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post #1 of 26 Old 08-24-2010, 11:07 AM Thread Starter
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Corbin seat purchase experience

I placed the order 8/8 (Sunday) and they called to confirm on 8/10. They charged my card and said it'd be 3-4 weeks. The FedEx man showed up today, 8/24. That's two weeks, including shipping from CA to FL.

I will ride later and report back, that is if anyone cares about another opinion. I'm really just posting to say that they were very nice and the experience was good. I had the same seat on my '01 FZ1 and that one tripled my riding endurance. I may have the stock seat reworked in a solo style, maybe by Sargent.

The seat is a really tight fit but I'm sure it'll loosen up with time. I had to really press on the back end to get it to lock in. This is the Carbon Black leather without welts. The stitching comes as shown even though the website mistakenly shows a "no stitching" option. They explained that to me on the phone.
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post #2 of 26 Old 08-24-2010, 11:09 AM
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I have one and it took several hours of seat time to "break in" but now that it is I wouldn't be without it, even though they're ugly as hell I'll take comfort over style.

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Ugly. Heavy. Comfortable. Ugly.

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I don't find it to be too ugly. If I'm going to do a track day or just want to buzz around and look cool, I can easily go back to the stock one (and pull off the Givi stuff...) It's my only ride for now so comfort & utility are paramount.

This does add to the seat height but I'm still flat footed. I'm 5'10". I remember my FZ1 had a taller seat to begin with and the Corbin really made me go to tippy toes.

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My Corbin I scored from Sleazebay looks great, fits great, even better than the stock seat!

And the comfort, well that is unquestionable, I LOVE this seat!
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I love that solo look, and I may still have Sargent work my stock seat in that fashion. In my case I have a Brazilian GF with nice rump to take care of so I had to get the Corbin for the both of us. The sacrifices we must make.

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And don't give me that "this thread is worthless without pics" crap. I posted pics of the seat already - I ain't posting her rump shots

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I have never ridden on one, so I can't comment on the comfort, but I think the seat looks great.

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Don't take my "ugly" comments wrong, I think Corbin seats are great, just don't strike me as visually appealing (except for that cool solo look one of FMT's). Also I've spent a lot of time and money removing weight from my 919, couldn't bear to install a boat anchor of a seat after that.

I do have a Corbin on my XR650L which was already a heavy pig and it transformed the bike's comfort level completely. Just bought a Sargent for my FJR1300, I'm impressed with it's quality, also lighter than the Corbins I've experienced.

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I am with you. It's a trade off. The Corbin is heavier but man it's solid and does not move around on the bike. They measured very, very well. The stock seat has too much play for my taste, especially vertically at the front.

I would have tried a Sargent if they offered one off the shelf, and as I said, I may still have them redo my stock seat as a solo version.

As for the weight, I understand but also don't race anyone. I get 42 mpg in the city with a Givi top box and my 99 lb Brazilian on the back half the time. I have a centerstand that I bought but probably won't install because I don't need it and don't want the extra pounds.

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I just found one for my 919 locally for $225 and looks to be in really good condition. I getting a lot of pain in my coccyx after riding more than an hour or two. I wonder if this seat will help with that?

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i have the corbin solo seat and what make it funny is that my girlfrien finds it to be comfortable. more comfortable than the stock seat. im not complainin!

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I have the exact same seat and love it, it does mess with the lines of the bike a little but after 7k miles it sure is alot more comfortable than the stocker.


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This is one area where I'm willing to sacrifice some aesthetics (Sargent makes a better looking seat IMO) and weight for the increased comfort. I've tried just about every seat or seat mod out there (except the Russell Day Long) and find Corbin to be the best seat out there. Yes, it's firm but breaks in nicely and is great for all-day rides.

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I have never ridden on one, so I can't comment on the comfort, but I think the seat looks great.
Are you talking about the Brazilian namorada (gf?) or the seat?

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On a serious note, my buddy has one of these that the stitching tore on (the seam at the back of the butt). It may be because his bike was in the sun a lot, outside. Either way, he sent it to Corbin - they never got it. He proved he sent it, and they honored that, so they sent him a brand new one.

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i have the corbin solo seat and what make it funny is that my girlfrien finds it to be comfortable. more comfortable than the stock seat. im not complainin!
I have not heard any complaints from the rider on the back, but then again I wear earplugs or the MP3 Ear Buds while riding, so I do not pay attention.....

So I to am NOT Complaining!

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I ain't posting her rump shots
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Are you talking about the Brazilian namorada (gf?) or the seat?
I'll wait for the pics to answer.

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I have not heard any complaints from the rider on the back
But he said his GF had a Brazilian - this may make a difference

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And don't give me that "this thread is worthless without pics" crap. I posted pics of the seat already - I ain't posting her rump shots

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All you guys got me wanting one. I'm waiting to hear back from a couple of different people with seats for sale. Damn you all!

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I don't find it to be too ugly. If I'm going to do a track day or just want to buzz around and look cool, I can easily go back to the stock one
I have the same seat and this is exactly what I do. When I commute during the week I only have to ride 20 miles so I use the stocker. That way, $400 of leather isn't getting ruined in the sun all day every day. Whenever I hit the road for more than an hour or put the woman on the back, the Corbin goes back on.

As side note, I have the Corbin removable backrest as well and it's great. Least that's what she says.

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Ride report: As expected, it's way comfy. I washed, waxed, adjusted and lubed chain, coated nearly everything in WD-40, took a few pictures, and rode. Now it looks like rain, again. Ahhh FL summers.
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wait till you break it in, world of difference

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