I must have extra nerves in my &$$! No matter what seat I try, after riding for about an hour or so, my butt is killing me and I’m looking for some relief! Thankfully, I found it when I borrowed a friend’s Electra Glide, which was fitted with H-D’s Zeppelin seat. The Zeppelin has several strategically placed air bladders, which allow you, at the touch of a button, to redistribute your weight once you start feeling uncomfortable. It’s hard to believe that inflating one set of bladders and releasing some air from others can make such a difference. And yet I’ve been able to extend my saddle time by several hours without any discomfort. When pain starts to set in, I just readjust the seat and I’m good to go.
Installation takes about 15 minutes. Just swap the rear mounting bracket from the old seat to the new, plug in the bike’s accessory plug, and install the Zeppelin just like the stocker. When you first turn on the ignition switch, you’ll hear the air compressor (enclosed in the seat) filling the reservoir. Once that’s done, the pump shuts down and you’re free to adjust as needed.
As for riders shorter than 5’10″, you’ll be on your tiptoes when stopped, so let the air out when around town. AIM
–Fred Maida – as published in American Iron Magazine, the world’s best selling Harley magazine.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company