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Any one with ass time on a Corbin?


I am looking in to getting the Gunfighter and Lady seat from Corbin.
I want because I think it will make the bike more comfortable and look

What do I need to know about their Leather vs. Vinyl, the different Textures and care. Basicly whats going to be comfy and look

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Ive got one on my Buell S3T - its just thier regular saddle with the Carbon Fiber like leather and all I can say about it is ,get one !!! Before the Corbin the seat would feel like crap after about 100 miles ( Im convinced you could feel the frame rails as the foam settled ) , now you can go as long as you wanna . Best money ive spent on that bike !

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I use them on my kawasakis. factory seat gives numb butt after 50 miles. cobin feels much better. I have only their standard material.

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I've got one on an '03 honda 919. It is very comfortable, but one thing I would make sure of is the color. Especially if you're trying to match the bike color with a color on the seat. EX: my bike is a gunmetal silver/gray. So, on Corbin's website I looked at their "Gunmetal gray" pictures and selected it as the secondary color, but upon receiving it I found that their idea of gunmetal gray is more like a Hospital Gray; dab and dreary. But if you're just wanting black or not trying to match a color, go go go for it!!

The leather is good quality, however the metal base they use along with it, is heavier than the stock seat. but not bulky.

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I had a Corbin for a couple of weeks. My opinion was that it was, by far, much less comfortable than the stock seat. It was heavy as heck, looked like it was off an HD and made the rider and passenger sit at least an inch higher than the stocker. I have a pretty short GF and she had trouble keeping her feet on the pegs due the the extra hieght of the passenger seat. On thing I did like was the quality craftsmanship.

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I love my Corbin. They are firmer than stock, especially at first, some people dont like that. They take a while to break in, but once done they are formed to your rear and extremely comfortable. I've done 600 mile days on mine no prob.

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I had one on 2 kawis, ZR 1100 Zephyr and ZRX 11000. Hard as iron, no give at all. Waste of $ in my opinion. I had my stocker modded with medical gel and foam that has a higher density than stock. Best 75 bucks I ever spent.

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I love my Corbin. They are firmer than stock, especially at first, some people dont like that. They take a while to break in, but once done they are formed to your rear and extremely comfortable. I've done 600 mile days on mine no prob.
I put 6000 miles on my last Corbin and it still was poop.

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I put 6000 miles on my last Corbin and it still was poop.
Like I said above, some people dont like it, you obviously are one. Different strokes for different folks.

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If you are considering a Corbin, put your butt in one before you buy (Ask Ripper...). Some people love them, some people hate them, as evidenced by the responses so far to your question.

For me, it pulled me too far away from the tank, and a bit higher than stock. I like to be close to the tank, so it was not comfortable to me. It extended my reach and made me uncomfortable. FWIW, I'm 5'9", just your average joe, with a 30" inseam. I can put both feet on the ground with the stock seat. The Corbin made me tip-toe.

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Again, I cannot stress enough how important it is to put your butt in one before you spend your hard-earned money. The quality of the seat is top notch. But quality does not equal comfort for some.

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Again, I cannot stress enough how important it is to put your butt in one before you spend your hard-earned money. The quality of the seat is top notch. But quality does not equal comfort for some.
Great point Brevity -

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If you are considering a Corbin, put your butt in one before you buy (Ask Ripper...). Some people love them, some people hate them, as evidenced by the responses so far to your question.

For me, it pulled me too far away from the tank, and a bit higher than stock. I like to be close to the tank, so it was not comfortable to me. It extended my reach and made me uncomfortable. FWIW, I'm 5'9", just your average joe, with a 30" inseam. I can put both feet on the ground with the stock seat. The Corbin made me tip-toe.
That was the reason I sold it.

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I believe the Corbin you and I both owned has had about 4 other owners since!

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I had one on 2 kawis, ZR 1100 Zephyr and ZRX 11000. Hard as iron, no give at all. Waste of $ in my opinion. I had my stocker modded with medical gel and foam that has a higher density than stock. Best 75 bucks I ever spent.
Who did the mod? You or a shop?

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Who did the mod? You or a shop?
Check out my link above... Might or might not be the same guy, but the price is the same.

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I love my Corbin. I got it two days before I rode to California and installed it right away. Immediately after riding in it I knew it was better than stock.

