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post #1 of 33 Old 04-03-2010, 01:17 PM Thread Starter
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Bought the 919 a couple of months ago. The seat really sucks for an old man. Is the anything out there that wouldn't hurt my ass. I ride 40 miles each way to work, and try to reposition at about 15 miles. Is the corbin the best? Is there at least a cushion for the front?

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post #2 of 33 Old 04-03-2010, 01:55 PM
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I bought a corbin right after I got the bike, expensive as hell, but I can go all day now. Before 1/2 hour hurt. There maybe something better out, but I like mine...

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A lot of people seem to like sargent seats. They take your stock seat and customize with different foam, covering, etc. Lots of options. I might get one at some point. Not sure how they compare to Corbin seats but I like the appearance of most Sargent seats better than most Corbin seats.

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Had mine reshaped by a local auto upholstery shop $200.00

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Spencer's also modifies your original seat with upgraded materials (like gels and foam).

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Spencer's also modifies your original seat with upgraded materials (like gels and foam).
+1 on the Spencer Seat Mod. We had it lowered and the comfort foam put in for $75.00. It will cost more to ship it, but it was worth every penny.

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I used to only be able to go about 45min without a stop, but I've now gone an hour and a half with my Corbin on. It's a great purchase.

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post #8 of 33 Old 04-03-2010, 08:27 PM
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My stock seat is fine I can ride all day on it

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I also hated the stock seat and bought a used Corbin. Down side to the Corbin is weight (they are very heavy), cost, they tend to raise the seat height and they don't look sleek (at least mine from 2003 doesn't). Riders that like to slide from side to side might object to Corbin since they sort of have a butt pocket. That was the complaint from the guy i bought from.

I like mine but if i had to buy again i would do a Sargent.
You will like your 919 a whole lot more with a comfortable seat.
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post #10 of 33 Old 04-03-2010, 10:24 PM
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Bagster seat - and you won't get of the bike anymore
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Leave the seat alone.

Respring the rear shock.

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Adding a Corbin set was the worst addition ever made to my 919, went back to stock and never looked back.

It (the Corbn seat) was beyond bad, I'll probably not give them another chance.

Probably.

Anyway, with sets, there are too many variables, to each their own.....

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Bagster seat - and you won't get of the bike anymore
( Bagster - Comfort seat )
Hans - DK
It doesn't look like those guys make a seat for the 919/Hornet anymore. I wonder if theres any left floating around.

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Did Spencer's seat mod with a previous bike and was well satisfied with it. For $75, it's worth a try before spending 5 times that on a new seat. Corbin seats are notoriously hard. Definitely wouldn't work for my butt, but lots of folks swear by them (or at them).

Personally, I've never had an issue with the 919 seat. First stock seat I've actually not felt the need to modify or get rid of.

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Bagster seat - and you won't get of the bike anymore
( Bagster - Comfort seat )
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they still have one for the honda 919? didnt see it listed

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I'm an older rider also (59) and I use an "airhawk cushion". Works well but wish I would have got the small saddle shaped one. I got the smallest sized one thats sqarish shaped. You ride on a 1/2" or less cushion of air. Cost around $100 but looks a little funky!

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I've been using the gel pad from the site below since 2004 with great results. I often ride 7 or 8 hours a day. I also converted to higher handle bars for a more erect riding position.

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they still have one for the honda 919? didnt see it listed

Heh, I just noticed that the website thinks your hometown is apparently a bad word. It took me a bit to figure out which one...

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I've been using the gel pad from the site below since 2004 with great results. I often ride 7 or 8 hours a day. I also converted to higher handle bars for a more erect riding position.

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You said erect.



I had the spencer seat mod done - worked wonders - I did 4 hrs (2 hrs there 2 hrs back with a 4 hr break in the middle) - with out an issue from my behind. Lower back however was about done with it. Last time I did a 3 hr round trip on my stock seat I was in much more pain when I got home.

