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Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« on: May 30, 2017, 10:45:35 pm »
Thinking of getting a new seat,looking at Corbin online and see they have two styles for the concours.
They have a duel sport seat and then the two piece seat that is also compatible with their smuggler luggage.
I'm not sure what model would best suit my needs.i like the smooth clean lines of the duel sport but the two piece looks like it would provide better comfort.

Anyone out there with some miles on one?

I don't think I'd get the smuggler option as it adds 1k to the cost.but then again I usually ride solo and don't run the bags so a little extra storage could be handy.

So let's hear your input

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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2017, 11:41:14 pm »
Thinking of getting a new seat,looking at Corbin online and see they have two styles for the concours.
They have a duel sport seat and then the two piece seat that is also compatible with their smuggler luggage.
I'm not sure what model would best suit my needs.i like the smooth clean lines of the duel sport but the two piece looks like it would provide better comfort.

Anyone out there with some miles on one?

I don't think I'd get the smuggler option as it adds 1k to the cost.but then again I usually ride solo and don't run the bags so a little extra storage could be handy.

So let's hear your input

Thanks
Pete
I'd recommend searching within the forup, you will find a ton of info about this. This tooic was a question a lot of us had, including myself. I was about to buy one, but a lot of reviews from users here saying it's like sitting on a cynder block made me not want one anymore.:. Up to u!
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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2017, 12:20:56 am »
I did a search and most of the posts were pretty old and it seemed 50/50 on the foam,I'm a big guy 6-1,290 lb so firm foam might not be a bad thing.
I'm not looking for a lower seat but the stocker is killing me after 50 miles. After another couple hours of searching tonight I think I'm leaning to the two piece with a heated lower section and maybe a backrest but no smuggler I can always add that later.
So if I go with a Corbin then I have to pick the type of top and sides. Thinking black leather top but what for the sides---the bike is black with a carbon fiber area p slip on.

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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2017, 12:57:12 am »
I'm 6'1 and 290.  I had the modular version.  it lowers the position too much in my opinion.  It's rock hard.  Improvement over stock yes, but there's much better options out there.

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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2017, 01:11:10 am »
Hi,
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Done deal! :great:

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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2017, 03:52:47 am »
I'm 5'11", live near Corbin, but would NEVER buy their seats! I've made one myself, had someone make one for me, and am now going to re-foam the stock pan on my own. About $60 in material with shipping, and I can probably do two seats. I figure about 3 hours of my time and I'll have a seat I can sit on for 12 hours, as I'll need to in July.
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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2017, 09:16:43 am »
Corbins are hard as brick's.  The older versions would break in and mold to your posterior...however, the new ones stay pretty hard.  I have had Corbins on 3 bikes over the years (2004-present) and can tell the difference in the foam.  I have the Modular and the Canyon Dual Sport as secondary seats for my 09.  Couldn't stand the lack of comfort on the Modular and had Seth Laam rebuild the front (I only kept it because of the Smuggler).
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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #8 on: May 31, 2017, 09:24:51 am »
Personal preference, I know... I have almost 50k miles on the bike and the better part of 40k on a Corbin (modular). I have tried almost all that are mentioned and I continue to go back to it. The quality of the pan and materials is second to none and yes it is very firm. My butt and back agree, it is the best seat for me!!  See what I did there?  ;D Good luck with you're quest, it is an expensive one.
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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2017, 12:25:17 am »
I love my Smuggler, but detest the brick, er, seat. Still rock-hard after 30,000 miles...and I bought it used!!!.
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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #10 on: June 01, 2017, 05:10:06 pm »
Ditto on that.  I'm going to have my seat revamped this winter.  Just can't take it!  One hour commute, and I'm having to stand, wiggle, shift...anything to ease the pressure.
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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #11 on: June 01, 2017, 06:06:01 pm »
Before you toss corbin any money go down to home depot and spend $3 on a bag of quickrete. Put it on your bike and see how that feels, because that's how a corbin seat feels....when you actually get it months later from them!

