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  • Offline Merlot

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    Corbin Seat
    on: Oct 10, 2017, 06.23 pm
    Oct 10, 2017, 06.23 pm
    Hi, anyone tried a Corbin seat or any aftermarket seats?  We used to have an ST1300 with a Custom Seats, seat on it (http://www.motorbike-seats.co.uk/) my wife thinks the most comfortable bike seat she's sat on.  On the standard seats, she can get maybe an hour without "numb bumb", but of course this decreases the longer we go. 
    Any advice?
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    Re: Corbin Seat
    Reply #1 on: Oct 10, 2017, 06.27 pm
    Oct 10, 2017, 06.27 pm
     I have a Russell Day Long... expensive but EXCEPTIONALLY comfortable!

    better support and multi hour trips not an issue
    Triumph Trophy! Not for every Tomaz, Dieter or Herman!🇬🇧

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    Re: Corbin Seat
    Reply #2 on: Oct 10, 2017, 06.35 pm
    Oct 10, 2017, 06.35 pm
    Thanks for getting back to me cropbiker.  The main problem with buying from abroad is if it doesn't work it's a great faff trying to remedy it.  I did look at the Russel Day Long web site.  The seats do look lovely though.  And there's a guarantee, however the shipping abroad back and forth may prove to be the issue.
    Has anybody tried any UK based makers?

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    Re: Corbin Seat
    Reply #3 on: Oct 10, 2017, 08.33 pm
    Oct 10, 2017, 08.33 pm
    Merlot,

    I have a Corbin and I like it much better than the standard or comfort seats, I can't speak for the passenger as I never ride with one.

    The Corbin is quite firm as many on this forum have said, however it fits me very well and I can ride it without difficulty for 4 or 5 hours without any issues.  If I am going to ride longer than that, I put on an AirHawk cushion (with minimal air) and can ride for 8 hours without any difficulty, however, I do stop for lunch.  :001:

    If you were in the neighborhood, I would invite you to try mine, because as someone has said here, the relationship between a bottom and a seat is a very personal and unique one.

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    Re: Corbin Seat
    Reply #4 on: Oct 12, 2017, 10.38 am
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    Hi Merlot,

    +1 on RDL.  I know from expensive experience.  Like many I have bought AirHawks, Wooden Beads, Sheepskin, Sargent, Corbin et al, should have bought a RDL at the start; you certainly get what you pay for.

    Russell go to great lengths to ensure the seat works for you.  You send all your physical details and a couple of photos and they do the rest.  They are not that expensive but very good value.  Russell only work on your seat they do not supply the full seat so what I have done as a UK resident is buy a seat on USA eBay and get the vendor to send it directly to Russell saving time and shipping cost.  Russell send the finished item to you as a 'Repair' which is beneficial in import duties and Tax.

    My current RDL did 35,000 on my first TTSE and I now have it on my new TTSE with another 31,000 miles on it; still as good as new.

    I have no affiliation to Russell just a very happy customer.

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    Re: Corbin Seat
    Reply #5 on: Oct 12, 2017, 01.56 pm
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    Corbin is a great option if you enjoy rude and sarcastic customer service. 

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    Re: Corbin Seat
    Reply #6 on: Oct 12, 2017, 03.36 pm
    Oct 12, 2017, 03.36 pm
    Hey Dave,

    That is an amazing testimonial on the RDL!  Whatever reservations I had in getting another seat were dashed by your comments about the RDL.  I am very lucky to live in the States where I can get such a product without having to go through all the maneuvering you had to.

    Best Regards,
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    Re: Corbin Seat
    Reply #7 on: Aug 12, 2018, 05.08 pm
    Aug 12, 2018, 05.08 pm
    Just got a Trophy SE with a Corbin seat on it. My butt never met a Corbin it liked! Never will!  Been on 3 so far.   Russel Day Long when we can afford it! Only Bike Seat Made worth a darn!  Same goes for the Sargents!