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Corbin or Sargent?
« on: February 20, 2012, 12:00:32 pm »
I have a Sargent on my ZX14 and absolutely love it and have had Corbins on my CBR1000RR and RC51 and liked them as well albeit a bit underpadded but just cant decide on which one for the Connie. Looks like the Corbin only comes in two piece? Sargent seems to be a few bucks more. Anyone had any saddle time on both or care to share their input on either one? Does one reduce the tendency to slide you into the tank more than the other? How about passenger comfort? Thanks y'all!

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2012, 12:08:46 pm »
Like you I've tried them on different bikes.  The Corbin is not really underpadded, they just make a very firm seat. They seem to choose firmness over width to provide even support.  I have a Corbin on my C10 and love it.  Still undecided what I will get for the C14. Not sure I like the 2-piece Corbin looks.
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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2012, 12:38:48 pm »
I have a Sargent.  Can't comment on Corbin.  I am big of a**, AKA Fat, and the seat is very comfortable for me.  Some say it is over firm, but I find it very comfortable and do 500+ mile days with some frequency and find it as comfortable as you can expect over those miles.

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2012, 02:05:08 pm »
Find my Baldwin Saddle post(s) from last fall.  IMHO, better for me than Sargent or Corbin.

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2012, 02:16:00 pm »
I had a sargent low and hated it, not much better than stock for me. I have a Baldwin seat now and it's better but still not great.
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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2012, 02:43:56 pm »
I think it is important to know the weight of the rider for seat discussions.

So far, I have not done 500+ mi days on the stock seat on my 2011 C14, but find it to be very comfortable.  I weigh around 175 lbs. in riding gear.

When I bought my '90 C10, the stock seat was not so good, and it was replaced with a Corbin.  The Corbin provided a lower (about 1") seating position as well as a firm, comfortable riding position.  Just a couple of years ago, I had it reupholstered, and after 20+ years, the foam was still good!

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2012, 03:58:09 pm »
I tried both, returned the Sargent because I still slid forward into the tank. I now have a Corbin, it's hard and tends to hold you in one spot but it's the best I've found.
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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2012, 04:35:18 pm »
For my Connie, I started with the oem seat and by the time I got home from the dealer I knew I needed to change seats, not due to comfort but because I'm short and found it challenging to touch the ground when stopped...  :(

I purchased the Sargent "low" the very next day because my local shop had one in stock, I also on that same day placed my order for a "low cut" Corbin, because knowing the Corbin would take a month to get I needed something to use for the month in waiting. Then when my Corbin arrived I sold the Sargent. So yes, I've used both...



I thought the Sargent was comfy for me, the downside to it IMO for what I wanted is that I really wanted the Corbin for mama because it has the removable backrest which is really great back support for her with or without having the rear trunk on. We got the heated one which is also nice because she often get's colder than me and the individual controllers allow her to have her seat heater on and I don't have too.











When I got my Corbin on I immediately noticed that I was now having to reach for the bars more, so to answer your question yes the Corbin pushes you back further in the seat than the Sargent. I was able to overcome this reach by adding Heli risers and now all is well.

Me (and mama) really like the Corbin and I'm glad I got it, another plus for the Corbin IMO is it also gives me the option to use the Corbin smuggler trunk when I'm running solo, I often run with only the smuggler and no side bags at all for commuting to work or around town etc, the smuggler holds my lunch on the way to work and my beer from the store on the way home...  ;D








So all and all I'm totally sold on our Corbin, love it! Not only for me but also I think it's a great seat if you ride 2up as well!    :13:
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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2012, 09:02:48 pm »
I found the Sargent on the C14 to be too confining for me. The Corbin fit me much better.

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2012, 09:41:53 pm »
Jay that Sargent relly looked nice on your bike :)

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2012, 10:59:07 pm »
Jay that Sargent relly looked nice on your bike :)

BTW: You are a picture whore :P

What can I say, I'm a visual person, I can't read...

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2012, 11:12:57 pm »
Jay that Sargent relly looked nice on your bike :)

BTW: You are a picture whore :P

What can I say, I'm a visual person, I can't read...

 :))  ^-^  ;)


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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2012, 11:19:08 pm »
Hey I have a visual hand sign for you Jay.  But you'll be number one.    :))    :nananana:

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2012, 01:08:37 am »
I used Sargents on my BMWs, but went with the Corbin for the C-14.  I love both.  I am heavy w/ a small a**.  I sink right thru stock seats.  Wife and daughter love the Corbin passenger area...
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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2012, 02:53:40 am »
Thanks for the advice fellas, y'all have been quite helpful, looks like it's gonna be Corbin for me!

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2012, 02:58:44 am »
Thanks for the advice fellas, y'all have been quite helpful, looks like it's gonna be Corbin for me!


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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2012, 09:03:26 pm »
I have a Sargent on my ZX14 and absolutely love it and have had Corbins on my CBR1000RR and RC51 and liked them as well albeit a bit underpadded but just cant decide on which one for the Connie. Looks like the Corbin only comes in two piece? Sargent seems to be a few bucks more. Anyone had any saddle time on both or care to share their input on either one? Does one reduce the tendency to slide you into the tank more than the other? How about passenger comfort? Thanks y'all!
I have a Corbin on my bike and I love it. It scoots you away from the tank and gives better support all around. It took me about 1K miles before she was broke in. It is firm but after a 400+mile day in the saddle I feel just fine. It's my other parts that seem to be breaking down!! :))

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2012, 01:22:10 am »
Jay,

How's that smuggler workin for ya......when it's on are the bags off?
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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #18 on: February 22, 2012, 01:27:09 am »
Jay,

How's that smuggler workin for ya......when it's on are the bags off?

I'm really loving it bro!  :)

I keep it on all the time unless mama or my daughter is going for a ride with me. Sometimes I run the side bags and sometimes I don't, just depends on if I'm buying a six of talls or making a Costco trip for cases...
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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #19 on: February 22, 2012, 01:44:49 am »
I have both now
Sargent is nice and we can move on the seat witch is good on curve road
Corbin has like an hole when you sit so you cannot change your sitting position easily

My wife prefer corbin i like both but corbin seems more confortable on long day ride

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #20 on: February 22, 2012, 09:11:59 pm »
I just pulled the trigger on the Corbin, now for the wait, thanks again gentlemen!  :beerchug:

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #21 on: February 22, 2012, 10:54:19 pm »
I just pulled the trigger on the Corbin, now for the wait, thanks again gentlemen!  :beerchug:

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2012, 01:11:03 am »
I just pulled the trigger on the Corbin, now for the wait, thanks again gentlemen!  :beerchug:

John, how's that Corbin?

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Re: Corbin or Sargent?
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2012, 01:15:15 am »
Baldwin kicks both their butts, IMO.