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Seat Suggestions
« on: August 08, 2018, 03:12:11 pm »
I'm having issues with stock seat on my 08 on longer rides. It tends to bite where it shouldn't. I was wandering if there are seat suggestions or am just as well off having seat reupholstered?

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 07:58:27 pm »
There are many options out there. Corbin comes to mind since I have that. Many also like Russel Day Long since its custom made to your seating arranged. I have also tried a beaded seat on the stock with good success on 2-3 hour rides.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 08:25:00 pm »
I have a Baldwin on mine. Love it better than the seat on my Goldwing. You'll also get suggestions for Laam seats. Hard to go wrong with either I think. (I bought mine used from a member who just did NOT like it, but it was practically new.) You'll see both kinds on the forum for sale if you can be patient.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 09:01:06 pm »
had a baldwin on two different bikes, they're super... :beerchug:
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2018, 12:20:48 pm »
A piece of plywood would be better than the stock seat.

Such a great machine and they put such a worthless seat on a sport-touring bike.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2018, 12:57:02 pm »
I have the Corbin two piece. For me, it’s like sitting on a brick. It doesn’t bite anywhere, and I like the shape, but to me it is seriously hard. My butt goes numb after a couple of hours sitting on it. I just sent it off to Baldwin and they’re going to rework the foam and reuse the cover.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 02:13:22 pm »
Had a Corbin on my C-10 and really liked the shape and how it held me up (old one would slowly collapse) but had to put an Airhawk on it to make it tolerable. I sold the seat, kept the Airhawk to use on my C-14, but have never used it  because of the Baldwin.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2018, 02:16:02 pm »
Baldwin, Baldwin, Baldwin!!!  Our Baldwin made an incredible difference in comfort for my wife and me.  The rest stops are much farther apart.

Contact Loren Mock at Baldwin, and after a conversation, he will build you a saddle that you will love.

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2018, 07:19:14 pm »
had a 2 piece corbin on my '09 when i bought it used.
the corbin was brutally hard.
Pretty - yes. Comfortable - NO

I ended up using a stock seat i bought on ebay for $100 and like it better.   
i guess the lesson here is... if you don't like the stock seat bc of comfort, you will hate the corbin.




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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2018, 07:48:56 pm »
I bought my C14 used with about 1400 miles on it.  The stock seat was horrible and had me regretting the purchase.  I've been running a Sargent now for the last few years and it has become barely tolerable.  Long story short, Loren at Baldwin has my stock seat for rebuilding as I write this.  Can't wait to get it back!   :motonoises:

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2018, 09:31:06 pm »
Had the Corbin  7 years no problem unless it's hours long ride , If i'm going on a long ride I wear protective pants and the extra padding solves the problem. , I LOVE the Smuggler never use the rear seat section.

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2018, 10:38:17 pm »
I've done back to back 650 mile days on my Baldwin GT without a problem. Artificial Ostrich material on the cover for over 40,000 miles and it still looks new. The heated upgrade is amazing and well worth it too if you do any cold weather riding....which I do without heated gear. No need for heated gear when you are sitting on heat.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2018, 10:52:02 pm »
Russell Day Long. Should be called the "All Day Long". I really dig mine and it is on its 2nd Concours 14.

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2018, 11:40:26 pm »
I also have the Baldwin on mine.
Tried a Corbin. Way to hard.

I asked Loren to build me a seat that was a cross between his sport and his touring.
  {Basically it's a touring, without the wings..}

Love it!

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #14 on: August 16, 2018, 12:10:17 am »
The stock seat on this bike is uncomfortable after long days in the saddle. I have always preferred corbin seats. Many people complain they are too firm and they are indeed firm, however it keeps the pressure spread all accross my rump which translates to a comfortable long day in the saddle for me. Good luck choosing as there are many good options out there.
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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2018, 11:42:49 am »
The stock seat on this bike is uncomfortable after long days in the saddle. I have always preferred corbin seats. Many people complain they are too firm and they are indeed firm, however it keeps the pressure spread all accross my rump which translates to a comfortable long day in the saddle for me. Good luck choosing as there are many good options out there.

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I really like my Corbin two piece seat.

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Re: Seat Suggestions
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2018, 02:11:31 pm »
I just purchased a Kawasaki Low Gel. Ive heard good and bad about it so Ill let yall know what I think .  It has to be better than the stocker.
 
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