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post #1 of 41 Old 04-19-2011, 10:15 PM Thread Starter
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seat options...

So, I need a new seat for my st919 project, so simple question...

Who makes the best after market seat?

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sport-touring...

Already have better gearing, luggage, GPS mount, AUX power port under the seat...

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Cool set-up. That is one of the things I really like about a good naked bike - a proper naked UJM - you can adapt the basic bike to your desire - touring, sport etc.

Is it a bit wheelie prone fully loaded?

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I've heard good things about the Spencer seat mod (link):
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I've got the a Corbin that I picked up from someone on this forum and I really like it. They are a little spendy but it's WAY better than the stock seat.



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I've used the Saddleman gel pad on my seat since 2005 and it solved all those discomfort problems I had with the stock seat. See link below:

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I've heard good things about the Spencer seat mod (link):
https://www.wristtwisters.com/f289/sp...9-a-26489.html

I've got the a Corbin that I picked up from someone on this forum and I really like it. They are a little spendy but it's WAY better than the stock seat.
Got to go with Spencer's Seat Mod. I had mine lowered with comfort gel foam added. What a difference!


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Cool set-up. That is one of the things I really like about a good naked bike - a proper naked UJM - you can adapt the basic bike to your desire - touring, sport etc.

Is it a bit wheelie prone fully loaded?
I do love the ability to adapt quickly to any type of riding I wish to do, that's one reason I got the 919.

As far as the wheelies go, I generally try to put the heavier items in the sides and on the rear seat to help combat that problem. I've never really had to hit the throttle hard enough fully loaded to find out. But I don't feel as if the front end is any lighter...

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I loved my corbin, but Id give the spencer seat mod a try. The guy charges 75-100 bucks Ive seen it brought up on multiple forums. Ive never heard ONE bad review, thats huge cause people LOVE to bitch.

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So, I need a new seat for my st919 project, so simple question...

Who makes the best after market seat?




I do my own but if you can't then Mr. Wog does.....he's the shit and cheaper than any Corbin or Sargent seat.

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I highly recommend the Spencer Seat mod, for short distances and the addition of an Airhawk for the longer distances.

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Got a Sargent seat on my 954 ... Really has a nice shape and gives a much better ride than the stock bad ...

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I highly recommend the Spencer Seat mod, for short distances and the addition of an Airhawk for the longer distances.
I've heard good things about the Airhawk


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I do my own but if you can't then Mr. Wog does.....he's the shit and cheaper than any Corbin or Sargent seat.
Mr Wog???

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post #16 of 41 Old 04-25-2011, 09:46 AM
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Really pleased with the Spencer's Seat Mod on my Speed Triple seat. My friend took her 919 seat to a reputable local shop (in Western KY) had it recovered and a gel pad added. She say's its the most comfortable she's been on a bike seat.

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I went the Alaskan Sheepskin route.. A Goldwing Front pad works perfectly on the Ninja .... It definately screams "Pimp my ride" but my rear end sure appreciates it..

That'll work........
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I've heard good things about the Spencer seat mod (link):
https://www.wristtwisters.com/f289/sp...9-a-26489.html

I've got the a Corbin that I picked up from someone on this forum and I really like it. They are a little spendy but it's WAY better than the stock seat.
I did the Spencers mod before my 3600 mile trip a year and a half ago. 600 ile days were a piece of cake after the mod. IMHO well worth it.




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I highly recommend the Spencer Seat mod, for short distances and the addition of an Airhawk for the longer distances.
I'm riding 11 hours to Deals Gap in 2 weeks......

I picked up the more expensive original small AirHawk.......any pointers on placement and how much air to use?


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Hi, Artic954,

You will like the Airhawk. Put in as little air that will get you off of the seat. How much of the Airhawk you are sitting on will determine how much air, you will need. Placement is sensitive to your preferences. Start by putting the front edge of the Airhawk just to the back edge of the tank and see how it feels. I put a small portion of the front of the Airhawk up the back of the tank but sit back a little. It will take a few times to get it just the way you like.

