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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.

Congrats on the new bike!
 

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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 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 :D
 

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I decided to use my Corbin backrest as my donor for this project. I had to mock up what exactly I wanted the fabricator to make. Here is my first crude attempt. It now has a lot of adjustment options. I'm going to keep this for a while to understand how it works and where I can improve on it. I removed the tilt set screw so it will conform to me while I ride
 

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The project is complete. It wasn't really that much of a challenge. I had the welding done at a local shop. The driver backrest moves fore/aft, tilts, and up and down. The passenger moves fore/aft and tilts. This is much more comfortable for me. The backrest fits my lower back properly for support.
 

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what about the gel pads , anyone try or use them ?
I had the gel on my VTX and liked it a lot until I tried the Air Hawk inflatable cushion on my Valk. I did 10 days and 2000 miles recently on it and I’m very pleased with the results.
 

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Thanks i did not know about them and will order 2. Mrs use2b is not happy with her seat as is
 

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Got the standard seat modded by John Moorhouse Ergo Seats in Brisbane Australia. He made it slightly higher and added some back support. I have the bike single seat registered so I'm not concerned about the pillion seat. Very happy with the seat now and a vast improvement in support over the stocker.
 

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I have the bike single seat registered so I'm not concerned about the pillion seat. .
BB, do you do really have to Register your bikes as either Single or Two seater? for a large country with a modest size population, there sure seems to be a lot of over regulation. Some poly tic over here will try to do that here as well. Revenue generators. poncho
 

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BB, do you do really have to Register your bikes as either Single or Two seater? for a large country with a modest size population, there sure seems to be a lot of over regulation. Some poly tic over here will try to do that here as well. Revenue generators. poncho
That caught my eye, too, and for the exact same reasons. I'll keep my further thoughts on the subject to myself, but really, what would we do without other people elected (or not) to tell us how we may live our lives? I just assumed the Outback was less regulated than that.
 

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I made the choice to register it as a single seater. It saves me about $175 per year in registration fees due to reduced compulsory third party insurance costs. I have an ST1100 on single seat rego as well (don't need a pillion seat as the missus has her own Can Am Spyder).
The compulsory third party scheme means if a registered vehicle has a crash that causes injury to a third party that party can get a compensation payout through the scheme and doesn't have to rely on the vehicle owner having private insurance.
 
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