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Old 07-07-2010, 11:29 AM
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anybody have recommendations for a seat thats more comfortable than the stock 02 f4i seat? plz let me know. thanks!
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:33 AM
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Corbin makes a comfy seat..but it comes with what I consider a steep price tag.

You can always re=upholster the seat and put some more cushiony foam in the process.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 11:40 AM
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Welcome to the sportbike world!

Try a Kawi 636 seat. Your f4i will feel like a sofa in comparison.

If you re-upholster yourself make sure you get some high quality marine grade vinyl that can withstand the sun. Pleather and plastic vinyl will just fall apart after time.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 12:32 PM
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Yep, Corbin's are really nice but really pricey. If you've got the funds, go for it.

However, I'd recommend as others said...you can redo your seat yourself w/ memory-foam or whatever you choose & cover w/ marine vinyl. I've had to redo two seats due to cracks/rips & used quality marine vinyl that I got from Jo-Ann's Fabrics (chain store). I checked w/ a local upholstery shop & they used the same vinyl but wanted twice as much to sell. Anyway, just measure, cut, fold over, & staple down using a staple gun. Yeah, you'll have sore fingers when you're done but you'll have a good seat for only a few bucks vs the 200+ that a Corbin costs.

If you don't have the time or want to do it yourself, an upholstery shop will do it for you for a fraction of the cost of a Corbin as well. Good luck.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:10 PM
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Originally Posted by chetman7 View Post
Corbin makes a comfy seat..but it comes with what I consider a steep price tag.

You can always re=upholster the seat and put some more cushiony foam in the process.
I think this will be my next project.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 07:51 PM
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i love my corbin, but its gonna hurt either way after some time
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:13 PM
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Originally Posted by vangill View Post
i love my corbin, but its gonna hurt either way after some time
Bingo. I don't think anything compares to the Corbin, which oddly enough is HARDER than the stock seat, but it's the shape that makes it so awesome.

Either way, after a couple hundred miles, it's pretty likely your butt will hurt.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:51 PM
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Sounds like Corbin is the way to go, but I'm going to see about getting mine reupholstered with some kind of gel inside.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:55 PM
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+1 on the corbin. Originally I bought one for loner rides but after using it i couldnt go back to the stock one. Look around, I was able to get mine on clearance for 150 bucks shipped brand new.
 
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Old 07-07-2010, 09:22 PM
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i had my seats reupholstered and had a gel put in mine and it's like an inch thick or so...

made a huge difference but after 3 hrs or more, your a$$ is gonna hurt regardless.. you could always bring a cushion off your couch and sit on that hahaha
 

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