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post #1 of 11 Old 08-06-2008, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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After market seat

I have had my first ride with my KLR and I do need to upgrade the seat. I know Corbin and Sargent both have seats. I have had both on my BMW's but I was wondering what this group thinks of these two brands. I am also open to other suggestions other manufacturers or mods to the stock seat. I am 5' 6" and weigh 198 pounds.

My biggest complaint is the that the seat is too narrow for over an hours ride. I do not want to get something too wide as it will make it harder to reach the ground.

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post #2 of 11 Old 08-07-2008, 05:42 AM
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I have a corbin saddle. They are very expensive but are worth it.

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post #3 of 11 Old 08-07-2008, 11:23 AM
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Corbin Flat. They take awhile to break in,but once they are.....
I have had mine on for over 30,000 +.Can't tell you exactly,haven't had a speedo for almost a year now .I like the flat on and off road,lets you stand up when you need to and is narrow enough in the front for me to get my foot down when necessary.I have done at least one 600 mile day in and wasn't to bad.

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post #5 of 11 Old 08-18-2008, 04:31 PM
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Is the '08 seat the same as the older models.

I just bought a used Cordin from a '04 because I thought they where the same but havenít been able to confirm it anywhere. The Seat won't be here until Wednesday so I can't try it till then just thought someone might know for sure.

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post #6 of 11 Old 08-18-2008, 04:42 PM
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Corbin seat

Don't know if the 04 seat will fit 08. If it doesn't let me know, I might buy it for my 05.

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post #7 of 11 Old 08-18-2008, 04:52 PM
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Thanks Dave. I really wasn't worried about buying it. I thought it was a good deal.
I didn't want to loose it if it did work & I knew that I wouldn't have much trouble moving it if it didn't.
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-18-2008, 04:58 PM
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The factory 08's have an added tab for the tank, but the seats will all interchange. The corbin's fit all models.

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post #10 of 11 Old 08-18-2008, 05:21 PM
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Those corbins are sometimes a PITA to get fitted, but it should fit. Others have said theirs slid right no with no problems what so ever.

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