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2006-2017 FLSTC Heritage Explorer G-Tech™ Seat

Brand Fitment: Harley-Davidson
Model Fitment: FLSTC Heritage (option for FLSTN Deluxe if rack is removed)
Year Fitment: 2006-2017

made in the usa

Explorer
Product Overview (HD)

All Saddlemen Seats are made to order in our California Manufacturing Facility

$450.00
Drag Specialties Part #: 0802-0590
Saddlemen Part #: 800-23-02911
Availability: Built to Order

Available Options

A true innovation in riding comfort; the Explorer™ G-TECH combines elements of Saddlemen’s® famous touring seat family with the advancement of our patented Gel Channel technology that incorporates gel and a channel in the main foam.

Flexible fabric cover breathes well over a concealed gel channel and a layer of memory foam that conforms to the shape of the rider’s body to relieve pressure on the perineal area and increase blood flow to keep the rider and passenger comfortable and in the saddle longer. The deep, wide contours of the saddle are mated with a new nose shape to create a long distance saddle that helps the rider touch the ground with confidence at stops.



Selecting the proper Saddlemen seat should begin with the question, “How long in the saddle and riding style or preference?” Knowing the comfort a rider will need will aim them at the best type of seats for their intended use and then they can further hone their choice by looking at seats that would that complement their motorcycle and styling preference.

Saddlemen seats are a result of Integrated Design Philosophy (IDP™), which focuses on putting as much comfort into the seat as possible. IDP™ then takes styling cues from each motorcycle and incorporates them into the contours and patterns of each new seat. The result is a seat that is as comfortable as possible but also looks and fits perfectly on the motorcycle. Saddlemen’s craftsmanship and quality assures you of an enjoyable ride – regardless of the distance.

By combining the attributes of our proprietary SaddleGel and advanced Progressive Density Foam we create exceptional foundations that provide superior comfort and vehicle control. While thick seat foams are usually more comfortable, Saddlemen’s Gel-Core technology is used in every seat to produce excellent comfort regardless of its thickness. That’s why a slammed-down Saddlemen seat, such as the Profiler, rides so much more comfortably than other seats of a similar thickness. So if a thin Saddlemen seat is comfortable, imagine how plush a thick seat like a Road Sofa or an Explorer will be.

When creating a new seat, additional attention is always devoted to overcoming deficiencies that exist in the stock seat or other after market seats. Our designers use advanced engineering plus practical riding experience to forge seats that ride comfortably, look great and fit perfectly. For example, rigid plastic or resin-based seat pans with plated brackets provide superior fitment for easy, hassle-free installation. Riders will need to carefully study the attributes of each Saddlemen seat so they can learn how it can improve their riding experience. ese seat types are:

Seats for Long Distance or “Touring”

These seats are aimed at users who will lay down 500+ miles open road in a day. Large, plush double bucket seats designed to keep rider and passenger in supreme comfort during long distance riding.

Day Cruising Two-up Seats

These seats are great for cruising and day trips (200 mile tours).  Still a significant improvement in comfort of the original saddle,  these seats aim for balance between style and comfort making for an enjoyable journey. 

Low Profile Two-up Seats

Low slung, trim stylish seats that include seating for a passenger.  The lean and minimalistic approach significantly complements the motorcycle’s lines. Not as well suited for long distance use as an  Explorer seat, but they are the most comfortable slammed-down seats you can get. Great for (urban) boulevard cruising. 

Renegade Solo & Pillions

These Rider-only seats are also great for cruising and day trips as they provide a superb level of comfort while looking great as only a solo saddle can.  Matching pillion seats are available.

Slammed Solo's (S3) Seats 

Low slung, trim stylish seats for lone riders. The lean and minimalistic style complements the motorcycle’s lines. Not as well suited for long distance use as an Explorer seat, but they are the   most comfortable slammed-down seats you can get. Great for casual riding (no backrest options - see Universal Detachable Pillions Pad for passenger seating).

Pro Series Seats

Saddlemen’s seat artisans occasionally partner with leading bike builders to create special edition seats. Not as well suited for long distance use as an Explorer seat, but very comfortable for urban cruising with a unique appearance.

Café Seats

Specialty rider-only seats that feature the ubiquitous hump at the back of the seat. While aimed at style, the seat is very comfortable for urban cruising.

  • A unique version of Saddlemen’s® popular touring seat family, engineered and styled to add superb comfort and quality to your motorcycle
  • The seat’s contours have been carefully developed using our decades of experience to provide mile after mile of riding pleasure
  • Standard-profile Explorer G-TECH™ seats have a similar or lower height as the original H-D seat, but with a carefully shaped front section so the rider can better touch the ground at stops
  • The memory-foam, fabric and vinyl seat cover creates an exceptionally comfortable riding experience, especially when the weather get toasty
  • This specialized and proprietary molded memory-foam cover has support panels for a unique, modern appearance that covers a Gel Channel foam foundation for cool comfort for hours on end
  • Saddlemen’s® Gel Channel (GC) technology (patent pending) seats incorporate a split piece of SaddleGel and a channel in the base foam to relieve seating pressure on the perineal area, increase blood flow, thus keeping the rider in the saddle longer
  • Exclusive, unique split-cushion design cover also 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.
  • Most Explorer G-TECH seats are available with a built-in Saddlemen® driver’s backrest with a matching cover that can be adjusted both horizontally and vertically to the rider’s back and is removable for a sleek appearance
  • The seat’s carefully engineered, gel-coated marine-grade fiberglass base with plated hardware is the foundation for a long service life
  • Each seat is easy-to-install with all necessary mounting hardware and instructions included
  • Designed and made in the U.S.A
Cover Tech: SaddleHyde Technology

COVERTECH

SADDLEHYDE™ TECHNOLOGY

Comfort Foam: Co-Molded technology

COMFORTFOAM

Co-Molded Technology

SaddleGel: Proprietary polymers

SADDLEGEL

PROPRIETARY POLYMERS

ProFoam: Progressive Density

PROFOAM

PROGRESSIVE DENSITY

Foam Barrier: Element Shield technology

FOAMBARRIER

ELEMENT SHIELD TECHNOLOGY

Split Cushion: Strata build technology

SPLITCUSHION

STRATA BUILD TECHNOLOGY

Heat

This rapid warming feature quickly replaces the chill of a cold day or evening with nearly instant heating of the seat. The heated core provides 2 comfort levels controlled by its High–Off-Low dual switch functionality. If you are prone to cold, this option is a must have!

Seat Dimensions

Typical Outline – Your Seat May Vary
A B C E F X
11" 13" 6.5" 12" 15" 31"
 

2 Up Seat: Installation Overview (HD)

This video is intended to provide a brief installation overview. Further step-by-step information is located on the “Download Instructions” hyperlink located on each product page. You may also speak with one of our friendly and knowledgeable product specialist for additional information - 1.800.397.7709 / sales@saddlemen.com