My OEM seat became uncomfortable quickly, and even on short hour long rides, I was anxious to get off my bike and stretch. In an effort to correct this discomfort, I bought an aftermarket Mustang seat on the recommendation of a friend. The seat was totally wrong for me and positioned me too high to reach the ground among other things. Now I had two issues..a stock seat that fit but was uncomfortable, now an expensive aftermarket seat that didn't fit properly.
What I should have done before this experimenting was to call Allen and Lori at MCC. After communication with them, they guided me to the proper fitment that would work for my body size and frame dimensions. Of course they are very busy and my schedule date would be after Harley Week in Myrtle Beach which is a big deal for me yearly. I opted for the express service, sent my seat off on a Monday, and got it back on a Thursday. That was impressive!
Even more impressive is the way my "new" OEM seat feels and rides. I have taken two test rides so far, one for an hour and the next right at two hours. I am totally comfortable in this seat now and can easily ride for three hours w/o a break. I think six hour riding days are now possible, maybe even more if need be.
In summary, I spent a lot of uncomfortable miles before realizing I could actually ride in comfort with an inexpensive fix. Forget the aftermarket seats that may or may not work. Go for the sure fire fix and call MCC. I am glad I finally did!!