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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-27-2011, 01:37 AM Thread Starter
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Corbin solo seat answers and information needed

I currently have the long haul dual seat and backrest but as I never ride two up I am looking to change to a solo seat and backrest combo and the Corbin seems like and obvious choice. I have searched this forum and read all Corbin posts but I still would like some more information and questions answered before I pull the trigger on a new saddle.

Here a my questions or requests for more information.

1) I read in earlier posts some concerns about Corbin saddles affecting the Birds air intake and therefore performance as the underside of the seat is not configured like the OEM seats. Is this a real issue or just speculation from the early days when these seats were new on the market?

2) There seems to be a consensus that the Corbin seat ( I am not sure if this applies to both the solo and dual) pushes you a bit closer to the tank and therefore might reduce leg room on the bike. I have 34 inch inseams and would not like to be any closer to the pegs in a new seat configuration. Is this the case and if so can Corbin do a bit of a custom mod for me that would move me further back in the seat?

3) I am uncertain about which backrest to order. The standard one does seem quite big and I know some people have gone with the smaller Gunfighter backrest. I would appreciate any comments on the various backrests. I believe I read in a post that i can't find now that the Gunfighter one hinges which would be great for getting one and off the bike. Is this true?

4) I have read several stories about poor customer service from Corbin and also less frequent posts talking about good service from the company. Does anyone have any updates or new information on this?

5) I am considering getting a heated seat for those cooler days. Does anyone have any comments about the Corbin heated seat? Are they a single or dual temperature seat? How effective are heated seats anyway?

6) The Corbin solo looks bigger than the OEM seat. Does the rear fender luggage rack still fit with a Corbin seat?


Any other relevant information, photos and/or updates from Corbin users would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
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I currently have the long haul dual seat and backrest but as I never ride two up I am looking to change to a solo seat and backrest combo and the Corbin seems like and obvious choice. I have searched this forum and read all Corbin posts but I still would like some more information and questions answered before I pull the trigger on a new saddle.

Here a my questions or requests for more information.

1) I read in earlier posts some concerns about Corbin saddles affecting the Birds air intake and therefore performance as the underside of the seat is not configured like the OEM seats. Is this a real issue or just speculation from the early days when these seats were new on the market?

2) There seems to be a consensus that the Corbin seat ( I am not sure if this applies to both the solo and dual) pushes you a bit closer to the tank and therefore might reduce leg room on the bike. I have 34 inch inseams and would not like to be any closer to the pegs in a new seat configuration. Is this the case and if so can Corbin do a bit of a custom mod for me that would move me further back in the seat?

3) I am uncertain about which backrest to order. The standard one does seem quite big and I know some people have gone with the smaller Gunfighter backrest. I would appreciate any comments on the various backrests. I believe I read in a post that i can't find now that the Gunfighter one hinges which would be great for getting one and off the bike. Is this true?

4) I have read several stories about poor customer service from Corbin and also less frequent posts talking about good service from the company. Does anyone have any updates or new information on this?

5) I am considering getting a heated seat for those cooler days. Does anyone have any comments about the Corbin heated seat? Are they a single or dual temperature seat? How effective are heated seats anyway?

6) The Corbin solo looks bigger than the OEM seat. Does the rear fender luggage rack still fit with a Corbin seat?


Any other relevant information, photos and/or updates from Corbin users would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Corbin is not a custom seat, it's just another production seat made for various models. If you have real seating concerns and desire quality and comfort then I would suggest a custom seat builder like Russell Day Long. Not cheap but probably the best riding seat bar none. They custom build and fit every seat to the rider and passenger if applicable. Takes about 4 weeks to get a seat from them but it's worth every day it takes. You send them your stock seat and they tear it down to the pan and start from scratch, they don't make seat pans and therefore that insures every seat is made from the one you sent them.
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[QUOTE=herbkell;2098612]I currently have the long haul dual seat and backrest but as I never ride two up I am looking to change to a solo seat and backrest combo and the Corbin seems like and obvious choice. I have searched this forum and read all Corbin posts but I still would like some more information and questions answered before I pull the trigger on a new saddle.

Here a my questions or requests for more information.

1) I read in earlier posts some concerns about Corbin saddles affecting the Birds air intake and therefore performance as the underside of the seat is not configured like the OEM seats. Is this a real issue or just speculation from the early days when these seats were new on the market?

I have the dual tour and don't notice any performance change

2) There seems to be a consensus that the Corbin seat ( I am not sure if this applies to both the solo and dual) pushes you a bit closer to the tank and therefore might reduce leg room on the bike. I have 34 inch inseams and would not like to be any closer to the pegs in a new seat configuration. Is this the case and if so can Corbin do a bit of a custom mod for me that would move me further back in the seat?
I have 34 inseam as well, the seat moves you just about 1 inch forward which is perfect for me
3) I am uncertain about which backrest to order. The standard one does seem quite big and I know some people have gone with the smaller Gunfighter backrest. I would appreciate any comments on the various backrests. I believe I read in a post that i can't find now that the Gunfighter one hinges which would be great for getting one and off the bike. Is this true?

4) I have read several stories about poor customer service from Corbin and also less frequent posts talking about good service from the company. Does anyone have any updates or new information on this?
No issues
5) I am considering getting a heated seat for those cooler days. Does anyone have any comments about the Corbin heated seat? Are they a single or dual temperature seat? How effective are heated seats anyway?
No heat 4 me
6) The Corbin solo looks bigger than the OEM seat. Does the rear fender luggage rack still fit with a Corbin seat?
I would definitely get measurements before buying

Any other relevant information, photos and/or updates from Corbin users would be greatly appreciated.

I really like my Corbin and would buy it again

Thanks in advance
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Fitted my second Corbin seat at new years(I has one previously on my America) and there are no performance issues whatsoever. All of the racks etc fit as normal although the stock pillion seat will not fit behind the Corbin seat so I will keep the stock riders seat for the rare times I ride two up with my daughter. The Corbin seat takes a little while to break in to your shape but even out of the box it is 100% more comfortable than the stock seat. I am 6'2" and I find no real difference in the riding position. I have the doughnut style backrest and it is a good size so that should not be an issue.
Hope this helps.
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Fitted my second Corbin seat at new years(I has one previously on my America) and there are no performance issues whatsoever. All of the racks etc fit as normal although the stock pillion seat will not fit behind the Corbin seat so I will keep the stock riders seat for the rare times I ride two up with my daughter. The Corbin seat takes a little while to break in to your shape but even out of the box it is 100% more comfortable than the stock seat. I am 6'2" and I find no real difference in the riding position. I have the doughnut style backrest and it is a good size so that should not be an issue.
Hope this helps.
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Thanks Blindaussie, I have a ride in appointment with Corbin in Hollister California this Thursday. It's a 15 hour return all Interstate journey with a 50 percent chance of rain on both days so I will sling my Bird along on the Kendon trailer I bought recently.

I am hoping to get a more custom fit with the ride in service. I will post my findings of the service and the saddle in due course.
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