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Old May 10th, 2017   #1
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I purchased my second ST1300 Saturday 5/6/17. It has a heated (heater not working) Corbin seat. My problem is I'm not as tall as the guy who bought the seat and I can't put my feet on the ground comfortably. The seat is not adjustable. I'm thinking I'd like to trade it for a stock seat. Any Ideas
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Old May 10th, 2017   #2
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Aftermarket seats tend to be a lot wider than stock which makes your feet have farther to go to reach he ground.

Ar stock seat is adjustable and narrower so that can only help.
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Seats are such pain in the butt...

Some folks love the Corbin.

Most folks don't like the Corbin and they don't like the stock seat either.

My advice would be to either go with a Sargent or get a set of factory seats and have them customized.

And my opinion would be to sell the Corbin to a crew of brick layers.
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Whatever you do, you'll probably need a stock set of seat pans unless you go for something like a different Corbin or a Sargent.

Personally, I don't like the cookie-cutter made aftermarket seats. I prefer going totally custom built. Here are the ones that I know of:

- Russell Day-Long saddles (the best in my opinion)
- Rocky Mayer custom seats (CA)
- Rich Mayer custom Seats (CA)
- Rich's Custom Seats (WA)
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Don't forget the Laam Custom.
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I had a Corbin front saddle on my ST1300 for a while and it could be adjusted but you had to manually unbolt and move the rear bracket to match the height setting you selected at the front. Is yours a one-piece, combined front and rear seat? If so those aren't adjustable, but the two piece with the individual front seat are.
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I know, on my bike I read a decent seat hight 31? in the magazine articles,
but to sit on it, I'm no where near flat footed with my heated Corbin.
It's really high, hard and slippery. But I like the heat and the ability to move around on it. The hardness is fine but I have not been on the bike more than an hour straight. The longer I ride it the better it gets. Just don't grab much brake
in slow speed sharp turns. She's heavy.
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re seat hight ill trade u for a stock seat its too low for me
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Old May 15th, 2017   #9
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Just the person I was looking for. A trade is what I want to do. I'm in Northern California. what is our next step
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getting used to this forum. i am very interested in a trade
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