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post #1 of 18 Old 10-17-2006, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Has anyone tried one of these ? The Corbin is an improvement but still not that great. If I could take some padding off my gut and put it on my butt, Id be good to go !
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post #2 of 18 Old 10-17-2006, 11:47 AM
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A sheepskin pad and the Corbin are the perfect combination. I would just buy a little 1/2 nap peice of sheepskin and make your own though. Save some $$.

Another thing to note is that Corbin's do break in with use. It takes about 3 months before they are really sweet.
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A sheepskin pad and the Corbin are the perfect combination. I would just buy a little 1/2 nap peice of sheepskin and make your own though. Save some $$.

Another thing to note is that Corbin's do break in with use. It takes about 3 months before they are really sweet.

Got about 10,000 miles on the Corbin. Its broken in, my butts the problem :!: :!:
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I've used the AK sheepskins on three different bikes now and even added one to my office chair. They are a nice improvement to most any seat but not a cure for a really bad seat. I had an Aprilia Caponord (wonderful bike) and the stock seat sucked. The AK sheepskin turned the Aprilia into a 150 mile seat from a 50 mile seat. My ST1300 stock seat was ok for about 200 miles. With the sheepskin I could go about 350 before it got uncomfortable. I've added a Corbin to my KLR but have not ridden it enough to tell if the sheepskin is necessary but it I was leaving for a long pavement ride I'd probably put it in the duffle just in case.

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My opion is the "air hawk" system is the way to go. I just won't pay the price for an air pillow. The sheep skins help, but after a while any change is a big improvement. The wife and I bought a rug from the dollar store on our first weekend ride on the KLR. Threw it over the seat and man what a change a $2 rug made. After two days in the saddle just the rug made such a diffrence, it made the last two days bearable.

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I think they work great! I've been using them on my sportbikes for years. They help a lot in both hot and cold weather.

If you type in the words "dead sheep" in the discount slot you'll get a 10% discount.

I've long considered Barb, the owner of www.alaskaleather.com "the rider's best friend" up here in that she'll do whatever it takes to get someone into proper gear. She's also done a lot of touring around the world and has tested a lot of the gear she sells. We're lucky to have her up here. Mark H.
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All set with Barb. FWIW, she suggested ordering one of the pillion sizes if I only need to cover a portion of the seat where I get butt burn. About a $20 saving. Thanks to all for the replys.
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I think they work great! I've been using them on my sportbikes for years. They help a lot in both hot and cold weather.

If you type in the words "dead sheep" in the discount slot you'll get a 10% discount.

I've long considered Barb, the owner of www.alaskaleather.com "the rider's best friend" up here in that she'll do whatever it takes to get someone into proper gear. She's also done a lot of touring around the world and has tested a lot of the gear she sells. We're lucky to have her up here. Mark H.
To get the discount make sure to enter deadsheep with no caps or spaces. The order form wont apply the discount if caps or spaces are used. :wink:
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You'll really enjoy that pad! I have them on the two bikes I use to ride distance and they are a lifesaver(buttsaver?)!!!

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You'll really enjoy that pad! I have them on the two bikes I use to ride distance and they are a lifesaver(buttsaver?)!!!
I ended up ordering the 13" x 11" pillion pad which will cover the part of the seat I sit on.( No passengers on the KLR ) Really looking forward to trying it out :!: :!: If it's that much better, I may get one to cover the Mustang on my Vulcan.
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