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Published: October 7th 2009
This is what the seat looks like installed over my stock Honda seat.
Over the last year and half my wife has complained about the little 7 ½ inch seat on the back of the Shadow. So I went out on a quest to find a replacement seat to provide her comfort and enable her to take longer rides with me and Thumper.
I checked out Mustang seats, Russell’s and even companies that would rebuild the Honda seat that came with the Shadow. All the seats I found were, in my opinion, way out of the price point I had set for the Shadow. If I had a Goldwing or a large touring bike that I planned on keeping for a life time, then yes $500 or more would be a price point that I could justify, but not for a bike that I hope to replace in a few years. So the search continued.
While I was looking thru Road Bike magazine I saw an ad for “Butty Buddy - The Thousand Mile Seat”. I thought this might be what we were looking for. I visited their website Butty Buddy
and started reading about the seat. The seat comes in two different styles, one that fits over an existing seat or one
that installs on a bare fender. What I liked is that the seat is easily removed and comes with its own caring case. That way when I am on a solo ride I can store the seat in its case.
The “Butty Buddy is 13.5 inches, which gives my wife much more seat area and a higher level of comfort and hopefully relieve her numb bun. I checked out the customer comments and there were a lot of great things said about the seat. Even better was the price. I ordered my wife’s new seat for $149.00 plus $14 shipping.
When the seat was received it was the over the fender style and not the over the seat one that I had ordered. I sent the company a quick email and within a few days I received the correct seat along with a postage paid return mailing sticker for the old other one they sent.
The seat took about 5 minutes to put together and instill on top of my stock seat. I then went into the house got my wife and away we went. The ride was short, due to a prior engagement but I was
Newly addes stickers
Thought I would show a few of the new stickers added to the windshild. AMA, Life is Good and the This Blue Line.
bound and determined to see how she liked it. We went on a little 10 mile lap around town and my wife was raving about it. She absolutely loved it. Over supper I heard her tell her girl friend how excited she was about the seat. I was relieved and happy. We got home late but I had to see how long it took to put back on once removed. In darkness of our hay barn I was able to reinstall the seat in less than 30 seconds.
Based on that one short ride I would have to say the Butty Buddy was a good buy! Hopefully we will get a longer ride in real soon.
I also had a few seconds to add some of my favorite stickers to my windshield.
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