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Old 08-19-2009, 08:51 AM   #1
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corbin seats, do they make the difference?

I have a 06 cbr 1000 and one of my buddies has a extra corbin seat for it, I put it on today fr the ride to work and its really stiff and i can feel alot of vibrations off of the corbin seat. I was looking online and it says that it takes time to break them in. Does anyone here like the corbin seat better then stock and why?
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the seat on the cbr is a plank. Go ride for 4hrs on both and the improvement will be very apparent .
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I have a 06 cbr 1000 and one of my buddies has a extra corbin seat for it, I put it on today fr the ride to work and its really stiff and i can feel alot of vibrations off of the corbin seat. I was looking online and it says that it takes time to break them in. Does anyone here like the corbin seat better then stock and why?
Ahh....Corbin.....

YES they are that good.

Yeah they're firm, but then again, so are the seats in a serious sport-touring automobile. There's a reason for that.

Soft feels good at first, but after a pretty short distance, stops providing support. When a seat is supportive, it remains comfortable for a very long time.

With that said, a minor caveat - Corbin seats can be extremely uncomfortable if you have a bony . If there isnt much natural padding on your , consider something other than a Corbin, or ask Corbin to put some extra foam in there for you.
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i have plenty of padding, but how are they in the corners? like should i keep a stock seat for track days or use the corbin.
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another thing, corbin cust. serv is 2nd to none for WORST service.

luckily i rode to the factory in Hollister, CA and had it made on the spot.
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another thing, corbin cust. serv is 2nd to none for WORST service.

luckily i rode to the factory in Hollister, CA and had it made on the spot.
See, I've found the exact opposite. Corbin customer service is among some of the best in the business.
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i have plenty of padding, but how are they in the corners? like should i keep a stock seat for track days or use the corbin.
You'd very likely find you hated the stock seat after you got the Corbin broken in.

I wouldnt run the stock seat on track day unless you just had a habit of testing how well your bike survives a wreck.
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You'd very likely find you hated the stock seat after you got the Corbin broken in.

I wouldnt run the stock seat on track day unless you just had a habit of testing how well your bike survives a wreck.
what do you mean?




So the corbin is hands down the way to go unless you have a bony ?
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So the corbin is hands down the way to go unless you have a bony ?
I wouldnt say "hands down"...after all, seat comfort is a pretty subjective thing. However, there are few people who have run a Corbin who will even think about going to something else.

We're not running one on ours at the moment only because we just dont have the spare cash for one. Soon as we have ~$1000.00 we're not doing anything with, we're getting one. (could be less, but my backrest wants a heated seat)
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Sargent > Corbin. Sargents are shaped better for spirtied riding and are much lighter. Corbins are heavy. I had a Corbin and a Sargent for my RC51 and would pick the Sargent over the Corbin everytime.

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ya the corbin is heavy. Proabably 3x heavier. What about the vibrations. is that normal to feel more vibrations in the seat
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I have a corbin or my 06 1000rr. Meh.

If I had bought it new and paid retail, I would be dissatisfied.

But then again, imo, the 06-07 cbrs are uncomfortable anyway.
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ya it took me a while to get used to my cbr, but now i love it. the first time i rode it i hated it, but i was coming from a 02 gixer 6.
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Corbin seats suck. They are hard as , shaped funny and position you further from the tank. When I used to work for Triumph/BMW I used to install a bunch of them....Not one did I ever like. Not to mention we had a ton of them come back to be returned. Usually heavier riders tend to like them though. I just don't see how....they are like wood.

Your best bet is to take your seat to an Upohlstery shop and have them add padding/shape to it.

If you are 190lbs or less, you won't like the Corbin...particularly if you ride up real close to the tank. Its like a giant clam that suck you back to the middle of the seat. POS....
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Sargent > Corbin. Sargents are shaped better for spirtied riding and are much lighter. Corbins are heavy. I had a Corbin and a Sargent for my RC51 and would pick the Sargent over the Corbin everytime.

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although I got my sargeant seat for free I love it and will buy one for my whatever bike I have in the future. Customer service is great and the quality if great. I wouldn't use the stocker seat for the track cuz u get use to the sargeant seat and it would be awkward
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well i am 200 pounds. i got used to the stock seat. I am just trading the stock for the corbin, the guy i am getting the corbin from is probably 130 pounds so he hates it. i am just wondering if it is worth it
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i have plenty of padding, but how are they in the corners? like should i keep a stock seat for track days or use the corbin.
At a trackday, if you're doing it properly, you'll spend only 20% of every lap actually in the seat. Just look at racers seats: its a 1" thick piece of foam glued on top of hard plastic. Nothing else.

What I'm trying to say is: if you're using a sportbike as a sportbike, the seat doesn't matter.
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