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Offline SuperBee

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Alaska Leather = Nice!
« on: February 05, 2012, 06:15:33 pm »
I'm kind of a seat wierdo, had a Corbin, sold it for another OEM sent to Spencer, used that for a while then went back to another Corbin.  Corbins have always been a little like riding a plank of wood for me but compared to the OEM and the Spencerized OEM, it had the best longer distance rideability.  What's my point...oh yeah, so I purchased an Alaska Leather sheepskin pad and for a week now have lived in harmony with my posterior.  The AL sheepskin made a world of difference in comfort and I highly recommend them if you are thinking, "Damn, this Corbin is hard on my booty!"

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Re: Alaska Leather = Nice!
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2012, 06:18:07 pm »
The heated Corbin with the Alaska Leather Sheep skin on top was the ticket for me!  :)

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Re: Alaska Leather = Nice!
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2012, 05:36:39 pm »
While I've put some very comfortable 400 mile days on my Connie with the Corbin/AL combination to date my most recent iron butt experiences was with on my 07' StreetGlide.
One weekend trip was 1800 mile rt (4 days) from Hollister to Phoenix in the dead of summer (117 degrees) with my custom Corbin seat and no AL sheepskin and while the seat was better than stock I was still squirming within an hour of riding - both from the heat of the leather and firmness of the seat. It took 3 months for my backside to recover from that ride. The following year we did 2600 miles rt from Hollister - Yellowstone in temps from 26 - 112 degrees (again in 4 days) with the same Corbin seat and a AL sheepskin and while I expected some level of improvement  I was surprised by how much better the comfort was.  No numb butt issues between gas stops and no long term recovery required.
While the sheepskin does provide some level of cushioning and hence pressure distribution I believe the key attribute is the air circulation provided by getting your butt off of the seat which facilitates  a cooler seat in the summer and warmer seat in the winter.
I typically don't use the sheepskin for short rides but don't leave home without it for rides >300 miles.
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Re: Alaska Leather = Nice!
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2012, 11:51:59 pm »
also have the combo, 6 h rides twice a week make me wonder how i did it on the stocker.
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Re: Alaska Leather = Nice!
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2012, 02:05:33 am »
Luuuve my Alaska sheepskin!  O:-)
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Re: Alaska Leather = Nice!
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2012, 02:48:40 am »
I've got a Corbin on the way, and was thinking of getting a sheepskin.  These comments pretty much seal the deal.  Any preference on which style; sheared vs deluxe (long)?

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Re: Alaska Leather = Nice!
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2012, 08:17:43 am »
IMO, get the deluxe. Long or short is up to you. I personally think the long looks like some kind of animal on the bike. So I like the shorter version. There is an option for dual straps. I personally recommend the two straps. It keeps it in place a little better.

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Re: Alaska Leather = Nice!
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2012, 01:00:05 pm »
There is an option for dual straps. I personally recommend the two straps. It keeps it in place a little better.

I agree. I have the single strap version, but if I were to do it over again, I would have added the second strap for the extra $5 bucks. From time to time the front tip flys up and folds, if I stand up.

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Re: Alaska Leather = Nice!
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 04:45:35 pm »
Their website lists "Medium" for driver and "Pillion 2" for passenger.  Are these the size you guys got and do they fit properly on a Corbin?

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Re: Alaska Leather = Nice!
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 04:50:01 pm »
Their website lists "Medium" for driver and "Pillion 2" for passenger.  Are these the size you guys got and do they fit properly on a Corbin?


I only bought the front. But yes the Medium size fits great on the Corbin. I think you can trust their sugestions.

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Re: Alaska Leather = Nice!
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 09:55:04 pm »
Their website lists "Medium" for driver and "Pillion 2" for passenger.  Are these the size you guys got and do they fit properly on a Corbin?

My pic shows a medium on a Corbin.

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Re: Alaska Leather = Nice!
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 10:02:35 pm »
Their website lists "Medium" for driver and "Pillion 2" for passenger.  Are these the size you guys got and do they fit properly on a Corbin?

My pic shows a medium on a Corbin.


There you go!  :)

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Re: Alaska Leather = Nice!
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2012, 08:13:57 pm »
I'm spending a week in Anchorage and just discovered AL is a mile and a half from my daughters apartment. May stop in to see what kind of other farkles they have in stock.  :)