Best Harley Seat for Tall Riders

best harley seat for tall riders
The original Harley seat (pictured) had me sitting on the gas tank. I upgraded to a La Perra Daddy Long Legs Kickflip.

What is the best Harley seat for tall riders — like myself at over 6 feet tall? I get body aches, soreness and feel cramped on my Harley Davidson stock seat.

Whether you munch miles on Road King or Electra Glide or cruise the boulevard on a Dyna, your body can become fatigued and strained on an ill fitting motorcycle seat. Comfort is not over-rated.

After I found a good seat for my long, lanky frame, I want to share my findings about a good, aftermarket HD seats for taller motorcycle riders.

Seat options for taller riders

La Pera

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Le Pera Maverick Daddy Long Legs Seat LK-957DLS
  • Comfortable seat that retains a custom look
  • Designed for the taller rider who needs more room to move back while still giving the passenger comfort
  • Gives the driver an extra 2in. of leg room
  • Special contours give good support while allowing unrestricted movement
  • Molded one-piece foam foundation covered with premium-grade black vinyl on a 16-gauge powder-coated steel base plate

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LaPera offers different Daddy Long Leg versions for Dynas, Softails, and Touring models.

The Daddy Long Legs Maverick, Outcast, Villan and Daytona are offerings from La Pera — all of which are Harley Davidson seats for tall riders.

Examples

  • La Pera Daddy Long Legs Kickflip
  • La Pera Daddy Long Legs Maverick
  • La Pera Daddy Long Legs Outcast
  • La Pera Daddy Long Legs Villan
  • La Pera Daddy Long Legs Daytona

Best mustang seats for tall riders

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Mustang Super Touring Deluxe 1-Piece Seat (Extended Reach) Compatible with 97-99 Harley FLHTCU
  • Get the most comfort and style with Mustang's Deluxe Touring seat.
  • The wide front seat sets the rider back compared to the stock seat, plus it angles the body for long-distance comfort.
  • The rear seat provides support across its full width and keeps the passenger firmly in the comfort zone.
  • Styled after state-of-the-art automotive interior designs, the seat features exquisite stitching detail and a front bucket drain for rainy days.
  • The receiver for the optional, removable driver backrest is built into the baseplate.

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Mustang offers an extended reach versions of their saddles for most Harley-Davidson Evo, Twin Cam, and Milwaukee motorcycles.

In my opinion, the best Harley solo seat for tall riders goes to the Mustang Super Touring Solo extended reach seat.

Examples

  • Mustang Super Touring Solo extended reach seats
  • Mustang Super Touring one piece extended reach seats
  • Mustang Hightail Fastback extended reach seats
  • Mustang Super Touring Deluxe extended reach seat
  • Mustang Super Tripper extended reach seat
  • Mustang Super Touring Summit extended reach seat

Best Saddlemen seat for tall riders

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Saddlemen Road Sofa LS Seat (Extended Reach) Compatible with 08-13 Harley FLHX2
  • Lattice stitch (LS) retro styling infuses the old school spirit with a modern twist.Refined split-cushion design separates the seating surface from the lumbar support to reduce tailbone / back pressure for maximum long-range comfort.Seat features a combin

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Saddlemen, also, offers an longer reach with select seats for taller HD motorcycle riders. The Roadsofa is a popular option.

  • Saddlemen extended reach step up seat
  • Saddlemen Dominator extended reach seat
  • Saddlemen extended reach Roadsofa

My favorite: LaPerra Daddy Long Legs Kickflip

The LaPera Daddy Long Legs seat is a great option. The Long Legs version is the tall man’s version.

The saddle changes the seat height and distance from the bars and footpegs.

On my Fat Bob, the seat moved me back about 2 inches. I no longer feel like I’m pushing back on the seat. I don’t feel cramped on it.

The Kickflip is firmer than the mushy stock Harley saddle. I like the feel of the seat. For me, I rank the Kickflip on my Dyna the most comfortable Harley seat for tall guys I’ve used. It is comfortable, especially with the back-support.

How to make a Harley Davidson touring bike comfortable for tall riders

 

Seat height is key

A low seat height may work for short people, but an increase in seat height is better for taller riders. The increased seat height impacts the distance from the foot pegs.

The increased foot peg distance allows us tall people better opportunities to stretch out and we are not pushing are back and bottom into the pillion.

If you are really tall — over 6’4″ — a set of foot peg and control extenders like these may be key for you.

Most comfortable Harley seat for tall guys: Firm or soft?

Most aftermarket saddles are firmer than the mushy stock seat. Because of the added firmness, your seat and derriere may require a little break-in time.

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