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post #1 of 17 Old 01-23-2017, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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I now have the stock seat and its not good at all for me , I also have a corbin seat , it is much better but I am short and makes me sit to far back to be comfortable , I was thinking of selling the corbin and getting maybe a sargent or seat concepts . Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 17 Old 01-23-2017, 04:34 PM
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Have you tried the oem low seat?


It might also be in your riding position. People i know who ride straight usually complain more about back pains after a while, i tend to lean a little forward, or back on highways.

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post #3 of 17 Old 01-24-2017, 10:43 PM
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I didn't have any height issues with the standard seat but I did get a sore tailbone. After consecutive long days it would be very uncomfortable. While researching alternatives I came across a post by Richland Rick for a free modification that has solved my problem. Basically, you remove the plastic ridge between the high and low sections of the seat. He posted photos. Don't know if it was new then, but I saw it last fall.
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I have had Sargent low seats on a couple of bikes. It will lower you about 3/4 of an inch and will provide all day riding comfort. You can probably sell the Corbin and cover most of the cost of a Sargent.
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Do you have risers? My Corbin and handlebar risers work well together on my 13 dl650. I'm sitting straight up with my arms relaxed.
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post #6 of 17 Old 01-25-2017, 09:52 PM Thread Starter
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Hey , Ya I do have rox 2" adjusting risers , but i do have short arms . lol
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I have had Sargent low seats on a couple of bikes. It will lower you about 3/4 of an inch and will provide all day riding comfort. You can probably sell the Corbin and cover most of the cost of a Sargent.
I had a Sargent "regular" on my Strom. It looked like it was made for the bike and was comfortable. I do not have a reach issue, but the Sargent does have a narrow nose. The foam was more firm than stock.

"If its not broke yet, it can still be fixed"
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post #8 of 17 Old 01-26-2017, 03:21 PM
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Terry Adcox from Terry's Custom seats will make the right seat for you cheaper and better than one designed for the masses. I love mine.

Here is a link to my review. I don't know what happened to the pic. I'll get another up tonight.
https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl1000a-...at-review.html

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post #9 of 17 Old 01-26-2017, 04:00 PM
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We've been using the AirHawk seat for a few years now and what a difference on long rides.

Does not matter what seat you have (stock or aftermarket). Unless you need to lower your ride with a low seat, these Airhawk's do the trick. you can do quite the millage in a day and they'll save your ass.

Plus, you can inflate or deflate to your preference.

Check it out, just google Airhawk Motorcycle seats

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post #10 of 17 Old 01-26-2017, 04:42 PM
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I had a Seat Concepts seat on my '09 DL650 and rode it from Arizona to the East Coast and back. My longest stretch without stopping except for gas was from Dallas to Phoenix, a distance of 1070 miles. Oh, I did stop to eat fast food one time, a hundred miles from home.
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