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Old 01-25-2010, 08:09 PM
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Default Seat Material: Leather or Vinyl

I can't seem to find the answer. I have an 01 F4i and looking to get a Corbin seat. I want the carbon fiber look but don't know if I should get the leather or vinyl. It would be for street use only. Which is better? Pros and cons.

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Old 01-25-2010, 08:54 PM
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Vinyl unless you plan on it never ever getting caught in the ran. Leather requires alot more care than vinyl esp when exposed to the elements. Dont think ya can get the cf look in leather, but I do like the look n feel of real leather. just never have like taking care of it lol.
 
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:32 PM
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I have the leather corbin seats and they have seen plenty of rain with no problem so far. They come with a conditioning creme to put on them and I put it on once a year. When you give the bike a nice cleaning it takes just a few minutes to rub in a little creme on the seat. Allow it to dry and its not slippery or anything so I prefer the leather.
 
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:46 PM
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Here is a pic of them on my bike. They are not carbon fiber though, just straight black.

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Old 01-26-2010, 10:09 AM
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leather is nicer, but the vinyl will be more durable, especially out in the sun. id say vinyl, they are both gonna feel about the same
 
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Old 01-26-2010, 11:30 AM
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+1 to vinyl. Easily replaced if damaged.
 
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:55 PM
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What is the stock seat made of? Id say just stick with whatever it came with.
 
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Old 01-26-2010, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by xjoewhitex View Post
What is the stock seat made of? Id say just stick with whatever it came with.
marine grade vinyl
 
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:39 AM
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Yep, marine grade vinyl. I've redone two seats w/ it. All you need are strong fingers & a staple gun. ;-)
 
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:51 AM
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i have the cabon fiber seat in leather it looks great and so far look great as far as lasting in the weather goes.... feels good too! go with da leather cf it even looks like real cf
 

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