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Old 03-22-2011, 11:00 AM   #21
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I've done many 500+ miles in a day on my old 05 gixxer. I never had any issues with the seat. However the bicycle shorts idea was a good one. I'd go that route.
I believe the 05 have the exact same seat. Being almost 50 lbs overweight doesn't help me too much. I should work on that too. Lol.

I rode to Big Bend on an R1 with camping gear and had no trouble. I did position a small pillow which worked great until a well-timed strong gust stole that from me. It flew off while stretching my legs. Squidly!!



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The narrowness of the seat has a lot to do with it. Wide saddles work better and Corbins are a bit wider. Friend of mine got one for his monster recently and it is amazing. Expensive but if you do a lot of long trips it is worth it.
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Look into the Sargeant seats. They are more comfortavble than Corbin. I have a Sargeant seat on my VFR and man is it comfy!!
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I'm not changing my bike, guys. I know exactly what I have. Let's stick to the seats.

Gels are definitely out. I'm on the heavy side being 5'6 and 200lbs. Anybody have an actual Corbin on their sportbike? If so, tell your story and was it worth the money?
I feel your pain, I ride a ZX10 and Im a short heavy too. I cut the foam in my seat, went over tot he foam store and picked up a foam with a diffferent density. Glue everything together and recovered it.

Over all seat is @ 2" lower and more comfortable on the long rides, cost me less than 30.00 total for the whole job.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:18 PM   #26
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Look into the Sargeant seats. They are more comfortavble than Corbin. I have a Sargeant seat on my VFR and man is it comfy!!
Did you mean Sargent? If so, I could not find a listing for my bike so that looks to be out.
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All I can offer is a tidbit of advice that might help you make an educated decision on any options above and beyond bicycle shorts. . .find a GSXR specific forum and use the search function to see if this has been asked before. Someone else has likely had the same issue as you and will have the best ideas for your specific make/model motorcycle.
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Mike, maybe you can get the seat reupholstered with ostrich leather and memory foam.
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Did you mean Sargent? If so, I could not find a listing for my bike so that looks to be out.
Yeah that's what I meant. Sorry for the mis-spelling. Well it was worth a shot. Usually they have a good selection.

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Mike, maybe you can get the seat reupholstered with ostrich leather and memory foam.
That's a good idea!!
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All I can offer is a tidbit of advice that might help you make an educated decision on any options above and beyond bicycle shorts. . .find a GSXR specific forum and use the search function to see if this has been asked before. Someone else has likely had the same issue as you and will have the best ideas for your specific make/model motorcycle.
D'oh. I'm a member at two different GSXR forums. Never came to mind. ! Either way, seating problems are still seating problems.
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Mike, maybe you can get the seat reupholstered with ostrich leather and memory foam.
What's the deal with the ostrich? Is it more comfortable? I've always seen it as a status thing rather than having a useful purpose over your standard seat cloth.

Memory foam blows. You get awful hot on that stuff. I am having visions of me melting at an intersection in July. I do have a spare unused tempur-pedic bed that's leanng up in the pare bedroom. I hated hated hated it. I could see me cutting it up with glee! What a colossal waste of money for me...
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i'd slap you in the face if you really did it.

i don't know what the deal is...it's probably much like people and their alligator leather shoes.

back to living in AtX?
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The Corbin is actually stiffer than the stocker, and take about 1500 miles to break in. After that it kinda forms to your and is a better seat than the stocker.

I found some MC specific riding shorts with gel inserts that work pretty good, let me see if I can remember.. saw the ad in Sport Rider or Motorcyclist...

something like these:

http://adventuretravel.about.com/od/...ner-Shorts.htm
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saddle preferences vary from rider to rider - one man's comfort seat is another man's torture rack.

Corbin saddles work because they have more of a "bucket" and distribute the load over a wider area. Typically they are a very firm seat.

Have you tried a pair of LD Comfort underwear and a sheepskin pad from www.alaskaleather.com ?

I used both and they work wonders.
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i'd slap you in the face if you really did it.

i don't know what the deal is...it's probably much like people and their alligator leather shoes.

back to living in AtX?
... I'd repeatedly pinch myself if I'd sported some Ostrich. My is telling me to try anything though. I think I am going to order the Corbin at this point. I have picked up some bike shorts so I'll see how that works out.

I'll be stuck living in Austin at least until my son is in high school. He attends the Texas School for the Deaf. Not too many alternatives available in Houston other than shipping him off to the dorms. We are not ready to do that yet soooo... I will live WHEREVER so my son can get the best education possible. I do miss Houston terribly though...
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I have had the chance to sit in both Corbin and Sargent seats and I have liked the conforming aspect to them. Both seemed to be nicer than the stock seats.

Right now, my supermoto has a suzuki gel seat which is a bit better than stock, but the cover is too slippery for my complete satisfaction.
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This is what I bought:

https://www.zoneperformancewear.com/
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I ride up to Ft. Hood (bout a hour north of Austin) from Houston all the time so I decided to get a gel seat for my R6. It helps but honestly not by much and there are better things to spend 200+ on. I'm short too and against lowering my R6 but the gel seat didn't raise it by much for the little extra comfort.
ouch. i rode once from houston to san antonio (~200 miles) and that was a pain in the . im 5'8" and 155 though, so i made do fairly ok by just standing up for around 30 sec every 50 miles or so
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