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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-10-2018, 08:27 AM Thread Starter
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Custom seats...Corbin or other?

Ok before i get a bunch of useless posts. I am pretty sure i am going to order a corbin seat as i can fully customize all panels and materials...Mustang and lepara don't offer as much customization.
Anyone else have a custom seat, post em up? looking for an upgraded dual seat.

anyone dealt with white...i am toying with the idea of a white seat panels with blue stitching, and black leather side panels...Not sure how clean the white (vinyl) will stay though...Otherwise i might go with the gray ostrich leather seat panels. bike is stored in my shed so out of the elements.

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I just danced with Corbin less than a month ago and would go out of my way to spend money with another brand - Yes, I love that you can customize the seat as I did the same for my little bike but dealign with Corbin was the worst experience I have had in a LOOOOOOOONG time - Below is my thread - Enjoy the read......bottom line, they were assholes.......but the product fit and finish is fantastic......just hope you never need to work with them on anything

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Ok before i get a bunch of useless posts. I am pretty sure i am going to order a corbin seat as i can fully customize all panels and materials...Mustang and lepara don't offer as much customization.
Anyone else have a custom seat, post em up? looking for an upgraded dual seat.

anyone dealt with white...i am toying with the idea of a white seat panels with blue stitching, and black leather side panels...Not sure how clean the white (vinyl) will stay though...Otherwise i might go with the gray ostrich leather seat panels. bike is stored in my shed so out of the elements.
I've had two Corbin seats both custom built and they have been the best seats I have ever purchased. One thing to keep in mind that should you go this route, it will take a good 600-700 miles to get it properly broken in so be patient with it...once broken in, you'll be able to spend loooooooong days in the saddle without any issue.

Not sure how helpful this was but that's my two cents...lol

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I just danced with Corbin less than a month ago and would go out of my way to spend money with another brand - Yes, I love that you can customize the seat as I did the same for my little bike but dealign with Corbin was the worst experience I have had in a LOOOOOOOONG time - Below is my thread - Enjoy the read......bottom line, they were assholes.......but the product fit and finish is fantastic......just hope you never need to work with them on anything

https://www.roadglide.org/8-general-...long-post.html
Good to know...i am always lerious about dropping big $$ without testing in person...Comfort? ANYONE have opinions on the comfort both rider and passenger? Better than the stock?
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I just danced with Corbin less than a month ago and would go out of my way to spend money with another brand - Yes, I love that you can customize the seat as I did the same for my little bike but dealign with Corbin was the worst experience I have had in a LOOOOOOOONG time - Below is my thread - Enjoy the read......bottom line, they were assholes.......but the product fit and finish is fantastic......just hope you never need to work with them on anything

https://www.roadglide.org/8-general-...long-post.html
I too will attest that their customer service is pretty horrendous, I had a pretty bad buying experience myself but the products truly are the cats meow...I still think you will be happy with the product should you go this route but definitely be aware that there will likely be some hoops to jump through when dealing with Corbin as a company.

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I bought the Corbin Classic solo for my 2010 and I loved it so much that I kept it for my 2012 Skunk. I put over 150k miles on it between the 2 bikes and loved every mile of it. I also never felt like there was any break-in period as it felt awesome from day 1. I only had to deal with their customer service 1 time and they were good to me but I also live close enough to the Ormond Beach location that I can just go there in person rather than dealing with someone on the phone. I'm sure this makes a difference. If you plan to come down to Biketoberfest they will put one on your bike and let you go take it for a ride to see if you like it. It is a firmer seat than most but for me and many others that is the ticket. Nice even support all around with NO hot spots. Currently thinking of getting one for my 2018 Fat Bob but waiting to see what else ends up coming out for it before I decide.

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I got a saddlemen step up and just rode from Tennessee to San Francisco. I left Saturday morning and arrived Sunday night, minimal butt soreness. I like what Corbin did with matt laidlaw's (YouTube) bike but when I sat on one they pushed me too far up. Saddlemen in my opinion look better. The road sofa might of been more comfortable but to me the step up looks better. You can do custom on saddlemen too
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Iíve always rode solo with my Corbin. Absolutely Love it. Well worth the expense & any hassle others have experienced/shared.

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I like what Corbin did with matt laidlaw's (YouTube) bike but when I sat on one they pushed me too far up.
You must have been on a Corbin seat that was made for shorter people and sits them further up because the stock Corbin seat for touring bikes actually sits you back further from stock. One of the big reasons I went with them.

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