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Old 02-19-2011, 12:35 AM
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I know this has been asked a few times, but I would like some fresh input. Righ tnow I am looking for a comfortable seat which is better than the stock one. The reason is that a few of us this summer are going for a 1500 mile ride this summer.

I have been looking at seats and come up with the Corbin and the Saddlemen seats. I was wondering what are the pros and cons of them. I know that the Corbin is a stiff seat, but I don't know of anyone who has a Saddleman. Any help would be useful and appreciated.

Aslo from the pictures it looks like the corbin actuall is a wider seat than the OEM and hangs over the edge of the bike. Is it actually that wide?
 
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Old 02-19-2011, 01:15 AM
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I see alot of guys on here with corbins and they like them. They say their better than the factory seat
 
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Old 02-19-2011, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by brody1124 View Post
I know this has been asked a few times, but I would like some fresh input. Righ tnow I am looking for a comfortable seat which is better than the stock one. The reason is that a few of us this summer are going for a 1500 mile ride this summer.

I have been looking at seats and come up with the Corbin and the Saddlemen seats. I was wondering what are the pros and cons of them. I know that the Corbin is a stiff seat, but I don't know of anyone who has a Saddleman. Any help would be useful and appreciated.

Aslo from the pictures it looks like the corbin actuall is a wider seat than the OEM and hangs over the edge of the bike. Is it actually that wide?
Corbin seats are pretty stiff, but they're a supportive stiff. The seat is as wide as it looks, to support the rest of your...backside. They're also slightly bucketed so you are in a comfortable spot on the seat. Do you know anybody with a Corbin? Maybe you could try one out?
 
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Old 02-19-2011, 12:37 PM
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I guess I'll be the first one in your thread to suggest that you modify your own seat & save the money to use on your trip. ;-)

I've redone a few seats & its relatively easy. For the type of seat you're looking for, all you need is some memory foam or similar. Shape to fit seat & recover w/ new marine vinyl. Marine Vinyl is available at any quality cloth/linen shop like Joann's or local upholstery shop.

Good luck on whatever you decide to do.
 
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Old 02-20-2011, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Junior2552 View Post
Corbin seats are pretty stiff, but they're a supportive stiff. The seat is as wide as it looks, to support the rest of your...backside. They're also slightly bucketed so you are in a comfortable spot on the seat. Do you know anybody with a Corbin? Maybe you could try one out?
Thats the problem. I don't know of anyone who has an aftermarket seat. Most of my friends ride Harleys and they either have the OEM seat or a Harley seat. I have even gone to the dealerships and depending on who you talk to , they each recommend a different seat.
 
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