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I don't know anything about the Airhawk or Sargent, but I have a corbin that works great. The stock seat makes my ass go numb after about an hour.

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Well, with the recent storm that ripped through the south, I had a fellow 919 rider offer to pay for half of whatever seat I get if I'll give her my stocker... I think I may be making a decision soon...

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Stock was agonizing.
The Corbin is excellent.
Have not tried any others.

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I have a Corbin on my XR650L and a Sargent on my FJR, both great seats. Have tried Corbin and Sargent seats on a 919, both are comfortable but I find the Sargent much better looking.

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I just got a corbin, havent even ridden the bike yet.. but just sitting on the bike, I feel a huge difference.

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Have tried Corbin and Sargent seats on a 919, both are comfortable but I find the Sargent much better looking.

that's what I'm running into... I like the lines of the Sargent, but the Corbin looks to be better padded... I guess I need to choose form or function

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that's what I'm running into... I like the lines of the Sargent, but the Corbin looks to be better padded... I guess I need to choose form or function
So you know up front, Corbin will be rock hard. As they put it, after 20 years of making saddles, they found firm is better. And boy are they firm. I wasn't sure at first but I put on over 800 miles on my Corbin last labor day with a couple members and lots of things ached, but not my seat.

The look is crap. It wrecks the lines of the bike, but so does three hardbags bolted on the back end.

It is heavy as hell. I can get a weight for you tonight compared to stock. Rough guess is triple the weight.

I would like to try a Sargent, but already spent a ton on the Corbin. For what you pay for a Sargent, it just doesn't seem like you get as much.

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i'm not sure why people think the corbin is ugly... i love the look of my corbin! one of the best looking seats on the 919 in my opinion.
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i'm not sure why people think the corbin is ugly... i love the look of my corbin! one of the best looking seats on the 919 in my opinion.
It's the rear seat that gets me. The Gunfighter and Lady from the web site has a big bulky back sear. Did you have your custom from Corbin? Granted I have the hard luggage, but I guess it something I know is there, and would bug me...

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from my understanding, the seat i have is not available anymore and is pretty rare? i dont know much about it as it came with the bike when i bought it (thanks rick02!). all i know is, the corbin gunfighter with the lady seat is fugly.... thank god i have mine!

an added bonus: my fiancee finds it very comfortable!

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i'm not sure why people think the corbin is ugly... i love the look of my corbin! one of the best looking seats on the 919 in my opinion.
I think the one you have is discontinued(I think I read that here somewhere, please correct me if I'm wrong). I put some miles on my gunfighter last weekend, defineately more comfy than the stocker but I'm not sold yet.

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maybe I'll email Corbin and see if they can make the older one... which doesn't look like butt...

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I could live with the OEM, if I didn't keep slidding forward and playing roller ball with the gas tank.
I keep saying - stop putting Vaseline on the seat to shine it up!

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I could live with the OEM, if I didn't keep slidding forward and playing roller ball with the gas tank.
I had this same problem and several years ago Sbeau added to this thread
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I did what he recommended and I've been quite happy with this free mod. My wedding vegetables are much happier as well!

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I keep saying - stop putting Vaseline on the seat to shine it up!
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Stock was agonizing.
The Corbin is excellent.
Have not tried any others.
X2, and my corbin does not have the BIG Passenger seating, it appears Stock!
Except for the Grain of the cover, and it has Corbin stitched into it...

My bike looks almost like yours, with the detacable hardbags and all, I do have a Givi windscreen for long trips..

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Seems like all the Corbins I see are butt ugly. Had one on my previous bike, not only was it ugly it was uncomfortable. Have a Sargent on my 919 now, looks great and performs even better, downside is $$$$.

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ive read great things about this place...but no first hand experience.

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