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post #1 of 6 Old 11-27-2012, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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seat question

ok here is the question,does anyone have any time with the corbin seat for the vee,i have a 05 that i have put a sargent on but recently rode a st1300 with a corbin and liked the feel but wonder about the seat on the vee,any info or experince would be helpful
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post #2 of 6 Old 11-27-2012, 11:51 PM
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I've moved this to the general forum. Corbin seats fit the Wee and Vee.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014+ DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012+ DL650s

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post #3 of 6 Old 11-28-2012, 01:18 AM
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I have a couple of summers on on one... It came on the bike when I bought it. It is a solid seat and comfortable for my wife and I. We put on lots of miles on a summer loving on the road for a couple months. I also have a Sargent seat on my GS that I prefer.

Only issue I have with Corbin is customer service. Had problems with my Hawk seat they made and I was blamed for it - brand new seat with a tear in the leather. It was resolved after a year and confronting them in person at a motorcycle consumer show.

I'd never buy a Corbin but also won't complain about the one on the V. It is wide when feet are down, so takes away some inseam, but with feet up you don't notice it.

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post #4 of 6 Old 11-28-2012, 02:12 PM
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I have one I purchased used but in like new shape. It was used very little. I guess the first guy didn't care much for it. I like it much better than the stocker but not in love with it. It is a hard heavy seat though.
A good friend picked up a used Vee with a Corbin already on it. Now his I LOVE. Not sure why that is. Perhaps it was made by a different person at the factory or maybe "broken in" by a different butt. Unfortunately, he won't trade and yup, he'd know if I switched under cloak of darkness as his has the ugly blue piping. Mine's all black.
I'm also 6' 4" with a 38" inseam. I like the height. It could even be taller for my liking.
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post #5 of 6 Old 11-28-2012, 05:46 PM
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I've put Thousands of miles on my bikes with Corbin seats under me. For me it's the cats meow (seats , like oil and tires seem to be very subjective). I bought my Vee with one already on it 4 months ago , have put 3500-4000 miles on so far , and love it as much. They are firm , do require break in , but I can ride 5-600 miles in a day and not have a burned up butt. I'm a big guy , their seat work for me. One guys opinion.
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post #6 of 6 Old 11-28-2012, 09:02 PM
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corbin seat

i've had my CORBIN, on my '05 WEE, for about 10+k miles & it is ok

had a DAY LONG on my r1100gs, which was by far the best seat i ever rode

everyone's butt is different & responds to different stimuli

hope you can find a STROMER, or three, who will let you give their seats a ride, just to see which one fits your butt

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