort and a bit of trial and error I was able to get the stock strap in place on the new seat.

The Saddlemen Explorer is narrower than the stock seat it replaces. I prefer the looks of the wider seat and I think a wider Explorer would be even more comfortable.

So my advice to Saddlemen is to have a wider version with a grab strap.

The cardboard box that the seat came in was damaged (crushed), and the plastic bag containing the seat had a tear. The seat was well wrapped in bubble wrap and was not damaged. When I took the seat out of the bag the bolts for the mounting hardware went out the hole in the bag and skittered across the garage (I was eventually able to find them).

So in summary I think the gel technology works very well in dampening vibrations and bumps, and the shape of the seat holds the rider nicely. It has already improved my comfort, confidence and speed (and I am still in the break in period). I would have liked a version that was a bit wider (similar to the stock seat it replaced) and with a grab strap or an easy way to reuse the stock one. Revzilla ordering was easy and delivery quicker than expected, but the packaging was damaged.
July 2, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
5 / 5
Ease Of Install
5 / 5
Fit & Finish
5 / 5
Durability
5 / 5
Overall - I am a satisfied customer
It's always a struggle - function or fashion? I wanted a tough sleek look but cushion and lumbar support - (I also got the back rest which I love) All in all - I am a satisfied customer
April 23, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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I did a bunch of research, and based on the reviews, the videos from revzilla and the company Saddleman I decided this was the seat that work for my riding style and bike the best
Kyle Z on Sep 7, 2017
price is right & GEL!!
albert w on Dec 21, 2014
I did a bunch of research, and based on the reviews, the videos from revzilla and the company Saddleman I decided this was the seat that work for my riding style and bike the best
Kyle Z on Sep 7, 2017
Needed touring seat. This seat is comfortable for a long day's ride and is worth the $$.
Vandhidt N on Jul 1, 2015
price is right & GEL!!
albert w on Dec 21, 2014
Been looking for a nice seat for my Harley. After reading several reviews this seems the best. And the price was a lot cheaper from Revzilla than all the other places I checked out.
Jerry B on Aug 7, 2014
Needed touring seat. This seat is comfortable for a long day's ride and is worth the $$.
Vandhidt N on Jul 1, 2015
Been looking for a nice seat for my Harley. After reading several reviews this seems the best. And the price was a lot cheaper from Revzilla than all the other places I checked out.
Jerry B on Aug 7, 2014
Is the seat back removable?
A shopper on Nov 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes - It is a nice option to have for long trips.
Is the back rest removable?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: There's no back rest. It's one full seat with a slight dip that fits around your backside. It also has a seat for your rider in back. This seat is not much better than my stock seat. It's a little better but not all that much. I went and ordered a Mustang seat and there's a 100% difference in comfort. Should of ordered it from the start. Hope this helps. The Mustangs a little higher price wise, but worth every penny comfort wise.
I own a 2001 1200 custom Harley Davidson Sportster. Do you carry any products fo this model? Thanks Roger Morris
A shopper on Oct 18, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Saddleman explorer is an awesome seat for sporty