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It probably has been too many years, but....
I ordered my Corbin (1989) for my FJ1200...
They asked my inseam, weight, height preferences, and the color of my teeth.
Ground reach the same as stock, 600 mile day no problem (with my butt or back)....
I'm saving for one to put on May Man.
Money well spent....
But that was 20 years ago....maybe they've changed...
Now I'm concerned....
Mine was breathable vinyl seat....solid side vinyl.
ALL were custom made back then....I think I even sent them the original seat...
Hmmm....

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Who did the mod? You or a shop?
Spencers. He does good work and it was quick.

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Check out my link above... Might or might not be the same guy, but the price is the same.
Same guy.

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I put a Corbin on mine exactly two days after riding the stock seat. Corbin is great. Stock seat is terrible if you spend any time at all in the saddle.

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i use a custom made cushion that i fill with kittens right before i ride... after the initial lumpiness is smushed down and evened out its quite comfortable...



bit messy tho...



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i put about 1000 miles on the stocker, hated it had a custom corbin made up. put about 10k on it, had a little wear sold it to rob919 and orders another slightly more customed not here yet, rode 160miles on the stock seat the other day and holyshit that thing sucks, had pain from my feet to my shoulders. i got use to riding with the taller seat and made my legs feel better. with sneakers stock seat is fine, riding boots it a PITA, and everywhere else.

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they new one is suppose to be 20x better if i ever get it.

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I had a Gunfighter Lady on my EX500. It's a firm saddle that will break in with time. It's heavy but the most comfortable seat I've been on.

Mine was black leather with flame stiching. It looked great!

I had Sargent do my 919 just to try another company, there's pros and cons but for comfort I'd say the Corbin is tops.

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I had a Gunfighter Lady on my EX500. It's a firm saddle that will break in with time. It's heavy but the most comfortable seat I've been on.

Mine was black leather with flame stiching. It looked great!

I had Sargent do my 919 just to try another company, there's pros and cons but for comfort I'd say the Corbin is tops.
how much did sargeant charge for the seat?



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That was a long time ago but I want to say $150. More expensive than redoing your seat, but you get a whole new seat. If you save your stock one, you can sell the Corbin seperate if you sell your bike.

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One of the first and best mods I did was get rid of the stock seat for a Corbin I bought used on E-Bay for around $300. It is super heavy and did raise the seat height quite a bit. However, I think that if you order it directly from Corbin directly can custom make it to whatever specs you want. The pros are it is one of the most comfortable rides after break in that I've ever been on and the removable rear seat for two-up is the best. However, now that everyone has had great success with Spensers I might send my stocker off and have it modded and sell the Corbin and spend the leftover $$$ on some more mods.

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Another option is the airhawk cushion. I've heard good things from those who use it. and it's air-pressure adjustable. look it up before you decide.

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I previously owned a generic corbin, unfortunately it was nearly as uncomfortable as stock. So for 9er I rode 250ml PAST corbin to Custom Motorcycle Seats-Bill Mayer Saddles> for full custom bliss. My two-wheel ass has never been happier.

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I've had a corbin for the last 10K miles, prefer the firm foam setup for longer rides, better support. Softer saddles leave me moving from side to side due to loss of circulation in less than 2 hours.

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so far I have put 16k on my 919 with a corbin seat in 13 months, and I was a used seat when I got it. I swapped a friend for stock seat once and hated myself for it. the Corbin is awesome.

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Seems like there are some pretty good options out there.
I guess my next question is: Does any one know where I can get may ass on a Corbin or one of the customs to help make my decision.?
I live in West Islip Long Island.

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I've had a Corbin on mine since before the the bike had 600 miles on it, I've had Corbins on everything I've owned (except the XR650L) and love them especially if theres miles to be covered.
C'mon out to CA and I'll let you ride it around the block


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I believe the Corbin you and I both owned has had about 4 other owners since!
Yep I got it now and I do like it. im about 5'10" and 160ish. I get the balls of my feet down riding solo but I can flat foot with the wife on the back....

edited to add: The only down side it it can be slick depending on the material of your pants.

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Man... that seat when from the east to the west! But not on a bike!!!

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I bought one for my 919, and tried and tried to like it, never ever did, sold it.

Prefered the stock seat, which is one of the best ever put on a stock motorcycle, IMO.

Then again, the 919 was one of the best motorcycles ever made......

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Bought the gunfighter and lady with the backrest insert. Great buy. Much better than stock. The stock was tolerable, but the corbin is firm and very comfortable. The backrest is great too, when she rides with you, just put it in. When she gets off, you take it out... Did I just say that?

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i use a custom made cushion that i fill with kittens right before i ride... after the initial lumpiness is smushed down and evened out its quite comfortable...



bit messy tho...
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