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Old 02-07-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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Corbin or Stock Seat

Alright, I purchased my 07 RWB Honda VFR this past June because I wanted the best of both worlds. This bike allows me to ride with the wife for some nice distances in comfort or hop on some back rodes with the guys and keep up with just about any Sport bike out there.
Now I was told that I could have my stock seat molded to my shape and this will increase comfort or should I just buy a Corbin Seat. Are Corbin's really worth the price? Is the comfort level worth the price? Who out there can mold a stock seat? Thanks in advance for the feedback.
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I tried both the Corbin and Sargent on my VFR. The Sargent is a better fitting and better feeling seat imo.
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I tried both the Corbin and Sargent on my VFR. The Sargent is a better fitting and better feeling seat imo.
Thanks.. Now does the rear seat cowl still fit over it?
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Congrats on the viffer. I've had both corbin and sargent seats on various bikes. There is really no telling whether you'll like it or not till you try it. One that a lot of folks like didnt do much for me. I'd ride on your seat for a while to gauge what you don't like about it before dropping cash on a custom seat. A good custom seat guy can address specific issues but you'll have to tell him the problem areas. You don't want to mold the seat to your shape, especially on a sport bike. You need to be able to move around some.
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I tried both the Corbin and Sargent on my VFR. The Sargent is a better fitting and better feeling seat imo.
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Thanks.. Now does the rear seat cowl still fit over it?
I have a Sargent on my 07 VFR and yes the rear cowl fits. Very good seat and very comfortable.
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Too bad Corbin seems to be the only aftermarket seat manufacturer for my '06 R1. Sargeant seems to only make seats for tourer style bikes and Saddleman cuts off at '07.
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Here is a guy that modifies stock seats.

http://greatdaytoride.com/Home_Page.php

I have read lot of reviews on the vfr forums and people tend to prefer sargent seats over corbin..
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Too bad Corbin seems to be the only aftermarket seat manufacturer for my '06 R1. Sargeant seems to only make seats for tourer style bikes and Saddleman cuts off at '07.
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If you have an old seat pan Sargent will make a seat for you.
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i rode to the corbin factory (Hollister, CA) on my VFR back in '01, had a custom seat made then. made while you waited and tailored + free lunch at their cool 60's Diner. ship your old seat back.

i only hear horrible things about corbin cust. service if you any problems.

i'd prob. go w/ sargeant nowadays.
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