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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-25-2004, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking about a Corbin

Is it worth the $$? I don't really ride all that far, but I keep hearing about Corbin seats.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 06-28-2004, 07:32 AM
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Maybe. Not all Corbin's are a like. Fact of the matter is that you're on a Hayabusa and it's not a real comfortable bike to ride as it is, the impact of a Corbin on comfort is negligible IMO.
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more cushin for da pushin....? it is a suzuki and all. id try to find a seat that removes easily, the mechanics that will always be working on it will appreciate it!
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I didn't think of that. Is the Corbin easy to remove?
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post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-02-2004, 10:23 AM
 
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I'm interested in this too for my SV.
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Hey Busababe,
Probably no on the Corbin question- i recently bought a Corbin for my 99 Busa for a road trip from Seattle to Laguna Seca- The Corbin seats are broad and firm and make it easier to shift your weight a little from side to side, but they are also pretty hard from the factory- After 4 or 5 hours in the saddle, I wished i had the foam filled stock seat back on it- The Busa stockers are pretty comforty- If you are planning a trip- get a Suzuki gel seat for a Hayabusa- Another rider that i rode with had a gel on her SV650- If I could have swiped it for the ride home - I would have- the Corbins are well made and nicely contoured, but I didn't find it any better for a long haul than the stock Busa seat- and the Corbins do fit with the same hardware as stock- they are well made, but still are hard on yer keester on a long haul-
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Do it, they're great.
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seems to be a split decision here..I can't say for sure, as I've never owned one, but everything I hear about them, people seem to love them, but I can also understand the point about the busa's anyways, however any little bit of comfort will be appreciated by your cheeks..
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post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-02-2004, 09:35 PM
 
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corbin seats blow. they're hard. never soften up.

this is the seat to have.
http://www.hayabusa.org/cgi-bin/busa...=ST;f=7;t=9138

i have one and will tell u it is very comfy. long rides, short rides and look great to.
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corbin seats blow. they're hard. never soften up.

this is the seat to have.
http://www.hayabusa.org/cgi-bin/busa...=ST;f=7;t=9138

i have one and will tell u it is very comfy. long rides, short rides and look great to.

Wow..thats some seriously way cool work there..I wonder if he can do them for any bike, or just busa's ???? I'll have to email him and find out.
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Very nice, I like the custom stitching.
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I installed my Suzuki Gel Seat last night. Much better on my booty..
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I installed my Suzuki Gel Seat last night. Much better on my booty..
WHat's the farthest you've ridden since the install?

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Oh about a hundred miles or so..
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Paid big bucks for a Corbin for my CBR 1000. Got the old seat on now. I think the Corbin is made more for the wide-end rider. The Corbin was harder, which wasn't bad, but the back lip of the seat was too far away from the handlebar for me. I had to sit forward of the lip which wasn't comfortable. If my handlebars came back two or more inches, or my arms were longer, the Corbin would have been better. Higher handlebars on the Hayabusa may make the stock seat feel better, as you would sit more upright on your sitting bones.
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Corbin seats are ok for some riders and not for others. They are known for being firmer. A buddy installed one on his RC51 and loves it. But that bike barely came with a seat. I personally have never sat on a bad Suzuki seat yet. They all seem to be pretty soft...but who says I know anything, I own a Kaw...




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post #17 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-07-2004, 10:59 PM
 
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To have or not to have, Now that is the question.

The Corbin's exclusive Comfort CellŪ foam provide a low profile design combined with firm support to make the long ride a great one. I have owned a Corbin seat before and loved it. I used to take long rides on my bike from Pa to NC and it was a great ride and confortable one as well. If your going to go on long rides then I would say its a good idea.
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Corbin seats are ok for some riders and not for others. They are known for being firmer. A buddy installed one on his RC51 and loves it. But that bike barely came with a seat. I personally have never sat on a bad Suzuki seat yet. They all seem to be pretty soft...but who says I know anything, I own a Kaw...
To me, sitting on a Gixxer seat is like sitting on slightly comfortable flat rock. I guess Im just spoiled by my Kat's nice, full, deeper seat. But to each his own...It's not that its a bad seat, and actually more comfortable than alot of rides I've ridden, but geez, could they spare anymore padding.
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post #19 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-09-2004, 02:42 PM
 
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asked the other half about one of the new corbin seats..and she's like" NO WAY...i dont want a back rest on your sport bike..it'll look stupid!! I like it the way it is, or aleast if you get the seat, dont ever use the back rest!!" :smilelol: I like the seat style alot, so I'll hopefully get one by the spring..minus the backrest obviously.

So there's my answer...


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post #20 of 28 (permalink) Old 08-09-2004, 02:52 PM
 
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I have to agree...no back rest. But they are nice to sit on.
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