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I researched the threads, facebook group. etc. It looks like the premium seats for dedicated 2-up riding are the RDL and Laam. I had a corbin in the past on and FZ1 that was too hard. Never broke in. Also, I would like to lift the seat up one inch since I am 6-1. Any suggestions appreciated. It would have a passenger backrest, but rider backrest not needed. Thanks. I just got the bike this week. 200 miles on it the first day, amazing machine.

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I'm not up on all the seating options, though I know there aren't too many. Did you know you can aak Corbin to use a softer foam than their standard bricking mortar stuff? You can also have them reshape it to move you forward, back, up or down I think as much as an inch.

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Thank you, I will check on that. Russell is backlogged 10 weeks for appointments.

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I have a Russell on mine and I wouldn't go with anything else now. I have ridden 12 hr days and my butt doesn't bother me at all. Remember, the date is 10 weeks ahead, but you only need to send it in a couple of weeks before. Or, do what I did. I sent it in during the winter. Meanwhile, get yourself an Airhawk.
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I ended up going to a local shop and got all 3 pieces covered with extra foam, much improved.
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I have a mean city makeover and an ultimate backrest. I can ride for hours but don't like how far back I sit. I have short arms I guess. I'm tracking my new Corbin seat now eta Tuesday. It was built to move me forward an inch. I'll let you know next week what I think. My preference is mustang but they don't make one for our bikes. Hope the Corbin is as firm. I prefer it that way.
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a corbin tech told me when i called is that there "soft option" is the same foam they use on all there seats only LESS of it , just sayin, better call and discuss it
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I sent my Corbin back to have it adjusted 1" forward and 1" up and not only does it suit me better the foam feels quite a bit softer, although I don't mind it hard the way they usually are.
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This review isnt someone trying to justify money spent. My mean city comfort mod and ultimate backrest weren't cheap they just didn't fit me well. This seat does. I installed my Corbin yesterday. First ride and I'm sold. It actually corrected my complaints with the bike. It was made to move the rider 1" forward. I instantly knew it worked because I no longer reach for the bars. Just that makes it worth the coin. Now I can take risers off my list and that's a plus since I can't get any. It also did raise me up about an inch. I know that's about right because I see over my windshield a little more. Also worth mentioning is I can flat foot at lights. Even though it is taller it's also narrower so the height didn't make flatfooting any different. As mentioned I don't reach for the bars so the effect is a much improved riding position. I use to lean forward into the bars and now I sit more straight up. Another plus is the seat pocket. It keeps me in one spot; I had no idea how much sliding or moving around I did on the modded stock seat. Yes it is harder than my modded seat but it fits like it was molded for me. I went 150 miles in 3 hours and didn't want to go home.
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I bought a backrest and learned that Corbin really lack in that area. My seat was made to move me forward an inch. Adding a driver backrest made it an inch behind me. I called them only to be told there is no fore/aft adjustment. How does Corbin survive with such subpar engineering and high prices. I ended up using it as a passenger backrest and I'm not unhappy with it installed there. I went to a local fabrication shop and we talked about modifying a mustang backrest to fit the Corbin seat. They said they can do it if I provide the post and hardware. Guess what I'm working on
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