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Old September 25th, 2016   #1
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Does anyone else have a Corbin solo seat? Being somewhat vertically challenged I like mine in the lowest position so that I can get my feet on the ground. I've realized the bracket on the seat does not engage with the rod on the seat adjustment, resulting in my hips being rolled slightly forward. On my last long ride, even with two stops, I couldn't wait to get home and get off the bike. I think if I could raise the front of the seat a bit it would help. I've tried moving seat brackets around but I still have the same problem, the seat won't engage with the adjuster and the front of the seat is too low. I realize there is no cut and dried answer to this but I thought I'd toss it out. I may contact Corbin and see what they suggest. I'd given thought to a Russell day long seat but the bike is for sale so I don't want to spend the bucks on a new seat. Thanks, guys.
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Old September 25th, 2016   #2
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You have to manually move the rear mount on the seat in order for the front part to fit properly.


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The front mount has three different height positions that you adjust by moving, sliding, the bracket in it slots.
Wiggle a little if sticky and move it both sides equally.
Easy to do once you take a look at what/how it does it.

The seat itself has three slots that fit over the "loops" on the frame at different heights.

You really can't adjust only front or rear of the seat height.
It's made to raise/lower both ends equally.
Some have forced a fit through brute force on the seat pan and copious amounts of profanity.


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The front mount has three different height positions that you adjust by moving, sliding, the bracket in it slots.
Wiggle a little if sticky and move it both sides equally.
Easy to do once you take a look at what/how it does it.

The seat itself has three slots that fit over the "loops" on the frame at different heights.

You really can't adjust only front or rear of the seat height.
It's made to raise/lower both ends equally.
Some have forced a fit through brute force on the seat pan and copious amounts of profanity.


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The OEM seat has three slots but the Corbin I had required you to move the bracket to one of the three positions depending on which height you were using. You had to unbolt the bracket and then move it to the new location and bolt it up again. I think mine arrived set for the low position. It's possible they've updated the design but this was the case when I had my Corbin.
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The OEM seat has three slots but the Corbin I had required you to move the bracket to one of the three positions depending on which height you were using. You had to unbolt the bracket and then move it to the new location and bolt it up again. I think mine arrived set for the low position. It's possible they've updated the design but this was the case when I had my Corbin.

I did not know that.
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The OEM seat has three slots but the Corbin I had required you to move the bracket to one of the three positions depending on which height you were using. You had to unbolt the bracket and then move it to the new location and bolt it up again. I think mine arrived set for the low position. It's possible they've updated the design but this was the case when I had my Corbin.
Yes, my Corbin requires the rear bracket to be unbolted and repositioned. The problem remains that the front seat bracket won't remain engaged with the seat adjuster when it's set to the lowest position. Regardless, it's still way more comfortable than the factory seat.
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Regardless, it's still way more comfortable than the factory seat.
Whether for a Corbin or the stock seat, during hot days, comfort is compromised by heat building between the seat and your body. This is what I use for improved ventilation; forget aesthetics but this thing really works in extending seat time comfort. This stuff is very popular in south Asia where the sun can almost melt the seat cover. Very practical for rain too.

What you see is a X large scooter mesh cover ordered somewhere through Alibaba.com or similar (don't remember) and customized by my local
needlewoman to fit the ST seat.

Cheap, efficient.
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Looks very effective.
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Old October 13th, 2016   #9
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After much trial and error experimentation I think I have the seat positioned so that it should be more comfortable. So far it seems to be, may make a 400 mile round trip this weekend. I'll know for sure then.
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Default Re: Corbin solo seat

One other option to consider.
I don't know the name of the guy but several here have had him "rework" the stock seat, a Corbin should not be a issue for someone that "reworks" seats.
Do a search for the name of the guy or just post a new thread of modifying or reworking the seat.

Laam Custom Seats ?

Once you have the contact info get a hold of him and see if he can "rework" the Corbin.
Simply have him add a piece of foam to raise the front of the seat but keep it within your vertically challenged ranged.
Worth a phone call I would think to someone that knows seats and how to "adjust" them to fit the riders needs and desires.

The stock seat came with the same slide forward into the hot zone problem.
A simple "rework" helped most guys.


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