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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 12-11-2016, 09:53 AM Thread Starter
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Brown leather seat on a Red Roadglide, pics please.

Hey guys, I have a 2016 Velocity Red Sunglo Roadglide. Since I purchased this bike over a year ago, I have wanted to put a medium brown leather seat on it. My wife and kids act revolted any time I mention the idea. For some reason I think it would look beautiful.

I am looking at a Corbin solo saddle with a removable passenger pillion. I will also likely add a chopped tour pack and need to get the matching chopped pad in brown as well.

Anyone have asthetic thoughts on brown leather against red? Am I really that weird or tasteless to think this combo would be really sharp?

Does anyone have good pics of a Velocity red bike with a brown seat? I have spent time searching google images and seem to still come away with thinking it would be cool.

If you have any pics that you would be willing to share I would love to see them.

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Do the wife & kids own shares in the bike. My wife hates my bars, all that matters is that I like em. She doesn't ride my bike.

If you want it then buy it and install it.
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Corbin will send sample swatches of their material.

Harley has a brown solo low touring with passenger seat. Harley has a try before you buy policy on seats. Finding a dealer who has one in stock, or is willing to order it even if you don't buy might be the challenge.

I am still searching for the perfect brown motorcycle jacket.

I was looking at adding some blue to a Corbin seat until I got the deal on my heated Corbin on this forum.
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Quicksilver- Good point. I am the sole share holder in this venture. Although I will say that my wife did buy it for me as my birthday present last year. Good woman.

TwoWheelAddict- Didn't think about Corbin sending out a sample of the brown leather I am considering. I will be sure to contact them tomorrow and ask after a sample. How do you like the heated option on the Corbin you picked up. I didn't think I would ever want that, but I found myself putting a good bit of miles on the bike through the winter. If I found a nice sunny day even with some chilly weather it was nice to be able to get out. I am thinking the heated seat would make the bike just that much more comfortable.
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I've seen more than a few Indian's with red paint and brown upholstery. Not so much on Harley's by not sure why... would look as good as black to me, but as said above, do what pleases you, you're the daily admirer!

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Here in middle TN the temperature can vary greatly in a day. The heated seat and grips allow me to head out in the morning without too many layers that I would have to store on the way home, or stop and remove during a ride.

Not going to keep you as warm as a heated vest, but I like that is is there and available when needed.


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Hey Canderso, I have a 2011 Sedona Orange with a Corbin solo in bomber jacket brown. I get lots of compliments. I think your bike in red would look really nice with a brown seat.
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Totally think that brown would look awesome with Red. I'm looking forward to modifying the stock seat and it will have memory foam and a brown form of skin in my Velocity Red Sunglo bike. Totally agree with everyone else make your bike tasteful but to your taste not someone else's. Post pics when you make your mod, it's going to look good. Hey Chowman your seat and bike look like they belong together ! Totally sweet look.

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Hey Canderso, I have a 2011 Sedona Orange with a Corbin solo in bomber jacket brown. I get lots of compliments. I think your bike in red would look really nice with a brown seat.
Hey Chowman63, that seat looks great!!! That's a perfect combination, how comfortable is?
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Diese, thanks. I was unsure when I first got the seat. Real firm, but the more I rode the more comfy it got. I had read here on the the forum about Cobin seats, the more miles you ride the more comfy they get. I have no problem doing 450 miles a day.
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