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Old 12-04-2012, 09:31 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Re-covered seat

So a while back I got in to an argument with my dealer because I believe they ripped my original seat while they had my bike in the shop. They disagreed, but eventually the service manager said he didn't want to lose a customer over this, and gave me another (slightly used) seat as a replacement.

This seat was in ok shape (you can see there is a little rust inside the cowl mounts still) except somehow the previous user had managed to get the front of the seat (closest to the tank) exposed or spilled with something that stained and chewed up the material a little bit.

Since I had put a lot of work in to mods for my bike and trying to get it just how I want it, the last time I was in the dealership I asked the parts manager about a new seat. The prices he gave me were high, for either the OEM or the upgraded gel seat (which for some reason was cheaper), but he mentioned a place nearby that did motorcycle seat work. So I took my seat to Bitchn Stitchn, in Lakewood Colorado, and here is the result!



Thanks to the owner Dan, and to Brian for doing such a gorgeous job. I can highly recommend these guys for ANY motorcycle seat/saddle work for ANY style bike. Take a look at their website for more info: www.bsseats.com


More photos of my seat are here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjD64sgj

If it's sunny tomorrow I will take a couple outdoor shots. The silver really matches the matte graphite paint nicely in the sunlight.
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Old 12-04-2012, 09:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice seat! I broke down and paid the exhorbitant price for a Corbin for my ST3R, just to keep my nuts off the tank.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I sat on a Corbin seat that was on a really gorgeous used black Street Triple that the dealership had for sale. I did not like it. The shape wasn't suited to me, and the style just didn't do it for me. It looked to cruiser-ish for the bike. The totally separate rider and passenger sections I think contributed to the cruiser look.

But then I guess the Corbins are all custom made, so it might have been owned by someone taller and "bigger" than me in the butt.

Since I rode my OEM seat 2300 miles to CA and back to CO, and was fine with the comfort, I didn't want them to change that much except for removing a tiny little bit of the ridge in the rider area.

Hopefully when I actually get to ride it I can get a good feel for how comfortable is it now.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm pretty sure the Corbins are "stock seat, you pick the fabrics" for our bikes. And yes, they look cruiserish and they definitely have a wider butt area, but then again so do I...

Only had my bike for about 1000 miles, and I think I could, in time, get used to the stock seat. I just prefer to be able to slide around on the seat (gives me more comfort for the long haul) and seats that, like the stock seat, aren't level for any significant distance front to rear drive me crazy.

That guy did a really nice job of recovering your seat. I'd use him in a heartbeat.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What was the cost of getting the seat recovered? I like the look of yours. Mine has a small tear on the back corner that I wouldn't mind repairing.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:24 AM   #6 (permalink)
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What was the cost of getting the seat recovered? I like the look of yours. Mine has a small tear on the back corner that I wouldn't mind repairing.
It was $160 total. Less than either replacement new seat (almost $400 for OEM and $240 or so for the gel seat from Triumph), and much more personalized. I don't mind paying for quality work and individuality.

Feel free to call them for an estimate. They do business from the store here in Denver with people all over the world. Dan will go over every option you can ask for or imagine. They can also add gel padding, heating, or completely re-contour the foam, or put a different density foam in. Plus he has exotic animal hides as well as leather (not so much for our bikes, but he had lots of saddles in the shop with some crazy colors and design in lizard and alligator and such).

Check out their website (http://www.bsseats.com/seats.html) and give Dan a call, he will work with you till you're happy. No deposits, ever. He says you don't pay until you're satisfied. Nice guy.
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Old 12-05-2012, 12:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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That is super nice!!! I may be tempted to get a nicer seat myself.....
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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More Pics - in sunlight

I got a break in the clouds so I rolled the bike out and took a few more pics of the seat on the bike. You can see much better how nicely the silver material matches my paint. I also took a quick spin around the block, and I can feel the difference they made in the tiny bit of foam sculpting they did. The rider part of the seat is just noticeably flatter so I am not always sliding towards the tank. Love it!



Sadly the rest of the bike is filthy, but you get the idea (front tire needs air too!)

More pics here (added to same set):

http://flic.kr/s/aHsjD64sgj

Very happy with how this turned out
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:31 PM   #9 (permalink)
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That's nice Bro!!!!!! They did a great job!
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Corbin'ation...

[I](I'm pretty sure the Corbins are "stock seat, you pick the fabrics" for our bikes.)

With the Corbin's you can always come here to the factory and they will shave and caress a custom piece for your toockus on the spot for you along with your choice of material.

I have had the opportunity to ride many differnt Corbin's on many different mounts and I haven't met one I like as of yet. Workmanship seems fine, they just feel like bricks to me. Oh...they are HEAVY as well...this may be bike specific.

Sargeant Seats makes a great looking seat with the right platform that isn't ramming the "boyz" into the tank. Pricey. If the 13' seat has the same slant the prevoius units do I may take it to an upholsterer to see what he can do.

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