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    New Corbin Seat Going On Soon!
    on: Oct 09, 2020, 06.13 pm
    Oct 09, 2020, 06.13 pm
    Since the new tires went on a couple weeks ago I have been riding this bike a lot more and it has reminded me of something - I cannot stand this stock seat. This has to be one of the worst motorcycle seats I have ever used. So, I have had enough! I have pulled the trigger on a new Corbin. I am going to ride down to the factory for their ride-in service. It's a very cool place, the factory. I went there a few years ago on a group ride and we did the tour. I learned a lot about how these things are made. Plus they have a nice Café on site. But I digress!   :001:

    As a note of interest, I had to book it for almost a month out, so they are pretty busy. This is a good thing!  So you ride in first thing in the morning and they build your seat for you right there and then. When it's finished, they mount it and then send you off on a quick spin where you can see how she fits. Then you go back, tell them where things need to be adjusted, and you ride out of there with a custom seat, made to fit your posterior!  I actually should say saddle, because technically there is a difference between a seat and a saddle. I actually think this is going to be better for me and my spine.

    Needless to say I am very excited about this. I will provide a sort of ride report when it's all done so I can keep y'all informed in case anyone was curious about the Corbin. 
    "The most important thing is to have a good relationship with the bike... you have to understand what she wants. I think of a motorcycle as a woman, and I know that sounds silly, but it's true".  - Valentino Rossi

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    Re: New Corbin Seat Going On Soon!
    Reply #1 on: Oct 09, 2020, 06.33 pm
    Oct 09, 2020, 06.33 pm
    *Originally Posted by Ghostrider25 [+]
    I cannot stand this stock seat. This has to be one of the worst motorcycle seats I have ever used.

    I've had far worst seats. I like the TTSE seat, did an 8 hour trip with 3 short stops and no pain whatsoever ...
    Seats are very personal, so claiming that this is the worst seat ever is a bit .... shortsighted ?

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    Re: New Corbin Seat Going On Soon!
    Reply #2 on: Oct 09, 2020, 07.57 pm
    Oct 09, 2020, 07.57 pm
    *Originally Posted by FNaRK [+]
    I've had far worst seats. I like the TTSE seat, did an 8 hour trip with 3 short stops and no pain whatsoever ...
    Seats are very personal, so claiming that this is the worst seat ever is a bit .... shortsighted ?

    Nope. Not for me. I was speaking only for myself. Personally, this is the worst motorcycle seat I have ever used. If you love it, that's great. You won't have the extra expense to change it out. Always a bonus! I have no choice but to change it.  It's actually hurting me.
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    Re: New Corbin Seat Going On Soon!
    Reply #3 on: Oct 10, 2020, 08.30 am
    Oct 10, 2020, 08.30 am
    I find the stock seat very comfortable as well.  One of the better stock seats I've experienced.
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    Re: New Corbin Seat Going On Soon!
    Reply #4 on: Oct 10, 2020, 11.36 pm
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    I'm with you Novocastrian regards the seat. It is so much better than the seat on firstly the BMW R1200 RT, or the two Yamaha Super Tenere's and further back my 2008 BMW R1200 GSA. All of these I had the seats redone by MJM Motorcycle Seats in Goulburn, Australia. Mick does an excellent job.
      The only addition I have on the Triumph seat is an Airhawk covered by a lambswool cover. Then I have the seat raised higher than the normal high setting, mainly to open up my knee joints for longer rides that I do. Cheers.  :158:
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    Re: New Corbin Seat Going On Soon!
    Reply #5 on: Oct 11, 2020, 03.30 am
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    I like the stock seat but I bought a used Corbin on the forum.  The Corbin is a definite improvement in comfort and looks. 

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    Re: New Corbin Seat Going On Soon!
    Reply #6 on: Oct 16, 2020, 07.43 pm
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    I'd like the seat to be a touch more firm, and wish they hadn't put the lower seats on the US bikes, but I think Triumph does a far better job than most when it comes to factory seats.  The seat on my Speed Triple is absolutely perfect.

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    Re: New Corbin Seat Going On Soon!
    Reply #7 on: Nov 14, 2020, 02.25 am
    Nov 14, 2020, 02.25 am
    Sorry, guys, it's been extremely busy. But I got the seat done! What a great day. I was up before dawn to make the 2 hour ride down to the factory. It was a beautiful but chilly morning, temps in the low 40's. I love watching the Sun come up, the colors are fantastic. Especially this time of year. This bike handles cold weather extremely well. I guess I made good time as I got there 20 minutes early.

    They opened up right on time and brought me right into the shop. I was the first bike there but 3 others would come while I was there as well. They had the basic seat pan and seat molded and ready so the craftsman took it, worked on it just a bit more and then fit it to the bike. He put a BS cover on it and sent me out on a small ride to see how it feels. When I got back I told him where it needed to be adjusted and so on. Through this process you get the seat dialed in. Then when you are happy with it we figured out how I wanted it finished and they went to work! 

    Everybody there was super nice, which added to the experience. I had breakfast at the Cafe while I waited and then perused around the showroom, kind of a cool place in itself. About 2.5 hours later... It was done.  I didn't go crazy with the stitching or colors. I wanted something more subtle but nice.  I think it turned out fantastic.





    All I can say is wow. It's like riding a new bike. The improvement in how I feel on the bike and even how I ride is amazing. The support you feel is incredible. It actually feels like you are in a saddle! So you are held in nicely, but you can move around a bit too. And no more sliding forward! I hated that. It actually raised me up nearly an inch, which for me was great. Because of the way it is built, it feels wider than the stock seat so it takes slightly more effort to get your feet down. But I can still get both firmly on the ground. I can truly go all day on this bike now.

    When I left there I was eager to see how it would feel under real conditions, so put about 215 miles on to start the break-in. These start life a little on the firm side and then get better and better. I was a little concerned at first, but as soon as my arse hit the seat I knew I was going to be OK. Needless to say, I am extremely happy. It's just what this bike needed. 




      

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    "The most important thing is to have a good relationship with the bike... you have to understand what she wants. I think of a motorcycle as a woman, and I know that sounds silly, but it's true".  - Valentino Rossi

     



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