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Old 08-19-2009, 01:53 PM   #21
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Actually the corbins, for that year cbr, have like a wrap around shape making it more difficult to move around on.
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Old 08-19-2009, 01:54 PM   #22
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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....
This is exactly what I have experienced. The corbin seat makes a sportbike feel like a cruiser, farther from tank in a funny position. The giant clam is a perfect description. There was a corbin seat on the zx14 forum that was sold four times, gotta tell you something. Also have heard that corbin customer service is the worst around.
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:02 PM   #23
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ya i have heard the customer sevice is terrible, but i am getting the seat for free so i should not have to deal with their customer service at all. The clam feels wierd and the seat feels harder. I never had any troubles with my stock seat but i was wondering if the corbin would be better, given tha it is free
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:11 PM   #24
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The corbin will be better if you're going to attempt to turn your RR into a sport tourer. Thats what they're for.
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Old 08-19-2009, 02:25 PM   #25
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The corbin will be better if you're going to attempt to turn your RR into a sport tourer. Thats what they're for.
WRONG.....they're not even good for that. They suck....Uncomfortable pieces of $hit is what they are....whether you are doing a track day, riding to the grocery or on a trip....no way are they more comfortable then any seat....Unless you have a huge fat , they plain suck.


Do not trade your buddy, keep your stock seat and let him sell that POS on ebay to some other sucker.

Check and see if Honda makes they're own touring style seat. Suzuki does, they make a gel seat...its super comfy but gets hot as ....Long rides its good though....For serious sport riding, its a little hard to move around on because jeans stick to it. I don't have one anymore but they are good.
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:32 PM   #26
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I need a soft seat. I also need hwy pegs.
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Old 08-19-2009, 03:36 PM   #27
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I need a soft seat. I also need hwy pegs.
Yeah and that stuff is just to ride to Houston.
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Old 08-19-2009, 08:39 PM   #28
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Old 08-29-2009, 07:26 PM   #29
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Agreed on Corbin--avoid like the plague

Just bought a Corbin Classic Solo saddle for my 07 FLSTC. BAD experience! Where to start? Well first off, very expensive. Second, they charged me THIRTY DOLLARS shipping, way more than it should cost to ship something this small and light. But more importantly, when it arrived, I discovered that Corbin has changed the design of the seat--despite that their web site still shows the old style seat with a small velcro tab covering the backrest hole, they now come with a very ugly and unnecessary leather flap over the hole, a real eyesore. And on top of it, they now have their logo emblazoned on the side of the saddle, also unattractive, in my opinion. But worst of all, the seat just doesn't fit properly and was poorly crafted--I actually had to modify it to even get it on the bike, and there is still a large gap between the bottom of the back of the seat and the fender. In addition, the bottom of the back of the seat is crooked and uneven. Looks terrible. And finally, the metal decorative studs were put on crooked! All this would have been bad enough even if I could have returned it, but Corbin has a strict NO RETURNS policy--so you're screwed if you don't like it. AVOID these seats and this company! (All the above can be documented by pix.)
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:13 PM   #30
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My Corbin looks and feels nice. It is better than stock for sure, but not worth the money. It is MUCH heavier than stock. The fit seems good, though.

corbin seats, do they make the difference?
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:47 PM   #31
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I have had Corbins on two of my Hawk GT's, a VFR800, and just got one for my Triumph Tiger. On the Triumph, it made a HUGE comfort difference. Especially for longer rides.

I never buy them new as they are too expensive and customer service sucks. I like the way they change the ride. Of course, I am 260 lbs, so the comments about heavier riders liking them makes sense. They are heavy though. I have ridden a Tuono and others with a Sargent seat and liked those seats as well.

As for track days, swap out the stock seat. Always best to use the cheapest seat you have that will work for those days. I even switch out my motard seat with one that has a tiny tear just in case.

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Old 10-17-2009, 10:30 PM   #32
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+1 for corbin...firm yet just enough comfort to keep you from getting numbass,

Stock R1 seat=wooden bar stool...Corbin=Padded bar stool
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Old 10-17-2009, 11:36 PM   #33
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Old 10-18-2009, 03:15 AM   #34
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What kind of riding do you plan on doing?

I've done quite a few 400+ mile days on my 07 1000RR without issue (I'm 225lbs). As mentioned, you might be dissatisfied with a Corbin, especially if you do a lot of "spirited" riding, as those aren't designed with shifting body position back & forth.

IMO, the stock seat sucks, but it may be the lesser of the evils.

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Old 11-08-2009, 04:13 PM   #35
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If you are riding for long hours and long distances you may want to consider an Airhawk. Quite a few folks at ADVrider.com are using these now. Reviews have been great. Here is a picture of mine. The size closest for my bike was "small cruiser", though my bike is a standard. Instead of using the tethering system, I installed velcro to secure the cushion. Recent test of only a short 60 mile ride, felt pretty good. I will be riding to Mexico again in a few weeks and will report again on comfort over a few thousand miles.

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