Classic Explorer Seat- Drivers Backrest

Brand Fitment: Harley-Davidson
Model Fitment: FLSTC Heritage (option for FLSTN Deluxe if rack is removed) 
Year Fitment: 2006-2016

    Saddlemen Part #: 800-23-044
    Drag Specialties/Parts Unlimited Part #: 0802-0576
Price: $656.00

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Saddlemen Classic Explorer™ touring seats are engineered to provide mile after mile of uncompromising comfort. Our development team has brought together years of experience, top of the line materials and cutting edge manufacturing processes resulting in a show bike appearance with unparalleled comfort.

These seats feature deep sculptured saddles with the most refined contours ever developed, painstakingly perfected to provide comfortable, even support. The exclusive split-cushion  saddle separates the lumbar support and seat cushions so they compress  independently, reducing tail and hip bone pressure and the tendency to slide  forward.

Saddlemen's classic stitch-top, leather-grain SaddleHyde™ cover is turned out with sparkling chrome studs, Conchos and generous fringe. Under the seat's cover lays a plush layer of headliner foam for a supple touch. Beneath that comes another key comfort  ingredient; large pads of Saddlemen's proprietary SaddleGel™ that damps  vibration while providing outstanding supportive qualities. A foundation of our progressive density foam is the suspension system of the seat offering steadfast support that will not break down after long miles or many years of  use.

You can select a Classic Explorer with Saddlemen's optional built-in backrest that has position adjustments, removes instantly without tools and folds forward to ease  passenger access. Saddlemen's backrest provides plenty of lower back support  and does not interfere with the passengers legs. The storage pouch is standard with the backrest, providing a great quick-access point for your passenger's  belongings. Don't accept anything  less as you cannot buy a better seat. Winning show bike looks, luxurious  comfort, top quality and innovative features, designed and engineered specifically for nearly all popular touring and cruiser motorcycles

Almost two decades ago, Saddlemen was the innovator of SaddleGel™ for motorcycle seats, bringing over a gel technology widely used in medical applications. Now widely copied, but not duplicated, SaddleGel™ provides undisputable comfort.

Adding to the comfort is our unique SaddleHyde™ covering that has the right amount of stretch built in to make better use of the SaddleGel™ underneath.

Saddlemen has engineered the perfect and only matched motorcycle seating foam that works in conjunction with SaddleGel™ and SaddleHyde™ for maximum riding distance and pleasure. Saddlemen’s proprietary Black Magic™ foam with its high resilient properties maximizes your motorcycles suspension package by collapsing just enough to conform to the rider’s body shape. In turn it helps to equalize the pressure to allow good blood flow. Combined with our precisely engineered molding cavities, our 3 part system is carefully molded with a skin that resists penetration by rain or perspiration. All completed in house under the careful supervision of trained technicians to guarantee a perfectly contoured seat with every pour.

  • Saddlemen's popular touring seat family, engineered and styled to add superb comfort and quality to touring-type and cruiser motorcycles
  • The seat's contours have been carefully developed using our decades of experience to provide mile after mile of riding pleasure
  • Standard-profile Explorer™ seats generally have the same height as  the motorcycle's original seat, but with a carefully shaped front section so the rider can better touch the ground at stops.
  • Low-profile Explorer™ seats provide a lower driver's seat  position, 2˝ lower than a standard profile Explorer™ or original-equipment seat while offering extraordinary lumbar support.
  • Leather-grain SaddleHyde™ seat cover offers excellent comfort with classic feel but is weather-resistant providing for low-maintenance ownership.
  • This stitch-top cover provides initial pushiness and a custom appearance while the progressive density foam and SaddleGel™ foundation for both driver and passenger offers supportive comfort for hours on end.
  • Each seats is styled with sparkling chrome studs, Conchos and generous fringe.
  • Exclusive, unique split-cushion design separates the seating surface from the lumbar support, reducing tailbone and back pressure for maximum long-range comfort.
  • These seats feature large, plush lumbar sections that support the driver's back and posterior so well that big miles add up before you notice it.
  • The passenger section has been altered to improve comfort by strategically adding foam height and shaping the seating area so the passenger is not forced into the driver and has a better view over the driver's shoulder.
  • Special care was taken so the seat's pillion area fits well with backrests or rear trunks.
  • The Explorer seat is also available with a built-in Saddlemen driver's backrest that can be adjusted both horizontally and vertically to the rider's back and is removable for a sleek appearance.
  • Designed and made in the U.S.A.

Seat Dimensions

Typical Outline – Your Seat May Vary
11" 13" 6.5" 12" 15" 31"



Saddlemen seats use rigid molded ABS or hand laid fiberglass that provide the strength needed for a quality saddle. Professionally engineered by enthusiasts who understand and participate in the passion of motorcycling, each pan is specifically molded to fit to the frame and bodywork of each model motorcycle. Our blend of artistry and engineering provides the best foundation for unique saddles with style, comfort and craftsmanship.


Key Features:

  • Chrome, Zinc or Powder coated brackets

  • Strategically bumpered to protect painted surfaces

  • Gel coated Fiberglass or Rigid ABS construction

  • Limited Lifetime Guarantee on all seat bases




Without question SaddleGel is the most important breakthrough in motorcycle seating technology in decades. This amazing product will increase the amount of time you spend on your motorcycle, creating the comfort necessary to ride all day.

Black Magic™ Foam

With decades of experience in foam pouring and formulation, Saddlemen has engineered the perfect motorcycle seating foam for maximum riding distance and pleasure.

Cover Technology

Covering the Black Magic™ foam and SaddleGel™ combination with its sleek styling and contour fitted cover that has been engineered into each Saddlemen seat brings us to the final section of our integrated comfort system.

Style, Craftsmanship, Comfort

Saddlemen has been making seats for three decades and many of their craftsmen have more than thirty years of seat making experience to insure that you get the best seat available – the perfect blend of style, comfort, craftsmanship and value.

Adjustable Backrest

Saddlemen backrests are adjustable to compensate for all types of riders. Easily adjust not only height, but also fore and aft positioning with the infinitely-adjustable set-screw for perfect custom comfort.

Split Cushion/Ergo Channel

A Saddlemen split cushion seat is divided into separate flat seat support and backrest platforms. Saddlemen separates and divides the seat into two functions; one a vertical surface for back support and the other a horizontal platform for a soft, supportive seating surface.


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