Chief / Chieftain / Springfield Solo Seat and Driver Backrest (2014-2018)
PLEASE NOTE: We have found that the tan material that we use for Chief and Roadmaster matches for some OEM tan and not for others. A lot depends on fading and use. If you would like to order a sample of the tan material that we use prior to ordering - please provide us with your name and mailing address on our contact page or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
These are 2-piece systems. The driver seat can be used solo or in combination with the Ultimate passenger seat for 2-up riding.
Our Indian® Chief® Reduced Reach seat is designed so you sit in the seat, not on the seat. Our Reduced Reach seat will sit you one inch closer to the handlebars than the stock O.E.M. seat and retains the stock seating height. The driver section of the seat is 16 inches wide.
If in your riding position on the stock seat your reach to the handlebars leaves you with no bend in your elbows then you need our Reduced Reach seat. This position will give you a much more comfortable ride and more control of your motorcycle.
Our Indian® Chief® Midrider seat is designed so you sit in the seat, not on the seat. Our Midrider seat will sit you at the same distance to the handlebars as the stock O.E.M. seat and retains the stock seating height. The driver section of the seat is 16 inches wide. Our Midrider seat will suit you if your reach in the riding position on your stock seat gives you some bend in your elbows.
Our Indian® Chief® Tall Boy seat is designed so you sit in the seat, not on the seat. Our Tall Boy seat will sit you one inch further back from the handlebars than the stock O.E.M. seat and retains the stock seat height. The driver section of our seat is 16 inches wide. If you are tall or too close to the handlebars in your riding position on the stock seat then our Tallboy seat will suit you.
Ultimate Passenger Seat
The Ultimate Indian® Chief® passenger seat is 12 inches wide with comfort to spare. Our Chief® passenger seat was designed to fit with the Indian® Quick Release Sissy Bar, however it is too long to be used with the Indian® Quick Detach Trunk. Since the Ultimate Chief® seat was designed as a 2-piece system, we offer an optional matching passenger seat which is shorter and wider that can be used in combination with the Ultimate driver seat and will accomodate the Indian® Quick Detach Trunk.
The stock Indian® passenger seat will not work with the Ultimate driver seat. The stock Indian® driver seat will not work with the Ultimate passenger seat
Note: If you use an Ultimate Roadmaster passenger seat with an Indian® Quick Release Sissy Bar, it will damage the seat and WILL NOT be returnable.
Heated Seat Option
For the Chief®, we offer both heated and non-heated seats. Heated seats plug into the factory Indian® accessory plug on the Chief®. There are two separate switches that control front and rear independently
Ultimate Removable Driver Backrest
All Ultimate Indian® Chief® seats have the driver backrest hardware built into them, so you can add the backrest at any time. The driver backrest quickly and easily slides in and out with a built in spring loaded plunger lock that is part of the backrest hardware permanently mounted inside the seat.
- Pad measures 7" high by 10" wide by 1.5" thick.
- Built using the same memory foam as our seats.
- Infinite tilt to match your back angle.
- Backrest folds down forward for easily mounting and dismounting your bike.
- Adjustment forward and back is more than 2 inches.
- Adjusts with a thumb screw while you're riding.
- No need to remove the seat or use a wrench.
- Includes zipper storage pouch that velcros to the back of the backrest.
Detachable storage pouch measures 9"W x 6"H and is protected by the driver backrest built in rain flap.
Ultimate Sissy Bar Pad
The large Ultimate sissy bar pad is 12" wide and 8" high. We have engineered the pad with the correct back angle and thickness. This gives your passenger more room and comfort, which helps to elminate back fatigue on long rides. The Ultimate sissy bar pad bolts right on to your Indian® sissy bar. We also manufacture sissy bar pads that will fit other aftermarket sissy bars.
Note: If you have the Indian® Concert Audio Kit (Part# 2879816) installed, the amp must be relocated from the factory suggested mounting location.
Note: Will NOT work with Indian® Pinnacle Solo Rider Grab Rail (Black 2880752-266; Chrome 2880752-156)
Leather Versus Vinyl and Rain Covers
Leather seating in our homes or vehicles works well for some users however leather seats do not weather well left out in the sun and rain.
In my opinion, there are no advantages with a leather seat on a motorcycle.
Most people cannot visually tell the difference between our premium marine grade Vinyl and Leather unless they are side by side and then it needs to be pointed out which is which.
Neither Leather or Vinyl breathes except through the stitching.
Neither seats, Vinyl or Leather are waterproof. A Vinyl seat will let water in through the stitching and Leather will do the same and also soak through the hide if it gets really wet.
Durability is similar but our premium Vinyl will hold its shape and new look longer than Leather.
A rain cover should be used to prevent water from seeping through the stitches into the comfort foam.
We recommend you cover your seats with our waterproof ride on rain covers when your bike is sitting or riding in the rain.
Enjoy the ride again,
|Seat Height||Same as Indian® OEM Height.|
|Driver Seat Width||16"|
|Amount of Adjustment||More Than 2" Forward and Backward.|
|Location of Backrest Bracket||Driver Seat|