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post #1 of 5 Old 07-03-2008, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Man does my rear get sore.Wondering if the Corbin seat is worth the money. Also any big guys out there havin any back pain.I'm a smiggin over 6'7" and i find my lower back is sore after riding maybe bar risers would help? I am still a spring chicken at 32 so its not old age,also in good shape. Thanks guys let me know what you think.
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-06-2008, 08:52 PM
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Lower Back?
Tail bone?
The stock seat bothered my tail bone on long rides and the corbin and a sheepskin helped that.
Not sure about the back, mine gets stiff and it's nice if you can lean forward to take pressure of the tail bone and back but at 6'7" I don't how you'd do that. I'm 5'9" and 40 (old) and not in shape.

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post #3 of 5 Old 07-07-2008, 07:20 PM
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I switched to a Corbin flat saddle after ending rides much sooner than I wanted to. The first time I sat on the Corbin I thought "boy did I make a mistake, this is way too tall and hard as a rock". Decided to leave it on for a while and am glad I did. This seat just keeps getting more comfortable all the time. My rides are now 100-150 miles without getting off the seat compared to 75 miles max with the factory original.
By the way, I am 57, 220 lbs, and have a 30" inseam. Guess that makes me old, overweight, and short. O well, at least I feel like I'm 20, 175 lbs and 6' tall on my KLR.
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post #4 of 5 Old 07-11-2008, 09:28 AM
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same deal for me

Have the Corbin flat. It is wider than stock and spreads your weight out.
I too thought I had made a mistake when I got it. Now I would sell the motorcycle before I would go back to a stock seat. That thing gave me monkey butt in 30 minutes.
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post #5 of 5 Old 07-16-2008, 01:54 AM
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I have the corbin dished seat which lowers the seat height 1 1/2" . which for me at 5'8", 180lbs and 34 years old is a big help. the lower seat height mostly, and is far more comfy. i can easily ride for 2 hours without the need to stop.
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