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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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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...

Did I mention how much we love our Corbin???
 

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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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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
I am on my 4th corbin seat on different bikes. Two I bought mail order then road in and had them adjusted at no charge. The other ones I rode their, they took a shell seat basically and built the padding according to my butt. They would throw a piece of leather over the foam and have me go out for a ride and feel for hot spots. Did this several times including the way the back of the seat supports your upper butt/back until I had it like I wanted it. They will do the same for the rider pad area if you have your wife/girlfriend with you. Once they are done you won't believe the difference it makes on those 800 mile plus days. Hope this helps.
 

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Dave, my seats are stock. I've had 2 Dual Tours both I got used off the net. My Classic Solo I ordered thru a dealer. I've had them on a couple of different bikes. One is lowered with 12" air shocks the other has 13" air shocks on it. The reach to the ground is I'm not completely flat footed on either seat. Close enough using regular riding boots. If I wear Logger style boots I can flat foot.
 

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Dave, my seats are stock. I've had 2 Dual Tours both I got used off the net. My Classic Solo I ordered thru a dealer. I've had them on a couple of different bikes. One is lowered with 12" air shocks the other has 13" air shocks on it. The reach to the ground is I'm not completely flat footed on either seat. Close enough using regular riding boots. If I wear Logger style boots I can flat foot.
I'd call that icing on the cake. Along with the other replies I have enough to go on. Gentlemen thanks for the help.
Dave W
 

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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
Dave,
Thanks for rekindling some of my fond memories of the Brit Bikes of those days...
The first dates on a motorcycle always led to a 2nd...
 
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I have a Corbin solo tour on my 2013 RGU. To answer your question, it lowered me about 3/4 to One inch and moved me back about the same. I love the seat. Best seat I have had on any Harley I have owned.
 

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I have a Corbin solo tour on my 2013 RGU. To answer your question, it lowered me about 3/4 to One inch and moved me back about the same. I love the seat. Best seat I have had on any Harley I have owned.
The DT on my 2011 FLTRU did the same. I've not ridden a more comfortable seat.

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Discussion Starter #17 (Edited)
A little follow up for anyone concerned about the seat height of Corbin's DT. After reading as much as possible
including the great responses I received to this post I ordered the dual tour. I did have them narrow the nose
of the seat to improve the reach to the ground. The nose job as they call it is undetectable to my eyes.
I would have to do a side by side comparison to see a difference. Before the seat arrived I changed the shocks
from the stock 12" to an Ohlins 3-3. They are approximately 13" giving me the additional travel I wanted.
First with my 29" inseam and this setup I can flat foot the bike at stops. I can back the bike up in a gravel parking lot while in the saddle. One unexpected surprise with the new seat is the oem bars are not the next mod. The DT sits me at least an inch farther from the bars. Which for me is a much improved ride position. I have only put about 250 miles on the seat so far. Reach to the foot controls is still good maybe better. Posture much better. Having corbins before I know it takes awhile for your butt to break in to the seat I'll wait to comment on comfort except to say much better than oem. Some stats, I wear 4 year old SIDI Canyon riding boots. Not what I'd call a tall heal. Truth be told I once wore wore 30" inseam levi's. Maybe if I lost the gut I'd have to buy smaller and longer jeans.
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Is there a backrest available for the Corbin Solo seat?!?!
 

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I have also been using a Corbin seat for many years. I bought a new 2003 Screaming Eagle Road King and put a Corbin on it after 500 miles. I now have over 225,000 miles on the bike and same original seat. And my "Butt"

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