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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 02-23-2018, 10:33 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking of buying a Corbin seat

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I need yall's help in designing the perfect seat. Thinking of purchasing a custom widowmaker saddle seat. I want mine to be brown like cowboy style in Texas with either alligator or Ostrich. Which colors would you think look best with the seat. My RGS is vivid black and chrome. Please advise.

Also, has anyone rode the widowmaker, How does it feel? I am 270, 6'1. Have not added the bars yet. WIll get that once I get a seat to see how far back it sets me. Have some back issues from the Marine days so hopefully, I can ride this long distance and not be really affected.

The Corbin rep on the phone said their seats are better than most other companies that compete with Harley seats.
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Edimean22,
I rode down a few years ago to Corbin during the Hollister rally and had a custom heated seat made for my 2016 Indian Roadmaster. I find that Corbin seats are nice and hold up well, but they are HARD! this last summer, I made the trip again from Seattle to Santa Barbara, and my ass was literally bruised. I had to park the bike for a few days before I could even sit on it. So.. when they say "It will break in" hmm, not really. it's just fucking hard, like made of rocks hard. However, if you're not putting in serious miles, they rule!
I had about 22K on my last Corbin. It was awesome to pick out each part of my seat (Leather, stitching, colors etc..), and to see it being made right in front of me, THAT was great, that being said though, I may try another company for my RG seat.
Just something to think about, because they sure aren't giving those things away either.(Ca-ching!)
just my two cents..

Also, Corbin seats typically sit you back an inch or two.. so, that's something to consider too..

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Personally I wouldn't spend that much on a seat without trying it out first. Since you're having it custom made, you probably can't return it. Not sure where you live , but Bike week is soon and you can definitely demo one then ,if you ride down.
As far a color goes,that's totally opinion.

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So what do you guys think I should buy then?
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Try this combination in the Corbin seat configurator on the world wide webs.

Seat: Brandy Alligator

Sides: Black Natural Leather

Welt: Chocolate Leather

Stitching: Copper

Logo: Black

Check it out, will look excellent on a black bike.

I run a Corbin Solo, my preference.


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How about this site and which seat. Looking for comfort and back support as well as style

Harley Touring Model Seats by LePera
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How about this site and which seat. Looking for comfort and back support as well as style

Harley Touring Model Seats by LePera
I've been looking at the Saddlemen seats..

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Corbin seats are hard as a rock, and one of the the most comfortable out there. May not make sense until you ride with one, but they're hard to beat. I've had several, and the one on my RG is a Harley knockoff of the Corbin.
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I have the widow maker on my 17 RGS it is hard , but my ass was not numb after 150 miles like the stock. Iíve got about 1500 hundred miles on it they say 2000 to break it in . I had a Corbin on a 01 dyna that I just sold 2 months ago and that seat was still hard after 15 yrs great quality but not the most comfortable . My wife hated the dyna seat but loves the widow maker . The widow maker did sit me back at least 1 in had to adjust highway pegs but my bars felt good..


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Should I get the Lepera with the brown leather and Alligator? Any good color schemes/material?
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