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post #1 of 12 Old 09-21-2009, 01:32 AM Thread Starter
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Holeshot Corbin Seat - The lowest?

Why have I not heard more about this before??? I don't particularly feel like I need a lower seat, but for all those who have inseam issues with the strom, and who want a higher quality seat without making those issues worse, this seems like a great option!

Anyone out there have this seat?

http://www.holeshot.com/dl650/dl_corbin.html

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Why have I not heard more about this before???
Because, I believe it's exactly the same seat height as a typical Corbin, which is to say approx 1" lower than oem.

What they don't say, which I have found with the 2 Corbins I have had on other bikes, is that they are wider, which spreads your legs apart, increasing the reach to the ground.

With a 1" lower seat height, which they advertise, perhaps it's very similar to stock.

I have a Suzuki gel seat, and love the fact that it's taller....makes for a nicer seat to peg distance, more comfy on longer rides....I'm not tall at 5'10".
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I see....

I see what's going on here....

Corbin has redesigned the Canyon Dual Sport seat for the Strom. Did I miss the boat on this? Anyone else noticed already?

The Corbin seat I'm used to seeing-


And the new style looks like this-



Holeshot is just selling the new version with their logo tagged on the side above the Corbin logo. They're also advertising that they colaborated with Corbin on the design.


I couldn't figure out how to link the pic directly from the corbin site (their pics are all flash files), but here's the link. Check it out.

http://www.corbin.com/suzuki/vstrom.shtml

You can tell the new version is much lower than the old. I wonder if their pan must be lower too, encroaching on under-seat storage space.

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Here's the non-Holeshot Corbin:

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Review?

Chia-

Looks great! When did you purchase yours and how do you like it? I (and many others I'm sure) would love to see a review of your thoughts.

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Here's the non-Holeshot Corbin:

Nice looking seat...much different then the Corbin I had for the Strom.

04 Wee with all kinds of excess crap..
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It's not my seat, just a pic I found for an example.....I wish!!

I have the budget model....Suzuki gel seat, which frankly, is as comfy as my previous Corbin on my ZRX, which is to say, very comfy!
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Corbins are like sitting on a brick,I don't like them, plus they are real heavy. Send you stock seat to Spencer and have him fix it about $75

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Corbins are like sitting on a brick,I don't like them, plus they are real heavy. Send you stock seat to Spencer and have him fix it about $75
Subjective at best. I loved both of my Corbins, all day comfort, just perfect.

My Dad got his Bandit seat done by Spencer, I find it brutal to sit on, he was happy.
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Holeshot-Corbin Seat

I have placed my order on the Holeshot-Corbin a few days ago.

This seat is not a re-badged version of the Corbin design. It is true that, just like the Corbin seat, the Holeshot unit is about 3/4" lower than the Wee OEM seat, but it is also narrower (at the front) than both the stock seat and the Corbin design. The end result is, folks that are short on inseam (like me) should be able to reach the ground a little easier without resorting to installing longer dog bones.

Yes, it is way more expensive getting a Holeshot seat versus a pair of dog bones but you can achieve the following benefits:
(1) A more comfortable seat for all day touring (I personally like a firm seat),
(2) You can reach the ground a little better,
(3) Underside and peg clearance should not be an issue.

However, if you just need that extra half an inch to reach the ground comfortably, you can try shaving the rubber pads at the bottom of the stock seat to (no more than) half their original height. This should lowering the stock seat height by about 1/2". It may be worth a try as it cost you nothing!

I would only resort to the dog bone option for lowering the seat only if the Holeshot seat could not give me the confidence level I want to feel firmly planted on the ground. That is, if my heels are still way off the ground with the Holeshot seat installed and rear pre-loading at its lowest (this is the setting for my 133-lb. frame). I will find out in a few weeks, 'cause there is still snow on the ground and everything is frozen solid in the Great White North!

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