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Corbin Seat
« on: October 12, 2015, 01:08:33 am »
Hi All,
  Well I did it.  I purchased a used Corbin seat (with a back rest/heated) from one of our forum brothers that I saw posted on this site.   On the first ride, about three hours, I resolved my hot spots (on the bum) and the back rest alleviated all the lower bank/shoulder pain.   And, it alleviated the constant slide up to the gas tank.   

I did notice that, even at 36" inseam" that the wider seat had me on the balls of my feet at the stop lights.   And, initially, I felt like one feels when they have the seat in their car too far up and a little cramped.  However, at time went on I got used to the new feel. 

Even though I purchased it from another member...I was going to go with Corbin anyway because I didn't have to send my seat in to have them adjust it. 

I thought I would share this with you. 

Looking forward for some longer rides now>>>   Cheers BC
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Re: Corbin Seat
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2015, 04:03:46 am »
Congrats on your new seat "bigcountry!"  I have been researching a new saddle as well.  I have narrowed the field to four seats, one of which is the Corbin.  If you don't mind, could you elaborate on your comment about being "cramped."

I also have a 36" inseam and currently ride on the "low" seat that came with the bike.  I catch myself continuously trying to sit on the back portion of the stock seat after a couple of hours, trying to eliminate leg and back pain caused by sitting too close to the tank.  From what I have read, I was hoping the Corbin would put me up higher up and farther back.

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Re: Corbin Seat
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2015, 05:10:58 am »
I've been thinking about a Corbin but I hadn't considered that the width of the seat would make if more difficult to balance the bike.  Given that I have only a 29 inch inseam I guess I had better reconsider.
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Re: Corbin Seat
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2015, 11:28:22 am »
The Corbin I had on my R1200RT was only slightly wider and still narrow in the nose so it didn't make a lot of difference.  I liked the fact that it was leather, but that may not be an advantage to some.  I'm seriously considering having mine just reworked with the medical foam and ask that it be flattened some to the rear so it doesn't keep forcing me forward.  Including shipping the mod is not very expensive and gets good reports from those that have had it done.  And the Baldwin looks like a good option that can be custom made at a decent price according to others here.
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Re: Corbin Seat
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2015, 12:46:31 pm »
Nice to hear about the Corbin seat, I was considering, much further down the road, picking the dual heated one up - have to replenish the fun money reserves after the recent purchase.  As an aside, I had read a couple of very nice comparisons with Trophy's own 'Comfort Seat' and seeing as I had 'free money' in the way of vouchers with the purchase, I put 150 in the Trophy Comfort Seat.  I had ridden the stock seat on my test drive bike and like a lot of stock seats, found it to be less than impressive, for me almost a board covered in vinyl.  I have a 34" inseam and have been very pleased with the comfort seat; which was not a lot of money - doesn't get me the heat option (although they have an option for that as well - but at that price point I probably would be going Corbin or Russell)

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Re: Corbin Seat
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2015, 07:47:57 pm »
Triumph Jockey,
  I think it was a little more of getting used to the back rest than anything else.  It makes one sit-up straight vice getting that natural bend in your spine whilst sitting freely on top of it.   So, that made it a little different for me.   WRT being on the balls of my feet.  It was new to me.  I was sitting there and I didn't even think about it until I saw my club President shifting from her left to her right at a stop light because her legs couldn't rest cleanly from her Victory.   The Corbin wider and it was the first time I can ever remember that I was totally flat footed.   Once I recognized it I was able to go totally flat footed (back of the heel to toe) but it was natural based on how I was sitting.  I had the back rest in.  I will have to try it w/o the back rest and see where my feet hit the deck. 
The Corbin comes wider.  I feel that this is the reason my hot spots disappeared.  My butt has a much wider pad to sit on and a little stiffer as well.   The seat is flatter with lean backwards.   I didn't slide forward one time.  The Corbin comes in the high position (if you had the stock seat on high-this seat was a little higher) and it feels great.   
I must say this seat has changed my entire feeling wrt the comfort of this bike.   And, like I said earlier I was able to keep my OEM seat.   I hope this helps.   Cheers BC
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Re: Corbin Seat
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2015, 08:05:56 pm »
I got a used Corbin too. It added so much comfort for me. I was so pleased. But like you said it sits about higher I am short to say the least but I am still pleased with the seat. Can't wait to put some big miles on it.
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Re: Corbin Seat
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2015, 02:06:50 am »
Thanks BC,
That is why I enjoy this forum.  Fellow riders taking time out to help others. I  think the Corbin has moved ahead of my other saddle choices.  Great write up and appreciate your insight.
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