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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2012, 10:29:39 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. 

After the seat breaks in it will have you about .75" higher than stock. At 6' with a 32" inseam I had no problem flat footing the bike .  Mine with vinyl, I had leather on my C10, was around $550 for the dual model.  I put a sheep skin on my seat so why go with leather, and with riding pants who can tell the difference and the leather takes more maintenance
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2012, 05:33:21 pm »
I have a Rick Mayer and I'm not happy with it, it pitches me forward too much and I get sore after 100miles. He also promised it to me first week of april but I didn't get it until last week in May, when I asked him about that he denied ever leaving me a message. I dislike liars.
I had a corbin for awhile and it did have the right lean angle for me but it was too hard. Seats are different for everybody. I'm saving up to try a day long now.

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2012, 06:10:29 pm »
I had a Mayer in leather and it was a nice saddle, I sold it and my wife refused to ride on the stocker.  I purchased a Laam and now all is well again.  Without going into details if you are even contemplating a Mayer, do yourself a HUGE favor and call Seth.  He may just change your mind, enough said.

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2012, 08:38:23 pm »
I hate to put any negative reference about a vendor because anyone can screw something up one time...but I had a super bad experience with Meyer. Their mod of an OEM for another bike I had was utterly ridiculous. They reimbursed me but kept the OEM pan that they worked on...plus I lost the shipping costs.

I don't got much faith on aftermarket seats at all. All of them seem to pack cushion in for comfort, none of them can make waterproof seats, and all the low models are wood benches.

Corbin seems to be the only one that makes seat comparable to the objectives of riders who want aftermarket comfort. I have had issues with their customer service because you may be talking to someone in Fl. who is passing info to a seat maker in CA...they are too big for their bridges in my opinion. But they seem to make the best product on this farkle line.
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2012, 09:03:00 pm »
And this is how they all stay in business...because no matter how crappy a lot of people thing one company is, SOMEONE still likes how they do it.  Thanks for your perspective, Nando.

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2012, 09:20:58 pm »
never sat on a Corbin for a C-10 but the one for the Vulcan was a brick. A hundred miles was murder.
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2012, 02:14:41 pm »
Check out Seth Laam also..... EXCELLENT seat and QUICK turnaround!
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #32 on: November 21, 2012, 03:30:23 pm »
deja deja deja deja dejavue

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #33 on: November 21, 2012, 04:40:23 pm »
never sat on a Corbin for a C-10 but the one for the Vulcan was a brick. A hundred miles was murder.

Yeap, like I said: wood benches. I sent my last Corbin seat back and asked for more cushion. They did. It was like a compromise between the low woodbench and a high-chair full of foam....it was wide and the memory foam conforms to your tuches.
However, their seat pan was made out of fiber glass and it weight a ton...

I find the C14 OEM seat is about as comfortable seat ever found on a motto--baring hardly touring bikes.

The best option in my view is to find a seat maker around your area and have the OEM seat reshaped to fit your cheeks...
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #34 on: November 22, 2012, 04:17:53 pm »
Hi Guys, I think anyone who plans to put a lot of miles in one day on a C14 will eventually stop, get off, and say...."wow my butt hurts." I did four six-hundred mile day rides this summer on mine. Each ride was done on one of the a-fore mentioned seats. My first ride was on the stock seat......not good.
Bought a Corbin two piece with a backrest. The Corbin seat was ok but hard. I traveled the thirty miles to their factory for a redo and the result was very similar....pretty hard.
I then shipped off the stock seat to Baldwin for a redo.....the result was better "butt" still not great...Baldwin then sent me a sport solo seat that was better "butt" still what I was looking for. Baldwins' calendar is pretty booked up and it can take unto three months to get your seat. The upside to Baldwin....Lauren is a great guy with incredible customer service.
The problem with the C14 is no matter what you do your going to find yourself sliding down into the tank. I tried a set of bar risers and they helped a bit pushing me a little further back from the tank. I then installed a set of Hellibars. If you can fit these into your budget they are the only way to go. The Hellibars installed with the right seat will make you one happy camper. The right seat for me ended up being from a shop in Northern Calif, LAAM Custom Motorcycle Seats...530-282-5226....you will not be disappointed. Seth Laam is in Redding Ca and has about a week turn around. Laam has amazing customer service. I hope this info is helpful as it gets expensive finding the right seat....anyone interested in a Corbin.....new condition....450

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #35 on: November 22, 2012, 04:43:17 pm »
Lets see some pics of the Lamm and the corbin
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #36 on: November 22, 2012, 06:41:03 pm »
Think that is about the 5th post in this thread commending a Laam seat.    :great:

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #37 on: November 22, 2012, 09:16:00 pm »
PICS !!!!
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #38 on: November 22, 2012, 10:04:13 pm »
Lets see some pics of the Lamm and the corbin
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #39 on: November 23, 2012, 12:09:57 am »
Looks somewhat like a Sargent...does the seat makes you sit higher? It looks like it has a lot of cushioning...does it have any gel material?...its a motorcycle sofa for touring...bet is comfy on your tooches
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #40 on: November 23, 2012, 01:13:02 am »
  I bought a Baldwin off the 'other' forum.  Was ready to sell it and I am glad I ddi not because after adding the Advanced Sport Touring set back risers I am very comfortable.  Too cold to do long trips but couple hour rides seem good.  The seat seems to contour to you after riding for awhile. 

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #41 on: November 23, 2012, 02:44:53 am »
Does it make you sit higher than stock?
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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #42 on: November 23, 2012, 01:46:53 pm »
Loren at Baldwin will do whatever you want.  Want to sit higher?  He'll make you sit higher.  Want to sit lower?  He can do that.  Want to sit the same?  No problem.  CUSTOM seat.

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Re: Corbin vs Rick Mayer - Thoughts?
« Reply #43 on: November 23, 2012, 08:53:02 pm »
Looks somewhat like a Sargent...does the seat makes you sit higher? It looks like it has a lot of cushioning...does it have any gel material?...its a motorcycle sofa for touring...bet is comfy on your tooches
If You are asking about My LAAM seat. It's lower than stock. He incorporated some previous mode I made into his design. My seat looks a little different than what He usually does. It's super comfy. No gel, as I'm not a believer, and since I ride year round, I don't care for the fact that gel freezes in the winter. Go to his website, or facebook page, there are lots of pictures of His C14 seats.