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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #25 on: March 18, 2014, 12:54:14 am »
Loren

Great info and thanks for your input.  I lean to the sport side of ST so would I feel confined in the GT saddle... restricted movement when in the twisted?

I do not feel like my movement is restricted on the GT saddle, although I'm not trying to drag a knee or ride the bike like it is ZX10R.   >:D

 
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #26 on: March 18, 2014, 01:29:56 am »
Baldwin. 'nuff said.
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #27 on: March 18, 2014, 07:59:44 pm »
Haven't heard from anyone with the Baldwin Sport, which is what I'm leaning to.  The GT has some great reviews here, anyone with a Sport that can chime in? 
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #28 on: March 18, 2014, 09:16:37 pm »
I have a Laam and like it a lot while riding.  The seat is not soft but neither is a steel tractor seat and farmers sat on those old tractors all day.  The trick is to have the support in the right places and Seth Laam has figured that out and builds it into his seat.  When you are stopped at a light the seat bolstering is not real comfy against the inner thighs.  I would definitely recommend this seat.

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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #29 on: March 18, 2014, 09:38:01 pm »
Hi,
     The stock seat was uncomfortable for a few reasons but the main one was the sharp edges under your thighs. This would start to put your leg to sleep or cause cramps! Never the less I've heard reviewers call the stock seat comfy! Go figure!

   Seth took care of this and a few other things with his seat. Admittedly I'm more a day rider than an Iron Butt kind of guy but the difference was unbelievable!
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #30 on: March 18, 2014, 11:06:26 pm »
I have a Baldwin Gt & it is very nice but puts me right against the tank, No matter how much I keep trying to scoot back I'm pushed into the tank. I just got a Russell Day Long & it keeps me about an inch off the tank & think it's going to work out good. I'll be posting the Baldwin up for sale soon.       
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #31 on: March 19, 2014, 12:49:43 am »
I have a Baldwin Gt & it is very nice but puts me right against the tank, No matter how much I keep trying to scoot back I'm pushed into the tank... I'll be posting the Baldwin up for sale soon.       


Given Loren has been monitoring this thread, I bet he might be interested in making you happy with that GT of yours.

The stock seat was uncomfortable for a few reasons but the main one was the sharp edges under your thighs. This would start to put your leg to sleep or cause cramps!


I couldn't agree more.  I have a 45 mile commute one way, and I find the seat doing exactly what you are saying before being half way home!

Haven't heard from anyone with the Baldwin Sport, which is what I'm leaning to.  The GT has some great reviews here, anyone with a Sport that can chime in? 


I was thinking the same thing...  I came across this one on eBay... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kawasaki-ZG1400-08-2013-Concours-Seat-Saddle-Baldwin-memory-foam-Gel-Backrest-/251451474501?pt=Motorcycles_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3a8bad0245&vxp=mtrjj 

It seems a bit overpriced, but very interesting.  Might look pretty nice on the blue years like my '10.


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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #32 on: March 19, 2014, 01:50:07 am »
Yea, Jerry, I've seen that one too.  Been for sale for some time.  If you look at the last pic in the auction, you'll see it mounted on a dark blue Connie.  I was wondering if the backrest would mount in the far back for the passenger.  Sent the question, but no answer yet.
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #33 on: March 19, 2014, 02:01:37 am »
Let's see if Loren chimes in, he may have the answers as it is his seat based on the label.  I still think the price is high for used, but maybe Loren can clue us in on it's value.


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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #34 on: March 19, 2014, 02:25:52 am »
I'd call it a deal if it was heated. FWIW
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #35 on: March 19, 2014, 02:32:44 am »
I'd call it a deal if it was heated. FWIW

Get the right price and send it to Loren and have him add it... at least that was what I was thinking  :great:


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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #36 on: March 19, 2014, 03:07:29 am »
That backrest is probably $250.00 alone. The setup is maybe 6-700? I don't like the fact that there would be a hole in the seat with the rest off. How much would the rider use a rest?

Just looked - it's the embossed ostrich vinyl with gel at $400.00 plus the rest. So maybe $650 plus shipping two ways. Yeah, it's over priced. But you could save about $150.
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #37 on: March 19, 2014, 11:49:05 am »
The backrest on the ebay seat is a Utopia.  It CAN NOT be moved to the passenger position.  Cost for the Utopia, installation and the custom cover would be $355. 


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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #38 on: March 19, 2014, 12:51:37 pm »
Have the Baldwin GT, front heated, and love it.  The support(from the seat, although Loren is helpful) is great. 
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #39 on: March 19, 2014, 04:44:38 pm »
Have the Baldwin GT, front heated, and love it.  The support(from the seat, although Loren is helpful) is great.

