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Old 11-05-2012, 02:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stock seat vs Corbin - Height?

Guys, when I purchased my 06 Sprint ST in August it came with a Corbin seat and I'm not sure that i like it all that much. It's not bad per se but if I'm not mistaken the Corbin seat's versus the stocker drop you about 1/2 to 1" and I'm thinking I'd like to have the extra height to have my knees bent a bit less.

Can anyone who has both seats confirm the height difference and/or comment on comfort between the two? I do realize that comfort can be subjective so I'm not going to hold anyone's feet to the fire on that
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had a corbin and hated it. It was much too hard for me. When ordering a corbin they ask for your height and build the seat accordingly, unless you ask them to add or subtract padding to make it a certain height, so I guess it depends on the person who ordered it as to whether it will be higher or lower than stock. I should add that I did order mine and since I am tall it was higher than stock by about an inch.
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Old 11-05-2012, 03:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had one too for about a year or two. A lot of people love them but it didn't agree with me or mrs. elevens. I didn't care for the weight or the look. It was the gunfighter and lady model and it was lower - guessing about an inch or so?
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Mine is the G and L model too and looking at photos of the stock seat the Corbin must be at least 1/2" shorter if not more. I had a Corbin on my SV650 (for a very short time) and didn't like it at all and it was nearly an inch shorter. Think I'll hunt down a stock seat. Don't imagine they go for too much used.
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Pulled the trigger on a stock seat for $100.00. looking forward to comparing.
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Old 11-05-2012, 06:28 PM   #6 (permalink)
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The Corbin is shorter, but the stock seat has soft foam that crushes when you sit on it. I don't know if I notice a difference in knee bend.....
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Corbin all the way. Plus you wont have those weird screws holding the seat
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Well got the stock seat and have ridden on it this week and I like it. It is definitely not as supportive as the Corbin but I do sit about 3/4 to a full 1" higher and I prefer the position and so do my knees. I think if I need the better long distance comfort of a Corbin I'll order one custom one for me that is the height I like.
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The Corbin is shorter, but the stock seat has soft foam that crushes when you sit on it. I don't know if I notice a difference in knee bend.....
I agree. For me, both the stock and gel saddles on my 08 are way too soft and as such compress to
the point of bottoming out uncomfortably after a couple of hours. The Corbin holds it shape.

Below is a link to pics of all three saddles from various angles.

http://www.triumphrat.net/sprint-for...ml#post1185860
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Old 11-19-2012, 07:51 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Got a Corbin. Get yourself a sheepskin cover made for it. Makes all the difference on the comfort side, and retains the great support it provides.
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