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Old April 20th, 2013   #1
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Default Corbin seat - worth it?

I just saw a local ad this morning for a Corbin seat, driver's only, not heated, for $300.

I've only put about 600km on my ST1300 so far (new to me) and I don't really find the stock seat uncomfortable, but I don't know what I'm missing, either.

I could afford it if it's worth it, but I could also use the money for other things if it's not.

Are the Corbin seats *that much* better, to justify the expense?
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Default Re: Corbin seat - worth it?

All of them will be better than the stock seat but to get the intended performance out of the ST go with the Russell.
http://www.day-long.com/index.html
Spend a little more and get a WHOLE LOT more.

You will not regret it.

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Default Re: Corbin seat - worth it?

I agree with Paul.

However, I did first try a Corbin and it was indeed better than a stock seat.

I would call the Corbin a "300 mile seat" meaning that one can ride 300 miles before your butt starts screaming.

I rode 1000 miles on one and could hardly walk afterwards. I ordered a Russell the next week but, I was doing long distance riding.

If you're not doing long distances (i.e., 500 - 1000 miles in a day), then a Corbin is probably ok and $300 is a good price if it's in good shape.

I would not call a Corbin a custom seat. It's an after-market seat.

True custom seats are built to you and here are the better known ones:

- Russell Day-Long (1000 mile seat)
- Rich's Custom seat (500 mile seat)
- Rick Mayer's Custom seat (500 mile seat)
- Rock Mayer's Saddles (500 mile seat)

As always, YMMV.

Everyone's rear is a little different.

Good luck.
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Default Re: Corbin seat - worth it?

Corbin is a good seat, I had one on my ST for 50K. It was great for day rides but for long rides nothing beats a russell. Keep in mind a new corbin from corbin starts at $297 so a used one for $300 without extras, I would pass.


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I just saw a local ad this morning for a Corbin seat, driver's only, not heated, for $300.

I've only put about 600km on my ST1300 so far (new to me) and I don't really find the stock seat uncomfortable, but I don't know what I'm missing, either.

I could afford it if it's worth it, but I could also use the money for other things if it's not.

Are the Corbin seats *that much* better, to justify the expense?
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Thanks for the input - much appreciated. Going to pass, I can think of better uses for $300.
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Depends upon which Corbin you get and what options, I suppose.

The one I got for my ST1100 back in 1998 ran me almost $500 new. Forget the model but, it had a flip up backrest for the passenger.
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Depends upon which Corbin you get and what options, I suppose.

The one I got for my ST1100 back in 1998 ran me almost $500 new. Forget the model but, it had a flip up backrest for the passenger.
That was the other factor in my decision - this was only the driver seat, not the pillion. Seemed pretty basic, for the price especially.
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Oh heck, then that wasn't a very good price. I thought it was one of the one-piece Corbins (rider and passenger).

I never really liked that design - the one-piece, that is.

I like how the stock seat (and other after-market seats) covered the main spare thus, shielding my knees from its heat that radiates out.
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Nope - this is what he was selling:

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No regrets - it looks like a comfy seat, but it sounds like saving up for a Russell is the way to go.
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I can think of better uses for $300.
My feelings exactly. The stock seat works for me.


Thats a good price for things like that though....
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