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Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« on: November 14, 2012, 02:01:42 pm »
I am Ok with the standard seat except I don't like the way it slopes forward - especially the passenger pillion.  Looking at it - the Corbin seat seems to really address this issue.  Im not sure about the Mayer seat. 

I would be interested in any feedback from owners of both - or other alternatives.
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2012, 02:09:47 pm »
I bought a Baldwin saddle towards the end of the summer.  I liked Loren's drive to tailor the seat to me.  He took into consideration leg length, weight, personal perferences.  The saddle was delivered on time.  It took several rides to break it in but it is now prime real estate.  No sliding forward, no butt burn and the construction is top notch. The best thing I can say is that no matter how far I ride, I rarely think about my rear.  Just my $.02.
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2012, 06:20:29 pm »
While it wasn't what you asked, Baldwin did a re-do of my stock seat and it doesn't slope me forward any more as well.  Same seat profile otherwise.

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2012, 07:34:40 pm »
Baldwin is now in the mix !
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2012, 10:43:19 pm »
Check out the Laam seats, plenty of info here on the site

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2012, 12:38:24 am »
If you're willing to shell out the greenbacks nothing comes even close to the Russell Day-Long saddles. The fit and comfort these seats generate is second to none.
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 06:07:15 am »
Corbin hands down!! Used both. Mayer butchered my stock seat. I am pretty sure one of his apprentice did the gig cause Meyer is supposed to be one of the best in the business.

That's the other thing I don't like about seat makers. Some of them been around for years and years...and other people does the work now. In some cases, you can drive to the shop and they make it while you wait. That would be my option if I chosen one of the free-lance seat makers.

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 09:59:32 am »
I am Ok with the standard seat except I don't like the way it slopes forward - especially the passenger pillion.  Looking at it - the Corbin seat seems to really address this issue.  Im not sure about the Mayer seat. 

I would be interested in any feedback from owners of both - or other alternatives.



I had a Rick Mayer, never again.  Butt burn after 80 miles and was miserable on a 10 day 5,600 mile trip.  Never owned a Corbin. Russell Daylong is the best seat made, period.  But there is another maker Laam  http://yourcustomseat.com/  I have been looking at for my Speed Triple.  I must be stupid for thinking of any other seat than a Russel though
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 01:03:00 pm »
I have a Russell Day Long and a Baldwin.  I would not like the Russell as much if it were my only seat.  I WAY prefer the Baldwin for day to day use and trips under 300 miles.  It's WAY comfortable to sit on all day (hence the name) but I don't think it's as good in the twisties, or in city traffic, etc.

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 01:42:58 pm »
I am Ok with the standard seat except I don't like the way it slopes forward - especially the passenger pillion.  Looking at it - the Corbin seat seems to really address this issue.  Im not sure about the Mayer seat. 

I would be interested in any feedback from owners of both - or other alternatives.



I had a Rick Mayer, never again.  Butt burn after 80 miles and was miserable on a 10 day 5,600 mile trip.  Never owned a Corbin. Russell Daylong is the best seat made, period.  But there is another maker Laam  http://yourcustomseat.com/  I have been looking at for my Speed Triple.  I must be stupid for thinking of any other seat than a Russel though


LAAM looks interesting
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2012, 02:20:30 pm »
Corbin heated front and reat here.....the wife and I love them.
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2012, 02:24:50 pm »
I have a 2009 Concours C-14 and I lifted the seat in the front by putting a towel rolled -up in the front and it does not allow the seat to lock in but it did change the seat position from sloping forward.  Can't see the towel, only the distance below the seat to the tank.    Saved me the $$ on buying a new seat and not being happy w/it. You'll only get 1/2 the money back ( if your lucky)  when you try to sell the after market seat.     Did not effect the ground distance since the seat slopes back and that is where my butt sits. Try it and save the money for GAS and more riding time.   Good Luck

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2012, 02:50:14 pm »
I am Ok with the standard seat except I don't like the way it slopes forward - especially the passenger pillion.  Looking at it - the Corbin seat seems to really address this issue.  Im not sure about the Mayer seat. 