No, I have nothing good to say about them or their product! Sadly a off the shelf Sargent worked better for me.

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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #12 on: June 01, 2017, 06:28:07 pm »
Before you toss corbin any money go down to home depot and spend $3 on a bag of quickrete. Put it on your bike and see how that feels, because that's how a corbin seat feels....when you actually get it months later from them!

No, I have nothing good to say about them or their product! Sadly a off the shelf Sargent worked better for me.

Hi,
         That's funny! ;D

When you get a seat with quality foam.... :o

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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #13 on: June 01, 2017, 07:04:47 pm »
Not many people like a Corbin out of the box, I didn't do anything to mine for a long time because I used an Airhawk for a band-aid on long trips.
Can't wait to try it out now though, I get it back from Seth Laam tomorrow. :dance: I added heat in the pillion, softened it up for me and her, and topped it with some asphalt. :Woot_Emoticon:
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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2017, 10:21:25 pm »
Looks nice and comfy Tom !! :great: :great:
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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2017, 12:03:24 pm »
Not many people like a Corbin out of the box, I didn't do anything to mine for a long time because I used an Airhawk for a band-aid on long trips.
Can't wait to try it out now though, I get it back from Seth Laam tomorrow. :dance: I added heat in the pillion, softened it up for me and her, and topped it with some asphalt. :Woot_Emoticon:
First trip on'r will be 2,000 miles to the Nats.  :motonoises:






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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #16 on: December 26, 2018, 10:35:39 am »
Now why can't they just give you options to build it like that? That would resolve their biggest complaints, and there are many of them. The better foam option, the better asphalt covering non slide all over option. That looks like you nailed it in the seat department!!
 Curious for follow up on your re-worked seat.

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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #17 on: December 26, 2018, 05:37:39 pm »
Now why can't they just give you options to build it like that? That would resolve their biggest complaints, and there are many of them. The better foam option, the better asphalt covering non slide all over option. That looks like you nailed it in the seat department!!
 Curious for follow up on your re-worked seat.
Love the seat, I can easily ride tank to tank now.

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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #18 on: December 26, 2018, 06:33:20 pm »
My Smuggler is always on the bike, I'm sorry I ever bought the rear seat section, If you want two to ride just put the stock seat back on, save money.

You can tell Corbin you want a softer seat from the start, I call them years ago about making it softer, since I'm the original buyer they said to send it back and they will change the foam because it has a lifetime warranty.   
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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #19 on: December 26, 2018, 07:27:57 pm »
Now why can't they just give you options to build it like that? That would resolve their biggest complaints, and there are many of them. The better foam option, the better asphalt covering non slide all over option. That looks like you nailed it in the seat department!!
 Curious for follow up on your re-worked seat.
Love the seat, I can easily ride tank to tank now.


So my guess is you don't want to sell it :( LOL   Thanks for the reply on a 3 year old post. I would just order the Corbin and ask for more cush but I simply don't trust Corbin. (past experience) and for their price I can't afford NOT to be happy. If you ever sell your bike contact me and I'll buy your seat :great:

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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2018, 04:29:01 pm »
What is the asphalt? I have not seen that surface before on the Laam page. Since I have one in the queue out there I would like to look at that before going with the Carbon Fibre option I had on the last one

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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #21 on: December 27, 2018, 04:36:30 pm »
It's an option, I've only previously seen it used on the sides of seats. It is textured and wears very well. I imagine it would eliminate sliding around on the seat.

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Re: Corbin seat concours 15 2015
« Reply #22 on: December 27, 2018, 05:16:00 pm »
Nothing to add about the Corbin seat.  But the company Corbin is within my realm of experience.  I have never been so unhappy in a farkle purchase as when I dealt with Corbin.  I can't even begin to tell you what a disaster they are.  I am the "anti corbin" though so take it for what it's worth.


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