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post #20 of 33 Old 07-18-2011, 12:13 PM
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+1 on the airhawk. 136 shipped/ amazon. Med cruiser. 14 by 14. saddle measures 14by 13.

not a be all and end all but a MAJOR improvement. really shines over bumps.

respringing makes sense too. but so does firming the cheeks with exercise.

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they still have one for the honda 919? didnt see it listed

I found it under the 'Make Your Own Seat' tab but is for CB 900 Hornet. I don't know if the European model was different. I found the one distributor of the Bagster seat in the U.S. (CIMA Int'l Inc. in Aurora, IL) and just fired off an email to them asking for pricing and fit information.

The build your own seat option is cool
-7 different panels that you can choose the color for individually as well as choosing the piping color.

-Have Hornet or CB embroidered on to the seat, I'm assuming on the rider backrest

-Change the height of the rider or passenger position

-Add Gel to rider, passenger, or both

Very comprehensive truly custom seat options. I will let everyone know the answers I get from the distributor. This seems like an awesome seat and probably very expensive......

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but so does firming the cheeks with exercise.
That's way too much work.........................just spend the money for a better seat.

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That's way too much work.........................just spend the money for a better seat.

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post #24 of 33 Old 07-18-2011, 06:24 PM
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Just got the bike side solo seat. The fit wasn't great but i got it fixed. First impression is that the 2 piece design is nice and the seat seems firmer and flatter. The cowl needs painted but i can't wait to ride it.












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Ferris...what kind of money are we talking for that set up? I like that look

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I just got a new seat for my Buell from Baldwin Saddles - not cheap, but Loren does really nice work. When I ordered, I promptly got an e-mail asking my height, weight (in gear), inseam measurement and what I was looking for as compared to the stock seat (taller, shorter, skinnier, wider, etc). When ordering, I asked if he could do 919 seats... yes he can, but like the others, he will need the seat pan to start with.

I just got the Buell seat today, and have only put 75 miles on it... but it was a HUGE difference from the stock seat. I opted to do the gel insert upgrade and so far it feels great. Nice and cushy for cruising, but still very easy to hang off in the corners. I will probably have him do one for my 919 when I get the funds together.

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Ferris...what kind of money are we talking for that set up? I like that look


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They are hand laid and made to order in germany. It took about 6 weeks to get it here in illinois.

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I found it under the 'Make Your Own Seat' tab but is for CB 900 Hornet. I don't know if the European model was different. I found the one distributor of the Bagster seat in the U.S. (CIMA Int'l Inc. in Aurora, IL) and just fired off an email to them asking for pricing and fit information.

The build your own seat option is cool
-7 different panels that you can choose the color for individually as well as choosing the piping color.

-Have Hornet or CB embroidered on to the seat, I'm assuming on the rider backrest

-Change the height of the rider or passenger position

-Add Gel to rider, passenger, or both

Very comprehensive truly custom seat options. I will let everyone know the answers I get from the distributor. This seems like an awesome seat and probably very expensive......
Did you get any results on the pricing on the custom seat?
Was looking at the France website,like the looks of that and the tank protector.

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Did you get any results on the pricing on the custom seat?
Was looking at the France website,like the looks of that and the tank protector.

No response back from the distributor in IL. Good luck, maybe if you actually call them to place an order you could get a response.

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No response back from the distributor in IL. Good luck, maybe if you actually call them to place an order you could get a response.
Leary of those companies that dont reply to inquiries,may be frustrating service for an order.

Keep us posted on this,I do like the seat design.

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Leary of those companies that dont reply to inquiries,may be frustrating service for an order.

Keep us posted on this,I do like the seat design.
An email can be easily missed, if they don't return a phone call I would definitely not do business with them.

+1 on keeping us posted

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Ferris, good looker there mate, can you give me some info on that all in one chain guard and also can i buy what you used to cover the pillion bar nut threads, very smart, cheers bud

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