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post #1 of 9 Old 03-21-2008, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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Where's the cheapest place to buy a new corbin seat?

Need one of them. My belly is getting rounder and my butt flatter. Don't laugh you whippersnappers. Your time is coming.
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post #2 of 9 Old 03-21-2008, 04:47 PM
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There are two nice ones on Ebay right now for about half the price..

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post #3 of 9 Old 03-21-2008, 07:24 PM
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www.sporttour.com advertises for 329 but if you call them they give discounts. I got mine for 290. they also have the pivot powerpegz for 90.
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post #4 of 9 Old 11-20-2008, 04:36 PM
 
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I you're buying new, "cheap Corbin" is an oxymoron, much like "honest government."
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post #5 of 9 Old 11-20-2008, 06:37 PM
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There's one on the San Antonio CraigsList now. Just goto motorcycles and search KLR.

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post #6 of 9 Old 12-02-2008, 11:11 PM
 
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So I keep hearing that the Corbin seat is a vast improvement over the factory seat and that it is much firmer. Would someone explain to me why a firmer seat is a more comfortable seat? Wouldn't a softer foam seat be easier on your rear end?
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post #7 of 9 Old 12-03-2008, 05:51 AM
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Corbin Seat

It is hard to explain. I could only stand to ride the bike for about 40 minutes on the original seat. I bought the corbin and could ride the bike for 4-5 hours without problem. It does take about a week to get used to, but after that it is wonderful. The biggest part is that it is wider.

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post #8 of 9 Old 12-11-2008, 09:56 PM
 
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firm is good

firmer is better because it supports your weight by the bones, rather than your flesh. why would that be more comfortable? because it allows your blood to flow which means you don't cramp up, get 'numb-butt', etc. as easily.
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post #9 of 9 Old 12-27-2008, 02:33 PM
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Good discussion about seats.....I had the opportunity to ask that question to a Corbin employee at the races and this was his answer:
"Soft seats feel comfortable on dealer showrooms and for the first 5 minutes of riding....the fact is that your hands, feet and rear end are the only 3 interfaces with the motorcycle and of those 3, 90% of the weight bearing is your butt. A harder and LARGER surface area is far superior for mathematical reasons. Every square inch of a persons body that sits on a surface exerts a pounds per square inch of pressure factor....obviously, if you spread that gross amount over more swept area of your rear, the psi figure gets reduced everywhere, a deconcentration occurs." Once you get that math concept, your saddletime (and therefore enjoyment) increases! It just takes the purchase of the proper seat. Since Corbin subscribes to that approach already, if you have the $, you don't have to reinvent the wheel elsewhere.
Just my 2 cents. My Hayabusa became an all day rider only AFTER I went to Corbin. Raydog
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