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I got the seat in the other day and installed it right away. Installation was pretty simple. Make sure to remove the padded back ready "head" if your running the Honda factory BR. Its difficult to get past with the end of the seat. My big question was comfort for the price. Like any quality bike related item, its gonna cost and this was no exception.
I went on a trip with some buds for the day to the east of Georgia....566 miles in a day. By the time I got home the posterior was feeling the ride but nothing compared to how it would have been stock. Stock seat gave me 80 or so miles looking for a stop and relief. Corbin was more like 180 miles.
Is it worth the money? Definitely. At least your wallet will feel good against the seat, even though it will be considerably lighter!
 

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I got the seat in the other day and installed it right away. Installation was pretty simple. Make sure to remove the padded back ready "head" if your running the Honda factory BR. Its difficult to get past with the end of the seat. My big question was comfort for the price. Like any quality bike related item, its gonna cost and this was no exception.
I went on a trip with some buds for the day to the east of Georgia....566 miles in a day. By the time I got home the posterior was feeling the ride but nothing compared to how it would have been stock. Stock seat gave me 80 or so miles looking for a stop and relief. Corbin was more like 180 miles.
Is it worth the money? Definitely. At least your wallet will feel good against the seat, even though it will be considerably lighter!
As far as installing, just insert the back of the seat between the backrest supports if that makes sense and then push back until the nose of seat clears the catch on the tank.
 

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Does the Corbin dual touring work with the Honda backrest and carrier without deforming the seat or the bars pressing in on the seat once installed?

Thank you,

Mohan
 

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No sir. you will have to remove the backrest padding to get the seat end past it then re-install. No bunching or crowding....fits perfect.
 

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I got the seat in the other day and installed it right away. Installation was pretty simple. Make sure to remove the padded back ready "head" if your running the Honda factory BR. Its difficult to get past with the end of the seat. My big question was comfort for the price. Like any quality bike related item, its gonna cost and this was no exception.
I went on a trip with some buds for the day to the east of Georgia....566 miles in a day. By the time I got home the posterior was feeling the ride but nothing compared to how it would have been stock. Stock seat gave me 80 or so miles looking for a stop and relief. Corbin was more like 180 miles.
Is it worth the money? Definitely. At least your wallet will feel good against the seat, even though it will be considerably lighter!
I'm thinking about ordering the seat and wondered how long you had to wait after you placed your order please? Also did it change the overall seating position from stock? Thanks
 

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The riding position feels slightly lower....due to the fact that seat has more "cupping" and provides some lower back support. It took a solid two weeks for mine. Made to order I understand. I also got the slide in back rest as a later purchase and really like it. It improved my riding posture. I feel more upright in the saddle overall....seat and back rest together.
 

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Do you have to remove the seat every time you add or remove the backrest?
I seemed to remember something about a set screw under the seat?

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The riding position feels slightly lower....due to the fact that seat has more "cupping" and provides some lower back support. It took a solid two weeks for mine. Made to order I understand. I also got the slide in back rest as a later purchase and really like it. It improved my riding posture. I feel more upright in the saddle overall....seat and back rest together.
 

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I ordered on May 25th and was told to expect it June 24 - July 1.
I'll drop a note when it arrives..
Thanks mkurup
The riding position feels slightly lower....due to the fact that seat has more "cupping" and provides some lower back support. It took a solid two weeks for mine. Made to order I understand. I also got the slide in back rest as a later purchase and really like it. It improved my riding posture. I feel more upright in the saddle overall....seat and back rest together.
Since the rider position is slightly lower do you feel a little more cramped with the pegs the way they are please? What about the reach to the bars? Probably my only gripe about the bike so far are the bars and pegs.
 

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The lower position is more a feeling that a reality since I don't feel like my knees are bent more or my reach to the grips is different or further.
 

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My seat arrived today, so:

Ordered May 25th
Received June 16

For those wondering about lead times....

:)
Thanks so much mkurup and please give your opinion once you've had a chance to try it out. Also did you order it direct from their website please? I noticed somebody is taking orders for the same seat on Ebay.
 

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Corbin Dual Touring Saddle initial impressions

OK, I installed the Corbin and went for a ride of about 90 miles tonight.

Here are my quick impressions (others may have a different experience):

Installation was a bit of a pain. The brackets did not line up with the holes that the pillion seat usually screws in. It took some fiddling and removing and reattaching of the brackets, and even then it was tough to get the screws started without any cross threading. I hope I don't have to take the seat off very often. I have the Honda backrest and carrier, and I did have to remove the backrest pad off to get the seat installed. (no big deal, literally 1 minute). I bought the seat through a dealer on eBay.

Pros:

* The seat looks great, very attractive, and looks much better that the stock seat. There are no weird gaps, or anything like that once installed. The Corbin logo is stitched in black on the black material, and is subtle. (Mine is leather)
* The seat is orders of magnitude more comfortable that the stock seat. I ride cross country often, and am sure I will have no problems doing that on the Corbin. I feel no pressure points, and am supported evenly.

Cons:

* Installation was a bit of a pain. (Your experience may be different)
* My side covers are never coming off again with the seat installed.


Would I buy it again?

Yes.. The looks and the comfort definitely outweigh the small irritations.

Thanks, and I hope this helps anyone thinking about getting one.

Mkurup
 

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Hi Mkurup, why do you say, "My side covers are never coming off with the seat installed" ?
Is the new Corbin seat obstructing them? Can you elaborate thanks...
 

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Hi Mkurup, why do you say, "My side covers are never coming off with the seat installed" ?
Is the new Corbin seat obstructing them? Can you elaborate thanks...
Yes, The seat comes down over the top of both side-covers, and I cannot remove them. I can get at the pre-load adjuster by popping the front and lower grommets on the left side, but there is no way I can pop the top grommet on either side, so the covers cannot be fully removed.
 

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Yes, The seat comes down over the top of both side-covers, and I cannot remove them. I can get at the pre-load adjuster by popping the front and lower grommets on the left side, but there is no way I can pop the top grommet on either side, so the covers cannot be fully removed.
I thought the same thing when I tried removing the side covers but they will come off you just need to tilt the covers properly and wiggle just a bit.

My only issue with removing them is the lower grommet mount is in plastic and every time I need to remove the cover for something it pulls out past tool box door.

As far as the backrest pad is concerned, I do not understand why you all have to take the pad off. I have a hondaline backrest with a Corbin Back Pad which is bigger than stock and can install and remove the seat without having to take the pad off.

Once the seat is ready to be bolted down all I have to do is wiggle it around a bit to get the holes lined up. The seat has to be in full contact on both sides for the holes to line up though.
 
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