Put some rubber washers under the mounting tabs.
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.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.
KN, unless you are buying a $25-30k application specific tour bike your not likely to get a premium tour seat. stock seats on most all bikes suck. I found this valk to be rock hard the first day 250 miles. I dialed the rear suspension 4 full rotations softer. 2 days another 750 miles it was still too hard. so I dialed it another full rotation ccw softer. 2 more days another 750 miles and it was not hurting as bad. still the seat is too hard at the edges where it cuts into your hams. It is square edged shaped like sitting on flat board. So its not just the density as much as it is the shape. For any kind of lengthy riding 200-700 mile days, its time to pony up and get a real tour seat. ponchoI 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.
Ordered the 2" ROX risers tonight as well. If Corbin can move me forward an inch like I asked, the risers and seat are going to make all the difference in the world.
Pe, so with all this forward movement, where do you put your feet? I find the stock set up to be already too cramped for the legs. need to straighten them out. but moving forward does put you in more control of the steering. the feets need a place to go.That is my setup. 1” forward Corbin with 2” Rox risers. Only thing missing for you are the ErgoIII highway pegs. I’m 5’8” and have done 1000 miles in a day stopping for a break at gas stops every 200 miles. I go out for 2 or 3 hour rides and never even think about discomfort of any kind. Bet your going to love it!!