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post #1 of 26 Old 04-08-2012, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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New Seat!

Just received my new Corbin seat! I needed a few more inches between me and the ground and this did the trick. Great seat! The quality compared to the OEM seat is impressive. Her's some pics:

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post #2 of 26 Old 04-08-2012, 11:02 AM
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is it comfortable after riding for an hour+?

The Sargent low seat is approx. 2" lower than stock. How low is the Corbin? Looks about 2" lower also.

How's the comfort after they removed all the padding? I the corbin wider than stock?

What did it cost you? Shipping?

Thanks, hope you enjoy the seat.
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post #3 of 26 Old 04-08-2012, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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The seat and shipping was $419.00. It's about 2" lower and more of a saddle type seat. I've only ridden about five-miles and like the more secure feeling of the saddle. Materials are very high quality, and as I mentioned above and beyond the OEM seat. There is indeed less padding but the design is better. I'll get back on this after a longer ride.

I may also have an 2012 OEM seat (w/100 miles on it) for sale as well, but haven't decided yet.
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Grat's on the new seat. Just curious, did you get the seat to engage the little metal clip on the tank? I had the same seat and I vaguely remember it being a little tricky to put on my 08... Just wondering because I remember the front of the seat pretty much touching the tank (like the stocker) and there seems to be more space on yours. Might just be the camera angle though. They are a very well made seat, mine just didn't agree with my body shape so I ended up selling it.

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I have been considering purchasing a lowered corbin seat and removing the lowering links and putting the OEM ones back on. If it really is two inches lower with the corbin seat I think I might actually make the purchase. The lowering links also lower the klr by 2 inches I think.
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looks like its gunna be bunching the boys together.

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Grat's on the new seat. Just curious, did you get the seat to engage the little metal clip on the tank? I had the same seat and I vaguely remember it being a little tricky to put on my 08... Just wondering because I remember the front of the seat pretty much touching the tank (like the stocker) and there seems to be more space on yours. Might just be the camera angle though. They are a very well made seat, mine just didn't agree with my body shape so I ended up selling it.
At first, I had a hard time lining up the seat bolts and thought they didn't fit, but taking the seat off and aligning the metal clip in front first, it worked out with some pressure on the seat to align the seat bolts. Yes, there is some space between the seat and tank, but it seems to work for lack of a better word. Again, the quality of this seat is above and beyond the OEM seat.
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I have been considering purchasing a lowered corbin seat and removing the lowering links and putting the OEM ones back on. If it really is two inches lower with the corbin seat I think I might actually make the purchase. The lowering links also lower the klr by 2 inches I think.
I decided against lowering the links due to what it does to the changing the angle of lean with the kick stand (so I am told). I'm surprised at the angle, close to vertical that the current kick stand is. I'd appreciate a bit more lean.
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looks like its gunna be bunching the boys together.
We had a discussion, well more of a "I'm the boss of you" discussion the boys came into line, on how to divide the work. I told them this isn't a bicycle,and they were ok. Now Mr. Pucker who has to bare the weight is concerned, however I'm losing weight! 26lbs. on the year.
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I have the same seat, and I love it. I can ride all day in total comfort.

It is hard to get the seat bolts to line up. You have to push it forward really hard.

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