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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-06-2012, 10:18 AM
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The Corbin is indeed heavy. Feeling like a brick? If you mean hard, then that's true, at least initially. It takes a long time to break in a good seat, but it's worth it.

I've done business with Sargent in the past. I will not be doing any in the future. 'Nuff said on that topic.

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You can't leave us hangin like dat! Do tell...
I'm considering them. What gives?
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Highlights of my "custom" Sargent "seat" included stitching that looked as if it had been done by a 9 year old and a seat cover that, in some places, was suspended a good 1/2" above the underlying foam. And yes, I contacted them about it...not that it did me any good at all.

The seat on my TBS, which I am very happy with, was made by Sprint Manufacturing (http://www.triumphparts.gbr.cc/). You send them a seat pan, they fit their foam and cover and send it back. They do make one for the Street Triple, but I didn't want to give up my stock seat, so I bought the Corbin instead.

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[QUOTE=petermholmes;2443946]Highlights of my "custom" Sargent "seat" included stitching that looked as if it had been done by a 9 year old and a seat cover that, in some places, was suspended a good 1/2" above the underlying foam. And yes, I contacted them about it...not that it did me any good at all.

I can't believe that made it past QC! Did you take pictures?
***? What was there response? They get a pretty penny for their kit you would think they would try to make it right...
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This all happened about 10 years ago so I no longer remember the precise details. I did take pictures at the time, but I no longer have them. Their basic response was along the lines of "So send us back your seat and some more money and we'll try again." Needless to say I didn't. Their cover and foam eventually wound up where it belonged (in my garbage can). The pan (which was stock Triumph in the first place) went to Sprint Manufacturing and is what you see in the current pics of my Thunderbird Sport. You can try searching either of
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...irdsportriders
http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/...otorcycleclub2

for more info. Personally speaking, I'd just as soon forget the whole debacle.

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