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2004-2020 XL Sportster Lariat™ Solo Seat (4.5G Tank) Backrest Ready

2004-2020 XL Sportster Lariat™ Solo Seat (4.5G Tank) Backrest Ready

 

The newest member of the Saddlemen® Renegade™ solo seat family; “Lariat” solo seats for Harley-Davidsons marry the rugged look of distressed saddle-brown leather with the advanced engineering of the our “Heels Down” seats that were developed to position the rider lower and forward for better control and riding confidence.

Hand cut and sewn covers of genuine, free-range cowhide create the signature look for the “Lariat” line. No two seats will be the same due to the natural, individual character of Rodeo Brown leather. And each seat will age gracefully for its rider, growing more supple and distinctive as the miles rack up.

Each saddle is low, wide and comfortable, with carefully designed contours that permit the rider to securely plant their feet when at a stop. Saddlemen’s® famous combination of progressive density foam and SaddleGel™ eases tailbone pressure and improves circulation for a smooth, comfortable ride. Mile after mile of real world  testing led us to this special shape that remains comfortable after countless miles in the saddle.

Each seat is ready to add an optional driver’s backrest, sold separately (part number 15708B). The matching leather-covered driver’s backrest provides superb lumbar support and riding comfort, and clicks into the seat without using tools.

Each seat is easy-to-install with all necessary mounting hardware and instructions included.

  • The Lariat solo seat is covered in genuine distressed brown leather so it is as close to having a true western horse saddle as you can get.
  • Genuine cowhide is tanned and cut to produce unique leather covers – no two seats are the same.
  • Each seat will break-in to be supple with a distinctive appearance, further enhancing the unique appeal of the free-range leather.
  • The seat pans are engineered from Saddlemen’s® award-winning Heel’s Down Renegade solo seat family so the fit is perfect.
  • Like a Heel’s Down, each Lariat seat is specially designed to position the rider lower and forward for better control and riding comfort.
  • Each solo saddle is low, wide and contoured to allow the rider to securely plant feet when stopped.
  • Progressive density foam and SaddleGel™ technology eases tailbone pressure for better circulation and comfort.
  • Each seat contains the internal hardware to accept an optional matching driver's back rest. (sold separately)
  • Covered with the same special leather as the seats, the optional  driver’s backrest adds superb lumbar support with position adjustment for excellent riding comfort.
  • The driver’s backrest installs in seconds without using tools.
  • Optional matching sissybar pads available. (sold separately)
  • Made in the U.S.A.
  • Saddlemen Solo seats and Pillions are not compatible with stock H-D or other seats

2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2015 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2015 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2018 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2018 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2019 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2019 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2020 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2020 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

The ideal cover for a motorcycle must exhibit many features, and Saddlemen utilizes the best material, Saddlehyde™, which provides the optimum combination of good looks, comfort and durability. First, Saddlehyde™, has a luxurious look and feel due to its leather grain and soft touch feel. Second, Saddlehyde™ has a built in compliance, or stretch, that enhances the gel and foam characteristics for increased comfort. Many other materials, including many leathers, are more board like and prevent the foam or gel from doing their job of softening your ride. Third, motorcycle seats are exposed to some of the worst conditions imaginable; bright sun, heat, rain and constant flexing, conditions that ruin the looks and durability of ordinary materials. Saddlehyde™ excels in these conditions and constant application of conditioners is not required.


Our unique Co-mold process is the largest comfort advancement in motorcycle seating since the creation of the suspension.

The Cushion Layer

The top sculpted layer is the sensory layer. It cushions and provides that nice soft touch.

The Absorption Layer

The middle layer isolates vibration, absorbs and dampens shock, disperses the pressure and promotes blood flow which alleviates hot spots created by foam only seating solutions.

The Support Layer

The bottom layer “the shell” is the stability layer. The polyurethane substructure completes the seating foundation to provide a truly unique riding experience.


Scientifically proven, this amazing product will increase the amount of time you spend on your motorcycle. A seat made with SaddleGel is scientifically engineered to dampen, divert and deflect the energy from road shock which air bladders and 70 year old foam only seat technology cannot protect you from.

Our SaddleGel has the ability to conform to all body shapes, sizes, and contours to reduce pressure points and promote blood flow which minimizes “hot spots “associated the pain and discomfort.

Otherwise, pressure points or “hot spots” can hinder blood flow, causing pain and discomfort. Normal circulation is never lost on a seat with SaddleGel and it keeps you comfortable on a long ride.


Whether it's a football helmet, hospital bed, knee pad or body armor, the foam it contains plays a critical role in making that product both comfortable and safe. But can that foam be transformed into something significantly better, safer and more comfortable?

Foam only seating dates back to the 1940’s. Still after 70 years many motorcycle seating manufactures solely rely on this low cost solution ignoring the advancements in technology.

Years of study, combined with practical experience, has led to the formulation of Saddlemen’s Progressive Density Foam. The chemical make-up and raw material volume is carefully tuned to create a foam pour that is balanced between support and compliance. Varied cell sizes and types are encapsulated in the foam by an element-resistant skin that seals the foam from water and enhances the seat’s durability as well as comfort.

To complete the process then tunes the density and shape which are also necessary to provide the superior foundation for Saddlemen’s unique co-molding process that optimizes reduction is vibrations and shock directly related to rider fatigue.


Unlike most foam that has open holes at the surface, Saddlemen’s Profoam actually has an abrasion resistant skin that resists water intrusion. This barrier is engineered to form during the molding process and protects the micro cellular foam core from breaking down, which is common with many OEM and aftermarket seats.


Seat Dimensions

Typical Outline – Your Seat May Vary
A B C X
10" 12" 4.5" 19"
 



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.

2004-2020 XL Sportster Lariat™ Solo Seat (4.5G Tank) Backrest Ready

Brand Fitment: Harley-Davidson
Model Fitment: XL SPORTSTER CUSTOM (4.5G TANK)
Year Fitment: 2004-2020

2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2004 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2005 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2006 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2007 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2008 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2009 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2011 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2012 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2013 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2014 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2015 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2015 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2016 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2017 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2018 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2018 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2019 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2019 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2020 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL1200 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

2020 Harley-Davidson Sportster XL883 Sportsters (4.5G FUEL TANK)

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  • Drag Specialties/Parts Unlimited Part #: 0804-0787
  • Saddlemen Part #: 807-03B-0041
$319.00