I would be interested in any feedback from owners of both - or other alternatives.



I had a Rick Mayer, never again.  Butt burn after 80 miles and was miserable on a 10 day 5,600 mile trip.  Never owned a Corbin. Russell Daylong is the best seat made, period.  But there is another maker Laam  http://yourcustomseat.com/  I have been looking at for my Speed Triple.  I must be stupid for thinking of any other seat than a Russel though


LAAM looks interesting


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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2012, 02:50:42 pm »
I have a 2009 Concours C-14 and I lifted the seat in the front by putting a towel rolled -up in the front and it does not allow the seat to lock in but it did change the seat position from sloping forward.  Can't see the towel, only the distance below the seat to the tank.    Saved me the $$ on buying a new seat and not being happy w/it. You'll only get 1/2 the money back ( if your lucky)  when you try to sell the after market seat.     Did not effect the ground distance since the seat slopes back and that is where my butt sits. Try it and save the money for GAS and more riding time.   Good Luck

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #14 on: November 15, 2012, 04:24:35 pm »
Corbin heated front and rear here.....the wife and I love them.

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #15 on: November 15, 2012, 06:26:09 pm »
I have a 2009 Concours C-14 and I lifted the seat in the front by putting a towel rolled -up in the front and it does not allow the seat to lock in but it did change the seat position from sloping forward.  Can't see the towel, only the distance below the seat to the tank.    Saved me the $$ on buying a new seat and not being happy w/it. You'll only get 1/2 the money back ( if your lucky)  when you try to sell the after market seat.     Did not effect the ground distance since the seat slopes back and that is where my butt sits. Try it and save the money for GAS and more riding time.   Good Luck

Hmmmm - that's is interesting - but I don't think it will help Mrs Morgan from sliding down into me every time I touch the brakes...Pics?
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #16 on: November 15, 2012, 06:48:18 pm »
Depending on the seat cover material, gear you are wearing, etc getting an aftermarket seat is not going to stop the pillion from sliding forward when you put the brakes on, just because its sloped differently.
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #17 on: November 15, 2012, 07:34:04 pm »
Hmmmm - that's is interesting - but I don't think it will help Mrs Morgan from sliding down into me every time I touch the brakes...Pics?


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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2012, 02:18:04 am »
That Russell looks expensive. How much was it?

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2012, 02:35:29 am »
Word has it the Russel day long is the comfy # 1 tour seat by popularity. But notice that seat is really high. It has a spring system thingie inside and it sits you much higher that the stock does (on other bikes)...I have never tried it on a C14.

A friend of mine who tours A LOT swears by it. He had to have it redone after a couple of years
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2012, 09:56:48 am »
Word has it the Russel day long is the comfy # 1 tour seat by popularity. But notice that seat is really high. It has a spring system thingie inside and it sits you much higher that the stock does (on other bikes)...I have never tried it on a C14.

A friend of mine who tours A LOT swears by it. He had to have it redone after a couple of years

That would be OK with me AND Mrs Morgan - I am 6'1 and she is 5'9. 
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #21 on: November 17, 2012, 01:47:08 am »
I had Rick Mayer redo my seat and I am quite pleased with it.  I have made long, multi-day trips and find it nearly as comfortable as the Russell on my Goldwing.  Russell would have raised the heighth on the seat so I went with the Mayer.  I do like the looks of the LAAM.

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« Reply #22 on: November 17, 2012, 11:40:58 am »
That Russell looks expensive. How much was it?

Depending on options chosen, anywhere from about 500 to about 1000.

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2012, 07:03:47 pm »
 Have had the DayLong on three C 10's with 135k miles on the seat.
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2012, 09:48:45 am »
I have a heated (C14) Corbin, if anyone is interested. Used one time to Eureka Springs in June.