No heat for Amy eh Big Jim? She just a summer warm weather passenger?  ???


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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #40 on: March 19, 2014, 09:33:03 pm »
I have a Baldwin Gt & it is very nice but puts me right against the tank, No matter how much I keep trying to scoot back I'm pushed into the tank. I just got a Russell Day Long & it keeps me about an inch off the tank & think it's going to work out good. I'll be posting the Baldwin up for sale soon.       

My GT did the same thing. It was a 10 minute fix for Loren. He put a "riser" on it and now the posture is much better. Before that, I was constantly scooting myself back in the seat.
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #41 on: March 19, 2014, 10:12:04 pm »
I have a Baldwin Gt & it is very nice but puts me right against the tank, No matter how much I keep trying to scoot back I'm pushed into the tank. I just got a Russell Day Long & it keeps me about an inch off the tank & think it's going to work out good. I'll be posting the Baldwin up for sale soon.       

My GT did the same thing. It was a 10 minute fix for Loren. He put a "riser" on it and now the posture is much better. Before that, I was constantly scooting myself back in the seat.
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I'm sure they could make it perfect for me but I got a good deal on a Russell & it fits me perfect, I'm a bit on the large size so i'm sure it would be a good fit for most people. I'll be posting it up for sale soon with a bunch of other farkles. 
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #42 on: March 19, 2014, 10:25:54 pm »
I have a Baldwin Gt & it is very nice but puts me right against the tank, No matter how much I keep trying to scoot back I'm pushed into the tank. I just got a Russell Day Long & it keeps me about an inch off the tank & think it's going to work out good. I'll be posting the Baldwin up for sale soon.       

My GT did the same thing. It was a 10 minute fix for Loren. He put a "riser" on it and now the posture is much better. Before that, I was constantly scooting myself back in the seat.
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I'm sure they could make it perfect for me but I got a good deal on a Russell & it fits me perfect, I'm a bit on the large size so i'm sure it would be a good fit for most people. I'll be posting it up for sale soon with a bunch of other farkles.

Did you buy the saddle from us or buy it used?  Just curious?
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #43 on: March 20, 2014, 12:01:51 am »
I have a Baldwin Gt & it is very nice but puts me right against the tank, No matter how much I keep trying to scoot back I'm pushed into the tank. I just got a Russell Day Long & it keeps me about an inch off the tank & think it's going to work out good. I'll be posting the Baldwin up for sale soon.       

My GT did the same thing. It was a 10 minute fix for Loren. He put a "riser" on it and now the posture is much better. Before that, I was constantly scooting myself back in the seat.
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I'm sure they could make it perfect for me but I got a good deal on a Russell & it fits me perfect, I'm a bit on the large size so i'm sure it would be a good fit for most people. I'll be posting it up for sale soon with a bunch of other farkles.

Did you buy the saddle from us or buy it used?  Just curious?
I bought it Used, It's a beautiful seat & I have nothing bad to say about it. Just does not fit me right & between the cost of having it reworked & shipping it was not worth putting more money into it.
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #44 on: March 20, 2014, 02:01:36 am »
Jay, she is smarter than the rest of us, and yes, she's pretty  much a "summer time" rider.. Works for both of us. HEHE...
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #45 on: March 20, 2014, 02:14:37 am »
Jay, she is smarter than the rest of us, and yes, she's pretty  much a "summer time" rider.. Works for both of us. HEHE...

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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #46 on: March 20, 2014, 10:48:48 pm »
Just saw this thread.  I'll be the odd man out and say - how about a Rick Mayer seat??

I have one on my C14 and love it.  Granted it is built more for cruising than sporty looks!  (ok, when you're off the bike it looks like a barcalounger seat...)

Anyway, I do recommend them.  The wife and i have done several 600 mile days on it and never once did she even mention the seat or how the butt was sore.

I bought it off someone in the forum, so I have no experience with the sales side of his business but I can tell you the finished product is pretty awesome.

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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2014, 02:15:29 am »
If I'm not mistaken Seth Laam got his start with Rick Meyer.  Seth is in Redding and Rick is in Red Bluff about 30 miles south.


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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2014, 03:42:48 am »
If I'm not mistaken Seth Laam got his start with Rick Meyer.  Seth is in Redding and Rick is in Red Bluff about 30 miles south.

Yes, Seth used to work for him before branching out on his own.  I first met him when doing a ride in at Rick's on a seat.  I've had Rick do perhaps 5 seats over time.  They all came out well except for one that needed some adjustment.  I know some have had issues dealing with him but I never did.
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Re: Corbin or Baldwin or Laam...?
« Reply #49 on: March 21, 2014, 04:00:53 pm »
I did the same research last fall and decided to go with Laam. Best decision, no regrets. You will get a lot of value for the dollar.