Our Midrider seat will sit you at the same height and the same distance from the handlebars as the stock seat. Our Kawasaki® 1500 Classic / Nomad Midrider is designed so you sit in the seat, not on the seat. The Midrider seat is 17.5 inches wide. The Ultimate passenger seat is 14 inches wide with comfort to spare.
Kawasaki® OEM passenger seat WILL NOT fit with the Ultimate 1500 Classic / Nomad. Kawasaki® OEM driver seat WILL NOT fit with the Ultimate passenger seat.
PLEASE NOTE: Our seats only fit certain models depending upon your fuel delivery type, fuel injected (FI) or carbureted (CARB). The table below will tell you if our Vulcan 1500 Classic / Nomad will fit your bike.
|Year of Bike||Model of Bike||FI or CARB||Will It Fit?|
|2000-2002||1500 Classic and Nomad||CARB||NO|
|1500 Classic and Nomad||FI||YES|
All Ultimate Vulcan 1500 Classic / Nomad Midrider seats have the driver backrest hardware built into them, so you can add the backrest at any time.
Detachable storage pouch measures 9"W x 6"H and is protected by the driver backrest built in rain flap.
The large Ultimate sissy bar pad is 12" wide and 8" high. It sits your passenger 10 degrees straighter than the stock pad, which helps elminate back fatigue on long rides. The pad comes with stainless steel screws and fits on your Kawasaki® sissy bar. We also manufacture sissy bar pads that will fit other aftermarket sissy bars.
When you place your order, we will ask you which make and model sissy bar you have and whether its 2, 3 or 4 bolt mount configuration. We'll also need the measurements, from center of bolt to center of bolt, of where the pad mounts to the sissy bar.
Our standard seat stitching thread color is black. Different embroidered logos and seat stitching thread colors are available. Please see Custom Options tab found above.
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,
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|Seat Height||Same as Kawasaki® OEM Seat.|
|Distance from Handlebars||Same as Kawasaki® OEM Seat.|
|Driver Seat Width||17.5"|
|Passenger Seat Width||14"|
|Location of Backrest Bracket||Rider Seat|
|Passenger Backrest / Sissy Bar Pad|
|Large Pad Height||8"|
|Large Pad Width||12"|
|Seat Compatibility||Kawasaki® OEM passenger seat WILL NOT fit with the Ultimate 1500 Classic / Nomad. Kawasaki® OEM rider seat WILL NOT fit with the Ultimate passenger seat. Please check Fitment details under the "Description" tab.|
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