Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hello, I bought a 2008 KLR last year, used but with only 125 miles on it. Kawi claims that they really emproved the seat on the 08 model. If that is true, I'm glad I didn't try to ride the earlier model seat.
I live in Calgary Alberta Canada, and did consider the corbin seat. But we have a shop here called Powersport Seats, run by a gal called Andrea Briggs. She does marvellous work. I bought an early model seat for $30, and took it to her for rebuild. She widened the area where my butt goes, built up the back of the seat so that it has a riser to support my tailbone, put a big gel pad in it, and then covered the whole thing with high quality vinyl.
I get zero vibration through the seat, and it is just as comfortable as the Travelcade Road Sofa on my touring bike.
I'm sure she would build you one and ship it to you if you contact her. Give her a call at 403-813-2316. She has pics of mine that she can send you. My cost was just over 400 bucks Canadian, and it is worth every cent.