Corbin Seats - Love'em or Hate'em

Corbin Seats - Love'em or Hate'em?

  • Love my Corbin Seat

    Votes: 29 47.5%
  • Hated my Corbin Seat

    Votes: 5 8.2%
  • Never Tried them

    Votes: 22 36.1%
  • It's complicated (Please post details)

    Votes: 5 8.2%

  • Total voters
    61

franklyspeaking

.020 Over
Joined
Sep 15, 2016
Messages
24
Location
Arlington, Texas
Ride
2014 RIII Roadster
I'm not new to motorcycling but one thing I've never had was a Corbin seat.

I've heard people swear by them and tell me they buy one for any bike they own. These people typically say it takes about 1000 miles for them to break in.

Others I've talked to tell me that they are horrid and the most uncomfortable thing they've ever sat on. They claim that they've ridden 1000s of miles and they never became comfortable.

Of both camps I've seen touring riders and starbucks riders, big guys and tiny guys, old and young. I can't seem to find a common trait among lovers or haters.

So... let's hear from those who've owned these polarizing seats.
 

rocketpockets05

Keeping my crazy on the inside (mostly) since 1962
Joined
May 30, 2010
Messages
323
Location
Currently haunting NW Ct and Dutchess County NY
Ride
05 R3 standard, HD Putt putt Road King
Bought mine through a dealer which turned out to be a good thing. The first seat they sent me had the wrong stitch pattern. Got to ride on it for the weekend and it was great 200 miles with no problems. Sent it back, for $900 I want what I ordered. Get the new one and it's a brick. I put 3k on the bike and was ready to burn the seat. Took it back to the dealer and explained the situation and they made the call to Corbin while I was there both times. Cost me shipping but the reworked seat has been great. I think they smoke too much :inlove
 

Ishrub

Retired and loving it!
Joined
Feb 18, 2016
Messages
7,430
Location
Duffy, Canberra, ACT, AUSTRALIA
Ride
R3 Roadster,Sprint ST 1050 ABS, BMW R100RS sidecar
I've only tried the one, an earlier model on my '78 R100RS sidecar. Amazing improvement from the old stock slab. It has the hole at back for a pillion backrest but not for the rider which with short and low lean forward RS bars still wouldn't be of any use anyway.
 

Troy

Supercharged
Joined
Aug 26, 2014
Messages
241
Location
Frisco, TX
Ride
Rocket 3 roadster 2014
Well..... I had one on my old bike that I put on my new bike and still love it!! Lol! Inside joke. Lowers the seat hight a little, and gives you a little more lower back support.
 

Ishrub

Retired and loving it!
Joined
Feb 18, 2016
Messages
7,430
Location
Duffy, Canberra, ACT, AUSTRALIA
Ride
R3 Roadster,Sprint ST 1050 ABS, BMW R100RS sidecar
Have had one on my rocket for ten years they come brick hard and stay that way as is the way a motorbike seat should be.


Your ultimate ideal bike seats then, selfcolor match-able and all;):D:roll::roll:



cast iron tractor seat - Google Search


Budget approach


Upgrade with ventilation


and the ischial tuberosity special comfort version.

 
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