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post #1 of 18 Old 03-30-2014, 03:04 PM Thread Starter
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Holeshot/Corbin: Anyone have one?

I'm weighing aftermarket seat options for my '11 Wee and came across this:
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Anyone have one? The promotional text says its lower than stock, which would be a plus for me. Plus, its got a leather seat and looks like a Corbin, which I am inclined toward, having had one on a previous bike.
I may just get one and will write it up if I do.
I would love to hear any feedback on the seat from long distance riders.
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I was looking at that one also, but think I've settled on Terry Adcoxs' custom seat....

He doesn't have a website, but google him... Nice seats, no bad reviews and significantly cheaper...

But just my 2 cents

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I looked at getting that seat before I found myself a used Corbin, and Dale Walker sells and makes some high quality stuff!

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The silver Bandit 1200 on his site was mine. I used that seat for a couple years and loved it now one of my friends owns the bike and has liked the seat as well.
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I would highly suggest that before you buy anything from Corbin that you consider that they have absolutely NO policy of customer satisfaction beyond repairing workmanship flaws. So if you buy it and don't like it, you own it.
From his website: SADDLE WARRANTY: Basepan, foam and hardware of the Corbin saddle is warranted to the original owner for life. Cover materials and workmanship are warranted for one year. Product will only be authorized to be shipped back, freight pre-paid, for refining of shape or to replace/rectify defective parts. In cases where the rework requires a new cover, a recover charge will be applied. Cash or credit refunds are not available. All goods being handled for customer service consideration must be accompanied by a Corbin/ Holeshot Performance receipt and a Return Material Authorization Number (RMA). Due to shipping costs, Corbin seats and backrests sold and shipped out of the USA have no warranty.

Its nothing evil at all, just how they do business.
I would rather have the stocker reworked by one of the custom seat guys that does have a policy of satisfaction. The least expensive is probably Seth Laam, then Rick Mayer, Rich O'Connor, Bill Mayer and Russell.

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Thanks for you thoughts on that, Joe. I'll think on that for sure.
I hate to be without my bike while a seat is being made for my pan. I know Seth uses the stock pan. Maybe he has one there....


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Several of the custom guys have a core-exchange policy were they'll build you a new seat using a pan they already have and charge you a deposit. Then once you get the new seat you send them your stocker and they refund the core deposit...

I tell ya what, consider it lessons learned on my part. I should have saved myself the aggravation and gone with a Russell custom fit seat right from the get-go. Instead, I sold the stock seat on here, picked up a used Suzuki gel on here but hated it (not much better than stock IMO) so sold it here, picked up a used Corbin here, comfy seat, but fitment was horrible and it gapped and rattled around under the tank. So sold it on here, picked up a Sargent on here and it's the best for my ass so far. Fairly comfortable and excellent fit (just like stock) but still far from bliss. Should have spent the $700 on a Russell from the start and I would have been dollars ahead with a much happier hiney......

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Thanks for you thoughts on that, Joe. I'll think on that for sure.
I hate to be without my bike while a seat is being made for my pan. I know Seth uses the stock pan. Maybe he has one there....
I doubt if he does, too small an operation at this time, but he's pretty darn fast on turnaround. If you give him a call he can quote you a turnaround time and I think you'll find its short.
I don't have any connection with him other than having had him make two seats, he's pretty obsessive about customer service.

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I had the dale walker corbin on my 1250 bandit. it was not as comfortable as all other corbins I've had. the seat pan had a different shape which did not fit my butt like the standard corbins.

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I have at least four Corbin seats in the Garage for different bikes. I love them but live only an hour away and have them custom fitted. Never would I order one from them, Holeshot or any other vendor. Corbin has a terrible reputation for customer service, phone and online. For drive ins, they have been excellent in regards to repairs, alterations, etc.

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