07-21-2008, 11:18 AM #1
SHO Cruiser vs standard seat riding position
I recently bought a silver SHO cruiser, and I'm not sure if I can live with the seat. The reason I went with the cruiser was because I wanted a ski that would be comfortable on long rides with the wife. I'm 6'2" and when I first sat on the ski in the dealership it felt roomy enough, but after some long rides I may be changing my mind. The riding position feels quite low for me, and after comparing the pictures the standard SHO seat seems to put the operator a bit higher on the seat. If I replace the front section, I believe it is the same color grey/silver as the standard seat. If anyone has ridden both models I would appreciate hearing any comments on the differences between the two. Thanks.
07-21-2008, 11:24 AM #2
I had both cruiser and non-cruiser front and back seats for my FXHO. I just sold the cruiser front seat.
See if you can trade it for a non-cruiser front and then get HydroTurf seat covers.
When my girl is on I use the cruiser back and when solo I use non-cruiser.
The non-cruiser seat front allows you to get into a more sport riding position.
Check and see if the FXHO and FX140 seats will fit on the SHO.
07-21-2008, 11:42 AM #3
I just looked at the parts diagram, and unfortunately the HO and SHO seats are not the same. It would've been nice though. The SHO seats are $370 more...$770 kinda pricey. Maybe I'll swing by the dealership today and sit on the standard SHO before making up my mind.
07-22-2008, 07:26 AM #4
when i had my 07 ho cruiser i put the non cruiser front seat on . . .and it looked like CACA!!!!! different color shade. . . not as much padding . . and just totally ruined the ski!!! im 6'1 . . i just delt with it and when i wanted to go further back i sat on the hump!!! never seemed to hurt it but i got rid of the ski with 30 hours on it . . .
07-24-2008, 08:38 AM #5
I tried to switch the seats from my FXHO to my FXSHO and they wouldn't fit. I thought it would be cool to swap them around, but no dice.
07-24-2008, 09:01 AM #6
I stopped by the dealership to compare the cruiser and standard seats, and they are the same color and texture. Luckily I bought the silver SHO. $770 is more than I want to spend on a new front section, so if anybody hears of any wrecked SHO's being parted out please let me know.
07-24-2008, 09:29 AM #7
I would trade the cruiser front for a reg SHO cruiser front. There's gotta be a SHO owner who wants a cruiser front. Trade him even up and then get the non-cruiser front and cruiser back custom Hydro Turf seats.
I'm 6'1 also and that cruiser front put me at to much of an upright angle for riding hard.
07-24-2008, 10:03 AM #8I would trade the cruiser front for a reg SHO cruiser front. There's gotta be a SHO owner who wants a cruiser front. Trade him even up and then get the non-cruiser front and cruiser back custom Hydro Turf seats.
I'm 6'1 also and that cruiser front put me at to much of an upright angle for riding hard.Today 10:01 AM
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