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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 01:18 AM Thread Starter
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Corbin Touring Seat

I was looking at the Corbin touring seat and wasn't sure if I wanted to spend the money to get one. After debating I finally decided to spend the cash and man it was worth it so far. The craftsmanship, quality and fit are great! Being that it has stormed like crazy in Houston I only got to put 2 miles on it in my neighborhood, but it feels great and is much easier on my lower back and butt than the stock seat was. I got the touring model with the rider back rest, non heated and no passenger back rest since I already have the Honda back rest installed. My plan is to put some miles on the seat soon and give a short review here a out my findings. So far I'm glad I spent the money and went with the Corbin seat!
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Put some rubber washers under the mounting tabs.
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I did because the bracket is kinda long and I was afraid of scratching the paint.
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I had been considering having my seat rebuilt by several companies, but by the time I added up the cost of what I wanted done to my seat and my passenger's seat, I figured I may as well just get the Corbin. I'm thrilled with the seat. All of the warnings about Corbin seats being too hard are hyperbole. I just did about 400 miles in one day with no seat discomfort. The stock seat barely made it to 100 miles before I was standing on the pegs. My shoulders were a bit sore after 400, but that's due to bars being too far forward.
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I too have a Corbin. Picked it up at Daytona bike week so they put it on my bike for a trial ride so I got to feel that it's worth the $800 or so I paid before I splurged. Excellent seat!!! I've ridden for 6 hours straight many times with no discomfort.
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If the weather ever gets decent I'll put some miles on mine... We've had severe thunder storms and heavy rain the last 6 days.
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I too have a Corbin. Picked it up at Daytona bike week so they put it on my bike for a trial ride so I got to feel that it's worth the $800 or so I paid before I splurged. Excellent seat!!! I've ridden for 6 hours straight many times with no discomfort.
What is it, exactly, that makes the Corbin more comfortable, especially for long rides, than the stock seat? The specific shape? Size difference? Internal padding differences? I need something to overcome the hip pain that arrives too early. I like the look of the Corbin, but not the donut backrest. (I know that's a delete option.) The seat itself looks deep enough that it would offer a solid "backstop" when you crank the throttle, and the pilot backrest just doesn't look good to me.
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I can't speak on the passenger backrest but I have a rider backrest and it fits into a bracket and is held on by a bolt. It's very solid, secure and doesn't have any give. I have the Honda stock passenger backrest on mine so again I can't tell you for sure but if it's like the rider mount it should be plenty sturdy.
As far as the seat the comfort and padding is great. Did a quick 100 miles on it today and it really is a great seat. The stock seat hurt my back and butt after 50 or so miles. This seat is much more comfortable and has padding in all the right places.
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I don't know what honda was thinking by putting that seat on the valkyrie. I can't even tell if it is too hard or too soft. All I know is that after 50 miles I feel it, after 80 it's uncomfortable, after 100 it's starting to hurt, and after 150 I need a break.

Kinda silly for a premium bike that originally sold for over $20k.
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I had to replace my stock seat as quickly as I could. I couldn't ride longer than an hour without hurting. I got a Corbin seat and I love it. It takes about 1,000 or so miles to break it in, but once you do it is amazing. It fits me like a glove. I can ride for hours without any pain or discomfort.
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