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Offline wile_e_coyote

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Re: Corbin seats....Opinions?
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2013, 03:15:06 pm »
This is the one (Corbin) that came on the bike when I bought it.
For me it was too slick and I would slide back and fourth.
The wife didn't care for the small seat section on the back.



This is the one (Corbin) I have on it now. I bought it from a COG'r here in the emporium.
It also sets lower so my feet are flat on the ground and the wife loves the extra padding on the back.



So I guess its just the type of seat you purchase.
These are both Corbins and look allot alike but they ride completely different.
I'm not sure how you find out what works best until you find it.
I guess I got lucky or I haven't found it yet and just don't know it.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2013, 12:04:42 am by wile_e_coyote »

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Re: Corbin seats....Opinions?
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2013, 10:10:08 pm »
corbin seats give about 1.5" more room for the rider. of course, that was donated from the passemgers portion  ??? Steve

Not if you get it custom ordered! I had mine custom-cut 2.5" inches forward. It is pretty dang great. I am solidly in place like a cafe' bike. And comfy as hell to boot. Love my Corbin! And I recommend them only if you get it custom-cut. The default-cut is not good, considering the slide you tend to get on the hard Corbin. Unless you are super tall. Then the default cut may be just right. Seems dangerous to be sliding around like that. I wouldn't know.
I am 6 feet and have ATV bars. But I have had my Corbin seat long before I modded the bars, so it was great both ways.

edit: mine didn't need any break-in. It was comfy from the get-go.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2013, 10:15:15 pm by squishman »
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Re: Corbin seats....Opinions?
« Reply #27 on: April 18, 2013, 04:32:38 am »
I had a Corbin Gunfighter on my V65 Sabre and loved loved loved it.  I put one on my SV650 and it was alright but took a long time to break in.  My Connie came with a Corbin and both my wife and I hated it.  I am only 5-8 so it was way too long, and every time I hit the brakes, I slid into the tank, then my wife slid into me (double tap -  :'( ) so I ripped everything off the top, bought some foam, closed cell foam, naugahyde, rivets, a bread knife and a hair dryer, and rolled my own.  I made the wife sit on it for 1/2 hour until she felt pain somewhere and kept wittling on it until she liked it and I liked it.  I have the ugliest seat in the history of Connies, but we can do repeated 800 mile days.  I have about 100.00 into my seat, and one weekend.
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Re: Corbin seats....Opinions?
« Reply #28 on: April 30, 2013, 11:47:19 pm »
The Corbin is lower too. Any trouble this summer and I'll refoam it.

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Re: Corbin seats....Opinions?
« Reply #29 on: May 02, 2013, 03:53:57 am »
Hey guys, if your not satisfied with seat comfort, maybe you should visit your local auto upholstery shop.
I have had home made solo racing seats, homebuilt airplane seats, and stock bike seats recarved and stuffed with
very comfortable foam. They take seats apart and rebuild them for a living. I find it cheaper and can know ahead
of time what comfort goes into that seat instead of throwing money at something that is probably hard foam.



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Re: Corbin seats....Opinions?
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2013, 03:44:46 pm »
I just sold a Corbin, as it didn't work for me at all. The shape was wrong, and it was too hard. Even with TWO sheepskins on it, it killed my butt.

That said, I am a skinny guy, 165 lbs, 6' 1", with not much padding on my posterior. From what I have heard, the Corbins are great for people with more ample hind-ends. A lot of folks love their Corbins, so you just never know.

If you can, find someone with a Corbin and see if you can try it out first.

Just sold mine, too.

Here's the thing...if you like to sit more vertically - ie. either you're tall, or put risers to make the grips higher/closer, the angle of the STOCK seat is gonna bother you.  I think that's why most people complain, when you sit straight up, you get excessive pressure on your tailbone.  When you are in the position with arms bent, leaning slightly forward, the STOCK seat is great in my opinion - but it does need a few thousand miles to break in.

I bought a used Corbin just a few weeks ago.  "Thought" I wanted a flat seat.  It looked great.  It was smooth with no stitching, and hard as a rock.  I'm not "skinny" either. I'm 205 and maybe 10-15 lbs overweight, so there's a little a** to cushion me...but I HATED the seat.  Every time I would twist the throttle, I'd slide backwards which is not good at all.  I did, however, like the shape of the front of the seat which was a bit thinner than stock, and allowed me to flat-foot the bike more comfortably.  But not worth the uncomfortable ride.  I'm back to the stock seat, and discontinuing my search for the perfect seat...I'm used to (and comfortable) with stock.

The Corbin does get rid of the slope, but like I said, for me that slope works.  I'm 5'11, with a 31" inseam, and I think I'm in that perfect position.

You DO need to make sure that you squeeze with your legs to keep your arms loose and bent, but your core muscles catch up quickly if you ride every day.  If you're new to this seating position, wait a few weeks and let your back muscles catch up and then decide if you're really uncomfortable or not.

Just my $0.02...hope I helped.   :)
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Re: Corbin seats....Opinions?
« Reply #31 on: May 03, 2013, 01:00:02 am »
  Every time I would twist the throttle, I'd slide backwards which is not good at all. 


Did you read my post above about the Corbin seat slide?
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I had mine custom-cut 2.5" inches forward. It is pretty dang great. I am solidly in place like a cafe' bike. And comfy as hell to boot. Love my Corbin! And I recommend them only if you get it custom-cut. The default-cut is not good, considering the slide you tend to get on the hard Corbin. Unless you are super tall. Then the default cut may be just right. Seems dangerous to be sliding around like that. I wouldn't know.
I am 6 feet and have ATV bars. But I have had my Corbin seat long before I modded the bars, so it was great both ways.


Corbin made a huge mistake with the Concours seats. Get it custom cut and you will be in heaven. I guess the best way is find and sit on a crappy default cut, then measure from your tailbone where you would want them to cut it.
Here is my Corbin:


« Last Edit: May 03, 2013, 01:05:41 am by squishman »
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