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Offline Rastus

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Flat seat
« on: December 13, 2018, 12:47:19 pm »
I really love my C10, but I would really like a flat seat similar to the late 70’s sport bikes(Z1-R), which allowed more forward and aft movement of my butt, thereby allowing me to ride longer distances with less butt fatigue. The butt cup on my ‘03 C10 is too far forward. I have seen some earlier C10’s on eBay, and it appears some from the early 90’s-late 80’s may have had a less pronounced butt cup. Does anyone know where I can find a flat seat for the C10, or will I have to take mine to an upholstery shop?

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Re: Flat seat
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2018, 01:38:32 pm »
If totally flat means that there isn't the slightest feeling of being pushed toward the bars, then you need to go custom.  I'm one that has a seat collection.  I've got an early model C10 seat that is flat from side to side.  I thought that might be the trick, but while different from the later model, it's not flat, as in not angled toward the tank.  The corbin IIRC doesn't angle toward the tank much but is really firm.  If you're long legged you might have issues with the corbin as it sits lower. Some of the plain leather covers they use can be pretty slippery.  Look at this thread http://forum.cog-online.org/accessories-c10/(fyi)-photo-seat-comparison-stock-x-corbin-x-russel/msg655593/#new with pics of different seat options.  I think BMW got it right with the R1200RT seat.  It's pretty much parallel with the ground.
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Re: Flat seat
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2018, 07:30:20 pm »
The 86-93 seat is pretty close, but you will probably still want to modify it.
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Re: Flat seat
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2018, 08:15:38 pm »
You probably won't be 100% satisfied until you have someone custom make or modify a seat just for you.  If you have the bucks in the budget, then go for the gusto!
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Re: Flat seat
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2018, 08:28:01 pm »
Any year C10 seat will fit all C10's.

I have tried a bunch of seats too.

 - OEM from 94 and newer
 - OEM from 93 and older
 - Modified OEM
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Re: Flat seat
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2018, 08:30:49 pm »
Rastus, I saw this today. Not a flat seat, but the riders back support is moved rearward and would allow you to move around more.
http://forum.cog-online.org/c-10-emporium/c10-corbin-seat-cylinder-head-carb-set/msg655583/#msg655583

I have a close match to this seat, with the riders back support moved more forward (for shorter {ie;me} riders)
I've had 3 C-10 Connies and as I moved bike to bike, I always kept this seat to use.
Mine has a leather top, and firm but not hard. I suspect this one is the same.
Front is lower than a stock seat.

I bought another Corbin, thinking it the same as the one I had, but much too hard for me, so I sold it and kept my old one...

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Re: Flat seat
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2018, 12:00:00 pm »
Hey Bud, I looked at your pics of various seats, and the early model stock seat looks like what I need, as it has no pronounced butt cup. Do you know what year bike that seat came from? Oh, I failed to mention that I NEVER ride with a passenger, and don’t need a backrest. Thanks for the pics.

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Re: Flat seat
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2018, 01:36:36 pm »
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Re: Flat seat
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2019, 08:42:28 pm »
Thanks to all for the info. I decided to go with a seat from an '86 Concours. While I haven't installed it yet and tested it out, there is no cup, and just slight wings on the side, otherwise mostly flat, which should allow for more forward and aft movement. I think this seat($130 on eBay) along with my shorn sheepskin seat pad from Wildthings Fur should make for some comfortable rides.

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Re: Flat seat
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2019, 09:00:57 pm »
The other thing about the early seat is a bump for where the igniter is on the fender. You can cut out that bump and fill the cavity with Great Stuff foam, and relocate the igniter.
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