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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 09-01-2017, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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I'm not feeling good ..I've been fighting something off all day, I'm going to lay-low so this is as far as its going tonight.
This seat is actually a 2nd seat with a 3rd en-route.... Apparently with all Corbin's seat making experience they still don't know how to pack correctly. Luckily for me I bought it through an e-bay distributor in NH....the most excellent Freedom Cycle, this store has completely bent over backwards to take care of me, with special thanks to Aaron. The pointy ends by the side covers are getting damaged on the way from Corbin. The 1st one was badly torn up, on this one the damage isn't so bad and not visible when its on the bike. Freedom Cycle is letting me use the seat until the 3rd replacement comes in(2-3 more weeks) and is paying for return shipping back to them for this seat(if the 3rd one is not damaged...)
Hopefully, I'll be back up to speed tomorrow and I can get this on the bike and try it out. It feels great(plus it has that new seat smell ) Its definitely firm, but not like a board or anything....there seems to be a layer of memory foam over the base foam.


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Is it more comfortable than stock seat and worth the extra $ $ ? ?

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Is it more comfortable than stock seat and worth the extra $ $ ? ?
Olddad, I can't speak to the Corbin seat but I can certainly speak to Ultimate seats. A couple years ago while I was in Daytona I went to both stores, Corbin and Ultimate. The Corbin store did not have any display model or any thing similar to the Vic cross country seat for me to look at or sit on. The Ultimate store had everything on display. I purchased the Ultimate with the drivers backrest. With custom stitching and shipping it came to just under a grand. Big money. The seat was delivered about 3 weeks later when I was back home in NY. The seat rubbed on the saddlebag lids and rear fender. In fact, I had to push the seat padding in to close the bag lids. The seat is very comfortable and makes long rides a breeze. The seat eventually rubbed through the clear coat on the bag lids. I called Ultimate and explained the problem. They said that the Vic bikes are not consistent from one to the other but would modify the seat if I sent it back. I taped up the areas that were problematic and spent $60 on return shipping. The seat came back fine, but now, almost 2 years later the seat is compressing and once again rubbing on the bag lids. I recently purchased a sheep skin to put over the seat, it's the best $100 I've ever spent, cooler in the heat and warmer in the cold. You might want to try a sheep skin before dropping a boat load of money on a custom seat.

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@kodiakwood2 I did try out an Ultimate Seat a year or two ago and it wasn't at all for me....That "couch cushion" softness made me feel disconnected from the bike and as I sunk into it the seat started to become "pinchy" on my clothes, its forward portion was to wide, I didn't like the feel when I was stopped and that soft foam got very hot, it seemed to hold in heat. I ended up sending it back.

@olddad64 I haven't had a stock seat for a long time. I've been running with a Drag Specialties Low-Profile Touring Seat This seat has worked great for me, its firm with great support, we have done many miles together. Comparing the DS to stock, yes, it was much more comfortable. The stock seat wasn't bad, but like most stockers the foam and support give up after awhile of riding, the DS seat does not do that, the support lasts until I get off the bike.

I know... If I like the DS so much why did I buy a Corbin? I've always wanted the Corbin Dual Tour for my XC, I think it looks amazing on the bike but more than that from all I've read it is the ultimate in firm seat-ness and I believe the Corbin Dual Tour will sit me back a bit compared to the DS. Aaron the guy I was dealing with at Freedom Cycle said he's been using Corbins forever and won't even buy a distance motorcycle if he can't get a Corbin for it.

edit: I ended up popping a fever, which finally broke around 4am, at which point I finally got some sleep. I'm a little beat up from whatever zingged me, but if I'm feeling MUCH better, I'm going to chill for a few hours, if I still feel okay I'll switch seats

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I had a Corbin on my 850 Beemer, although that was 20 years(!) ago. I found it too firm, and have since read -- on forums on several different bikes that I've owned -- that a lot of folks feel that way. So it'll be interesting to see if you like the new seat, after a full day's ride -- report back, PaiN.

Weird, that I've used BeadRider beads on my last three bikes. They're certainly harder than any seat material, but my ass doesn't complain. Must be the way they move around, or something. Go figure.

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I had a Corbin on my 850 Beemer, although that was 20 years(!) ago. I found it too firm, and have since read -- on forums on several different bikes that I've owned -- that a lot of folks feel that way. So it'll be interesting to see if you like the new seat, after a full day's ride -- report back, PaiN.

Weird, that I've used BeadRider beads on my last three bikes. They're certainly harder than any seat material, but my ass doesn't complain. Must be the way they move around, or something. Go figure.
I'm sure Corbin has improved their technology over the years. True some of the older Corbins I've sat on felt extremely hard, maybe they were broken in to someone else's butt or it was an older type of foam. Anyway, I bought this seat for the firm support, I don't want a seat I'm squashing into.
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I'm sure Corbin has improved their technology over the years. True some of the older Corbins I've sat on felt extremely hard, maybe they were broken in to someone else's butt or it was an older type of foam. Anyway, I bought this seat for the firm support, I don't want a seat I'm squashing into.
Plus, you're a tough guy, anyway.

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I had a solo Corbin on all my electric glides and road glide. Yes it was hard and by butt fit just fine. On many trips of all day riding my butt would hurt after about 4 hours. With in 5 or 10 minuets the hurt was all gone. I talked a upholster guy and he said a soft seat you'll be always shifting around but a hard seat you'll move around very little. I look at them 10 speed bicycle riders with there hard leather seat and they all say once its broke in you'll love it

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That Corbin is certainly an attractive seat ....
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The Corbin is installed and I'm liking it already Initial firmness feels a little bit tighter than the DS seat but not a drastic difference. What I do feel is back from the bars about a 1/2" and really cupped in nice wider pocket, that's immediately neutral, no shifting around to get positioned. I can also feel the ribbing, which means air flow and no heat build up. The Corbin leather has some texture and seems to hold better than the DS, I'm wearing stretchy sweat pants and didn't really slip around at all. It looks great on the bike, like I've said before, the Dual Tour is the best looking seat for our X bikes. There's more real-estate on the Corbin vs. the DS(see the pic below) I was a little nervous that it might be rubbing something but it doesn't. One last thingie....the Corbin is at least twice as heavy as the DS seat, most of that has got to be from super stiff fiber pan Corbin uses.








I feel much better today but not 100%, I hardly slept overnight......I should probably cool it today so I don't relapse.

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