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post #1 of 12 Old 06-27-2008, 06:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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Corbin Seat

Thinking about taking the plunge. Ride year around except in ice and Niner lives outside, can the Corbin withstand the abuse?


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post #2 of 12 Old 06-28-2008, 07:15 AM
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You should at least take a look at this Dog!
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post #3 of 12 Old 06-28-2008, 10:18 AM Thread Starter
 
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Hoo doggy! Might be the ticket. Looks durable, looks comfy, and will not be without a seat. Hopefully they make for the Niner. Got excited, called customer service, but closed 'til Monday.

Thanks. I'll keep you all posted.

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post #4 of 12 Old 06-28-2008, 10:56 AM
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According to their website, Sargent does not make a seat for the 919. You'd have to send in your seat, and they will replace the stock foam with their SuperCell foam. $369.95 to upgrade both front and rear foam, 31.95 to upgrade front foam only.

I'm debating on upgrading my seat as well. I use my flip out tie down hooks a lot, so that has me leaning towards the Sargent as the Corbin seats don't include those. But I know the wife would love having a backrest when she rides along, so she would prefer the Corbin.

So for solo, the Sargent, and for two-up, the Corbin. I don't want to buy two seats. If I could get a Sargent with a backrest, that would be ideal. I could send them my seat late fall when we start to see snow & ice. I wouldn't lose out on very much ride time that way. I know for you warmer weather riders who can ride all year long, sending in your seat is a deal breaker.

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post #5 of 12 Old 06-29-2008, 09:02 AM
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for the price of the sargent, and having to give them your stock seat to rework, i'd just buy the corbin. then if you sell the bike you can sell it seperate. Even if you don't like the corbin you can sell it and atleast still have your stock seat.

I had a corbin on my last bike....first 1500 miles or so on the seat was nice, but nothing amazing. Once the seat got broken in, fabulous riding position and comfort for hundreds of miles in a day. I recommend it.

Also the backrest of the corbin approaches that of the seat itself. But you can find other companies that make them and on ebay for rather cheap.

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post #6 of 12 Old 06-29-2008, 03:49 PM
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I had a corbin On my ZR1100 Zephyr and my ZRX 1100. I hated them with a passion. I put 10,000 miles on one and it still felt like sitting on concrete. Not worth the powder to blow it to hell.

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post #7 of 12 Old 06-29-2008, 04:10 PM
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well they are made for the average rider unless you ask for something special.maybe your a$$ not average

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Not sure what the deal was. The stock ZRX seat let you sink down to the frame and the Corbin had 0 give at all. Methinks somewhere in the middle is where it should be. Not a fan of the stock 919 seat either. I know I'm not the only one.

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Ebay has one that ends on Jul 6th. reserve $300...It's Black and White?
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post #10 of 12 Old 06-29-2008, 07:26 PM
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I have the corbin and backrest for the 919. Great seat, very comfortable. Expensive but worth it. I bought mine with money from my previous bike's sale. To do a complete refoam with Sargent you aren't saving much over a corbin. The cobin's are also leather not vinyl or whatever Sargent's are made from. The downside is it's very heavy if you're a perfomance geek. If you want answers, I recommend calling or emailing corbin directly. They can tell you what you need to protect it outside. As long as you have a good cover and treat the seat it should be fine.

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post #12 of 12 Old 07-06-2008, 12:03 AM
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I also have a Corbin seat with the removable backrest. Agree with FlyCatcher - Great seat, very comfortable. Expensive but worth it.
The more you ride, the more comfortable the seat becomes. Definitley better than stock.
Also, you can request Corbin move the rider position slightly forward and down for those with shorter legs or rearward depending on your height at no charge.
Corbin sells their own Corbin Care Saddle Cream to keep seat in good shape & protected from elements.

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