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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-21-2015, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Corbin Classic Solo & Dual Tour

Hi folks, I'm looking for fairly specific feedback on two different corbin seats. I've done lots of searches on multiple forum. 1st recently purchased a 2016 RGS. Love it but it needs to fit me better before I can do any serious miles on it. This isn't the first bike I've had to make over to get comfortable on. My body has a lot of miles on it and has been ridden hard and put away wet many times. From what I've read the bars on the rushmore RG's have a lot more pullback than previous models. Do the corbin seats raise or lower you in the saddle and do they sit you closer or farther from the bars? Ideally, I need to sit about the same height as stock but an inch, inch and a half back from the bars. The oem seat seems to have a black hole in it that draws your butt to one spot. I shift to the back of the seat to get back from the bars but black hole keeps pulling me back. If I haven't lost you yet, just where do either of the seats position you compared to the oem. Corbin thinks the classic solo would fit me better due to a 29" inseam. I'd rather talk to someone that has one than take a salespersons word for it.
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I have been riding Corbin touring seats for 15 years. On my new 16 RGS I bought a new Corbin touring seat. I'm 6'1" and 34" inseam. The Corbin seams to sit a slight bit lower without asking them to build it that way. It's narrower as it goes toward the tank so when you put your feet on the ground, it seem lower if that makes sense. You can have them make your seat back up to almost an inch I believe. I don't think you will need it though. With my Rushmore bars tilted forward with the pin removed my arms are almost completely extended and I use a backrest also. After about 750-1000 miles you will love this seat. It is harder than most seats but like a saddle on a horse, once you break it in, there's nothing like it. If you have any more questions, pm me and shoot me your cell or I'll give you mine to talk. Hope this helps.
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Thanks Smarty, PM sent.
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Just to add, Smarty is on point with what he wrote. I have been running corbin dual tourer seat for 5 years, I also had the corbin classic solo. I am 6'2 with 32" inseam, I currently have it on my 15 RGS, I have 14 in apes due to the stock bars were just not comfortable.
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Thanks for the reply bugs. Pretty sure I'll be buying a corbin. I have used them on other bikes in the past. I mentioned to Smarty in a pm that the corbin sales man suggested the dual tour maybe to tall for me. Ht. 5'7" w/ 29" inseam. I'm also putting on longer rear shocks to gain an 1" more travel and comfort. So the seat height is a concern to me. Bars will come after I find the right seat. Funny the bars took a few miles to ungrow on me. The dark hole effect of the oem seat in combo w pullback of the oem bars is strange. Probably my body type, short, stocky and long arms. Maybe apes are in my future. lol! I don't do Iron Butts, but I need the bike setup for 400-500 mile days.
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I might add Dave, I quite frequently do 700-800 mile days. I've do 700-800 mile day frequently. I have done 7 or 8 iron butts, the longest being 1135 miles/ I can't imagine doing these long rides without a proper saddle like Corbin. Good luck. Corbin can do everything you want at no extra charge.
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"The Ball & Chain" and love the Corbin DualTour on the "Short Bus".

By nature of their seat pan, the Corbins seat about 1" lower than stock, Corbin can seat you farther back (how much depends if you want a backrest or not, I wont ride without a backrest) or farther forward than "stock" riding position...

I am always 2-up loaded on the "Short Bus", from your consideration of a Corbin solo seat, it sounds like you mostly ride solo, the general pattern of the rider's portion of Corbin Solo/Dual seats looks pretty much the same to me...

When touring the West in '13, we scheduled Corbin's ride in program, Corbin custom fits the seat, builds it, ride out with a true custom seat, mail your seat back to you. After 6-7 test rides of different configurations, we settled back to the "stock" Corbin set-up, with some foam added to the thigh area to keep me from wanting to slide forward (6'4" 34" inseam). You might want to consider doing that as Corbin is <700mi. from you? No upcharge, just have to pay CA sales tax.

Over the years, Corbin has changed the foam in their seats, requiring less to no break-in, ours was awesome from the first ride.

Or with your body type, Corbin could just move the "bucket" a little farther back to accommodate your longer arms, and shave the thigh area to accommodate your inseam.

If you're considering changing bars, I recommend doing so before you select a seat...

Another option is to try some seats with the HD dealer demo program, then transfer that info to Corbin when ordering a seat...

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Hey HeatWave, in my searches on the DT I ran across a couple of your remarks about this seat. Good observation on me riding solo. My wife has some medical issues that prevent her from riding any longer. I miss riding with her. Our first date was over 40 years ago and it was on a bike. 73 Norton Commando. Felt sorry for the guys we passed that day. They must have gone cross eyed trying to look at that beautiful bike and the hot chick in the deer skin halter top at the same time. Did I hear you correctly ? You and the B&C love that seat! Thanks for your reply. Dave

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I'm 5'7" on a good day also. I've got both the DT and the Classic Solo. I dont think the DT is any taller but the solo sits you back a little more from the bars. If I was you and lived in AZ. I'd do a ride in at Corbin in Hollister,CA. they will make the seat to your exact specifications. Between the two, the DT seems to be a better long range seat to me.
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I'm 5'7" on a good day also. I've got both the DT and the Classic Solo. I dont think the DT is any taller but the solo sits you back a little more from the bars. If I was you and lived in AZ. I'd do a ride in at Corbin in Hollister,CA. they will make the seat to your exact specifications. Between the two, the DT seems to be a better long range seat to me.
landshark, did you have corbin modify the seats you have? If so what did they do? How's the reach to the ground for you?
Is your bike lowered? I know doing a ride in w/corbin would be the best solution. I can't get away right now.
Thanks for your reply to my post. Dave
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