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post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 04-11-2012, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone try a Corbin seat?

I'm thinking of ordering a custom Corbin seat. Does anyone have any experience with the comfort/ height/seating position/quality etc?
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Kreig, I have a Corbin on my Bonneville T100, very nice seat, well made, a little firm. I have a Rick Mayer on my T800, it is slightly wider, very comfortable for long distances, see attached pictures. Rick Mayer does not show a T800 seat on their website, but here it is.
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Kreig, I have a Corbin on my Bonneville T100, very nice seat, well made, a little firm. I have a Rick Mayer on my T800, it is slightly wider, very comfortable for long distances, see attached pictures. Rick Mayer does not show a T800 seat on their website, but here it is.
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I had a Corbin on my Victory and another on my Bonnie SE. Gotta say they're a little on the firm side.. maybe too much so. I can see my brother laughing at me in his helmet on long rides as I need to shift around on the Bonnie when I start going numb. They took almost 2k miles to break in to the point where they were a little more comfortable.

All in all, after owning two Corbins I'm not so sure I'd buy another.

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I've had three Corbin saddles. They are very firm and take a while to break in. Two of the three I would rate very comfortable (Moto Guzzi Lemans and BMW F650GS). My Bonneville has the Corbin Smuggler and it is more comfortable than the stock seat, but not near as comfortable as the seat on my Lemans or BMW. I'll shop around when in need of my next aftermarket saddle and will likely give Sargent a try, since they are in Jacksonville.
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Thanks for the responses. I went ahead and ordered the Corbin with the oval backrest. We'll see how the wife likes it.
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Corbin makes a great product. Maybe it's your bony bottom. Don't knock em for your problems.
Maybe you're right... my 220 pound bottom is probably more bony than I realize. No cushioning at all. Still not buying another Corbin though.

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Maybe you're right... my 220 pound bottom is probably more bony than I realize. No cushioning at all. Still not buying another Corbin though.
I agree they're firm (hard) feeling at first, but they do break in. Though nicely made, I'll be looking elsewhere next time. I bought a Russel for my Victory Kingpin and it's a thing of beauty. Can ride all day on it.

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I did not like mine at all-but I'm glad they sell a lot of them as Corbin and Russell are great for my business!
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I got a Corbin about 10 years ago for a HD Wide Glide. I hated it for almost 2 years. After I finally got it broken in, and adjusted to my backside, I slowely fell in love with it. When I changed bikes with friends, they hated it, but it had molded itself to me and I loved it.

I have been considering a replacement for my Bonnie but I'm not sure I want to invest the time to break one in again.

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