Corbin Comfort? - Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 06:08 AM Thread Starter
Keith Beck's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 42
Default Corbin Comfort?

Considering an upgrade to a Corbin seat for my '99 V92C. The price is a bit high without ever having tried one. Is the comfort upgrade worth the price?

My hope would to get an extra hour or so in the seat before the groans of discomfort start.

Keith Beck

1999 V92c
Slash Cut Pipes
& Chip
Keith Beck is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 07:03 AM
Senior Member
Lostintexas's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: East Texas
Posts: 784

Seats are personal. If you can try one out.
We have one and it is very good. We like a firm seat, and done right firm is great. The only complaint is I wish it carried the width out farther. I ride a tour bike and like to be in the saddle for some time.
It does go well with the lines and compliment the looks, and a couple hours at a time is plenty enough to be in the saddle without a break anyway.

Now the not so good. Corbin was a mess to deal with. There were some problems with the initial seat (they didn't listen to very much I told them I was looking for), but the rebuild was pretty good after I finally got it back. Good thing, they weren't getting it again. I don't know what happened to them or if I just got "lucky". It seems they are doing something though, gone from an "F" BBB rating to a "D". I would have moved farther down the alphabet if it were possible. I hope who ever built the good reputation for the company has renewed their interest and things are better.

Sorry, not a lot of help but like I said seats are personal.


Some people go their whole life wondering if they made a difference, Marines don't have that problem.~ Ronald Reagan

2012 XCT, AFR+ Gen 4, Lloydz air filter. I don't equate noise with power.
I ride with the Force.

Last edited by Lostintexas; 08-21-2014 at 07:06 AM.
Lostintexas is offline  
post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 10:54 AM
Senior Member
RICZ's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Portland,Oregon
Posts: 12,062

I, for one, will never buy a Corbin seat again after a miserable experience I had with them. Without going into the gory details, in the end, I had to take it to a local seat customizer to make a decent saddle out of it, so it cost me twice what it should. If you have a customizer in your area, I strongly advise you to go to him for a perfectly tailored fit to your butt. Anything else is a crapshoot that it will fit right. I don't buy into those saddle makers who think they can make you comfy by looking at a photo you send them. What about the part that's against the inside of your thighs? Even if you have to make an overnight trip to a customizer, it will be worth it.

2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
Cure that ugly stand up license plate with the cheapest and best laydown bracket. Click this:
RICZ is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 12:32 PM
Lifetime Premium
half_crazy's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Southern Maryland
Posts: 4,826

I have a Corbin dual tour for my Kingpin. I hate that seat. I can ride longer on the stock seat.

2006 Victory Kingpin
Lloydz 116" Stroker/Big Bore, .495 Cams, Torque Tubes Airbox,
RPW Thor Pipe, Lloydz ECU Flash, PC-III, PTS (-2), Rivera
Primo Clutch Spring, 31 Tooth Pulley w/Buell Belt.
half_crazy is offline  
post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-21-2014, 01:26 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: South Jersey, USA
Posts: 162

I will offer a dissenting opinion, although be advised that I just installed my Corbin very recently and have only had time for a few moderate rides on it.

That said, I had no problems with ordering or customer service. The order did take a full month to fulfill, although they told me that from the onset (I placed my order during the Hollister cycle rally weekend).

When I first sat on the seat, I was shocked at how hard it is. (I understand Corbins have a long break in period). On the several rides since, I've had no issues at all and I'm quite happy with it in terms of looks, build quality and comfort.

The stock Gunner seat, which I think was designed by the devil in order to cause tailbone pain , was difficult for me. That problem has been alleviated by the Corbin.

Would I order the same product again, in hindsight? Probably.

2015 Victory Gunner
2010 Triumph Scrambler
MalteseFalcn is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Victory Forums - Victory Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome