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.
* 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.
* 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.